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Seven Psalms

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Released: 19th May 2023. Win a test pressing signed by Paul Simon! Please note entry into the prize draw is only available with online order. In-store order will not be entered into the prize draw. No purchase necessary. Click here to enter and view terms and conditions.     *Receive a free exclusive print with jthe purchase of this vinyl, while stocks last. Paul Simon has consistently crafted some of the most influential music in the history of music – from his early classics to the pioneering ‘Graceland’ right through to his previous collection of original material, 2016’s UK #1 album ‘Stranger To Stranger’. Now Paul Simon announces the release of ‘Seven Psalms’. A step apart from anything Paul Simon has released before, ‘Seven Psalms’ defies categorisation. The record is a continuous 33-minute piece of music, a journey which consists of seven interlinked segments. It’s a record which establishes an engaging and meditative, almost hymnal ambience, with Paul’s vocals at the top of an acoustic arrangement. Predominantly performed by Paul, the record is seasoned with esoteric percussion instruments, choral elements from the Grammy-nominated British vocal ensemble VOCES8, and a beautiful vocal appearance by Edie Brickell. True to the origin of psalms as hymns meant to be sung rather than spoken, Seven Psalms reaches back to the very genesis of folk music: King David’s Psalms. The result is a quietly moving musical experience which uncovers a wealth of subtle details with every repeated listen. Lyrically, Paul’s philosophical musings also provide plenty for fans to unpack and reflect upon. The record’s tone is complemented by its artwork, which features a close-up extract of ‘Two Owls’ by the celebrated landscape artist Thomas Moran. ‘Seven Psalms’ is Paul Simon’s first album project since releasing ‘In The Blue Light’ in 2018 – which was a collection of re-imaginings of the artist’s favourite deep cuts from his vast back catalogue; the album debuted in the UK Top 10. While Paul Simon retired from touring in 2018, his surprise performance at last year’s Newport Jazz Festival proved to be one of the most memorable moments in the event’s history. Produced by Paul Simon and Kyle Crusham, Seven Psalms is comprised of the following seven interlinked movements:

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  • Details

    Released:
    19th May 2023
    Category:
    Rock & Pop
    Format:
    Vinyl 12" Album
    Barcode:
    196587849016
  • Description

    Win a test pressing signed by Paul Simon!

    Please note entry into the prize draw is only available with online order. In-store order will not be entered into the prize draw.

    No purchase necessary. Click here to enter and view terms and conditions.    


    *Receive a free exclusive print with jthe purchase of this vinyl, while stocks last.

    Paul Simon has consistently crafted some of the most influential music in the history of music – from his early classics to the pioneering ‘Graceland’ right through to his previous collection of original material, 2016’s UK #1 album ‘Stranger To Stranger’. Now Paul Simon announces the release of ‘Seven Psalms’.

    A step apart from anything Paul Simon has released before, ‘Seven Psalms’ defies categorisation. The record is a continuous 33-minute piece of music, a journey which consists of seven interlinked segments. It’s a record which establishes an engaging and meditative, almost hymnal ambience, with Paul’s vocals at the top of an acoustic arrangement. Predominantly performed by Paul, the record is seasoned with esoteric percussion instruments, choral elements from the Grammy-nominated British vocal ensemble VOCES8, and a beautiful vocal appearance by Edie Brickell.

    True to the origin of psalms as hymns meant to be sung rather than spoken, Seven Psalms reaches back to the very genesis of folk music: King David’s Psalms. The result is a quietly moving musical experience which uncovers a wealth of subtle details with every repeated listen. Lyrically, Paul’s philosophical musings also provide plenty for fans to unpack and reflect upon.

    The record’s tone is complemented by its artwork, which features a close-up extract of ‘Two Owls’ by the celebrated landscape artist Thomas Moran. ‘Seven Psalms’ is Paul Simon’s first album project since releasing ‘In The Blue Light’ in 2018 – which was a collection of re-imaginings of the artist’s favourite deep cuts from his vast back catalogue; the album debuted in the UK Top 10. While Paul Simon retired from touring in 2018, his surprise performance at last year’s Newport Jazz Festival proved to be one of the most memorable moments in the event’s history.

    Produced by Paul Simon and Kyle Crusham, Seven Psalms is comprised of the following seven interlinked movements:
  • Track listing

    Disc 1

    Track name
    Artist
    1.The Lord
    Paul Simon
    2.Love Is Like a Braid
    Paul Simon
    3.My Professional Opinion
    Paul Simon
    4.Your Forgiveness
    Paul Simon
    5.Trail of Volcanoes
    Paul Simon
    6.The Sacred Harp
    Paul Simon
    7.Wait
    Paul Simon
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