Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Paul Simon: Download New Free Christmas Single Here


Paul Simon– I told you last May that he was ready with a new album that would be great, that he was so excited about.

Now you can download for free, for the next four days, a new single called “Getting Ready for Christmas Day.” Just go to www.paulsimon.com and fill in your email address. You will receive a link instantly–and the song is terrific.

“Getting Ready for Christmas Day” is Paul Simon multimedia–he mixes his own music with a sampled 1941 track from Rev. J.M. Gates, preacher and gospel artist.

Paul Simon, archivist, is never less than fascinating: think of “Graceland” or “Loves Me Like a Rock.” No one is better at mashing up bits and pieces of older music, like found art, with his own new material.

Thanks for the gift, Paul. Look forward to the new album in the spring.

PS The Hear Music/Concord Records logo is now on Simon’s site. I guess that’s his way of saying the new album will be coming from them, and not Sony. It’s all good.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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