The Amazing Adventures of Simon Simon

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The Amazing Adventures of Simon Simon
Studio album by John Surman
Released 1981
Recorded 1981
Genre Jazz
Length 44:35
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
John Surman chronology
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The Amazing Adventures of Simon Simon
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The Amazing Adventures of Simon Simon is an album by John Surman and Jack DeJohnette. It was recorded in January 1981 at the Talent Studio, Oslo. The album cover is chosen by Storm Thorgerson as one of 100 best album covers.[1]

Track list[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Pt. 1: Nestor's Saga (The Tale of the Ancient)"   Surman 10:51
2. "Pt. 2: The Buccaneers"   Surman 4:03
3. "Pt. 3: Kentish Hunting (Lady Margaret's Air)"   Traditional 3:01
4. "Pt. 4: The Pilgrim's Way (To the Seventeen Walls)"   DeJohnette, Surman 5:49
5. "Pt. 5: Within the Halls of Neptune"   Surman 4:00
6. "Pt. 6: Phoenix and the Fire"   DeJohnette, Surman 6:18
7. "Pt. 7: Fide et Amore (By Faith and Love)"   DeJohnette, Surman 4:50
8. "Pt. 8: Merry Pranks (The Jester's Song)"   Surman 2:56
9. "Pt. 9: A Fitting Epitaph"   DeJohnette, Surman 3:22
Total length:


  • Artwork design: Susan Nash
  • Engineer: Jan Erik Kongshaug
  • Photography: Christian Vogt, Gérard Amsellem



  1. ^ Thorgerson, Storm; Powell, Aubrey (1999). 100 Best Album Covers. London: DK Adult. ISBN 978-0-7894-4951-1. 

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