Paul Simon‘s career-spanning performance at London’s Hard Rock Calling Festival in 2012 will be the focus of an upcoming live album/concert film titled The Concert in Hyde Park.
The show took place around the 25th anniversary of Simon’s landmark Graceland LP, and many of the band members and featured guests from that album appeared at the Hyde Park gig, including Hugh Masekela and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who sang “Homeless” and “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes” alongside Simon during the concert.
Rolling Stone presents the premiere of the latter track from The Concert in Hyde Park, with Simon and the eight-man vocal group infectiously delivering the Graceland cut.
The Hyde Park show also boasted surprise guest Jimmy Cliff, who sang a pair of his classics, “Many Rivers to Cross” and “The Harder They Come,” as well as two duets with Simon, “Vietnam” and “Mother and Child Reunion.”
The concert’s set list featured a near-complete live rendition of Graceland as well as Simon solo hits like “Kodachrome,” “Late in the Evening” and “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” as well as two Simon and Garfunkel favorites, “The Sound of Silence” and “The Boxer” (with guest Jerry Douglas).
The Concert in Hyde Park will have its broadcast premiere in June on PBS ahead of its June 9th release date.
The Concert in Hyde Park Track List
“Gone at Last”
“50 Ways to Leave Your Lover”
“The Harder They Come” (Jimmy Cliff) *
“Many Rivers to Cross” (Jimmy Cliff) *
“Vietnam” (with Jimmy Cliff)
“Mother and Child Reunion” (with Jimmy Cliff)
“That Was Your Mother”
“Hearts and Bones” / “Mystery Train” / “Wheels”
“Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”
“Slip Slidin’ Away”
“The Obvious Child”
“Homeless” (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo)
“Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes” (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo)
“I Know What I Know”
“The Boy in the Bubble”
“Crazy Love, Vol. II”
“Under African Skies” (with Thandiswa Mazwai)
“You Can Call Me Al”
“The Sound of Silence”
“The Boxer” (with Jerry Douglas)
“Late in the Evening”
“Still Crazy After All These Years”
* DVD only