Art Garfunkel: The Singer 40-Song, 2-CD Collection


Art Garfunkel
Pulling together all the roots and branches of Art Garfunkel's remarkable career in music, The Singer is a 40-song collection of songs hand-picked by the artist himself. Spanning the years from the first Simon & Garfunkel album of 1964 (Wednesday Morning, 3AM) up through 2007's Great American Songbook album (Some Enchanted Evening), this two-CD retrospective will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting April 10 through Columbia/Legacy.

In addition to curating The Singer, Garfunkel provides his own personal track-by-track annotations, which appear in the booklet in his handwritten form. The notes are as unique as Garfunkel himself. He writes of "Cecilia," the S&G hit single from 1970: "'Car!' we called in Queens. Then we stopped the game and stepped aside. I grew up where the brick houses were semi-attached with driveways in between. Punchball was king. Somehow the yelling we did as street kids found its way to 'Cecilia.' We shouted the song over a track we made from a tape loop of rhythmic hand clapping onto our blue jeans."

The weaving of songs from the Simon & Garfunkel repertoire with songs from Art Garfunkel's repertoire as a solo artist is one of the hallmarks of The Singer, as the collection takes on a timeless air, moving back and forth through time in a seamless pattern.

CD One:

  • 1. "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Bridge Over Troubled Water, 1970)
  • 2. "All I Know" with Jimmy Webb (Up 'Til Now, 1993)
  • 3. "Perfect Moment" with Buddy Mondlock & Maia Sharp (Everything Waits To Be Noticed, 2002)
  • 4. "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" (Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme, 1966)
  • 5. "Cryin' In The Rain" with James Taylor (Up ‘Til Now, 1993)
  • 6. "I Only Have Eyes For You" with Nicky Hopkins (Breakaway, 1975)
  • 7. "The Boxer" (Bridge Over Troubled Water, 1970)
  • 8. "Cecilia" (Bridge Over Troubled Water, 1970)
  • 9. "99 Miles From L.A." (Breakaway, 1975)
  • 10. "Wednesday Morning 3AM" (Simon & Garfunkel Live From NYC, 1967) (2002)
  • 11. "(What A) Wonderful World" with James Taylor and Paul Simon (Watermark, 1978)
  • 12. "Bright Eyes" (Fate For Breakfast, UK, 1979)
  • 13. "Two Sleepy People," arranged by Dick Hyman (Up 'Til Now, 1993)
  • 14. "Skywriter" (Up 'Til Now, 1993)
  • 15. "My Little Town" (Breakaway, 1975)
  • 16. "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" (Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits, 1972)
  • 17. "Some Enchanted Evening" (Some Enchanted Evening, 2007)
  • 18. "Disney Girls" with Bruce Johnston and Toni Tenille (Breakaway, 1975)
  • 19. "The Thread" with Maia Sharp and Buddy Mondlock" (Everything Waits To Be Noticed, 2002)
  • 20. "Barbara Allen" (Angel Clare, 1973)

    CD Two:

  • 1. "Kathy’s Song" (Simon & Garfunkel - Old Friends: Live On Stage, 2004)
  • 2. "Scissors Cut" (Scissors Cut, 1981)
  • 3. "The Sound Of Silence" (Wednesday Morning, 3AM, 1964)
  • 4. "Breakaway" with Graham Nash and David Crosby (Breakaway, 1975)
  • 5. "So Long Frank Lloyd Wright" (Bridge Over Troubled Water, 1970)
  • 6. "Waters Of March" with Billy Payne (Breakaway, 1975)
  • 7. "Old Friends / Bookends" (Bookends, 1968)
  • 8. "The Decree" (The Animals' Christmas, 1986)
  • 9. "A Hazy Shade Of Winter" (Bookends, 1968)
  • 10. "El Condor Pasa" (Bridge Over Troubled Water, 1970)
  • 11. "I Wonder Why" with Kenny Rankin (Lefty, 1988)
  • 12. "The Promise" with Steve Gadd (Lefty, 1988)
  • 13. "I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face" (Some Enchanted Evening, 2007)
  • 14. "When A Man Loves A Woman" with Michael Brecker (Lefty, 1988)
  • 15. "O Come All Ye Faithful" with Eric Weissberg (Acoustic Christmas, 1990)
  • 16. "April Come She Will" (Sounds Of Silence, 1965)
  • 17. "Mrs. Robinson" (Bookends, 1968)
  • 18. "A Heart In New York" with Michael Brecker (Scissors Cut, 1981)
  • 19. "Song For The Asking" (Simon & Garfunkel Live 1969, 2008)
  • 20. "In Cars" (Scissors Cut, 1981)

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    [Published on: 2/16/12]

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