LIVE AT WEBSTER HALL, NEW YORK
In June 2011, Paul Simon and his eight-piece band filled the stage at Webster Hall, the historic New York City club. The packed house - the club holds only 1,400 people - witnessed an intimate and highly-charged concert that spanned songs from Paul Simon's brilliant career. The show was the culmination of a sold out two-month US tour of theaters and small clubs, a rare and spectacularly up-close event for fans. With many of the musicians who have played with him since Graceland, in a band of virtuosi, multi-instrumental players, Paul Simon's repertoire ranges from his years with Art Garfunkel ("Sound of Silence") through a solo career which produced classics including "Kodachrome," "Slip Slidin' Away," "Boy in the Bubble," "Diamonds on the Souls of Her Shoes," "Obvious Child," "Still Crazy After All These Years," "Late in the Evening," and many others, through the most current and much lauded album, So Beautiful or So What, considered his best work since Graceland and Rhythm of the Saints. The propulsive title song "So Beautiful or So What," the emotionally-charged ballads "Questions for the Angels" and "Dazzling Blue," and the wry hit "Afterlife," bring his career retrospective to a powerful and contemporary immediacy.
Paul Simon is at the top of his career, both from a performance and a creative standpoint, rare among the true geniuses of music. This concert from Webster Hall brings him to a television audience in a unique and intimate setting.