Collected Works (Simon and Garfunkel album)

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Collected Works
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Cover to the CD edition
Box set by
Released1981
Recorded1964-1970
Genre Folk rock
Length156:57
Label Columbia
Producer Tom Wilson, Bob Johnston, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Roy Halee
Simon and Garfunkel chronology
Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits
(1972)
Collected Works
(1981)
The Concert in Central Park
(1982)

Collected Works is the first box set released by Simon & Garfunkel in 1981. It contains all five of their albums: Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. , Sounds of Silence , Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme , Bookends , and Bridge over Troubled Water . Originally released in 1981 as a 5-LP box set, it was reissued as a 3-CD set in 1990.

Simon & Garfunkel American music duo

Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk-rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel. One of the best-selling music groups of the 1960s, their biggest hits—including "The Sound of Silence" (1965), "Mrs. Robinson" (1968), "The Boxer" (1969), and "Bridge over Troubled Water" (1970)—reached number one on singles charts worldwide.

<i>Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.</i> 1964 studio album by Simon & Garfunkel

Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. is the debut studio album by American folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. Following their early gig as "Tom and Jerry", Columbia Records signed the two in late 1963. It was produced by Tom Wilson and engineered by Roy Halee. The cover and the label include the subtitle exciting new sounds in the folk tradition. Recorded in March 1964, the album was released on October 19.

<i>Sounds of Silence</i> 1966 studio album by Simon & Garfunkel

Sounds of Silence is the second studio album by Simon & Garfunkel, released on January 17, 1966. The album's title is a slight modification of the title of the duo's first major hit, "The Sound of Silence", which originally was released as "The Sounds of Silence". The song had earlier been released in an acoustic version on the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., and later on the soundtrack to the movie The Graduate. Without the knowledge of Paul Simon or Art Garfunkel, electric guitars, bass and drums were overdubbed by Columbia Records staff producer Tom Wilson on June 15, 1965. This new version was released as a single in September 1965, and opens the album.

The collection was succeeded in 2001 by The Columbia Studio Recordings (1964–1970) , which includes several bonus tracks in addition to the original album contents.

<i>The Columbia Studio Recordings (1964–1970)</i> 2001 box set by Simon & Garfunkel

The Columbia Studio Recordings (1964–1970) is the third box set of Simon & Garfunkel recordings. This 5 CD Set contains all of their studio albums from 1964 to 1970. The CDs are packaged in miniature recreations of the original LP jackets, and an annotated booklet is also included.

Track listing (CD edition)

Disc one

Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
1. "You Can Tell the World" – 2:45
2. "Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream" – 2:12
3. "Bleecker Street" – 2:45
4. "Sparrow" – 2:49
5. "Benedictus" – 2:41
6. "The Sound of Silence" (Acoustic version) – 3:07
7. "He Was My Brother" – 2:50
8. "Peggy-O" – 2:24
9. "Go Tell It on the Mountain" – 2:06
10. "The Sun Is Burning" – 2:49
11. "The Times They Are a-Changin'" – 2:54
12. "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M." – 2:17

The Sound of Silence song by Simon & Garfunkel

"The Sound of Silence", originally "The Sounds of Silence", is a song by the American music duo Simon & Garfunkel. The song was written by Paul Simon over several months in 1963 and 1964. A studio audition led to the duo signing a record deal with Columbia Records, and the song was recorded in March 1964 at Columbia Studios in New York City for inclusion on their debut album, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M..

Acoustic music music genre

Acoustic music is music that solely or primarily uses instruments that produce sound through acoustic means, as opposed to electric or electronic means; typically the phrase refers to that made by acoustic string instruments. While all music was once acoustic, the retronym "acoustic music" appeared after the advent of electric instruments, such as the electric guitar, electric violin, electric organ and synthesizer. Acoustic string instrumentations had long been a subset of popular music, particularly in folk. It stood in contrast to various other types of music in various eras, including big band music in the pre-rock era, and electric music in the rock era.

