Paul Simon Announces New Album

Paul Simon may be saying farewell to touring, but not before releasing a new album due on Sept. 7.

The 10- track collection–In the Blue Light-– with jazz and classical reinterpretations of songs from Simon’s back catalog.

“This album consists of songs that I thought were almost right, or were odd enough to be overlooked the first time around,” said the 76-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer. “Re-doing arrangements, harmonic structures, and lyrics that didn’t make their meaning clear, gave me time to clarify in my own head what I wanted to say, or realize what I was thinking and make it more easily understood.

Featured guest artists include Wynton MarsalisJack DeJohnetteBill Frisell, and John Patitucci, as well as the New York City chamber-music ensemble yMusic. In addition, Simon’s wife, singer/songwriter Edie Brickell offers her finger snapping skills to “One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor.” The late Vincent Nguini -Simon’s longtime guitar player– makes an appearance on”Darling Lorraine.”

Simon’s “Homeward Bound” farewell tour lands at the Prudential Center in Newark (Simon’s birthplace) on Sept. 15.

Here is the track list:

Here’s the album’s full track list:

“One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor”
“Love”
“Can’t Run But”
“How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns”
“Pigs, Sheep and Wolves”
“René and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War”
“The Teacher”
“Darling Lorraine”
“Some Folks’ Lives Roll Easy”
“Questions for the Angels”