Paul Simon’s new God-haunted album

“For someone who is not a religious person, God comes up a lot in my songs.” – Paul Simon

The singer/songwriter – who began with partner Art Garfunkel in the late 60s as a folk duo – has a new album that is haunted by the idea (if not the person) of the Almighty.

Getting Ready for Christmas Day is based on a 1940s sermon by Rev. G. M. Gates

The Afterlife, Love and Hard Times, Questions for Angels

Simon says in the promo video for the LP:  “There seems to be a theme in the album – not intentional…I noticed that after the first 5 or 6 songs, that God seemed to be in 4 or 5 of them.”

You can stream the entire album from NPR First Listen for a limited time.

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