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PAUL SIMON There Goes Rhymin' Simon (UltraDisc One-Step Super Vinyl 2-LP pressing at 45 RPM, an ultra-hi-fi reference recording by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. The ultimate version of Paul Simon's third solo album, rightly considered a masterpeice by many a critic. Demonstrating a deep-seated flair for soul and R&B, Paul recruited gospel backing singers and traveled to the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios to further refine the vibrant sounds he desired for this record. Clearly, hisinstincts proved correct. With lavish packaging and special Foil-Stamped sleeves, each box is individually gold-foil numbered, with hype sticker & factory sealed).

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Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin' Simon - UltraDisc One-Step Super Vinyl - Sealed US Vinyl Box Set
Tracklisting / Additional Info: SOURCED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES AND LIMITED TO 10,000 NUMBERED COPIES

1/4" / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe

Demonstrating a deep-seated flair for soul and R&B, Paul Simon recruited gospel backup singers and traveled to the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios to further refine the vibrant sounds he desired for There Goes Rhymin' Simon. Clearly, his instincts proved correct. Many rightly consider the iconic singer-songwriter's third album a masterpiece one that, per critic Robert Christgau, "suggests a new grace and flexibility for the mass-pop mode, and invests small subjects and emotions with an almost luminous wit and awareness."

Side One
1. Kodachrome
2. Tenderness
3. Take Me to the Mardi Gras

Side Two
1. Something So Right
2. One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor

Side Three
1. American Tune
2. Was a Sunny Day

Side Four
1. Learn How to Fall
2. St. Judy's Comet
3. Loves Me Like a Rock

Limited to 10,000 numbered copies, pressed on MoFi SuperVinyl at RTI, and sourced from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's UltraDisc One-Step 180g 45RPM 2LP collector's edition makes for an extraordinary listening experience. It strips away any remaining barriers to provide a clear, super-dynamic view of a record nominated for two Grammy Awards and that climbed to the No. 2 position on the Billboard charts. The expanse and depth of the soundstage, fullness of detail, varied textures of the percussion, and natural rise and decay of individual notes reach demonstration-grade levels.

Visually, the gorgeous presentation of the UD1S There Goes Rhymin' Simon pressing befit its select status. Housed in a deluxe box, it features special foil-stamped jackets and faithful-to-the-original graphics that illuminate the splendor of the recording. It is made for discerning listeners that prize sound quality and production, and who desire to fully immerse themselves in everything involved with the album.

The newly revealed transparency, presence, balance, immediacy, and dark-black backgrounds provided by Mobile Fidelity's UD1S set showcase the scope and craft of Simon's alluring melodies not to mention the vocal performances that, arguably, remain the album's standout element. Simon's singing hits peaks on There Goes Rhymin' Simon that equal or best those on any of his other works, Simon and Garfunkel included. Assured, natural, and supple, his baritone resonates with a realism and extension that immerse you in the song. At certain times, he lets loose; during others, he becomes a gentle balladeer on par with a prized jazz chanteur. Such versatility alone remains staggering, but he also receives support on two tracks by the legendary Dixie Hummingbirds. The pairing is nothing short of magical.

Ditto Allen Toussaint's horn arrangements on "Tenderness" and Quincy Jones' string charts for "Something So Right." The title of the latter tune could serve as the catch-all statement for There Goes Rhymin' Simon nothing seems out of place, overlooked, overcooked, or underdone. The same goes for the playing of the cadre of session pros heard on the record. A partial lineup: Southern virtuoso Pete Carr (Joan Baez, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart), Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section member Jimmy Johnson, and R&B master Cornell Dupree on guitar; Muscle Shoals Sound Studio founder David Hood, Blue Note veteran Bob Cranshaw, and Astral Weeks contributor Vernie Robbins on bass; Fourplay founder Bob James on Fender Rhodes and keyboards; soul-jazz expert Grady Tate and Aretha Franklin collaborator Rich Marotta on drums. Mercy.

The proof of the consummate chemistry, of course, resides in the final results, which run the gamut from Jamaican-leaning rhythms and orchestral flourishes to steady blues currents and New Orleans-soaked brass accents. Simon's instinct for strong narrative conveyed with heartfelt emotion completes a trifecta of instrumentation, arrangement, and delivery. Taking a pulse on episodes such Watergate and the Vietnam War, the singer meditates on experiences universal to everyone in America never more saliently than on "American Tune," an anthem musically based on a hymnal and whose lyrics continue to hold true today. Similarly, Simon spins gleeful absurdity, antisocial behavior, and pensive reflection into truth on "Kodachrome," a number-two smash that permanently established him as a solo star.

Hits and singles aside, There Goes Rhymin' Simon stands as as a cohesive statement woven together, to quote Rolling Stone critic Stephen Holden, as "a rich and moving song cycle, one in which each cut reflects on every other to create and ever-widening series of refractions." Indeed, everything looks worse in black and white, and Mobile Fidelity's UD1S set plays with the greens of summers and those nice bright colors.

Condition : Factory sealed from new. This item is unplayed. Click here for more info.
Availability: In Stock - Buy Now for shipping on Monday 12th June
Year of Release: 2023
Artist: Paul Simon (click here for complete listing)
Title: There Goes Rhymin' Simon (click here for more of the same title)
Price: £ 169.99, US$ 210.79   change currency
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Format: Vinyl Box Set
Record Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Catalogue No: UD1S2-019
Country of Origin: USA  
Language: Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Date of Release: 28 February 2023
EIL.COM Ref No PSIVXTH809301 (quote this reference in any e-mails, letters, faxes or phone calls to help identify this item)
Barcode : 821797201926
Genres: 60s Pop, 60s Rock, 70s Rock, 70s Artists, Singer/Songwriter
Related Artists: Art Garfunkel, Barney Rachabane, Harper Simon, Simon & Garfunkel
Complete Stock List: Paul Simon
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