Paul Simon’s “Stranger to Stranger” is just a handful of songs and an instrumental called “The Clock.” The album is a tableau of percussion juxtaposed with Simon’s storytelling lyrics– short stories indeed. “Stranger to Stranger” is a clever and remarkable short work. It’s so interesting that Simon, David Bowie, Graham Nash, and a few other legacy artists had great records this year since a) no one wants to release them and b) they don’t sell. But ok. These guys are well beyond anything being released by today’s poppers.
Here are some tracks.