Greatest Hits: Shining Like a National Guitar

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Greatest Hits: Shining Like a National Guitar
Cover art by Lynn Goldsmith
Greatest hits album by Paul Simon
Released May 23, 2000
Recorded 1972-1997 [1]
Genre Folk rock, soft rock, worldbeat
Length 77:20[2]
Label Warner Music Group
Producer Paul Simon,
Roy Halee,
Oscar Hernandez,
Phil Ramone,
Russ Titelman,
Muscle Shoals[3]
Paul Simon chronology
Songs from The Capeman
(1997)
Greatest Hits: Shining Like a National Guitar
(2000)
You're the One
(2000)

Greatest Hits: Shining Like a National Guitar is a compilation album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon, which was released on May 23, 2000 [1] by the Warner Music Group. This is his fifth compilation so far. This album was also directed by Antonio Luis.[3] Although the album was a chart success across Europe, it was not issued in the United States and continues to be an expensive import.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[4]

This album received generally positive reviews. Allmusic gave it 4.5 out of a possible 5 stars, calling it "by far the best [Paul Simon] collection ever released." [1] The album also received 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.com.[5]

Track listing[edit]

# Song Year Single? Time
1 Graceland 1986 Yes 4:47
2 You Can Call Me Al 1986 Yes 4:41
3 Mother and Child Reunion 1972 Yes 2:59
4 The Cool, Cool River 1990 No 4:33
5 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover 1976 Yes 3:07
6 The Obvious Child 1990 Yes 4:11
7 The Boy in the Bubble 1987 Yes 3:57
8 Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog after the War 1983 No 3:43
9 Late in the Evening 1980 Yes 3:54
10 Bernadette 1997 No 3:28
11 Slip Slidin' Away 1977 Yes 4:45
12 Take Me to the Mardi Gras 1973 Yes 3:22
13 Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes 1987 Yes 5:49
14 Still Crazy After All These Years 1976 Yes 3:22
15 Kodachrome 1973 Yes 3:28
16 Loves Me Like a Rock 1973 Yes 3:14
17 Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard 1972 Yes 2:43
18 Hearts and Bones 1983 No 5:38
19 Trailways Bus 1997 No 5:15

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