Paul Simon marked his 80th birthday last week by announcing the new audiobook Miracle and Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon. The five-hour audiobook is named after a line in the Graceland track “The Boy In the Bubble,” and features new music titled “Seven Psalms” — his first since 2018’s In the Blue Light. It also includes previously unreleased live studio versions of beloved songs from his catalogue like “The Sound of Silence” and “The Boxer.”
Simon collaborated with author Malcolm Gladwell and Bruce Headlam for Miracle and Wonder, recording over 30 hours of interviews over nine sessions. The biography traces Simon’s upbringing in Queens, New York, his rise to fame as one half of Simon and Garfunkel, his solo career, and more with cameos from Sting, Jeff Tweedy, Herbie Hancock, Rosanne Cash, and more. Miracle and Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon arrives November 16th.
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