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Everything Waits to Be Noticed
     

Everything Waits to Be Noticed

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by Art Garfunkel
 
Making his technical debut as a songwriter (technical in that his prose poems serve as a lyric source on several tracks), Art Garfunkel takes top billing in what actually qualifies as a collaboration with two other singer/songwriters, Nashville's Buddy Mondlock and L.A.-based Maia Sharp; producer/songwriter Billy

Overview

Making his technical debut as a songwriter (technical in that his prose poems serve as a lyric source on several tracks), Art Garfunkel takes top billing in what actually qualifies as a collaboration with two other singer/songwriters, Nashville's Buddy Mondlock and L.A.-based Maia Sharp; producer/songwriter Billy Mann plays an essential creative role as well. For all the diverse input, this remains a Garfunkel project at heart. His airy, delicate singing, remarkably identical in quality to his earliest recordings some 40 years earlier, provides the essential textural reference; Mondlock's vocals uncannily replicate Garfunkel's from the opening moments of "Bounce" and elsewhere throughout the album. Only two of these songs were written by outsiders, and these -- the self-consciously buoyant "Young and Free" and uncomfortably precious "What I Love About Rain" -- don't match the rest in either musical or lyrical accomplishment. Two in particular create near-magical spells, and both are draw from Garfunkel's writing: "The Thread," a wistful chronicle of love lost amidst references to romantic landmarks in New York, and "Perfect Moment," an account of strangers exchanging glances in a theater lobby and achieving, in that timeless second, all the perfection and connection two people might expect. This performance, musically reminiscent of the Simon & Garfunkel classic "For Emily," is exquisitely crafted and impeccably performed -- a high point not only here, but in all of Garfunkel's catalog.

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - Tom Nawrocki
[Garfunkel's] tenor soars and croons through Everything Waits to Be Noticed.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/08/2002
Label:
Manhattan Records
UPC:
0724354099021
catalogNumber:
40990

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Art Garfunkel   Primary Artist
Buddy Mondlock   Acoustic Guitar
Robert Mason   Cello
Eric Darken   Percussion
Steve Brewster   Drums
Connie Ellisor   Violin
Shannon Forrest   Percussion,Drums
Carl Gorodetzky   Violin
Jim Grosjean   Viola
Tony Harrell   Accordion,Keyboards
Lee Larrison   Violin
George Marinelli   Electric Guitar
Maia Sharp   Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone
Pamela Sixfin   Violin
Alan Umstead   Violin
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Billy Mann   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Larry Beaird   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Guitar (Nylon String)
Mark Hill   Bass
Carole A. Rabinowitz   Cello
Jeff King   Mandolin,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Carl Marsh   String Arrangements,Cello Arrangement
Jann Wenner   Liner Notes
Herb Tassin   Engineer
Billy Mann   Producer
Burton Yount   Art Direction

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Everything Waits to Be Noticed 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this album. It features Buddy Mondlock, Art Garfunkel and Maia Sharp and I think that those 3 are extremely talented. I love this album because the harmony is different but familiar at the same time. It's different from the "Simon and Garfunkel" sound of course. It is a collection of songs that will touch almost everyone's heart and make them really think of the lyrics and imagine what they mean.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Art Garfunkel, Maia Sharp and Buddy Mondlock blend and harmonize their vocals brilliantly on some inspired tunes written by the trio, as well as by producer Billy Mann, Garth Brooks, Lyle/Gallagher and Pierce Pettis. Elements of jazz, rock and country are heard intermittently on this pop album that had considerable air time on American Adult Contemporary radio. This is really a change from the seven albums of ballads Garfunkel made from 1973-1988. These are almost all moderate to moderately fast tunes. Although Grammy awards in the pop categories are usually reserved for platinum-selling albums because this guarantees there will be alot of satisfied Grammy show viewers, "EWTBN" deserves "Album of the Year" for 2003 (It was released on Oct., 8, 2002 and the 2003 Grammy season includes those US releases from Oct 1, 2002 to Sept., 30, 2003).
Guest More than 1 year ago
After ANGEL CLARE and WATERMARK, I was not sure if AG could ever hit that high mark again. This album convinces me he can. It captures you into not only listening and loving the music, but to be fascinated that his voice can remain as pure as it was 35 years ago. The high quality of this recording makes one want to grab a cup of coffee on a quiet morning and simply take it all in. A superb job.