Paul Simon – Think Too Much (Part B) (1983)

Hard to imagine it now, but immediately prior to achieving massive artistic and commerical success with Graceland, Mr Simon was in a bit of a rut. 

His last couple of solo albums had had lukewarm receptions at best, he was splitting up with Princess Leia, an attempted reunion with Garfunkel had flunked, etc. 

Nevertheless, while they might be weak albums, One Trick Pony and Hearts and Bones have both got a few great tracks on them. 

This is from Hearts and Bones: a lilting, calypso-esque track about other people butting in trying to solve your relationship crises which manages to be honest and perceptive while retaining a (self-effacing) sense of humour. 

I love that gently, deceptively acerbic opening line: “The smartest people in the world are gathered in Los Angeles.”

Think Too Much (B) by Paul Simon  
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04. Think Too Much (B).mp3 (6460 KB)

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