Simon & Garfunkel – The Columbia Studio Recordings 1964-1970 [5CD Box Set] (2001)

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Simon and Garfunkel’s career as a duo was remarkably brief (five albums in six years), if no less commercially potent (a slew of Top 40 singles, two Number One albums, and the requisite handful of Grammy Awards). This box set compiles digitally remastered versions of the original S&G albums, each expanded to include bonus tracks (mostly previously unissued demos with a few scattered outtakes, the quartet on Sounds of Silence the best of the lot) and a booklet featuring new notes for each album and song lyrics. It’s a rewarding journey, wending from the almost slavish folk devotion of Wednesday Morning 3 AM through the greeting-card iconoclasm of Sounds of Silence, the madrigal-pop of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme to the increasingly impressionistic lyrical landscape of Bookends.

Disc 1 Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.

01. You Can Tell The World (2:49)
02. Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream (2:13)
03. Bleecker Street (2:47)
04. Sparrow (2:51)
05. Benedictus (2:42)
06. The Sound Of Silence (3:09)
07. He Was My Brother (2:53)
08. Peggy-O (2:29)
09. Go Tell It On The Mountain (2:09)
10. The Sun Is Burning (2:50)
11. The Times They Are A-Changin’ (2:55)
12. Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. (2:24)
13. Bleecker Street (Demo) (2:46)
14. He Was My Brother (Alternate Take 1) (2:52)
15. The Sun Is Burning (Alternate Take 12) (2:47)

Disc 2 Sounds Of Silence

01. The Sound Of Silence (3:09)
02. Leaves That Are Green (2:25)
03. Blessed (3:18)
04. Kathy’s Song (3:21)
05. Somewhere They Can’t Find Me (2:38)
06. Anji (2:18)
07. Richard Cory (2:59)
08. A Most Peculiar Man (2:34)
09. April Come She Will (1:53)
10. We’ve Got A Groovy Thing Goin’ (2:01)
11. I Am A Rock (2:59)
12. Blues Run The Game (Bonus) (2:55)
13. Barbriallen (Demo) (4:06)
14. Rose Of Aberdeen (Demo) (2:03)
15. Roving Gambler (Demo) (3:04)

Disc 3 Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme

01. Scarborough Fair/Canticle (3:14)
02. Patterns (2:49)
03. Cloudy (2:25)
04. Homeward Bound (2:33)
05. The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine (2:51)
06. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) (1:58)
07. The Dangling Conversation (2:42)
08. Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall (2:14)
09. A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara’d into Submission) (2:23)
10. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her (2:09)
11. A Poem on the Underground Wall (1:57)
12. 7 O’Clock News/Silent Night (2:12)
13. Patterns (Demo) (2:56)
14. A Poem on the Underground Wall (Demo) (1:51)

Disc 4 Bookends

01. Bookends Theme (0:33)
02. Save The Life Of My Child (2:49)
03. America (3:36)
04. Overs (2:19)
05. Voices Of Old People (2:07)
06. Old Friends (2:36)
07. Bookends Theme (1:24)
08. Fakin’ It (3:22)
09. Punky’s Dilemma (2:18)
10. Mrs. Robinson (4:07)
11. A Hazy Shade Of Winter (2:18)
12. At The Zoo (2:32)
13. You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies (2:19)
14. Old Friends (Demo) (2:11)

Disc 5 Bridge Over Troubled Water

01. Bridge over Troubled Water (4:56)
02. El Condor Pasa (If I Could) (3:09)
03. Cecilia (2:55)
04. Keep the Customer Satisfied (2:38)
05. So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright (3:45)
06. The Boxer (5:13)
07. Baby Driver (3:17)
08. The Only Living Boy in New York (4:02)
09. Why Don’t You Write Me (2:46)
10. Bye Bye Love (2:53)
11. Song for the Asking (2:00)
12. Feuilles-O (Demo) (1:45)
13. Bridge over Troubled Water (Demo Take 6) (4:46)

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