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Posted October 1, 2010
Picked up the new release ''Simon & Garfunkel Live from New York City''. This is indeed a fine album. Recorded live at The Philharmonic Hall on January 22, 1967 it is a brilliant salute to the end of the folk era and introduction to the new sound of the 60's, all this with just two guys singing in harmony with each other and a single acoustic (albeit very well played) guitar. There are nods to Black American history lessons and songs that raise questions about life and the meaning of living. Looking at once to the past and also to the future there are sound poems and poems that sound nice but probably mean nothing. They reveal slices of life and play with harmonies and the art of music. It is a well-packaged CD with 3 1/2 pages of very intelligent liner notes and 19 tracks of very cleanly recorded music. The fans are clearly appreciative in the polite pre 60's manner. After a particularly rambunctious applause for what probably was then or soon to be a worldwide radio hit Simon in a fake British accent playfully chides the audience to ''Shut up you've had your fun!'' The re release is a welcome reminder that even though we had our fun in the 60's some don't mind the risk of being told to shut up when we talk about it. The stuff stands up very well. A must listen to for anyone over 40 or persons interested in the genre.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.