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Details on New Paul Simon Release ‘The Concert In Hyde Park’

It took a few years, but Paul Simon is letting fans have a look at the Graceland 25th anniversary concert he staged during the summer of 2012 in London's Hyde Park.

The Concert In Hyde Park will be released on June 9 on CD and home video, capturing guest appearances by Jimmy Cliff on four songs as well as original Graceland collaborators Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Jerry Douglas and Thandiswa Mazwai.

PBS plans to broadcast the concert film prior to the set's release. Simon, meanwhile, 19-date U.S. tour on June 1 in Saint Augustine, Fla.

The full track list for The Concert In Hyde Park includes:

“Kodachrome”
“Gone at Last”
“Dazzling Blue”
“50 Ways to Leave Your Lover”
“The Harder They Come” (Jimmy Cliff) *
“Many Rivers to Cross” (Jimmy Cliff) *
“Vietnam” (with Jimmy Cliff)
“Mother and Child Reunion” (with Jimmy Cliff)
“That Was Your Mother”
“Hearts and Bones” / “Mystery Train” / “Wheels”
“Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”
“Slip Slidin’ Away”
“The Obvious Child”
“Homeless” (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo)
“Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes” (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo)
“I Know What I Know”
“The Boy in the Bubble”
“Crazy Love, Vol. II”
“Gumboots”
“Under African Skies” (with Thandiswa Mazwai)
“Graceland”
“You Can Call Me Al”
“The Sound of Silence”
“The Boxer” (with Jerry Douglas)
“Late in the Evening”
“Still Crazy After All These Years”

* DVD only

 

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.