PAUL SIMON: The Journey Home Begins

posted by Chip Nelson - 

Paul Simon's journey home has finally begun.

He kicked off his Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour last (Wednesday) night in Vancouver. His 25-song set both began and ended with a Simon and Garfunkel classic. He kicked things off with "America" and, appropriately, ended with "The Sound of Silence."All told, he played six numbers from the duo's catalog, at least one song from seven of his 12 post-Simon and Garfunkel solo albums, and a cover of the Little Junior Parker early rock and roll classic "Mystery Train."

There's plenty of video of the show posted on YouTube. Here's the complete opening night set list:

  1. America (Simon & Garfunkel)
  2. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
  3. The Boy in the Bubble
  4. Dazzling Blue
  5. That Was Your Mother
  6. Rewrite
  7. Mother and Child Reunion
  8. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
  9. Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War
  10. Can't Run But
  11. Spirit Voices
  12. The Obvious Child
  13. El Condor Pasa (If I Could) (Simon & Garfunkel -- Instrumental)
  14. The Cool, Cool River
  15. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
  16. You Can Call Me Al

Encore   17. Homeward Bound (Simon & Garfunkel)   18. Mystery Train (Little Junior's Blue Flames cover)   19. Mrs. Robinson (Simon & Garfunkel)   20. Still Crazy After All These YearsEncore 2:   21. Graceland   22. The Boxer (Simon & Garfunkel)   23. Late in the EveningEncore 3:   24. Questions for the Angels   25. The Sound of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)

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