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Surprise (Paul Simon album)

Surprise (Paul Simon album)

Surprise is an album released in 2006 by Paul Simon.

Recorded in collaboration with producer Brian Eno, this is Paul Simon's first studio album since You're the One in 2000. Eno is not credited as producer but as provider of "sonic landscape."

Track listing

  1. "How Can You Live in the Northeast" – 3:42
  2. "Everything About It Is a Love Song" – 3:57
  3. "Outrageous" – 3:24 (Paul Simon, Brian Eno)
  4. "Sure Don't Feel like Love" – 3:57
  5. "Wartime Prayers" – 4:49
  6. "Beautiful" – 3:07
  7. "I Don't Believe" – 4:09
  8. "Another Galaxy" – 5:22 (Simon, Eno)
  9. "Once Upon a Time There Was an Ocean" – 3:55 (Simon, Eno)
  10. "That's Me" – 4:43
  11. "Father and Daughter" – 4:11

All compositions by Paul Simon, except as indicated.

Personnel

The Surprise Tour

Paul Simon toured in support of this release from June to November, 2006. Below is a typical setlist from "The Surprise Tour."

Main Set: Gumboots/The Boy in the Bubble; Outrageous; Slip Slidin' Away; You're the One; Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard; How Can You Live in the Northeast; Mrs. Robinson; Loves Me Like a Rock; That Was Your Mother; Duncan; Graceland; Father and Daughter; Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes; Still Crazy After All These Years; Cecilia.

First Encore: You Can Call Me Al; The Only Living Boy in New York; The Boxer [joined by support Jerry Douglas on guitar].

Second Encore: Wartime Prayers; Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Note: The set listed above is in the order performed at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, July 12, 2006.

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