Greatest Hits: Shining Like a National Guitar

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Greatest Hits: Shining Like a National Guitar
Greatest Hits Shining Like a National Guitar.jpg
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
Greatest Hits: Shining Like a National Guitar
You're the One

Greatest Hits: Shining Like a National Guitar is the fifth greatest hits 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]


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]

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