Thursday, July 18, 2024

Paul Simon Releasing 33 Minute Piece of Music, Sings for First Time with Wife Edie Brickell, See Trailer from Documentary


Paul Simon is an extraordinary artist who never rests.

His new project, coming May 19th, is a 33 minute piece of music called Seven Psalms, in which he addresses his own mortality and religion. He says it all came to him in a dream that woke him up and he wrote it all down.

On the album he sings for the first time with wife Edie Brickell. (There are bits of the singing together, floating around the internet, but I believe this is their first official recorded collaboration.) Wynton Marsalis is also involved. There’s a lot of choral music, as well.

Also, the video below comes from a documentary Simon is making with Alex Gibney.

I told you last summer that Simon was making a new album in mid town New York.

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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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