Paul Simon will release a box set, 'The Complete Albums Collection,' which gathers all of his solo albums in a hefty 15-disc package. The set will be released on Oct. 15, two days after the singer-songwriter celebrates his 72nd birthday.

The set comprises 12 studio albums and two concert recordings released over a 45-year span, starting with 1965's 'The Paul Simon Song Book' and running through 2011's 'So Beautiful or So What.'

Sandwiched in between are classic albums like his 1972 self-titled LP (which includes hits like 'Mother and Child Reunion' and 'Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard'), 1975's Grammy-winning 'Still Crazy After All These Years' and 1986's groundbreaking 'Graceland.'

Many of the records compiled on 'Paul Simon -- The Complete Albums Collection' -- which come in sleeves reproducing the original album art -- will feature bonus tracks, including alternate versions, demo recordings and live tracks. More than three dozen bonus cuts are included.

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