Reviews

“John Simon is a sort of Leonard Bernstein of pop music.”-LIFE Magazine; Al Aronowitz

“John Simon produced The Band, Leonard Cohen, Simon and Garfunkle, Blood, Sweat and Tears, among others, and now, with his own album, he has produced a record that may be better than anything done by any of the above-named performers. The consistency of inventiveness, both in lyrics and music, is rather staggering.” – SHOW Magazine

“Best of the Month – a very special release demonstrating the impressive range of Simon’s talent.” – Stereo Review

“Unique, original, fresh and funny… John Simon is a superb, witty lyricist.” – N.Y. Observer, Rex Reed Review of Cabaret Act

“John Simon is a songwriter whose works should be represented in a Broadway show. His lyrics and music are so witty, so charming, and so wonderful that one cannot help wondering why the moguls of the Great White Way have not discovered him. Simon writes singable, adroit, intelligent and very musical songs.” – Woodstock Times

“Pick of the Pop…an individuality all too rare in pop today.” – TIME Magazine

“Bursting with talent.”- Rolling Stone Magazine

“Clever, articulate songs… somewhere between Dave Frishber and Randy Newman… an eccentric genial intelligence.” – Jon Pareles, N.Y. Times

“The subtle intimacy and nonchalant eloquence of his music weds to lyric lines that are consistently poignant, amusing, and stunningly clever.”- Gary Alexander, Daily Freeman Kingston, NY

“…strong lyrics over solid rhythms with a good touch of humor…there’s a lot to chew on.” – David Hinckley, NY, Daily News

“Simon’s songs are very honest, funny, and real… a wonderful craftsman of song.” – Paul Gorman, Village Voice

“A true original, must be heard to be believed.” – Stereophile

“…had the audience dancing in their seats.” – Daily News Review of Twyla Tharp Performance

“a deft and melodic texture of sonic occasions, ranging everywhere from march to waltz to disco.”-Newsweek; Jack Kroll Review of Twyla Tharp Performance

“Simon’s music is the highpoint; it’s a stylish pastiche that includes elements of circus music, big band, Dixieland, baroque music, rhythm and blues and rock… yet it has a clarity of focus.” – Newsday; Wayne Robins Review of Twyla Tharp Performance

 

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