"Go Tell It on the Mountain" is an African-American spiritual song, compiled by John Wesley Work Jr., dating back to at least 1865, that has been sung and recorded by many gospel and secular performers. It is considered a Christmas carol because its original lyrics celebrate the Nativity of Jesus:

Sounds of Silence
13. "The Sound of Silence" (Electric instrument overdubs on acoustic version) – 3:08
14. "Leaves That Are Green" – 2:23
15. "Blessed" – 3:16
16. "Kathy's Song" – 3:21
17. "Somewhere They Can't Find Me" – 2:37
18. "Anji" – 2:17
19. "Richard Cory" – 2:57
20. "A Most Peculiar Man" – 2:33
21. "April Come She Will" – 1:51
22. "We've Got a Groovy Thing Goin'" – 1:59
23. "I Am a Rock" – 2:49

An electric musical instrument is one in which the use of electric devices determines or affects the sound produced by an instrument. Electric musical instruments are an example of electric music technology. It is also known as an amplified musical instrument due to the common utilization of an electronic instrument amplifier to project the intended sound as determined by electric signals from the instrument. Two common types of instrument amplifiers are the guitar amplifier and the bass amplifier. This is not the same as an electronic musical instrument, like a synthesizer, which uses entirely electronic means to both create and control sound.

Overdubbing is a technique used in audio recording, whereby a musical passage is recorded two or more times. This practice can be found with singers, as well as with instruments, or ensembles/orchestras.

"Richard Cory" is a song written by Paul Simon in early 1965, and recorded by Simon and Garfunkel for their second studio album, Sounds of Silence. The song was based on Edwin Arlington Robinson's 1897 poem of the same title.

Disc two

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
1. "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" – 3:11
2. "Patterns" – 2:44
3. "Cloudy" – 2:14
4. "Homeward Bound" – 2:30
5. "The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine" – 2:45
6. "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" – 1:40
7. "The Dangling Conversation" – 2:39
8. "Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall" – 2:12
9. "A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd Into Submission)" – 2:11
10. "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" – 2:04
11. "A Poem on the Underground Wall" – 1:55
12. "7 O'Clock News/Silent Night" – 1:58

<i>Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme</i> 1966 studio album by Simon & Garfunkel

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme is the third studio album by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel. Produced by Bob Johnston, the album was released on October 24, 1966 in the United States by Columbia Records. Following the success of their debut single "The Sound of Silence", Simon & Garfunkel regrouped after a time apart while Columbia issued their second album, a rushed collection titled Sounds of Silence. For their third album, the duo spent almost three months in the studio, for the first time extending a perfectionist nature both in terms of instrumentation and production.

"Patterns" is a song written by Paul Simon and included on his 1965 album The Paul Simon Songbook, and later recorded by Simon and Garfunkel on their third album, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. The lyrics are about how life is a labyrinthine maze, following patterns which are, because we are trapped in them, difficult to unravel or control.

"Cloudy" is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel from their third studio album, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966). It was co-written by Paul Simon and Bruce Woodley of the Seekers; that band later covered it on their 1967 album Seekers Seen in Green. The Cyrkle released a version of the song on their 1966 debut album, Red Rubber Ball. The title track, Red Rubber Ball, was also written by the duo of Woodley/Simon.

Bookends
13. "Bookends Theme" – 0:32
14. "Save the Life of My Child" – 2:49
15. "America" – 3:41
16. "Overs" – 2:11
17. "Voices of Old People" – 2:06
18. "Old Friends" - 2:35
19. "Bookends Theme" (Reprise) – 1:22
20. "Fakin' It" – 3:17
21. "Punky's Dilemma" – 2:14
22. "Mrs. Robinson" – 4:04
23. "A Hazy Shade of Winter" – 2:17
24. "At the Zoo" – 2:22

<i>Bookends</i> (album) 1968 studio album by Simon & Garfunkel

Bookends is the fourth studio album by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel. Produced by Paul Simon, Roy Halee and Art Garfunkel, the album was released on April 3, 1968, in the United States by Columbia Records. The duo had risen to fame two years prior with the albums Sounds of Silence and Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme and the soundtrack album for the 1967 film The Graduate.

"Bookends", also known as "Bookends Theme", is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel from their fourth studio album, Bookends (1968). It appears twice on the track listing, as the first and last song on side one of the original vinyl LP.

"Save the Life of My Child" is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel from their fourth studio album, Bookends (1968).

Disc three

Bridge over Troubled Water
1. "Bridge over Troubled Water" – 4:54
2. "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)" – 3:05
3. "Cecilia" – 2:54
4. "Keep the Customer Satisfied" – 2:33
5. "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright" – 3:47
6. "The Boxer" – 5:09
7. "Baby Driver" – 3:14
8. "The Only Living Boy in New York" – 3:59
9. "Why Don't You Write Me" – 2:45
10. "Bye Bye Love" – 2:55
11. "Song for the Asking" – 1:49

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