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Simon & Garfunkel - Live From New York City, 1967

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    Simon & Garfunkel: Paul Simon (vocals, acoustic guitar); Art Garfunkel (vocals). Producers: Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Roy Halee, Bob Irwin. Recorded at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, New York on January 22, 1967. Includes liner notes by ......more

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Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
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Simon & Garfunkel: Paul Simon (vocals, acoustic guitar); Art Garfunkel (vocals). Producers: Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Roy Halee, Bob Irwin. Recorded at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, New York on January 22, 1967. Includes liner notes by Anthony DeCurtis. All tracks have been digitally remastered. This is a limited edition packaged in a deluxe rainbow-foil digipak. Simon & Garfunkel: Paul Simon (vocals, acoustic guitar); Art Garfunkel (vocals). Producers: Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Roy Halee, Bob Irwin. Recorded at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, New York on January 22, 1967. Includes liner notes by Anthony DeCurtis. All tracks have been digitally remastered. Though this live recording captures a high-profile Simon & Garfunkel concert on the band's home turf at what was arguably the height of their celebrity, it was not made available to the public until 35 years later. Decades down the road, it provides us with a snapshot of an important moment in American cultural history. Flower power was in full bloom, as was the "folk boom," the first flush of the singer-songwriter movement, and these two unassuming lads from Queens were at the vanguard. As they sing without a backing band, using only Paul Simon's skilled acoustic guitar work for accompaniment, the angelic purity of their voices nicely contrasts the world-wise, highly sophisticated lyrics of Simon's compositions. While there are a couple of non-LP tunes tackled here ("You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies," "A Church is Burning"), the real revelation comes with some of the more familiar songs. We're used to hearing such hits as "A Hazy Shade of Winter" and "I Am a Rock" all dolled up in full-band folk-rock regalia, but these acoustic versions show that the rhythmic inventions Simon utilized to make up for the lack of a band were ahead of their time, prefiguring the style subsequent folkies would employ years down the road. As attended to by Abe Velez, the whole package comes toge...
See Also:
The Essential Simon & Garfunkel, Sounds of Silence, The Best of Simon & Garfunkel, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, Bridge Over Troubled Water
See Influences:
Dion, Bert Jansch, The Byrds, The Everly Brothers, Dave Van Ronk, Martin Carthy, Frankie Lymon, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Davy Graham, The Flamingos (Doo Wop), Jackson C. Frank, Wizz Jones, The Beach Boys
See Contemporaries:
Crosby & Nash, Leonard Cohen, Richard & Mimi Farina (Duo), David Crosby, Donovan, Buffalo Springfield, Janis Ian, The Simon Sisters (Lucy and Carly), Stone Poneys, Randy Newman, Fairport Convention, Ian & Sylvia, Carly Simon, Patrick Sky, Bob Lind, Neil Young, The Youngbloods (60's), Steve Tilston, Chad & Jeremy, Cat Stevens, The Mamas & the Papas, Gordon Lightfoot, John Sebastian (Lovin' Spoonful), Harry Nilsson, Laura Nyro, Tim Buckley, 10,000 Maniacs, The Blue Things, Peter, Paul and Mary, James Taylor (Soft Rock), Eric Andersen, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Ralph McTell, The Byrds, The Arbors, Barry McGuire, The Lovin' Spoonful, Joni Mitchell
Track Listing:
    No track list available
Type:
Performer
Genre:
Rock & Pop
Subgenre:
Folk Rock
Label:
Sony Custom Marketing Group
Number of Discs:
1
Format:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Live
SPARS Coding:
DDD
Editorial Reviews:
Entertainment Weekly (7/19/02, p.74) - "...Captures the premier duo of their time in prime form..." - Rating: A Q (9/02, p.129) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A treasure..." Uncut (10/02, p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...these songs evoke their hopeful, thoughtful time as much as they transcend it." Mojo (Publisher) (9/02, p.113) - "...exquisite, austere recital...beautiful and bleak...S&G's art is heard here distilled to its very essence."
UPC:
886972668925
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