The Singer: The Very Best of Art Garfunkel

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Legacy's 2011 collection of Paul Simon's solo recordings was called Songwriter, so logic dictates that the companion two-disc set of Art Garfunkel solo material should be dubbed The Singer. Then again, what else could it be called? Garfunkel never was a writer; he was only a singer, and even at his best he wasn't exactly an interpreter -- he sang the songs as they were written, always to the best of his abilities. This comprehensive but non-chronological 34-track retrospective does a superb job of rounding up Art's highlights, beginning with the heavy-hitters from Simon & Garfunkel "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Legacy's 2011 collection of Paul Simon's solo recordings was called Songwriter, so logic dictates that the companion two-disc set of Art Garfunkel solo material should be dubbed The Singer. Then again, what else could it be called? Garfunkel never was a writer; he was only a singer, and even at his best he wasn't exactly an interpreter -- he sang the songs as they were written, always to the best of his abilities. This comprehensive but non-chronological 34-track retrospective does a superb job of rounding up Art's highlights, beginning with the heavy-hitters from Simon & Garfunkel "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her," "Scarborough Fair/Canticle," "Kathy's Song," "The Sound of Silence," "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright," "April Come She Will," "My Little Town" and running through many of his hit singles "All I Know," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Break Away," "[What A] Wonderful World," "A Heart in New York", adding deep album cuts and a couple of new recordings for good measure. At two discs, this can be a lot to digest in one sitting -- there's variety in the production but it's all soft and sweet -- but The Singer remains a thorough testament to Art Garfunkel's unique gifts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2012
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 887254581628
  • Catalog Number: 545816
  • Sales rank: 12,430

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel (4:51)
  2. 2 All I Know (2:06)
  3. 3 Perfect Moment - Maia Sharp (3:54)
  4. 4 For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her - Simon & Garfunkel (2:18)
  5. 5 Crying in the Rain - James Taylor (3:32)
  6. 6 I Only Have Eyes For You (3:10)
  7. 7 99 Miles From L.A. (3:24)
  8. 8 (What A) Wonderful World - James Taylor (3:23)
  9. 9 Bright Eyes (3:57)
  10. 10 Two Sleepy People (3:37)
  11. 11 Skywriter (4:12)
  12. 12 Scarborough Fair/Canticle - Simon & Garfunkel (3:09)
  13. 13 Some Enchanted Evening (3:32)
  14. 14 The Promise (3:55)
  15. 15 The Thread - Maia Sharp (4:13)
  16. 16 Lena - Dean Parks (4:39)
  17. 17 Barbara Allen (5:24)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Kathy's Song - Simon & Garfunkel (3:42)
  2. 2 Long Way Home - Maia Sharp (4:30)
  3. 3 Scissors Cut - Leah Kunkel (3:51)
  4. 4 The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel (3:06)
  5. 5 Breakaway - David Crosby (3:31)
  6. 6 So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright - Simon & Garfunkel (3:15)
  7. 7 Waters of March (3:35)
  8. 8 The Decree (3:27)
  9. 9 I Wonder Why - Kenny Rankin (3:22)
  10. 10 Disney Girls (4:29)
  11. 11 My Little Town - Simon & Garfunkel (3:48)
  12. 12 O Come All Ye Faithful - Eric Weissberg (2:05)
  13. 13 A Heart in New York (3:03)
  14. 14 I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face (2:46)
  15. 15 April Come She Will - Simon & Garfunkel (1:48)
  16. 16 When a Man Loves a Woman (4:13)
  17. 17 In Cars (3:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Art Garfunkel Primary Artist
London Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Michael Brecker Tenor Saxophone
Matt Rollings Piano
Jeremy Steig Flute
Nicky Hopkins Piano
Bruce Johnston Piano
Leah Kunkel Background Vocals
Jimmy Webb Piano
Choir of King's College, Cambridge Choir, Chorus
Dean Parks Guitar, Electric Guitar, Soloist
Maia Sharp Saxophone, Background Vocals
Leland Sklar Bass
Billy Payne Keyboards
Linda Taylor Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, 6-string bass, Soloist
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith Cello
Russell Kunkel Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Buddy Mondlock Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Art Garfunkel Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Photo Courtesy, Song Selection
Paul Simon Arranger, Composer, Producer
James Taylor Producer
Don Grolnick Producer
Dick Hyman Arranger
Richard Rodgers Composer
Mike Batt Producer
Bruce Johnston Composer
Jimmy Webb Composer, Producer
Frank Loesser Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Geoff Emerick Producer
Steve Gadd Producer
Roy Halee Producer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Bob Johnston Producer
Jay Landers Producer
Alan Jay Lerner Composer
Goddard Lieberson Executive Producer
Richard Perry Producer
Phil Ramone Producer
Maia Sharp Composer, Producer
Harry Warren Composer
Tom Wilson Producer
Michael Brooks Producer
Billy Mann Producer
Vic Anesini Mastering
Ryan Freeland Engineer
Traditional Composer
Victor Bockris Liner Notes
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