Complete Columbia Album Collection [Box Set]

The Complete Columbia Album Collection [Box Set]

by Simon & Garfunkel
     
 
Few American acts reflected the mindset of the '60s as well as Simon & Garfunkel. In 1964, the duo released their first album, Wednesday Morning, 3 AM, which sounded like an echo of the Greenwich Village folk scene that was quickly fading from relevance. But when producer Tom Wilson overdubbed a

Overview

Few American acts reflected the mindset of the '60s as well as Simon & Garfunkel. In 1964, the duo released their first album, Wednesday Morning, 3 AM, which sounded like an echo of the Greenwich Village folk scene that was quickly fading from relevance. But when producer Tom Wilson overdubbed a rock & roll rhythm section on one of the album's tunes, "The Sound of Silence," it became a belated hit single, and Simon & Garfunkel quickly evolved into one of the leading lights of the folk-rock movement, performing timely and literate songs (largely written by Simon) that examined the personal and universal issues of the day, wrapped in artful arrangements and splendid harmonies by the two lead singers. And as the promise of the early '60s gave way to the malaise of the end of the decade, Simon & Garfunkel gave America a song of solace in "Bridge Over Troubled Water," which became one of the most covered songs of the '70s. The Complete Columbia Albums Collection is a six-LP vinyl box set that includes the five studio albums Simon & Garfunkel cut during their original run -- 1964's Wednesday Morning, 3 AM, 1966's Sounds of Silence and Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, 1968's Bookends, and 1970's Bridge Over Troubled Water -- as well as the 1972 compilation Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits, which includes some non-LP singles and otherwise unavailable live performances. While this isn't the complete Simon & Garfunkel catalog, it's close to it, and this set presents the duo's original albums in the format and sequence in which they were intended to be heard; for audiophiles with a fondness for vinyl, The Complete Columbia Album Collection presents an important body of work in impressive form, and as both music and pop-culture history, these albums are little short of essential.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/07/2015
Label:
Sony Legacy
UPC:
0888750496713
catalogNumber:
504967
Rank:
5398

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. You Can Tell the World
  2. Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream
  3. Bleecker Street
  4. Sparrow
  5. Benedictus
  6. The Sound of Silence
  7. He Was My Brother
  8. Peggy-O
  9. Go Tell It On the Mountain
  10. The Sun is Burning
  11. The Times They Are a-Changin'
  12. Wednesday Morning, 3 a.M.

Disc 2

  1. The Sound of Silence
  2. Leaves That Are Green
  3. Blessed
  4. Kathy's Song
  5. Somewhere They Can't Find Me
  6. Anji
  7. Richard Cory
  8. A Most Peculiar Man
  9. April Come She Will
  10. We've Got a Groovy Thing Goin'
  11. I Am a Rock

Disc 3

  1. Scarborough Fair/Canticle
  2. Patterns
  3. Cloudy
  4. Homeward Bound
  5. The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine
  6. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
  7. The Dangling Conversation
  8. Flowers Never Bend With the Rainfall
  9. A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd into Submiss
  10. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
  11. A Poem On the Underground Wall
  12. 7 O'Clock News/Silent Night

Disc 4

  1. Bookends Theme
  2. Save the Life of My Child
  3. America
  4. Overs
  5. Voices of Old People
  6. Old Friends
  7. Bookends Theme
  8. Fakin' It
  9. Punky's Dilemma
  10. Mrs. Robinson
  11. A Hazy Shade of Winter
  12. At the Zoo

Disc 5

  1. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  2. El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
  3. Cecilia
  4. Keep the Customer Satisfied
  5. So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright
  6. The Boxer
  7. Baby Driver
  8. The Only Living Boy In New York
  9. Why Don't You Write Me
  10. Bye Bye Love
  11. Song For the Asking

Disc 6

  1. Mrs. Robinson
  2. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
  3. The Boxer
  4. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
  5. The Sounds of Silence
  6. I Am a Rock
  7. Scarborough Fair/Canticle
  8. Homeward Bound
  9. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  10. America
  11. Kathy's Song
  12. El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
  13. Bookends
  14. Cecilia

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