Although it is unknown whether Simon & Garfunkel have any plans to record new material, there will be a new release to coincide with the group's reunion tour, to be announced tomorrow (Sept. 9). O

Although it is unknown whether Simon & Garfunkel have any plans to record new material, there will be a new release to coincide with the group's reunion tour, to be announced tomorrow (Sept. 9). On Oct. 14, Columbia will release "The Essential Simon & Garfunkel," a 32-track, two-disc retrospective. The set sports four live cuts as well as the pair's 1975 reunion single "My Little Town."

Throughout the month of December, PBS stations will air the famed 1981 special "The Concert in Central Park," the pair's first major reunion concert after splitting for the better part of the '70s.

Simon & Garfunkel are expected to play about 40 dates in 35 major cities, working with local/regional promoters in each market, Billboard.com has learned. The trek will begin in mid-October and run through Christmas.

Here is the track list for "The Essential Simon & Garfunkel":

Disc one:
"He Was My Brother"
"Bleecker Street"
"The Sounds of Silence"
"Leaves That Are Green"
"April Come She Will"
"I Am a Rock"
"The Blues Run the Game"
"Scarborough Fair/Canticle"
"Cloudy"
"Homeward Bound"
"The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)"
"The Dangling Conversation"
"A Poem on the Underground Wall" (live)
"A Church Is Burning" (live)
"At the Zoo"
"A Hazy Shade of Winter"

Disc two:
"Mrs. Robinson"
"Punky's Dilemma"
"Fakin' It"
"Old Friends"
"America"
"Overs" (live)
"A Most Peculiar Man" (live)
"El Condor Pasa (If I Could)"
"Bridge Over Troubled Water"
"Cecilia"
"So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright"
"The Boxer"
"The Only Living Boy in New York"
"Song for the Asking"
"For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" (live)
"My Little Town"

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