Paul Simon – Stranger To Stranger {Deluxe Edition} (2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Paul Simon – Stranger To Stranger (2016) [Deluxe Edition]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 53:40 minutes | 1,24 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital booklet | © Concord Records

Paul Simon’s Stranger to Stranger is his 13th solo album via Concord Records. Full of thrilling, imaginative textures, Stranger to Stranger conjures a vivid and vital new context to Simon’s well-established virtuosity as a singer and songwriter. The record—his first since 2011’s acclaimed So Beautiful or So What—ushers the listener into a brave new musical world where expectations are defied and exceeded, as they were thirty years ago with another masterwork,Graceland.

Produced by Simon and his longtime musical partner Roy Halee, Stranger to Stranger’s adventurous sonic spirit is abundantly clear right from the darkly humorous first two songs, “The Werewolf” and “Wristband.” “It’s about getting you to actually hear something in a new way. It’s about making music that sounds old and new at the same time; music with a sense of mystery,” Simon explains of his and Halee’s experimentation on the album.

Stranger to Stranger’s collage of sound also includes the Italian electronic dance music artist Clap! Clap!, whose album Tayi Bebba, blending African field recordings and EDM, Simon admired. Clap! Clap!’s sound can be heard on three tracks: “The Werewolf,” “Wristband” and “Street Angel.”

“Sound is the theme of this album as much as it’s about the subjects of the individual songs. If people get that, I’ll be pleased,” explains Simon. “The right song at the right time can live for generations. A beautiful sound, well that’s forever.”

01 – The Werewolf
02 – Wristband
03 – The Clock
04 – Street Angel
05 – Stranger To Stranger
06 – In A Parade
07 – Proof Of Love
08 – In The Garden Of Edie
09 – The Riverbank
10 – Cool Papa Bell
11 – Insomniac’s Lullaby
12 – Horace And Pete [Bonus Track]
13 – Duncan [Live from A Prairie Home Companion, Bonus Track]
14 – Wristband [Live from A Prairie Home Companion, Bonus Track]
15 – Guitar Piece 3 [Bonus Track]]
16 – New York Is My Home [with DION, Bonus Track]