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June 20, 1972



folk rock



Album Tracks:

  1. Mrs. Robinson
  2. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
  3. The Boxer
  4. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
  5. The Sound of Silence
  6. I Am a Rock
  7. Scarborough Fair/Canticle
  8. Homeward Bound
  9. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  10. America
  11. Kathy’s Song
  12. El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
  13. Bookends Theme
  14. Cecilia

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Simon & Garfunkel


“This album was released within weeks of the duo getting back together for a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden on behalf of George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign. Simon & Garfunkel’s work had never been compiled before, but their albums were still selling so well as catalog items that this record should have been superfluous. Instead, it touched all the right buttons, providing an overview of the duo’s most popular songs and biggest singles, but also offering longtime fans a previously unissued alternate take of America and live versions of For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her, Homeward Bound, Feelin’ Groovy, and Kathy’s Song, which meant that even fans who already had everything else they’d ever released wanted to own it.” BE

“Over the years, its value has lessened somewhat with the release of more ambitious, wider-ranging compilations of their work that were also mastered more carefully, from better sources, though this is still the best easily available single disc on the duo. All of their most identifiable and widely embraced hits, from The Sounds of Silence to Bridge Over Troubled Water, are represented here, along with the duo’s best-known and most personal album cuts…making it a decent introduction for the total neophyte – what’s missing are some interesting and ambitious singles that either haven’t stood the test of time (‘Fakin’ It’) or were artistic blind alleys (‘The Dangling Conversation’), plus ‘Punky’s Dilemma,’ a perennial FM radio favorite that lay just below Columbia Records' and the duo’s radar.” BE

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Last updated May 5, 2011.