SIMON & GARFUNKEL Live From New York City, 1967 (2007) & Live 1969 (2009)

Live From New York City, 1967 (2007)
Live 1969
Two Guys

Only 58 songs (or so) make up the legacy of the original Simon & Garfunkel, and that number includes folk covers, traditional arrangements and oddities. I’m hard pressed to think of an example, besides The Beatles, of such a high concentration of quality material. Credit Art Garfunkel’s perfectly angelic voice and composer Paul Simon’s stingy, infuriating perfectionism. These two excellent live recordings offer an overview of that singularly unique relationship. Live From New York City, 1967, encapsulates S&G Phase I, captured on the Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme tour. There are not many surprises, as their consistent quality was a given, though, they do perform the rare B-side, “You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies,” and preview “A Hazy Shade Of Winter,” from the upcoming Bookends (and the start of S&G Phase II). Live 1969 offers a slightly different dynamic as Paul & Art, on their last tour together before splitting up, would bring a small band along for the ride (appearing on only a few tracks here) to premiere material from their upcoming, Grammy-busting masterwork, Bridge Over Troubled Water. Hearing Artie on the title track, with only piano accompaniment (before the song’s release), is simply sublime. You can’t go wrong with either and both are worth your time. Get Live From New York City, 1967 (HERE) and Live 1969 (HERE) cheap @ Amazon.

He Was My Brother
Leaves That Are Green
Homeward Bound
You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies
A Most Peculiar Man
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
The Dangling Conversation
Richard Cory
A Hazy Shade Of Winter
A Poem On The Underground Wall
I Am A Rock
The Sound Of Silence
For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
A Church Is Burning
Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.

LIVE 1969
Homeward Bound
At The Zoo
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
Song For The Asking
For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
Scarborough Fair/Canticle
Mrs. Robinson
The Boxer
Why Don’t You Write Me
So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright
That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine
Bridge Over Troubled Water
The Sound Of Silence
I Am A Rock
Old Friends/Bookends
Leaves That Are Green
Kathy’s Song



  • Capt. Willard
    November 2, 2010 - 20:07 | Permalink

    Get them HERE.

  • tfriend
    January 8, 2013 - 14:42 | Permalink


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