Paul Simon – The Complete Albums Collection brings together, in a deluxe library box with magnetic closure, 12 studio albums and two full-length live concert recordings, which comprise the official canon of an extraordinary writer and tunesmith.
The collection consists of Simon’s groundbreaking solo recordings from the 1960s (The Paul Simon Songbook), the 1970s (Paul Simon, There Goes Rhymin’ Simon, Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin’, Still Crazy After All These Years), the 1980s (One-Trick Pony, Hearts and Bones, Graceland), the 1990s (The Rhythm of the Saints, Paul Simon’s Concert In The Park – August 15, 1991, Songs from The Capeman), the 2000s (You’re The One, Surprise) and the 2010s (So Beautiful or So What).
Each of the titles includes the original album in entirety, plus reissue bonus material not appearing on the original 12″ vinyl releases (37 bonus tracks in all). The 15-disc collection also includes a 56-page book full of rare photos and new liner notes penned by American music historian Ashley Kahn.
The deluxe complete set also includes The Paul Simon Songbook, an acoustic album recorded in London in the summer of 1965, showcasing solo versions of many songs that would become central to the Simon & Garfunkel repertoire.
The Complete Album Collection is set for release on on October 15, making a perfect Christmas present for the music fan in the house
Cost is $127.