A Japanese pressing of Paul Simon's 1983 solo LP, Hearts and Bones, complete with original obi
Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Paul Simon’s 1983 LP, Hearts and Bones, complete with insert and the original obi.
Hearts and Bones isn’t all that well remembered, and it didn’t generate any hits. It was originally recorded as a Simon and Garfunkel album, but Simon removed Garfunkel’s vocals just prior to release and opted to issue it as a solo LP instead.
AllMusic gave it four and a half stars:
Hearts and Bones was a commercial disaster, the lowest-charting new studio album of Paul Simon’s career. It is also his most personal collection of songs, one of his most ambitious, and one of his best. It retains a personal vision, one largely devoted to the challenges of middle-aged life, among them a renewed commitment to love; the title song was a notable testament to new romance, while “Train in the Distance” reflected on romantic discord. Elsewhere, “The Late Great Johnny Ace” was his meditation on John Lennon’s murder and how it related to the mythology of pop music. Musically, Simon moved forward and backward simultaneously, taking off from the jazz fusion style of his last two albums into his old loves of doo wop and rock & roll while also incorporating current sounds with such new collaborators as dance music producer Nile Rodgers and minimalist composer Philip Glass. The result was Simon’s most impressive collection in a decade and the most underrated album in his catalog.
The copy offered for sale is a Japanese pressing on high quality vinyl. The record, obi and lyric insert are M-; the cover is VG++, with just traces of wear at the corners. There is a clean punch hole in the cover.
A nice copy of one of Paul Simon’s most underrated albums.
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