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From Queens to Stardom: The Musical Journey of Paul Simon – A Documentary of Triumph and Creativity

‘In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon’ spotlights the dynamic narrative of a modest kid from Queens borough who skyrocketed to stardom. This homage encapsulates Paul Simon’s melodious intellect, portraying him as a living legend who defined American songwriting. It unfurls the life of Simon, delving into his present life and the footsteps that led him here.

Now in his autumn years, Simon has recently introduced a new album ‘Seven Psalms’. Standing out for its distinctive format, it is a nearly forty-minute-long symphony, delivered in one track. The album emanates a spiritual message through a mournful guitar, carrying the hallmark of Simon’s distinctive voice.

Directed by Oscar laureate Alex Gibney, the documentary provides a magnetic glance at this esteemed songwriter’s career. From his era as half of ‘Simon & Garfunkel’ to his current solo venture, it takes us on an unexpected, yet engaging journey through musical history.

Simon’s creativeness can be traced back to his childhood home in Flushing, Queens where he composed ‘Simon & Garfunkel’s first major hit. A surprising anecdote reveals his almost ruinous influence on Frank Sinatra’s cover of his song, in spite of not being a Sinatra fanatic.

The documentary serves as an open journal, reflecting every minute detail of Simon’s career from the struggling early days to his efflorescence as an iconic figure in the music industry.


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