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So Beautiful or So What

Paul Simon

Label: Hear Music
Released: 2011
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Tracks

Getting Ready for Christmas Day; The Afterlife; Dazzling Blue; Rewrite; Love and Hard Times; Love Is Eternal Light; Amulet; Questions for the Angels; Love & Blessings; So Beautiful or So What.

Personnel

Paul Simon
composer / conductor

Additional Personnel / Information

Paul Simon: vocals (1-6, 8-10), electric guitar (1, 3, 10), percussion (1-3, 6, 8, 9), 12-string rhythm guitar (2), acoustic guitar (3-5, 9), glockenspiel (3, 6, 10), bells (4, 5), electric lead guitar (6), guitar (7, 8), nylon-string guitar (9), Moog guitar (9); Edie Brickell: background harmony (1); Rev. J.M. Gates with Congregation: sermon and call-and-response (1); Vincent Nguini: electric guitar (1, 2), acoustic rhythm guitars (1), acoustic guitar (10); Jim Oblon: drums (1, 2, 6, 9, 10), slide baritone guitar (2), Drop-D electric guitar (6), Danelectro bass (9); Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver: background vocals (3, 6); Joshua Swift: dobro (3); Gabe Witcher: fiddle (3); Karaikudi R. Mani: Indian ensemble and vocal syllables of percussion (); V.B. Madhusadanan: tabla (3); V. Suresh-Ghatam: clay pot (3); Yakoub Sissoko: kora (4); Steve Shehan: tuned bass djembe (4), bass talking drum (4), angklung (4, 10), glass harp (4), brushes (4, 6), cymbal (6), conga (6), sticks (6), crotales (10), bass (10), saz (10), resonator (10); Mick Rossi: piano (5); Vincent Lionti: vocals (5); Desiree Elsevier: vocals (5); Lois Martin: vocals (5); Richard Locker: cello (5); Jeanne Le Blanc: cello (5); David Finck: bass (5); Pamela Sklar: flute (5); Elizabeth Mann: flute (5); Sara Cutler: flute (5); Charles Pillow: clarinet (5); Mary Abt: clarinet (5); Diane Lesser: English horn (5); Gil Goldstein: arrangement (5); Sonny Terry: harmonica solo (6); Chris Bear: electronic intro (6); Skip La Plante: gongs (8), wind chimes (8), 96-note harp (6); Etienne Stadwijk: celeste (8); Sara Cutler: harp (8); Nancy Zeltsmann: marimba (8); Lulu Simon: background harmony (9); Dr. Michael White: clarinet (9); Steve Gorn: bansuir flute (10).


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