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Bridge Over Troubled Water [40th Anniversary Edition] [CD/DVD]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The massive commercial success of Bridge Over Troubled Water -- it topped the charts for ten weeks, won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, included four hit singles, and has sold more than five million copies in the U.S. -- tends to exaggerate its significance in the Simon & Garfunkel catalog. Actually, it's a step down from the masterpiece of Bookends, containing some filler, such as the comic if slight "Baby Driver" and the pleasant if inessential live cover of the Everly Brothers' "Bye Bye Love"; it also lacks the previous album's musical and thematic unity. Still, one is admittedly splitting hairs when talking about an album that contains such classics as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The massive commercial success of Bridge Over Troubled Water -- it topped the charts for ten weeks, won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, included four hit singles, and has sold more than five million copies in the U.S. -- tends to exaggerate its significance in the Simon & Garfunkel catalog. Actually, it's a step down from the masterpiece of Bookends, containing some filler, such as the comic if slight "Baby Driver" and the pleasant if inessential live cover of the Everly Brothers' "Bye Bye Love"; it also lacks the previous album's musical and thematic unity. Still, one is admittedly splitting hairs when talking about an album that contains such classics as the title song and "The Boxer," as well as such notable tunes as "Cecilia," "El Condor Pasa," and "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright." This is Simon & Garfunkel's most popular album because it legitimately spoke to its audience, and much of it continues to set standards in thoughtful pop music decades later. [The 40th Anniversary Edition of Bridge Over Troubled Water adds little in the way of music -- indeed, it strips away the two bonus tracks "Feuilles-O" and an alternate "Bridge Over Trouble Water" added to the 2001 remaster of the classic -- but there is a handsome booklet and an additional DVD that contains the CBS television special Songs of America, a documentary of Simon & Garfunkel's 1969 tour never rebroadcast since its original airing, as well as a new documentary about the making of the album.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2011
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 886978272423
  • Catalog Number: 782724
  • Sales rank: 3,492

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bridge Over Troubled Water (4:55)
  2. 2 El Condor Pasa (If I Could) (3:09)
  3. 3 Cecilia (2:54)
  4. 4 Keep the Customer Satisfied (2:37)
  5. 5 So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright (3:45)
  6. 6 The Boxer (5:12)
  7. 7 Baby Driver (3:17)
  8. 8 The Only Living Boy In New York (4:01)
  9. 9 Why Don't You Write Me (2:46)
  10. 10 Bye Bye Love (2:52)
  11. 11 Song For the Asking (1:50)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Songs of America
  2. 2 The Harmony Game
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Simon & Garfunkel Primary Artist
Paul Simon Guitar
Hal Blaine Drums
Ernie Freeman Strings
Larry Knechtel Keyboards
Fred Carter Jr. Guitar
Joe Osborn Bass
Jimmy Haskell Strings
Technical Credits
Art Garfunkel Producer, Executive Producer, Concept, Execution
Paul Simon Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Concept, Execution
Felice Bryant Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Roy Halee Producer, Engineer
Michael Hill Liner Notes
Jorge Milchberg Composer
Anthony DeCurtis Liner Notes
Bob Irwin Reissue Producer
Phil Yarnall Art Direction
Daniel Alomía Robles Composer
William Flanagan Interviewer
Tom Tierney Memorabilia
Robert Drew Executive Producer
Merrill Friedman Memorabilia
Jennifer Lebeau Director, Producer
Jean-Christophe Hilaire Memorabilia
Charles Grodin Director, Concept, Execution
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