Still Crazy After All These Years
Studio album by Paul Simon
Released 6 October 1975
Recorded 1975
Genre Rock
Length 36:25 (original album)
45:32 (2004 CD reissue)
Label Columbia,
Producer Paul Simon, Phil Ramone
Paul Simon chronology
Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin'
(1974)
Still Crazy After All These Years
(1975)
Greatest Hits, Etc.
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B[2]
Rolling Stone mixed[3]

Still Crazy After All These Years is the fourth studio album by Paul Simon. Recorded in 1975, the album produced four US Top 40 hits, "Gone at Last" (#23), "My Little Town" (#9, credited to Simon & Garfunkel), "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" (#1) and the title track (#40). It won two Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1976. In Simon's acceptance speech for the Album of the Year award, on February 28, he jokingly thanked Stevie Wonder, who had won the award the two previous years for Innervisions and Fulfillingness' First Finale, for not releasing an album that year.[4] (Wonder won the award again for Songs in the Key of Life, a double album, in 1977.)

The liner notes for "My Little Town" contain this quote from "Crow" by Ted Hughes:

To hatch a crow, a black rainbow
Bent in emptiness
over emptiness
But flying

"My Little Town" reunited Simon with former partner Art Garfunkel on record for the first time since 1970.

The title track has been recorded by Rosemary Clooney (on her 1993 album Still on the Road), Ray Charles (on his 1993 album My World), Karen Carpenter (on her self-titled solo album released posthumously in 1996), and Willie Nelson (on the soundtrack of the 2000 motion picture Space Cowboys).

Track listing

All songs were written by Paul Simon.

Side one
  1. "Still Crazy After All These Years" – 3:26
  2. "My Little Town" – 3:51
  3. "I Do It for Your Love" – 3:35
  4. "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" – 3:37
  5. "Night Game" – 2:58
Side two
  1. "Gone at Last" – 3:40
  2. "Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy" – 3:14
  3. "Have a Good Time" – 3:26
  4. "You're Kind" – 3:20
  5. "Silent Eyes" – 4:12
Bonus tracks (2004 remaster)
  1. "Slip Slidin' Away" (Demo) – 5:30
  2. "Gone at Last" (Original Demo) w/ The Jessy Dixon Singers – 4:38

Personnel

Charts

References

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ “”. "18th Grammy Awards Album Of The Year". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
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  6. ^ Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-12
  7. ^ "dutchcharts.nl Paul Simon – Still Crazy After All These Years" (ASP). dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch).  
  8. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin – levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 263.  
  9. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970–2005 (in Japanese).  
  10. ^ "charts.org.nz – Paul Simon – Still Crazy After All These Years" (ASP).  
  11. ^ "norwegiancharts.com Paul Simon – There Goes Rhymin' Simon" (ASP). Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  12. ^ "swedishcharts.com Paul Simon – Still Crazy After All These Years" (ASP).  
  13. ^ "Chart Stats – Paul Simon – Still Crazy After All These Years" (PHP).  
  14. ^ Allmusic – Still Crazy After All These Years> Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums
  15. ^ "RPM Top 100 Albums of 1975".  
  16. ^ "RPM Top 100 Albums of 1976".  
  17. ^ "Top Pop Albums of 1976". Archived from the original on 2011-08-02. Retrieved 2007-09-26. 
  18. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Paul Simon – Still Crazy After All These Years".  
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Preceded by
Rock of the Westies by Elton John
Billboard 200 number-one album
December 6–12, 1975
Succeeded by
Chicago IX - Chicago's Greatest Hits by Chicago

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