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Watch Paul Simon and David Byrne Play a Talking Heads Song


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Last night, Paul Simon played an intimate show at New York's Webster Hall that was filmed for some undisclosed future release. His band was crisp, his voice was like buttah, and the highlights came late in the night: an epically gorgeous solo rendition of "The Sound of Silence" that showed off his out-of-this-world finger picking, a touching cover of "Here Comes the Sun" (which he'd performed with his pal George Harrison on SNL in 1976), and a pair of songs with special guest David Byrne. The spritely Byrne sounded incredible on the Talking Heads' "Road to Nowhere" and brought so much energy to the stage, he invigorated what was threatening to become a snoozy set -- he also nearly took a spill dancing to "You Can Call Me Al" that made the whole room gasp. But our favorite part was learning that Byrne knows about as many words to "Al" as the rest of us do.

"Road to Nowhere"

"You Can Call Me Al"

"The Sound of Silence"

"Here Comes the Sun"

[Photo: Eugene Gologursky/]

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