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Still Crazy After All These Years
Still Crazy After All These Years
is the fourth solo studio album by Paul Simon. Recorded and released in 1975, the album produced four U.S. Top 40 hits: "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" (#1), "Gone at Last" (#23), "My Little Town" (#9, credited to Simon & Garfunkel), and the title track (#40). It won two Grammy Awards for Album
Album
of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1976. In Simon's acceptance speech for the Album
Album
of the Year award, on February 28, he jokingly thanked Stevie Wonder, who had won the award the two previous years for Innervisions
Innervisions
and Fulfillingness' First Finale, for not releasing an album that year.[10] (Wonder won the award again for Songs in the Key of Life, a double album, in 1977.) "My Little Town" reunited Simon with former partner Art Garfunkel
Art Garfunkel
on record for the first time since 1970, while "Gone at Last" was a duet between Simon and Phoebe Snow. The title track has been recorded by Rosemary Clooney
Rosemary Clooney
(on her 1993 album Still on the Road), Ray Charles
Ray Charles
(on his 1993 album My World), Karen Carpenter
Karen Carpenter
(on her self-titled solo album released posthumously in 1996), and Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson
(on the soundtrack of the 2000 motion picture Space Cowboys).

Contents

1 Track listing 2 Personnel 3 Charts

3.1 Weekly charts 3.2 Year-end charts 3.3 Certifications

4 References

Track listing[edit] All tracks written by Paul Simon. Side one

"Still Crazy After All These Years" – 3:26 "My Little Town" – 3:51 "I Do It for Your Love" – 3:35 "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" – 3:37 "Night Game" – 2:58

Side two

"Gone at Last" – 3:40 "Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy" – 3:14 "Have a Good Time" – 3:26 "You're Kind" – 3:20 "Silent Eyes" – 4:12

Bonus tracks (2004 remaster)

"Slip Slidin' Away" (Demo) – 5:30 "Gone at Last" (Original Demo) w/ The Jessy Dixon Singers – 4:38

Personnel[edit]

Paul Simon
Paul Simon
– vocals, acoustic guitar on "My Little Town", "I Do it For Your Love", "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" and "You're Kind", electric guitar on "Night Game", horn and string arrangements John Tropea
John Tropea
– electric guitar on "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" Patti Austin
Patti Austin
– background vocals Art Garfunkel
Art Garfunkel
– vocals on "My Little Town" Phoebe Snow
Phoebe Snow
– background vocals, vocals on "Gone at Last" Joe Beck
Joe Beck
– electric guitar on "I Do it For Your Love", "Have a Good Time" and "You're Kind" Michael Brecker
Michael Brecker
– alto saxophone on "Still Crazy After All These Years", saxophone on "Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy" Bob James – Fender Rhodes
Fender Rhodes
electric piano on "Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy" and "Have a Good Time", string and horn arrangements David Sanborn
David Sanborn
– saxophone on "Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy" Grady Tate
Grady Tate
– drums on "Gone at Last" Pete Carr
Pete Carr
– electric guitar on "My Little Town" Sivuca
Sivuca
– accordion and vocals on "I Do it For Your Love" Ralph MacDonald
Ralph MacDonald
– percussion on "My Little Town", "I Do it For Your Love", "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover", "Gone at Last" and "Have a Good Time" Chicago Community Choir – background vocals Barry Beckett Fender Rhodes
Fender Rhodes
electric piano on "Still Crazy After All These Years", piano on "My Little Town" Eddie Daniels
Eddie Daniels
– saxophone on "Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy" Gordon Edwards – bass on "Gone at Last" Jerry Friedman – electric guitar on "I Do it For Your Love" Steve Gadd
Steve Gadd
– drums on all songs except where noted and "Night Game" Roger Hawkins – drums on "Still Crazy After All These Years" and "My Little Town" David Hood
David Hood
– bass on "Still Crazy After All These Years" and "My Little Town" The Jessy Dixon Singers – background vocals Tony Levin
Tony Levin
– bass on all songs except where noted Hugh McCracken – electric guitar on "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover", "Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy" and "Have a Good Time" acoustic guitar on "You're Kind" Leon Pendarvis – piano on "Silent Eyes" Dave Mathews – horn arrangements Valerie Simpson – background vocals Richard Tee
Richard Tee
– piano on "Gone at Last" Toots Thielemans
Toots Thielemans
– harmonica on "Night Game" Phil Woods
Phil Woods
– alto saxophone on "Have a Good Time" Kenny Ascher
Kenny Ascher
Hammond organ
Hammond organ
on "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover", Fender Rhodes
Fender Rhodes
electric piano on "I Do it For Your Love" Uncredited – percussion on "You're Kind", Hammond organ
Hammond organ
on "Gone at Last", oboe on "I Do it For Your Love", strings, horns, brass, woodwinds

