by Paul Simon
- Record Label: Legacy
- Release Date: Sep 7, 2018
- Summary: The latest release for the singer-songwriter features new arrangements on 10 songs that span his career and features contributions from such artists as Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, Steve Gadd, Wynton Marsalis, and yMusic.
- Record Label: Legacy
- Genre(s): Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Pop/Rock
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Positive: 7 out of 11
Mixed: 4 out of 11
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Q MagazineSep 5, 2018In short, a welcome retelling. [Oct 2018, p.116]
Sep 7, 2018There are no hits and nothing from Graceland. Generally, sparser arrangements allow more space for Simon’s dazzling imagery and oblique but relevant ruminations on subjects including immigration (René and Georgette …; The Teacher), domestic violence (a bluesier One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor) and the state of humanity and the planet (Questions for the Angels).
Sep 14, 2018Simon’s voice, as anybody who saw him on his farewell tour will attest to, is still remarkably strong, and he’s rearranged these songs so that they suit his timbre.
UncutSep 5, 2018In The Blue Light might thus be a rather tardy, and expensive, way of going with his initial instincts. [Oct 2018, p.22]
Sep 5, 2018It would be easy to get bogged down in treating Blue Light as a compare/contrast exercise, but what’s most impressive about is the way that it sounds more or less of a piece as its own record.
Sep 6, 2018At its best, In the Blue Light amounts to a dream set list for devoted PaulHeads who wish he’d do entire shows of rarities and not bother with oft-played hits like “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Graceland” and “Late in the Evening.”
MojoOct 3, 2018While perhaps not as momentous as Joni Mitchell's similarly intentioned Travelogue, the gentle, surprising pleasures throughout Simon's autumnal tinkering with his oeuvre make for a rich and nuanced listen. [Nov 2018, p.86]
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