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The Paul Simon collection on my way, don't know where I'm goin'
Simon, Paul, 1941-
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Publication Information:
Burbank, Calif. : Warner Bros. Records, [2002]

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2 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Notes by David Wild laid in container.

Compact disc.
Disc 1. Mother and child reunion -- Me and Julio down by the schoolyard -- Kodachrome -- Something so right -- Loves me like a rock -- 50 ways to leave your lover -- Still crazy after all these years -- Late in the evening -- Slip slidin' away -- Hearts and bones -- Diamonds on the soles of her shoes -- The boy in the bubble -- Graceland -- You can call me Al -- Spirit voices -- The cool, cool river -- Adios hermanos -- Love -- Hurricane eye -- Disc 2. American tune -- Duncan -- The coast -- Mrs. Robinson -- Bridge over troubled water (with Aaron Neville)
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Music CD


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POP .S596 PC Compact Disc Central Library

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Sometimes, hits compilations are hurt by the desire of the artist or the label to cover all aspects of an artist's career. The 2002 compilation The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way, Don't Know Where I'm Goin' is a perfect example of this trait, particularly since so much of it is so good. Sure, "Stranded in a Limousine" -- one of two new songs on the long-ago collection Greatest Hits, Etc. -- remains stranded, but most of the great songs and singles of the '70s and '80s are here, keeping this collection humming through its first 14 songs. Where it stumbles is in the '90s, where Simon didn't really have hits, but had a very good album in The Rhythm of the Saints, a flop in The Capeman, and another very good, albeit misunderstood, comeback in You're the One, none of which are accurately represented here. Of the three, only Saints has a correct song in "The Cool, Cool River," but the single "Obvious Child" is missing (the Milton Nascimento collaboration "Spirit Voices" is in its place), which is something that can be said for the other two albums, where idiosyncratic choices take precedent, to the detriment of the overall effect of the album. This results in merely a bad finish to a collection that is, overall, on the money, but it could have been better, fuller overview with just a little more thought, and the collection suffers because of these few poor choices. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine