Negotiations and Love Songs

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Negotiations and Love Songs
Greatest hits album by Paul Simon
Released October 18, 1988
Recorded 1971-86
Genre Folk rock, folk, worldbeat
Length 63:07
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Paul Simon, Phil Ramone, Roy Halee
Paul Simon chronology
Negotiations and Love Songs
The Rhythm of the Saints

Negotiations and Love Songs is a collection of Paul Simon's songs from 1971-1986. The title of the compilation is taken from a line in the song "Train in the Distance".

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Track listing[edit]

Notably for a compilation album, the tracks are grouped in the chronological order of their original source.

LP side Track Title Time Source album Release year
One 1 Mother and Child Reunion 2:48 Paul Simon 1972
2 Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard 2:41
3 Something So Right 4:28 There Goes Rhymin' Simon 1973
4 St. Judy's Comet 3:17
5 Loves Me Like a Rock 3:18
Two 6 Kodachrome 3:32
7 Have a Good Time 3:23 Still Crazy After All These Years 1975
8 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover 3:31
9 Still Crazy After All These Years 3:24
Three 10 Late In the Evening 3:55 One-Trick Pony 1980
11 Slip Slidin' Away 4:43 Greatest Hits, Etc. 1977
12 Hearts and Bones 5:38 Hearts and Bones 1983
13 Train in the Distance 4:22
Four 14 Rene And Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War 3:43
15 Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes 5:46 Graceland 1986
16 You Can Call Me Al 4:39
17 Graceland [1] 4:48

All songs composed by Paul Simon, except "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" co-written by Joseph Shabalala.