“Late In The Evening” is a song by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon. It was the lead single from his fifth studio album, One-Trick Pony (1980), released on Warner Bros. Records.
His first single release for Warner, “Late in the Evening” was released in July 1980 and became a hit on several charts worldwide. In the U.S., the song hit number six on the Billboard Hot 100. Internationally, the song was a top 20 hit in the Netherlands, Belgium, and New Zealand. The song has received praise for Simon’s lyrics, the horn interlude, and the famous drum beat, referred to as a ‘groove’ by drummer Steve Gadd. Gadd devised the distinctive drum part by using two pairs of drumsticks – one in each hand – in order to give the impression of two drummers playing together, as he has demonstrated in drum clinics. Gadd plays a New York style Cuban Mozambique drum groove. Billboard described the hook consisting of a “percussive and bass duet” as being “irresistible.” Record World said that it’s highlighted by “spirited brass, percussion & guitars.” Simon performed the song with Art Garfunkel during their 1981 reunion concert in Central Park in New York City.
One-Trick Pony is the fifth solo studio album by Paul Simon released in 1980. It was Simon’s first album for Warner Bros. Records, and his first new studio album since 1975’s Still Crazy After All These Years. His back catalog from Columbia Records would also move to Warner Bros. as a result of his signing […]
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