At almost 70 years of age, the iconic Paul Simon returns with So Beautiful or So What. Reminiscent of his world music classic Graceland, this new release is filled with international influences. A dominant theme emerges for the aging storyteller. Three of the song titles contain the word “love,” and most of the others consider its many manifestations. “Getting Ready for Christmas Day” includes a haunting background sample: a 1941 sermon from black gospel singer and Christian preacher Rev. J.M. Gates.(Hear Music)
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