One-Trick Pony, Paul Simon's fifth solo studio album, was 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 with the label. Paul Simon's One-Trick Pony was released concurrently with the film of the same name, in which Simon also starred.
The music on this album was created for the Paul Simon Movie "One-Trick Pony. Original copies came with inner photo sleeve, dead wax indicates mastering by "Sterling". Recorded at A&R Studios, New York except "Ace in the hole" and "One Trick Pony" recorded live at The Agora Club/Cleveland, Ohio September, 1979. Matrix, Runout (A Side Etched): B-15216 HS-1-3472 A2+ + △472.
Though it was released to coincide with the opening of the film One-Trick Pony, which Paul Simon wrote and starred in, the One-Trick Pony album is not a soundtrack, as it is sometimes categorized, at least, not exactly. If it were, it might contain the Paul Simon song "Soft Parachutes" and other non-Simon music featured in the movie. Instead, this is a studio album containing many of the movie songs, some of them in the same performances (two were cut live at the Agora Club in Cleveland).
Band Name Paul Simon. Album Name One Trick Pony. Erscheinungsdatum 1980. Labels Warner Music Group. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen3. 1. Late in the Evening. 2. That's Why God Made the Movies. 4. How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns. 9. God Bless the Absentee.
Ultimately, One Trick Pony fails as both a soundtrack album and as a standalone release because of the overwhelmingly boring atmosphere of the album as a whole. Save for Late in the Evening, Pony lacks the high standard of quality that all of Paul Simon’s releases had maintained so vehemently up to that point.
Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). There are cuts on this CD I like and too many that are something of a muddle. The title cut is from or was made for a movie of the same name.
That's Why God Made the Movies. Long, Long Day. Bonus tracks on 2004 reissue. All Because of You. Spiral Highway. Stranded in a Limousine. MusicBrainz: One-Trick Pony.