Quad LP/Tape Poll Simon, Paul: Paul Simon[SQ/Q8]

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Paul Simon


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EMB

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His 1972 solo debut Lp:

Side 1:

1. Mother And Child Reunion
2. Duncan
3. Everything Put Together Falls Apart
4. Run That Body Down
5. Armistice Day

Side 2:

1. Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
2. Peace Like A River
3. Papa Hobo
4. Hobo's Blues
5. Paranoia Blues
6. Congratulations
 

dauQula

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I really enjoy all of Simon's quad Q8's for separation and mix. The songs are engaging and enjoyable with the exception of his occasional political-ranting songs which was one of the reasons he parted company with Garfunkle. It was interesting to experience the first solo albums from both artists to really highlight their respective strenghts: the classical compositions of Garfunkle, and the songwriting prowess of Simon. Simon's talents were only getting warmed up, as subsequent albums would demonstrate. A solid 8.
 

Q-Eight

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Just recently picked this one up.... LOVE IT. Ok, being biased as I am a fan of Paul Simon, but my two fave songs from this album shine! Very nice mix.... and the low vocal in the rear really gives a nice open sound. Very good mix, Good content, I gave it a 9!
 
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I'm more of a casual Paul Simon fan really, but this is an enjoyable album and the quad mix seems to open the material up. I just decoded the SQ LP last night so I'm hearing the mix fresh. Just enough separation to be enjoyable and not gimmicky. Ultimately I voted 8 - a serious fan might go higher perhaps. The only thing about the quad mix I wasn't crazy about was the delay effect applied to the lead vocal on a lot of the songs. A bit distracting, but not to a ruinous degree thankfully.
------------- Chris
 

EMB

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Two of the album's three singles are hot stuff, but for me, "Duncan" suffered a tad too much from a) being a sonic clone of "El Condor Pasa" (for obvious reasons) and the length and storyline sound like a knockoff of sorts of "The Boxer." Nice to hear in quad, true of the album as a whole. But there is a certain inconsistency in Simon's solo work that isn't evident on the S&G albums, probably because those Lp's got his very best, and solo, sometimes, he seemed to coast a bit (shades of Macca).

ED :)
 

Marcsten

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Another of my very early SQ purchases, I played the hell out of this on a basic no logic decoder. Even there it decodes pretty well. Once I got my Tate, well, all bets are off. Its a very discrete mix considering the material. And although its not much for quad, how about that instrumental with Stefan Grapelli? How often do you hear that on a mainstream album? Me and Julio is a great song and a solid mix in quad. 7
 
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