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Paul Simon And Sting Setlist For Current Tour (Annotated And Graded And Spotified!!))

diamonds on the soles of their shows!

diamonds on the soles of their shows!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After telling Margaret Mullen, no, I wouldn’t go with her, and then changing my mind and discovering the tickets were too expensive (two hundred buck range) maybe two weeks late I checked for a single and picked it up at a hundred bucks. That is tix to see Sting and Paul Simon together at MSG on March 6th, 2014.

A mistake?

More than possibly but I can always leave, right?

Simon and Sting:
Brand New Day – Sting stinker with a rootsy bluesy flavor – C-

Boy in the Bubble – Graceland masterpiece that hasn’t dated, excpt for the millionaires and billionaires line – A+
Fields of Gold – One of Stings better moment, though it sounds enough like Dire Straits to make you wonder if he’s gonna end up in court.

Sting:
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic – Classic Police but the guy is too fancy and the bridge sucks – A-
Englishman in New York – Illigal immigrant without an ounce of insight – D+
I Hung My Head – Man, he oversings – C-
Driven To Tear – You prolly remember it as a goodie right? Well, it aint. – C

Simon and Sting:
Love is the Seventh Wave – Sounds like a Paul Simon rip – B-
Mother and Child reunion – Well, yeah, what do you think? – A

Simon:
Crazy Love – Second tier Graceland – A-
Dazzling Blue – Ist tier 21st century Simon – A-
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover – The actual album wasn’t that great as it happens – A

Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard – This made him the Woody Allen of rock – A
That Was Your Mother – Zylephone!!! – A-

Simon and Sting:
Fragile – Wow, talk about a mismatch – C-

Sting:
America – Great song, Sting should do a good job with it – A
Message in a Bottle – This is as good as he gets and it still sounds off – B
The Hounds of Winter – A howler, a dog with fleas – D
They Dance Alone  – The horror – D-
Roxanne – The most overated song of all time – C+
Desert Rose – Terrible song, Sting by numbers – D

Simon and Sting:
The Boxer – Stands up well just not that well, Why? That “comfort there” turned my stomach – B+

Simon:
The Obvious Child Hearts and Bones/Mystery Train/Wheels – catchy rhythm – B+
Kodachrome/Gone At Last – One of the great songs about nostalgia and its limitations – A

Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes – Maybe not the best but the most perfect matching of cultures ever recorded – A+
You Can Call Me Al – Maybe it was third world, maybe it was his first time around – A+

(Encore)

Simon and Sting:
Every Breath You Take – The one time he got his bridge right – A

Late in the Evening – Not as good as he thinks – B

Bridge Over Troubled Water – One of the greatest ballads ever written – A+

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