Live 1969 - (Import CD)
Simon & Garfunkel
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- Rock & Pop
- Folk Rock
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- Live 1969 [Digipak]
- Studio / Live
Personnel: Paul Simon (vocals, guitar); Art Garfunkel (vocals); Fred Carter, Jr. (guitar); Larry Knechtel (keyboards); Joe Osborn (bass guitar); Hal Blaine (drums).
For folk legends Simon & Garfunkel, 1969 was both a peak year and the beginning of the end. They had achieved most of their hits and were about to record their classic final album at the time of this recording, which took place on a lucrative six-city U.S. tour. While other celebrated live albums by the duo have been released, and this tour in particular produced many bootlegs, this is the first official live concert album of that period, and is invaluable to fans. The duo's singing is stellar and the musical rapport is strong here, with no indication of the rupture that would take place soon after. Listeners will be amused by references to "new songs" like "Bridge Over Troubled Waters."
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- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Homeward Bound
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] At the Zoo
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] 59th Bridge Song, The (Feelin' Groovy)
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Song For the Asking
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Scarborough Fair/Canticle
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Mrs. Robinson
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Boxer, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Why Don't You Write Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Silver Haired Daddy of Mine, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Bridge Over Troubled Water
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Sound of Silence, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] I Am a Rock
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Old Friends/ Bookends Theme
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Leaves That Are Green
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Kathy's Song
Rolling Stone (p.69) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The audiences gathered for these sets were hearing 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' for the first time, and their amazement at its beauty is palpable."
Dirty Linen (p.77) - "LIVE 1969 captures the duo at its peak....[The recording allows] Simon's poetic lyricism and acoustic mastery and Garfunkel's angelic harmonies to be heard as they were intended to be."
Pitchfork (Website) - "For all their politeness, they still took risks, still tried to innovate, as this document of their short 1969 tour proves....Part of the pleasure of listening to LIVE 1969 is hearing early versions of 'Why Don't You Write Me' and 'Song for the Asking' and imagining what it would have been like to hear them with fresh ears..."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.96) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "There are the expected hits....Happily, the pair are also in a conversational mood, adding to the overall warmth of an engaging performance."
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