Live In New York City
Label: Legacy Recordings
For a sensitive folkie who first cut his teeth in tiny coffeehouses, Paul Simon sure knows how to put on a dazzling show. And because playing New York City is always a special event for the prodigal son (particularly when it's an intimate venue like Webster Hall), his set list is stacked with classic tunes: "Mother and Child Reunion," "The Boy in the Bubble," "Still Crazy After All These Years" and so on. As per the usual, his backing band is top-notch, a balanced mix of seasoned veterans from both America and various African countries, including legendary Cameroonian guitarist Vincent Nguini.