Saturday, September 21, 2013

Simon & Garkfunkel: The Columbia Studio Recordings 1964-1970 [Music CD]

The Columbia Studio Recordings 1964-1970 by Simon & Garfunkel
Simon & Garfunkel never felt like a singles band to me. Sure, there's the massive, mega-hits: "Mrs. Robinson", "The Sound of Silence", "The Boxer", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Cecelia", etc., but Paul Simon's songwriting abilities were never simply tunnel visioned to the radio dial. All five of Paul & Artie's studio albums are classics that are meant to be heard front to back and then back to front again. With the Columbia Studio Recordings boxed set, we can hear every song, every angelic harmony, every sweet acoustic guitar move and every perfect arrangement.  

Six or seven years is not a whole lot time in the grand scheme of things, but Simon & Garfunkel made it count with their prolific run as Columbia Records recording artists.

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