Desert Island Pick: Paul Simon / The Rhythm of the Saints

  • February 10, 2016
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Released on October 16, 1990, The Rhythm of the Saints is the eighth solo album by Paul Simon. Following the success of 1986's Graceland, which found Simon working with musicians from South Africa, The Rhythm of the Saints brings back many of the same musicians, along with session players Simon had worked with in the 70's, and musicians and rhythms from Latin America. Paul Simon recorded most of the percussion tracks for the album in Brazil before heading to The Hit Factory in New York City to record guitar and final arrangements.