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Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water

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Bridge Over Troubled Water is the most enduring album in the beloved duo's catalog, boasting... more

Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water

Bridge Over Troubled Water is the most enduring album in the beloved duo's catalog, boasting some of their finest vocal performances as well as some of Simon's most accomplished songwriting. It spawned no less than four hit singles: 'The Boxer,' 'Cecilia,' 'El Condor Pasa' and the iconic title track, which became an instant standard and which remains one of the most-covered songs in pop history.

The album also features such beloved Simon and Garfunkel classics as 'Keep the Customer Satisfied,' 'Baby Driver,' 'The Only Living Boy in New York' and 'So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright.' Capturing the contemplative mood of the end of a tumultuous decade, Bridge Over Troubled Water quickly became one of the most popular albums of its time, appealing to counterculture audiences as well as mainstream listeners. The album spent two-and-a-half months at the top of the charts, selling more than five million copies at the time of its original release; it has since sold over 25 million copies worldwide.

It also won six Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year, and in 2003 was ranked at #51 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Now, four decades after its original release, Bridge Over Troubled Water is once again available in its original LP format utilizing Sundazed's exacting quality standards. Mastered from the original analog tapes, the album is pressed on high-quality, high-definition vinyl, with meticulously reproduced complete original cover art. It's the perfect way to re-experience this timeless classic.

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  • Interpret: Simon & Garfunkel

  • Album titlle: Bridge Over Troubled Water

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Label SUNDAZED

  • Price code VLP2
  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl Size LP (12 Inch)
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Artikelart LP

  • EAN: 0090771530219

  • weight in Kg 0.2
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water LP 1
01 Bridge Over Troubled Water
02 El Condor Pasa
03 Cecilia
04 Keep The Customer Satisfied
05 So Long Frank Lloyd Wright
06 The Boxer
07 Baby Driver
08 The Only Living Boy In New York
09 Why Don't You Write Me
10 Bye Bye Love
11 Song For The Asking
Simon & Garfunkel Even though books such as Lee Andresen's 'Battle... more
"Simon & Garfunkel"

Next Stop Vietnam

Simon & Garfunkel

Even though books such as Lee Andresen's 'Battle Notes…Music of the Vietnam War' list more than a half-dozen Simon & Garfunkel songs as being war-related, the folk duo cannot be characterized as protest singers. Neither Paul Simon's lyrics nor the pair's concerts were overtly political. When the Vietnam War cropped up it could be embedded in a news broadcast [as in 7 O'clock News/Silent Night], directly implied through name dropping [A Simple Desultory Philippic], or left to inference by the listener [Side Of The Hill from the 1965 LP 'The Paul Simon Songbook,' a UK release].

Both 7 O'clock News and A Simple Desultory Philippic are from 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.' The album went triple platinum, spent almost three years among 'Billboard's' Top 200 LPs and produced three hit singles (though not these two songs).

The news broadcast heard behind the strains of Silent Night would have had to air on August 3, 1966. The date can be pinpointed by the reference to comedian Lenny Bruce's death. Richard Nixon's quote, that "opposition to the war in this country is the greatest single weapon working against the United States," is permitted to pass with no comment. A Simple Desultory Philippic is the song's second version, Paul having recorded the first solo while in London. It is sometimes referred to with a subtitle: (Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd Into Submission). The Secretary of Defense is one of three Vietnam principals mentioned in the song. The other two are the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, Maxwell Taylor and singer Barry Sadler. To find the connection in Side Of The Hill one need only substitute Vietnam for Simon's "a land called somewhere."

Paul Simon was born on October 13, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey; Art Garfunkel on November 5, 1941 in Forest Hills, New York. The two met in high school and initially recorded as Everly Brothers sound-alikes, Tom & Jerry. Starting with 1965s The Sound Of Silence they were America's best-selling duo for the next six years. They had three #1 singles, three #1 albums and sold in excess of 20 million records. In addition to being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, they received Grammy's "Lifetime Achievement Award" in 2003.

Various - History Next Stop Is Vietnam 1961-2008 (13-CD)
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Tracklist
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water LP 1
01 Bridge Over Troubled Water
02 El Condor Pasa
03 Cecilia
04 Keep The Customer Satisfied
05 So Long Frank Lloyd Wright
06 The Boxer
07 Baby Driver
08 The Only Living Boy In New York
09 Why Don't You Write Me
10 Bye Bye Love
11 Song For The Asking