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Genre: Rock / Pop / Country
Performer: Paul Simon
Title: So Beautiful Or So What
Style: Folk Rock
Date of release: 2011
Label: Hear Music, Concord Music Group
Catalog Number: HRM-32836-00
Country: US
FLAC album size: 1917 mb
MP3 album size: 2818 mb


1"Getting Ready For Christmas Day" Music Video
2Love & Blessings
Backing Vocals [Background Harmony] – Lulu SimonBass [Danelectro], Drums – Jim OblonClarinet – Dr. Michael WhiteVocals [Excerpts From 1938 Recording] – The Golden Gate Jubilee QuartetVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar [Nylon Guitar], Guitar Synthesizer [Moog Guitar], Percussion – Paul Simon
3Getting Ready For Christmas Day
Backing Vocals [Background Harmony] – Edie BrickellDrums – Jim OblonElectric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar [Acoustic Rhythm Guitar] – Vincent NguiniVocals [Excerpts From Sermon] – Reverend J.M. Gates With CongregationVocals, Electric Guitar, Percussion – Paul Simon
4The Afterlife
Drums, Baritone Guitar [Slide Baritone Guitar] – Jim OblonElectric Guitar – Vincent NguiniVocals, Percussion, Twelve-String Guitar [12 String Rhythm Guitar] – Paul Simon
Kora – Yacouba SissokoTalking Drum [Bass Talking Drum], Angklung, Djembe [Tuned Bass Djembe], Glass Harmonica [Glass Harp], Percussion [Brushes] – Steve ShehanVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Whistle, Percussion – Paul Simon
6"So Beautiful Or So What" Live Recording
Guitar – Paul Simon
8Questions For The Angels
Celesta [Celeste] – Etienne StadwijkGong, Wind Chimes, Harp [96 Note] – Skip La PlanteHarp – Sara CutlerMarimba – Nancy ZeltsmanVocals, Guitar [Guitars], Percussion – Paul Simon
9Love And Hard Times
Arranged By – Gil GoldsteinBass – David FinckCello – Jeanne Le Blanc, Richard LockerClarinet – Charles Pillow, Mary AbtEnglish Horn – Diane LesserFlute – Elizabeth Mann, Pamela Sklar, Sara CutlerPiano – Mick Rossi Viola – Desiree Elsevier, Lois Martin, Vincent LiontiVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bells – Paul Simon
10Dazzling Blue
Backing Vocals – Doyle Lawson And QuicksilverDobro – Joshua SwiftFiddle – Gabe WitcherPercussion [Clay Pot] – V. Suresh-GhatamPerformer [Indian Ensemble], Vocal Percussion [Vocal Syllables of Percussion (Konnakkol/Mridangam)] – Karaikudi R. ManiTabla – V.B. MadhusadananVocals, Percussion, Glockenspiel, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Paul Simon
11So Beautiful Or So What
Acoustic Guitar – Vincent NguiniAngklung, Crotales, Bass, Baglama [Saz], Resonator Guitar – Steve ShehanBansuri [Bansuri Flute] – Steve GornDrums – Jim OblonVocals, Electric Guitar, Glockenspiel – Paul Simon
12The Making Of So Beautiful Or So What
13Love Is Eternal Sacred Light
Backing Vocals – Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverDrums, Percussion, Electric Guitar [Drop D] – Jim OblonElectronics [Electronic Intro] – Chris BearPercussion [Brushes], Cymbal, Congas [Conga], Percussion [Sticks] – Steve ShehanSoloist, Harmonica – Sonny TerryVocals, Percussion, Glockenspiel, Lead Guitar [Lead Electric Guitar] – Paul Simon


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
HRM-32814-02Paul Simon So Beautiful Or So What ‎(CD, Album, Dig)Hear Music, Concord Music GroupHRM-32814-02US2011
0888072329911Paul Simon So Beautiful Or So What ‎(CD, Album)Hear Music, Concord Music Group0888072329911Europe2011
HRM-32814ADVPaul Simon So Beautiful Or So What ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Dig)Hear Music, Concord Music GroupHRM-32814ADVUS2011
0888072328143Paul Simon So Beautiful Or So What ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial)Hear Music 0888072328143RussiaUnknown
nonePaul Simon So Beautiful Or So What ‎(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 96k)Legacy Recordings noneGermany2018


  • Art Direction, DesignGeoff Gans
  • ArtworkSven Geier
  • Engineer [Recorded By]Andy Smith
  • Liner NotesElvis Costello
  • Mastered ByGreg Calbi
  • Mixed ByPhil Ramone
  • Photography By [Band]Kevin Mazur
  • Photography By [Portrait]Mark Seliger
  • ProducerPaul Simon, Phil Ramone
  • Written-ByPaul Simon


Track 1, excerpts from "Getting Ready For Christmas Day" sermon, recorded October 1941 by Reverend J.M. Gates with congregation, used by permission of Document Records Ltd.

Track 6, excerpts from "Train Whistle Blues", used by permission of Document Records Ltd. and Modern Music Publishing Co.

Track 9, excerpts from "Golden Gate Gospel Train", recorded by The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet in 1938, used by permission of Document Records Ltd.

DVD includes a video of The Making of So Beautiful or So What album, a live bonus audio track and more.


  • Barcode (Text): 8 88072 32836 5
  • Barcode (String): 888072328365
  • Matrix / Runout (CD): DIDX-629463 2
  • Mastering SID Code (CD): IFPI L329
  • Mould SID Code (CD): IFPI 507E
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD): A05 DVSS-2306200A 1 1
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD): IFPI L333
  • Mould SID Code (DVD): IFPI GN58


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Paul Simon
  • Copyright (c) – Paul Simon
  • Licensed To – StarCon, LLC
  • Glass Mastered At – Sony DADC – DIDX-629463
  • Glass Mastered At – Sony DADC – DVSS-2306200


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