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1975/76) Position

Australian Kent Music Report
Kent Music Report
Albums Chart[11] 39

Canadian RPM Albums Chart[12] 8

Dutch Mega Albums Chart[13] 11

Finnish Albums Chart[14] 29

Japanese Oricon
Oricon
Albums Chart[15] 18

New Zealand Albums Chart [16] 24

Norwegian Albums Chart[17] 8

Swedish Albums Chart[18] 9

UK Albums Chart[19] 6

United States
United States
Billboard Pop Albums[20] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1975) Position

Canadian Albums Chart[21] 82

Chart (1976) Position

Canadian Albums Chart[22] 64

U.S. Billboard Year-End[23] 14

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification

Canada (Music Canada)[24] Platinum

United Kingdom (BPI)[25] Gold

United States
United States
(RIAA)[26] Gold

References[edit]

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– Paul Simon". AllMusic. Retrieved July 20, 2012.  ^ Powers, Ann (November 2006). "Back Catalogue: Paul Simon". Blender. New York (53).  ^ Kot, Greg (October 14, 1990). "The Evolution Of Simon's Diverse Solo Career". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 22, 2018.  ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8.  ^ Browne, David (January 18, 1991). "Rating Paul Simon's albums". Entertainment Weekly. New York. Retrieved February 17, 2016.  ^ "Paul Simon: Still Crazy After All These Years". Record Collector. London: 97. [With] Simon enlisting a crack squad of New York jazz session players for a record that was clearly more personal than anything that had gone before.  ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "Paul Simon". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album
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Guide. London: Fireside Books. pp. 736–37. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.  ^ Christgau, Robert (December 1, 1975). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved January 22, 2018.  ^ “”. "18th Grammy Awards Album
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– Still Crazy After All These Years" (ASP). dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved 2011-08-28.  ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin – levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 263. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.  ^ Oricon
Oricon
Album
Album
Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970–2005 (in Japanese). Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon
Oricon
Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.  ^ "charts.org.nz – Paul Simon
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– Still Crazy After All These Years" (ASP). Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 2011-08-28.  ^ "norwegiancharts.com Paul Simon
Paul Simon
– There Goes Rhymin' Simon" (ASP). Retrieved 2011-08-19.  ^ "swedishcharts.com Paul Simon
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– Still Crazy After All These Years" (ASP). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 2011-08-28.  ^ "Chart Stats – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
– Still Crazy After All These Years" (PHP). UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2011-08-19.  ^ Allmusic – Still Crazy After All These Years> Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ^ "RPM Top 100 Albums of 1975". RPM. Retrieved 2011-10-10.  ^ "RPM Top 100 Albums of 1976". RPM. Retrieved 2011-10-03.  ^ "Top Pop Albums of 1976". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-09-26.  ^ "Canadian album certifications – Paul Simon
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– Still Crazy After All These Years". Music Canada.  ^ "British album certifications – Paul Simon
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– Still Crazy After All These Years". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Still Crazy After All These Years in the search field and then press Enter. ^ "American album certifications – Paul Simon
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Preceded by Rock of the Westies
Rock of the Westies
by Elton John Billboard 200
Billboard 200
number-one album December 6–12, 1975 Succeeded by Chicago IX - Chicago's Greatest Hits
Chicago IX - Chicago's Greatest Hits
by Chicago

