A quick heads-up thanks to our friends at Pause & Play: Columbia/Legacy has set April 12 as a release date for the first batch of Paul Simon reissues.
Simon’s catalogue, it was announced last year, will return to Columbia after Simon left them for Warner Bros. in the 1970s. Simon’s newest LP, So Beautiful or So What, is due out on Concord the same day, while a deluxe edition of Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water is out in March, also from Columbia/Legacy.
The reissues will be drawn from the same remasters as Rhino’s 2004 catalogue overhaul but will feature new bonus tracks. As for the titles in the first batch? It’s Paul Simon (1972), There Goes Rhymin’ Simon (1973), Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin’ (1974), Still Crazy After All These Years (1975) and Graceland (1986).
Stay tuned for more info, which must surely be coming soon.