Hear Paul Simon Revisit 1973’s ‘One Man’s Ceiling is Another Man’s Floor,’ from His New LP ‘In the Blue Light’

Hear Paul Simon Revisit 1973’s ‘One Man’s Ceiling is Another Man’s Floor,’ from His  New LP ‘In the Blue Light’

Paul Simon is enjoying a victory lap at the end of his regular touring career (which will end on September 22 in New York), and as part of the ongoing celebration he unveiled plans for a new album, In the Blue Light, which finds the esteemed singer/songwriter revisiting and re-working songs from throughout his historic career.

One of those songs is “One Man’s Ceiling is Another Man’s Floor,” which originally featured on his 1973 album There Goes Rhymin’ Simon. The new version is available to stream below:

And here’s the original version, for comparison:

Here’s the track listing and information for the album, which will be out on September 8.

1 One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor
Paul Simon: Vocal, Percussion
Joel Wenhardt: Piano
Nate Smith: Drums
Jim Oblon: Guitar
John Patitucci: Bass
Edie Brickell: Finger Snaps
CJ Camerieri: Trumpet
Andy Snitzer: Saxophone

2 Love
Paul Simon: Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Harmonium
Bill Frisell: Electric Guitar
Steve Gadd: Drums
Renaud Garcia-Fons: Bass

3 Can’t Run But
Paul Simon: Vocal
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Arrangement by Bryce Dessner based on the original arrangement from Rhythm of the Saints by Marco Antônio Guimarães

4 How The Heart Approaches What It Yearns
Paul Simon: Vocal
Sullivan Fortner: Piano
Nate Smith: Drums
John Patitucci: Bass
Wynton Marsalis: Trumpet

5 Pigs, Sheep and Wolves
Paul Simon: Vocal, Percussion
Wynton Marsalis: Trumpet
Marcus Printup: Trumpet
Dan Block: Clarinet
Walter Blanding: Saxophone
Wycliffe Gordon: Tuba
Chris Crenshaw: Trombone
Marion Felder: Drums
Herlin Riley: Tambourine
Arrangement by Wynton Marsalis

6 René and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War
Paul Simon: Vocal, Electric Guitar
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Arrangement by Robert Sirota

7 The Teacher
Paul Simon: Vocal, Percussion
Odair Assad: Guitar
Sérgio Assad: Guitar
Renaud Garcia-Fons: Bass, Percussion
Walter Blanding: Saxophone
Jamey Haddad: Percussion

8 Darling Lorraine
Paul Simon: Vocal, Percussion
Bill Frisell: Electric Guitar
Vincent Nguini: Electric Guitar
Mark Stewart: Acoustic Guitar
Steve Gadd: Drums
John Patitucci: Bass
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Arrangement by Rob Moose

9 Some Folks’ Lives Roll Easy
Paul Simon: Vocal
Sullivan Fortner: Piano, Celeste
Jack DeJohnette: Drums
John Patitucci: Bass
Joe Lovano: Saxophone

10 Questions For The Angels
Paul Simon: Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Harmonica, Percussion
Bill Frisell: Electric Guitar
Sullivan Fortner: Harmonium, Chromelodeon
John Patitucci: Bass
Skip LaPlante: Percussion

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CJ Camerieri: trumpet, piccolo trumpet
Alex Sopp: flute, alto flute
Hideaki Aomori: clarinet, bass clarinet
Rob Moose: violin
Nadia Sirota: viola
Gabriel Cabezas: cello

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