Paul SimonCollected Works

Paul Simon - Collected Works album cover
Label:Columbia – C5X 37581
5 x Vinyl, LP
Box Set, Compilation
Genre:Rock, Pop


A1I Am A Rock
A2Leaves That Are Green
A3A Church Is Burning
A4April Come She Will
A5The Sound Of Silence
A6A Most Peculiar Man
B1He Was My Brother
B2Kathy's Song
B3The Side Of A Hill
B4A Simple Desultory Philippic
B5Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall
C1Mother And Child Reunion
C3Everything Put Together Falls Apart
C4Run That Body Down
C5Armistice Day
D1Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
D2Peace Like A River
D3Papa Hobo
D4Hobo's Blues
D5Paranoia Blues
E3Take Me To The Mardi Gras
E4Something So Right
E5One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor
F1American Tune
F2Was A Sunny Day
F3Learn How To Fall
F4St. Judy's Comet
F5Loves Me Like A Rock
G1Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
G2Homeward Bound
G3American Tune
G4El Cóndor Pasa (If I Could)
G6The Boxer
H1Mother And Child Reunion
H2The Sound Of Silence
H3Jesus Is The Answer
H4Bridge Over Troubled Water
H5Loves Me Like A Rock
I1Still Crazy After All These Years
I2My Little Town
I3I Do It For Your Love
I450 Ways To Leave Your Lover
I5Night Game
J1Gone At Last
J2Some Folks Lives Roll Easy
J3Have A Good Time
J4You're Kind
J5Silent Eyes

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A Box Set collecting the first four solo albums from Paul Simon, as well as his first live album.

Disc 1: Paul Simon Songbook
Disc 2: Paul Simon
Disc 3: There Goes Rhymin' Simon
Disc 4: Paul Simon In Concert: Live Rhymin'
Disc 5: Still Crazy After All These Years

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped, except T1): AL-[scratched out: 37582]37586-1D T1 COLUMBIA NY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped, except 1T): BL 37586-1J 1T COLUMBIA NY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C stamped, except T1): BL 30750-[scratched out: 2C]4C T1 COLUMBIA NY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D stamped, except T1 ): BL 30750-[scratched out: 2C]4C T1 º
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E stamped, except T): AL 32280-2K T º
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F stamped, except T1): BL 32280-2L º T1 COLUMBIA NY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side G stamped, except 1T): PAL 32855-2A 1T º
  • Matrix / Runout (Side H stamped, except 1T): PBL-32855-2E 1T º COLUMBIA NY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side I etched, except STERLING): T2 PAL 33540-3AJ STERLING C4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side J etched, except STERLING): T2 PBL 33540-3G STERLING D/

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Collected Works (Box Set, Compilation, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, The Paul Simon Song Book, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Paul Simon, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, There Goes Rhymin' Simon, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Live Rhymin', LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Still Crazy After All These Years)CBS66508Netherlands1981



  • McHomie's avatar
    Edited 2 months ago
    SONGBOOK: You can easily picture Simon, alone with his guitar in a modest studio, recording this album over the course of an afternoon. Not really a fan of the production, it's on the boomy side, but both guitar and vocals are crisp and clear. "A Most Peculiar Man" has 2-3 instances of sibilance, "This Side of A Hill" a few more. My copy of this pressing looks near mint, but has some crackles and pops. (****)

    PAUL SIMON: "Run That Body Down" is a gem, one of the most underrated songs in Simon's catalog. There's some great guitar work in "Armistice Day", and "Peace Like a River" feels like an old country blues tune. This pressing has a few minor instances of sibilance, but otherwise offers a nice, warm and full-bodied soundscape. My copy has occasional light surface noise and a pop on "Papa Hobo". (*****)

    THERE GOES RHYMIN' SIMON: Side one plays like a 'best of', one great song after another, closing with "One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor". "American Tune" and "St. Judy's Comet" are standouts on side two. This pressing is marred by sibilance on "Take Me To The Mardi Gras", most apparent on the percussion. Otherwise it sounds warm and clear, with good low end and a nice punchiness. My copy is noticeably warped, thankfully it does not affect play. There is light surface noise at times. (*****)

    LIVE RHYMIN': This live record is a tale of two sides. I play side one (with three solo acoustic songs and three with Urubamba) a lot more than I play side two (with the Jessy Dixon Singers on five of the six songs, "America" is solo acoustic). This pressing does not suffer any issues with sibilance, and offers a warm, intimate, spacious soundstage. My copy plays with occasional light surface noise, and there is a skip towards the end of "Homeward Bound". (****)

    STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS: I enjoy "My Little Town", even though it doesn't really fit with the rest of the album. The title track and "I Do It For Your Love" are brilliant, "Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy" and "Night Game" are underrated after all these years. This is the best sounding pressing of the five LP's in this set, with solid range from top to bottom and an immersive, spacious soundstage. The vinyl is visibly warped, yet plays nice and clean, with occasional light surface noise. (*****)
    • kierand73's avatar
      The pressings in this set are quite poor. Lots of sibilance, nearly unlistenable, particularly Discs 2 and 3. Bummer.


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