Still Crazy After All These Years

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Still Crazy After All These Years
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Studio album by Paul Simon
Released25 October 1975
Recorded1975
StudioA&R Recording, New York City[1]
GenreFolk rock, pop rock, soul
Length36:25 (original album)
45:32 (2004 CD reissue)
LabelColumbia
ProducerPaul Simon, Phil Ramone
Paul Simon chronology
Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin'
(1974)
Still Crazy After All These Years
(1975)
Greatest Hits, Etc.
(1977)
Singles from Still Crazy After All These Years
  1. "Gone at Last"
    Released: 1975
  2. "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"
    Released: December 1975
  3. "Still Crazy After All These Years"
    Released: 1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Blender4/5 stars[3]
Chicago Tribune3/4 stars[4]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[5]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[6]
Record Collector4/5 stars[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide5/5 stars[8]
The Village VoiceB[9]

Still Crazy After All These Years is the fourth solo studio album by Paul Simon. Recorded and released in 1975, the album produced four U.S. Top 40 hits: "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" (#1), "Gone at Last" (#23), "My Little Town" (#9, credited to Simon & Garfunkel), and the title track (#40). It won two Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1976. In Simon's acceptance speech for the Album of the Year award, on February 28, he jokingly thanked Stevie Wonder, who had won the award the two previous years for Innervisions and Fulfillingness' First Finale, for not releasing an album that year.[10] (Wonder won the award again for Songs in the Key of Life, a double album, in 1977.)

"My Little Town" reunited Simon with former partner Art Garfunkel on record for the first time since 1970, while "Gone at Last" was a duet between Simon and Phoebe Snow.

The title track has been recorded by Rosemary Clooney (on her 1993 album Still on the Road), Ray Charles (on his 1993 album My World), Karen Carpenter (on her self-titled solo album released posthumously in 1996), and Willie Nelson (on the soundtrack of the 2000 motion picture Space Cowboys).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Paul Simon.

Side one

  1. "Still Crazy After All These Years" – 3:26
  2. "My Little Town" – 3:51
  3. "I Do It for Your Love" – 3:35
  4. "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" – 3:37
  5. "Night Game" – 2:58

Side two

  1. "Gone at Last" – 3:40
  2. "Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy" – 3:14
  3. "Have a Good Time" – 3:26
  4. "You're Kind" – 3:20
  5. "Silent Eyes" – 4:12

Bonus tracks (2004 remaster)

  1. "Slip Slidin' Away" (Demo) – 5:30
  2. "Gone at Last" (Original Demo) w/ The Jessy Dixon Singers – 4:38

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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  26. ^ "American album certifications – Paul Simon – Still Crazy After All These Years". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.