One-Trick Pony is an album released by Paul Simon in 1980.
Paul Simon's One-Trick Pony is a record released to coincide with the movie of the same name, in which Simon also stars. Although considered a soundtrack to the movie, the original album did not contain some songs from the movie; likewise there are some songs from the album that are not in the movie. The record is best known for the track "Late in the Evening" which was a hit for Simon in 1980, peaking at #6 in the U.S. Two of the tracks (the title song and "Ace in the Hole") were recorded live at the Agora Theatre and Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio in September 1979. The rest are studio cuts.
The record features several top session musicians (who also appeared in the movie as the character Jonah's backing band), including Eric Gale on lead guitar, Richard Tee on piano, Tony Levin on bass, and Steve Gadd on drums.
In 2004, "One-Trick Pony" was remastered and re-released by Warner Bros. Records. This reissue contains four bonus tracks in addition to the original ten songs: two songs which originally appeared in the movie but not the album "Soft Parachutes" and "Spiral Highway (an early version of "How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns")", an outtake "All Because of You" (an early version of "Oh Marion"), and "Stranded in a Limousine", which originally appeared on the 1977 compilation Greatest Hits, Etc.