Bonus tracks 2004 CD reissue
|1975||Billboard 200||1 (1 week)|
Recorded in 1975, this album produced four US Top 40 hits, "Gone at Last" (#23), "My Little Town" (#9, credited to Simon & Garfunkel), "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" (#1) and the title track (#40). It won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1976 as did Graceland in 1987. 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. (Wonder won the award again for Songs in the Key of Life in 1977.)
"My Little Town" reunited Simon with former partner Art Garfunkel for the first time since 1970.
Simon credits studio drummer Steve Gadd with creating the unique drum beat that became the hook for "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover".
Rosemary Clooney recorded a jazz-flavored version of "Still Crazy After All These Years" for her album Still on the Road (1993).