1983 Paul Simon – Hearts And Bones

Hearts and Bones is the sixth solo album by Paul Simon. It was released in 1983.
The album was originally intended to be called Think Too Much, however Mo Ostin, president of Warner Bros. Records, persuaded Simon to change it to Hearts and Bones. The album was written and recorded following the Simon and Garfunkel Concert in Central Park in 1981, and the world tour of 1982 – 1983. Some of the songs intended for Think Too Much were previewed on the tour, and Garfunkel worked on some of the songs with Simon in the studio, with an intention that the finished product would be a Simon and Garfunkel album. Ultimately, Garfunkel left the project early on, and none of his contributions were included in the final mix.

Tracks

Allergies (Paul Simon) 4:39
2  Hearts And Bones (Paul Simon) 5:38
3  When Numbers Get Serious (Paul Simon) 3:26
4  Think Too Much (b) (Paul Simon) 2:45
5  Song About The Moon (Paul Simon) 4:08
6  Think Too Much (a) (Paul Simon) 3:05
7  Train In The Distance (Paul Simon) 5:12
8  Rene And Georgette Margritte With Their Dog After The War (Paul Simon) 3:45
9  Cars Are Cars (Paul Simon) 3:15
10  The Late Great Johnny Ace (Philip Glass) 4:46

Musicians

1 Allergies

BassAnthony Jackson
DrumsSteve Gadd
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarAl Di Meola
GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarPaul Simon
PianoGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerRob Mounsey
SynthesizerRob Sabino
PercussionAirto Moreira


2 Hearts And Bones

BassAnthony Jackson
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarPaul Simon
Fender RhodesRichard Tee
VibraphoneMichael Mainieri
PercussionAirto Moreira


3 When Numbers Get Serious

BassAnthony Jackson
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarGale, Eric
SynthesizerTom Coppola
PercussionAirto Moreira


4 Think Too Much (b)

BassAnthony Jackson
BassMarcus Miller
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarPaul Simon
PianoRichard Tee
SynthesizerTom Coppola
MarimbaMichael Mainieri
PercussionAirto Moreira


5 Song About The Moon

BassAnthony Jackson
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarPaul Simon
Fender RhodesGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerTom Coppola
VocoderRob Mounsey


6 Think Too Much (a)

BassBernard Edwards
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarNile Rodgers
SynthesizerTom Coppola


7 Train In The Distance

BassAnthony Jackson
BassMarcus Miller
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDean Parks
Fender RhodesRichard Tee
HornPeter Gordon
SaxMark Rivera
VibraphoneMichael Mainieri
PercussionAirto Moreira


8 Rene And Georgette Margritte With Their Dog After The War

BassAnthony Jackson
GuitarPaul Simon
Fender RhodesRichard Tee
PianoRob Sabino
SynthesizerRichard Tee
SynthesizerWells Christie


9 Cars Are Cars

BassAnthony Jackson
GuitarNile Rodgers
SynthesizerRob Sabino


10 The Late Great Johnny Ace

GuitarDean Parks
GuitarSid McGinnis
Acoustic GuitarPaul Simon
Fender RhodesGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerMichael Riesman
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker

Liner Notes

Producer – Paul Simon, Russ Titelman, Roy Halee
Co-producer – Lenny Waronker (Tracks 1, 5, 10)
Production Assistant – Julie Hooker, Kimberly
Engineer – Roy Halee
Engineer (Additional) – Gene Paul, Jason Corsaro, Jim Dougherty, Lee Herschberg, Mark Linett
Engineer (Digital) – Tom Bates
Engineer (Second) – Andy Hoffman, Dan Nash, Dave Greenberg, Eric Korte, Jimmy Santis, Ken Deane, Stuart Gitlin, Terry Rosiello
Engineer (Soundworks Digital Audio Facilities) – Wayne Yurgelin
Mastered By – Greg Calbi
Mixed By – Roy Halee
Programmed By (Synclavier) – David Nichtern

Art Direction – Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff, Paula Greif
Design – Jeri McManus
Photography By (Cover) – E.K.T.V.
Photography By (Innersleeve) – Arthur Elgort

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Paul Simon
Copyright (c) – Paul Simon
Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Recorded At – Warner Bros. Recording Studios
Recorded At – Regent Sound Studios, New York City
Recorded At – Power Station
Recorded At – Mediasound
Recorded At – Atlantic Studios
Recorded At – Sigma Sound Studios, New York
Mixed At – Regent Sound Studios, New York City
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Mastered At – Sheffield Lab Matrix
Pressed By – Allied Record Company – B-18678
Record Company – Warner Bros. Records Inc.