Simon And Garfunkel - Simon And Garfunkel's Greatest Hits (Vinyl)

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The album was a mix of original studio recordings and four previously unreleased live recordings. The album's minimalist packaging does not specifically date the latter; however, the live versions of "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" and "Kathy's Song" included on Greatest Hits were also included on the 2008 album Live 1969. The liner notes to Live 1969 state that these two songs were both recorded at a November 1969 concert in St. Louis, Missouri. According to the liner notes from Collected Works, however, the version of "Kathy's Song" was taken from a 1968 concert in Vermont.

 



I bought this partly through nostalgia as my late father loved this LP. I grew up with this and remember recording certain favourite tracks to my dodgy cassette recorder by placing the mic between the stereo speakers my dad built. So I've bought this vinyl version even though I've possessed the CD for some time. The first thing I'll say is I bought the re mastered versions of Pink Floyd's DSOTM and WYWH at the same time on Vinyl and the pressing on the PF albums is miserable with pressed noise and a lack of detail generally. This album on the other hand shines as an example of how vinyl can really sound. Superb pressing with no track noise and great detail. The music is fantastic and the lyrics...well just listen!! I actually love the mix of 'live' and studio tracks complete with applause - I know it annoys some people. But I grew up with this and always hear the next track in my head as a track comes to an end, complete with applause!! This may not be on the heaviest vinyl but, as my experience with pink floyd has borne out, that doesn't necessarily mean anything. If you are after a true hi fi faithful reproduction on vinyl of this album which sparkles then I heartily recommend.

By: DamianR


A1 Mrs. Robinson
A2 For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
A3 The Boxer
A4 The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
A5 The Sound Of Silence
A6 I Am A Rock
A7 Scarborough Fair/Canticle
B1 Homeward Bound
B2 Bridge Over Troubled Water
B3 America
B4 Kathy's Song
B5 El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
B6 Bookends
B7 Cecilia



Includes Download Code Insert

Columbia Records 19075817661