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Paul Simon And Friends: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
Paul Simon And Friends The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
Actor: Paul Simon
Director: Linda Mendoza
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2009     1hr 50min

In May of 2007 the Library of Congress gathered an unprecedented group of musicians together in Washington, D.C., to honor Paul Simon as the first recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Alison Krauss, Stevie Won...  more »

     
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Actor: Paul Simon
Director: Linda Mendoza
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Simon, Paul, Classic Rock
Studio: Shout Factory
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/19/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Wonderful concert
Ramona | Europe | 05/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This concert is a real treat. Great performances from Alison Krauss, Lyle Lovett, James Taylor, Marc Anthony and others. Paul Simon's band played superb and also the guest musicians played wonderful. You could see everyone had a very good time on stage. A great tribute to Paul Simon and his music. Very worthwhile to buy this DVD."
Great Performances Honoring a Special Performer!
Dr. Don Olsen | Denver, PA | 07/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A very special DVD. Using Simon's own band to back up the other artists performing his songs was a brilliant move, as it maintained the integrity of his works in their new forms. It did seem like the videographer (or editor) was enamored of Simon's band manager Mark Stewart, as he appears prominently in an extraordinary number of scenes.
The inserted clips of Simon singing "Mrs. Robinson" at the Yankee Stadium tribute to DiMaggio was as awkward here as it was originally. The clips of Simon's recorded duets with Miriam Makeba and George Harrison were priceless, welcome additions.
The only real downer of the whole experience was Philip Glass's piano mangling of "Sounds of Silence". It was tortured and barely recognizable!
Overall, this purchase was well worth the money!"
Outstanding DVD
G. Eppich | Farmington, MN USA | 06/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I caught the original broadcast when it was first aired, then made sure I saw each rebroadcast. I was extremely excited when I finally found it was being being released on DVD. I had been waiting for 2 years to get another chance to see this great concert. Lyle Lovett, Marc Anthony and Stevie Wonder, to name a few amazing performances.

Great songs, great arrangements, and you can tell the guest performers are having a ball, too! A definite A+."
Great Looking and sounding Blue Ray
Peter Neski | New York, NY United States | 07/05/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I Only wish that last Live Simon and Garfunkel Video,was anywhere
near this for Picture and sound,This is one of the best Blue Rays I own
in terms of Picture(video that is)"