Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Paul Simon - Live in London - 2006

Reloaded 13/May/2015 - This first appeared on Beehive Candy in January 2009, survive the gushing intro and your in for a superb gig.

This is Paul Simon live at the UCL Bloomsbury Theatre, London, on the 25th May 2006, in part promoting his then new album 'Surprise'.

Source: FM Broadcast from BBC Radio 2 originally aired 21.00-22.00 on Saturday 3rd June 2006.

Sound Quality: Excellent, recorded 'off air' in stereo, converted to mp3 @ 192kbps.

Genre: Folk - rock and pop orientated - oh come on you know !

Set: Limited set tailored for radio broadcast (see my comments).

Set List:

01 Introduction
02 Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
03 Outrageous
04 Slip Slidin' Away
05 You're The One
06 Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
07 How Can You Live In The Northeast?
08 The Boxer
09 Father And Daughter
10 Loves Me Like A Rock
11 Graceland
12 Wartime Prayers
13 Outro

Links: Official site HERE. Wikipedia tries to stay factual HERE.

Comments: The UCL (University College Theatre) is in Central London and seats 535, making for quite an intimate gig, especially for someone who can fill major city parks.

I understand he also performed 'Cecilia' and 'Boy In the Bubble' on the night, these may have been edited out to fit the show into a nice rounded one hour (ah - those schedulers and their stop watches).

Ironically the introduction goes on way to long and is rather gushing, (learning point, never let an obsessive fan near a microphone). The first song 'Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes' is nicely re-worked, the guy after all is a musical legend, that's all that needed to be said at the start.

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(Reloaded 13/May/2015 - download link is in comments below).

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5 comments:

perfectradio@btinternet.com (MIKE) said...
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lemonflag said...

Hi
Thanks for the posting, I look forward to hearing it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this! Love this great man.

Anonymous said...

Any chance of re-posting the links/concert? Pretty please… :)

Beehive Candy said...

Download Link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/qtcjnwjb462ab91/APSL06-0515.7z

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