2020 National Album Day, Limited Edition Release on Light Blue Coloured Vinyl.
Paul Simon's One-Trick Pony was released concurrently with the film of the same name, in which Simon also starred. Despite their similarities, the album and film are musically distinct: each features different versions of the same songs, as well as certain songs that appear exclusively on either the film or the album. The album is best known for the Grammy-nominated track "Late in the Evening" which was a hit for Simon in 1980, peaking at No. 6 in the United States. The title track was also released as a single and became a U.S. Top 40 hit. Both songs were also Top 20 hits on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart. Two of the tracks (the title song and "Ace in the Hole") were recorded live at the Agora Theatre and Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio in September 1979, while the rest are studio cuts.
Late in the Evening
That's Why God Made the Movies
One-Trick Pony" (Live at the Agora Theatre and Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio, September 1979)
How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns
Ace in the Hole" (duet with Richard Tee) (Live at the Agora Theatre and Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio, September 1979)
God Bless the Absentee
Long, Long Day" (with Patti Austin)