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Paul Simon and Sting collaboration continues 

added: 11 Feb 2014 // by: VVN Music 

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Paul Simon and Sting opened their "On Stage Together" tour on Saturday night at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX with a show that proved they were serious when they said they would be collaborating on their music.

The pair shared the stage for a third of the concert (10 out of 30 songs) with the rest split between individual sets. In addition, their bands melded together into one large outfit supporting both artists.

Both artists performed music from throughout their careers with emphasis on their solo material. Thirteen songs from Simon's solo career were performed, including one by Sting, while three were done from the Simon and Garfunkel repertoire. Sting was a little more generous with nine of his solo songs done and five from his time with the Police.

The set list:

Main Set

•Paul Simon and Sting

◦Brand New Day (from Sting's Brand New Day, 1999)
◦The Boy in the Bubble (from Paul Simon's Graceland, 1986)
◦Fields of Gold (from Sting's Ten Summoner's Tales, 1993)

•Sting
◦Every Little Thing She Does is Magic (from The Police's Ghost in the Machine, 1981)
◦Englishman in New York (from Sting's ...Nothing Like the Sun, 1987)
◦I Hung My Head (from Sting's Mercury Falling, 1996)
◦Driven To Tears (from The Police's Zenyatta Mondatta, 1980)

•Paul Simon and Sting
◦Love is the Seventh Wave (from Sting's The Dream of the Blue Turtles, 1985)
◦Mother and Child Reunion (from Paul Simon's Paul Simon, 1972)

•Paul Simon
◦Crazy Love, Volume II (from Paul Simon's Graceland, 1986)
◦Dazzling Blue (from Paul Simon's So Beautiful or So What, 2011)
◦50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (from Paul Simon's Still Crazy After All These Years, 1975)
◦Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard (from Paul Simon's There Goes Rhymin' Simon, 1973)
◦That Was Your Mother (from Paul Simon's Graceland, 1986)

•Paul Simon and Sting
◦Fragile (from Sting's ...Nothing Like the Sun, 1987)

•Sting
◦America (from Simon and Garfunkel's Bookends, 1968)
◦Message in a Bottle (from The Police's Reggatta de Blanc, 1979)
◦The Hounds of Winter (from Sting's Mercury Falling, 1996)
◦They Dance Alone (from Sting's ...Nothing Like the Sun, 1987)
◦Roxanne (from The Police's Outlandos d'Amour, 1978)
◦Desert Rose (from Sting's Brand New Day, 1999)

•Paul Simon and Sting
◦The Boxer (from Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Waters, 1970)

•Paul Simon
◦The Obvious Child (from Paul Simon's The Rhythm of the Saints, 1990)
◦Hearts and Bones/Mystery Train/Wheels (from Paul Simon's Hearts and Bones, 1983 / Junior Parker cover / Chet Atkins cover)
◦Kodachrome/Gone At Last (from Paul Simon's There Goes Rhymin' Simon, 1973 / Still Crazy After All These Years, 1975)
◦Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (from Paul Simon's Graceland, 1986)
◦You Can Call Me Al (from Paul Simon's Graceland, 1986)

Encore 1
•Paul Simon and Sting
◦Every Breath You Take (from The Police's Synchronicity, 1983)
◦Late in the Evening (from Paul Simon's One-Trick Pony, 1980)

Encore 2
•Paul Simon and Sting
◦Bridge Over Troubled Water (from Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Waters, 1970)

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