v t e

Paul Simon

Discography Songs recorded Songs written

Studio albums

The Paul Simon
Paul Simon
Songbook Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin' Simon Still Crazy After All These Years One-Trick Pony Hearts and Bones Graceland The Rhythm of the Saints Songs from The Capeman You're the One Surprise So Beautiful or So What Stranger to Stranger

Live albums

Paul Simon
Paul Simon
in Concert: Live Rhymin' Paul Simon's Concert in the Park

Compilations

Greatest Hits, Etc. Negotiations and Love Songs The Paul Simon
Paul Simon
Anthology Paul Simon
Paul Simon
1964/1993 Greatest Hits: Shining Like a National Guitar Recorded as Jerry Landis The Essential Paul Simon This Better Be Good The Ultimate Collection

Film and theater

One-Trick Pony The Capeman Paul Simon
Paul Simon
in Concert

Tours

Never Ending Tour 1999 On Stage Together Tour

Related

Simon & Garfunkel Edie Brickell
Edie Brickell
(wife) Harper Simon (son)

v t e

Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Album
Album
of the Year

1959–1979

The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1959) Come Dance with Me! – Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1960) The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
(1961) Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy Garland
Judy Garland
(1962) The First Family – Vaughn Meader
Vaughn Meader
(1963) The Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
Album
Album
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1964) Getz/Gilberto
Getz/Gilberto
– Stan Getz, João Gilberto
João Gilberto
(1965) September of My Years Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1966) A Man and His Music Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles
The Beatles
(1968) By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
(1969) Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears (1970) Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel (1971) Tapestry – Carole King
Carole King
(1972) The Concert for Bangladesh – Various (1973) Innervisions
Innervisions
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1974) Fulfillingness' First Finale
Fulfillingness' First Finale
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1975) Still Crazy After All These Years
Still Crazy After All These Years
Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1976) Songs in the Key of Life
Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1977) Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
(1978) Saturday Night Fever – Bee Gees/Various (1979)

1980–2000

52nd Street – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1980) Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
John Lennon
John Lennon
and Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
(1982) Toto IV
Toto IV
– Toto (1983) Thriller – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) Can't Slow Down – Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985) No Jacket Required
No Jacket Required
Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1986) Graceland – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1987) The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree
– U2 (1988) Faith – George Michael
George Michael
(1989) Nick of Time – Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1990) Back on the Block
Back on the Block
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
and various artists (1991) Unforgettable... with Love Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1992) Unplugged – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) The Bodyguard – Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) MTV Unplugged – Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1995) Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
(1996) Falling into You
Falling into You
Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1997) Time Out of Mind – Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(1998) The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
(1999) Supernatural – Santana (2000)

2001–present

Two Against Nature
Two Against Nature
Steely Dan
Steely Dan
(2001) O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack (2002) Come Away with Me
Come Away with Me
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Outkast
Outkast
(2004) Genius Loves Company
Genius Loves Company
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and various artists (2005) How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
– U2 (2006) Taking the Long Way
Taking the Long Way
Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(2007) River: The Joni Letters – Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(2008) Raising Sand
Raising Sand
Robert Plant
Robert Plant
& Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
(2009) Fearless – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2010) The Suburbs
The Suburbs
Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
(2011) 21 – Adele
Adele
(2012) Babel – Mumford & Sons (2013) Random Access Memories
Random Access Memories
Daft Punk
Daft Punk
(2014) Morning Phase
Morning Phase
Beck
Beck
(2015) 1989 – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2016) 25 – Adele
Adele
(2017) 24K Magic –

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