Saturday, June 22, 2013

Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits

Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits
by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel [Compact Disc 781.66 Sim]

I remember listening to the vinyl record of this album when I was younger from my mom's old records, and I was thrilled that Lincoln City Libraries had it in our collection. This CD includes the greatest hits of Simon and Garfunkel. It was released in 1972, two years after the group disbanded (they reformed later--twice, and have performed as recently as 2010). Interestingly, several of the songs on the CD were recorded live from a 1969 concert in St. Louis, so many of the tracks include audience applause. Every single song on the CD is great, including: "Mrs. Robinson," "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)," "I Am a Rock," "Scarborough Fair," "Homeward Bound," "Bridge over Troubled Water," and my personal favorite: "Cecilia.". [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Simon and Garfunkel: the biography, by Victoria Kingston; The Essential Simon and Garfunkel, Music CD; The Best of Simon and Garfunkel, Music CD.] -- recommended by Jeremiah J. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ official Simon and Garfunkel web site ]

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