Vintage Simon & Garfunkel Live Set Due In July
As tipped here last summer, Simon & Garfunkel will soon be the subject of the first live album recorded during its heyday. "Live From New York City 1967," due in July from Columbia/Legacy, documenAs tipped here last summer, Simon & Garfunkel will soon be the subject of the first live album recorded during its heyday. "Live From New York City 1967," due in July from Columbia/Legacy, documents a Jan. 22, 1967, performance at the city's famed Lincoln Center that found Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel in a completely acoustic setting.
The show came shortly after the release of the duo's third album, "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme," which featured the No. 5 hit "Homeward Bound," "Scarborough Fair" (a No. 11 hit), "The Dangling Conversation" (a No. 25 hit), and "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" (a No. 53 hit).
The 19-track "Live From New York City 1967" was personally supervised by Simon, Garfunkel, and longtime producer/engineer Roy Halee. It features all of the above tracks (except "Scarborough Fair"), as well as the future B-side "You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies," the rare Simon solo cut "A Church Is Burning," and such favorites as "The Sound of Silence," "A Hazy Shade of Winter," and "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)."
Simon & Garfunkel split in 1971 but regrouped for a landmark free concert in New York's Central Park on Sept. 19, 1981. The Warner Bros. album of the show, "The Concert in Central Park," debuted at No. 6 on The Billboard 200. All five of Simon & Garfunkel's Columbia studio albums were reissued last year, each with a host of bonus tracks, new liner notes, and photos.
Here is the tracklist for "Live From New York City 1967":
"He Was My Brother"
"Leaves That Are Green"
"You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies"
"A Most Peculiar Man"
"59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)"
The Dangling Conversation"
"A Hazy Shade of Winter"
"A Poem on the Underground Wall"
"I Am a Rock"
"The Sound of Silence"
"For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her"
"A Church Is Burning"
"Wednesday Morning 3 AM"