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Paul Simon - Songs From The Capeman Musikalbum

Darsteller: Paul Simon
Genre: Rock-Musik / Lateinamerikanische Musik / Pop-Musik
Titel: Songs From The Capeman
Land: US
Freigegeben: 2004
Stil: Pop Rock, Doo Wop, Salsa, Musical
Etikett: Warner Bros. Records
Katalognummer: R2 78906
FLAC-Version ZIP-Größe: 2073 mb
MP3-Version ZIP-Größe: 2360 mb
WMA-Version ZIP-Größe: 1453 mb
Bewertung: 4.7
Abstimmungen: 096


1Sunday Afternoon
Lead Vocals – Ednita Nazario
2Shoplifting Clothes3:38
3Time Is An Ocean
Lead Vocals – Marc Anthony, Ruben Blades
4Can I Forgive Him (Original Demo)1:57
5 Bonus Tracks
8Killer Wants To Go To College1:51
9Killer Wants To Go To College II2:10
10The Vampires5:06
11Adios Hermanos4:42
12Born In Puerto Rico4:54
13Trailways Bus5:15
15Born In Puerto Rico (Demo)
Lead Vocals – José Feliciano
16Satin Summer Nights
Lead Vocals – Marc Anthony, Paul Simon
17Can I Forgive Him6:02


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
9 46814-2Paul Simon Songs From The Capeman ‎(CD, Album)Warner Bros. Records9 46814-2US1997
WPCR-1640Paul Simon Songs From The Capeman ‎(CD, Album)Warner Bros. RecordsWPCR-1640Japan1997
PROP348, 9362-46814-2Paul Simon Songs From The Capeman ‎(CD, Album, Promo)Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. RecordsPROP348, 9362-46814-2Europe1997
9362-46814-2Paul Simon Songs From The Capeman ‎(CD, Album)Warner Bros. Records9362-46814-2Europe1997
1-46814Paul Simon Songs From The Capeman ‎(LP, Album)Warner Bros. Records1-46814US1997


  • Lyrics ByDerek Walcott (tracks: 1 to 14, Co-lyrics), Paul Simon (tracks: 1 to 14)
  • Music ByPaul Simon
  • ProducerPaul Simon
  • Recorded By, Mixed ByAndy Smith


Originally released in 1997

Part of "The Studio Recordings Box Set" (Brick) (Rhino Records , Warner Bros. Records - R2 78909)
24p booklet included.

"Songs From The Capeman" contains Simon's own performances of songs from the Broadway musical he wrote and produced called "The Capeman" augmented by members of the original cast. The musical is based on the life of convicted murderer Salvador Agrón.

Interviews with Sal Agrón preceding tracks 3, 5, 6 and 7 by Gabe Pressman, September, 1959. Courtesy NBC News Archives.

All songs on this album are sung by Paul Simon with the following exceptions:
Marc Anthony (who plays the young Salvador Agrón) and
Ruben Blades (who plays the older Salvador Agrón)
are freatured on "Time Is An Ocean",
Ednita Nazario (who plays Sal's mother, Esmeralda) sings "Sunday Afternoon" and
Marc Anthony sings with Mr. Simon on "Satin Summer Nights".

Bonus Tracks: All previous unissued
No. 14: unreleased;
No. 15: Demo w/ José Feliciano; Recoeded June 1995
No. 16: Original Demo; Recoeded March 1993


  • Barcode: 08122-78906-2 9



Songs from The Capeman is the ninth solo studio album by Paul Simon, released in 1997. It contains Simon's own performances of songs from the Broadway musical he wrote and produced called The Capeman augmented by members of the original cast. The songs retell the story of Salvador Agron, who was known as the Capeman. A departure musically from his earlier work, the album features doo-wop, rock 'n' roll and Puerto Rican rhythms and a number of songs contain explicit lyrics, a first for Simon. Songs From The Capeman - Paul Simon. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей. Paul Simon Songs From The Capeman. Released November 18, 1997. prev next. Oops, looks like your browser doesn't support HTML 5 audio. Buy Now. 2020 Sony Music Entertainment. Songs in album Paul Simon - Songs From The Capeman 1997. Paul Simon - Adios Hermanos. Paul Simon - Born In Puerto Rico. Paul Simon - Satin Summer Nights. Paul Simon - Bernardette. Paul Simon - The Vampires. Paul Simon - Quality. Paul Simon - Can I Forgive Him. Born in Puerto Rico, The Vampires, Sunday Afternoon и Killer Wants to Go to College. И обложка хорошая. Songs from The Capeman is a mongrel project. It isnt the score for the Broadway musical written by Paul Simon and novelistpoet Derek Walcott, but 13 songs out of 30-odd selected from the show. That said, the album is terrifically satisfying. Simon has found a surprisingly effective musical voice - intermingling doo-wop, traditional Latin styles and art-song sophistication - in which to tell the story of Salvador Agron, a Puerto Rican teenager who inflamed New Yorks ever-simmering ethnic tensions when he killed two young white boys in 1959. Agron, whose gang was called the Vampires, wore a black cape, and the citys tabloids dubbed him the Capeman. Album 1997 16 Songs. Songs from The Capeman. Paul Simon. Songs From The Capeman is based on a true story that was talked about in New York in the late fifties. A young man from Puerto Rico who had had a very tough upbringing committed a crime. Paul Simon collaborated with Dereck Walcott, Nobel prize winning writer, and wrote the musical, it became a very fine record. Ein Album nicht zum nebenbei hoeren, sondern ein Album, an dem Paul Simon jahrelang gearbeitet hat. Die Songs sind alle aus seinem Musical The Capeman, das von den Kritikern seinerzeit leider so verrissen wurde, dass das Musical nach nur etwas mehr als 60 Vorstellungen am Broadway abgesetzt wurde. Fuer mich unverstaendlich. Paul Simon released 'Songs From the Capeman,' featuring music from his Broadway musical 'The Capeman,' on Nov. Paul Simon may have put more effort into The Capeman than any other project in his long career. He certainly put in more time. Unfortunately, Simons attempt to conquer Broadway led to his greatest failure. Even though the singer-songwriter expressed admiration for the show tunes of yore and songwriters such as Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin, he admitted to being turned off by the musical theater of the 70s and 80s the same era in which Simon was scoring hit after pop hit as a solo artist