Full Show Friday: Paul Simon @ iTunes Festival 2011

For today’s Full Show Friday selection we set the Hidden Track Time Machine for July 1, 2011 as we feature Paul Simon’s outstanding performance from the iTunes Festival in London. The famed perfectionist had been on the road with his massive band for three months leading into this show and delivered a spot-on performance at The Roundhouse.

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At this 2011 performance, as with most on the tour, Paul stuck mainly to material from his solo career ranging from hits like Mother & Child Reunion to Slip Slidin’ Away to The Boy In The Bubble as well as tunes from his “new-at-the-time” LP So Beautiful Or So What, but also threw in a few choice covers like Vietnam by Jimmy Cliff and The Beatles’ Here Comes The Sun. When Paul does dip into the Simon & Garfunkel repertoire, he comes out with tear-jerking renditions of The Only Living Boy In New York and The Sound Of Silence. Simon’s backed by an incredibly versatile and talented band that helps him re-interpret classic songs in a fresh way. Check out professionally-shot video of nearly the full show…

Setlist: Dazzling Blue, 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, So Beautiful Or So What, Vietnam / Mother And Child Reunion, That Was Your Mother, Hearts And Bones, Mystery Train, Wheels, Slip Slidin’ Away, Rewrite, Peace Like A River, The Obvious Child, The Only Living Boy In New York, The Afterlife, Question for The Angels, Gumboots, The Sound Of Silence, Kodachrome / Gone At Last, Here Comes The Sun, The Boy In The Bubble, Late In The Evening, Still Crazy After All These Years


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