Negotiations and Love Songs

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Negotiations and Love Songs
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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
(1990)The Rhythm of the Saints1990

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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Robert Christgau (B)

Track listing[edit]

Notably for a compilation album, the tracks are grouped in the chronological order of their original source (apart from "Late in the Evening" and "Slip Slidin' Away").

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.