After many years of work, Paul Simon is finally ready to share his long-awaited collaboration with producer Brian Eno (U2, Talking Heads) with the listening public. The 11-track project, named “Surprise,” will be released May 9 in North America via Warner Bros. and a day earlier internationally. Some of the songs set to appear on “Surprise” are “Sons and Daughters,” “How Can You Live in the Northeast,” “Outrageous” and “Father and Daughter,” Simon’s contribution to 2002’s “The Wild Thornberrys Movie” which was nominated for the best original song Academy Award. Guest appearances include guitarist Bill Frisell, drummer Steve Gadd and pianist Herbie Hancock, whose 2005 album, “Possibilities,” featured a new recording with Simon of his “I Do It for Your Love.” “Surprise” is Simon‘s first studio album since 2000’s “You’re the One.”
I am not so sure I will run out to get this one, although I am a Bill Frisell fan.