Paul Simon – So Beautiful Or So What
Getting Ready For Christmas Day
Backing Vocals [Background Harmony] – Edie BrickellDrums – Jim OblonGuitar [Electric And Acoustic Rhythm] – Vincent NguiniVocals [Excerpts From Sermon] – Reverend J.M. Gates With congregation*Vocals, Electric Guitar, Percussion – Paul Simon
Drums, Guitar [Slide Baritone] – Jim OblonElectric Guitar – Vincent NguiniVocals, Guitar [12 String Rhythm], Percussion – Paul Simon
Backing Vocals – Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver*Dobro – Joshua SwiftFiddle – Gabe WitcherPercussion [Clay Pot] – V. Suresh-GhatamPercussion [Indian Ensemble, Vocal Syllables Of Percussion] – Karaikudi R. ManiTabla – V.B. MadhusadananVocals, Guitar [Electric And Acoustic], Percussion, Glockenspiel – Paul Simon
Kora – Yacouba SissokoPercussion [Tuned Bass Djembe, Talking Drum, Anglung, Glass Harp, Brushes], Bass – Steve ShehanVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Whistle, Percussion – Paul Simon
Love And Hard Times
Arranged By – Gil GoldsteinBass – David FinckCello – Jeanne Le Blanc*, Richard LockerClarinet – Charles Pillow, Mary AbtEnglish Horn – Diane LesserFlute – Elizabeth Mann*, Pamela Sklar, Sara CutlerPiano – Mick Rossi (2)Viola – Desiree Elsevier, Lois Martin, Vincent LiontiVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bells – Paul Simon
Love Is Eternal Sacred Light
Backing Vocals – Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverDrums, Percussion, Electric Guitar [Drop D] – Jim OblonOther [Electronic Intro] – Chris BearPercussion [Brushes, Cymbal, Conga, Sticks] – Steve ShehanSoloist, Harmonica – Sonny TerryVocals, Electric Guitar [Lead], Percussion, Glockenspiel – Paul Simon
Guitar – Paul Simon
Questions For The Angels
Celesta [Celeste] – Etienne StadwijkGong, Wind Chimes, Harp [96 Note] – Skip La PlanteHarp – Sara CutlerMarimba – Nancy ZeltsmanVocals, Guitar, Percussion – Paul Simon
Love & Blessings
Backing Vocals [Background Harmony] – Lulu SimonBass [Danelectro], Drums – Jim OblonClarinet – Dr. Michael WhiteVocals [Excerpts From 1938 Recording] – The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet*Vocals, Guitar [Acoustic, Nylon And Moog], Percussion – Paul Simon
So Beautiful Or So What
Acoustic Guitar – Vincent NguiniBansuri – Steve GornBass, Resonator Guitar, Percussion [Angklung, Crotales, Saz] – Steve ShehanDrums – Jim OblonVocals, Electric Guitar, Glockenspiel – Paul Simon
- Art Direction, Design – Geoff Gans
- Artwork – Sven Geier
- Engineer [Recorded By] – Andy Smith (15)
- Liner Notes – Elvis Costello
- Mastered By – Greg Calbi
- Mastered By [Vinyl] – RJ*
- Mixed By – Phil Ramone
- Photography By [Band] – Kevin Mazur
- Photography By [Portrait] – Mark Seliger
- Producer – Paul Simon, Phil Ramone
- Written-By – Paul Simon
Track B1, excerpts from "Train Whistle Blues", used by permission of Document Records Ltd. and Modern Music Publishing Co.
Track B4, excerpts from "Golden Gate Gospel Train", recorded by The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet in 1938, used by permission of Document Records Ltd.
℗&© 2011 Paul Simon. Under exclusive license to StarCon, LLC d/b/a Hear Music.
Comes with a download code card for the entire album in 24 bit 96kHz high resolution plus a bonus track of the live rehersal of "So Beautiful or So What".
Some copies come with a square orange and black sticker on the shrink-wrapping:
"Best since Graceland." Rolling Stone
" So Beatiful or So What
balances great poetry and pop.
Paul Simon is a national treasure."
Includes a digital download
of the album and a live bonus track.
paulsimon.com • so beautifulorsowhat.com hpm-82387
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