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Paul Simon Looks Back at 9 Classic Solo Albums

Iconic songwriter tells the tales behind massive hits and underrated gems spanning his entire career

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'Paul Simon' (1972)

"I don't listen back to my old albums very much, but this is one I did go back to after I heard all these indie bands were doing some of these songs, like 'Peace Like a River.' And I thought, 'God, this is a good record.' There are some funny songs on there, and I always loved 'Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard.' It has a sparseness to it that's almost like an indie record." 

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