Watermark

Watermark

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by Art Garfunkel
     
 

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The original idea was for Art Garfunkel to record an album of songs written by Jimmy Webb. But when the leadoff single, "Crying in My Sleep," failed to make the charts, Columbia Records withdrew the album and induced Garfunkel to put together a cover of Sam Cooke's "(What A) Wonderful World" with Paul Simon and

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The original idea was for Art Garfunkel to record an album of songs written by Jimmy Webb. But when the leadoff single, "Crying in My Sleep," failed to make the charts, Columbia Records withdrew the album and induced Garfunkel to put together a cover of Sam Cooke's "(What A) Wonderful World" with Paul Simon and James Taylor harmonizing. The single and a revised version of the album then made the Top 40. But Watermark is still a Garfunkel-Sings-Webb album, except for one song. And the initial idea was a good one: Garfunkel handles Webb's wistful pop songs well, and he has made good choices from Webb's songbook, dating back to the '60s, though avoiding his big bits. The result is Garfunkel's most cohesive solo album. [The original version of Watermark, on test pressings and only a very few commercial copies, was available briefly in October, 1977. The revised version, containing "[What A] Wonderful World," was released in January, 1978.]

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972463322
catalogNumber:
724633
Rank:
4749

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Art Garfunkel   Primary Artist,Vocals
Derek Bell   Harmonica,Harp
Stephen Bishop   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul Simon   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
James Taylor   Vocals
Paul Desmond   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Bob Dorough   Vocals
Pete Carr   Guitar
Tommy Vig   Background Vocals,Vibes
Leah Kunkel   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Jimmy Webb   Keyboards
Seán Keane   Fiddle,Violin
Barry Beckett   Piano,Keyboards
David Crosby   Vocals,Background Vocals
Fred Farell   Vocals
Joe Farrell   Flute,English Horn,Oboe,Wind
Martin Fay   Fiddle,Violin
Carol Flamm   Vocals
Steve Gadd   Drums
Ed Hasselbrink   Vocals
Roger Hawkins   Drums
Shelley Hirsch   Vocals
David Hood   Bass
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Craig Krampf   Percussion,Cymbals
Thomas Latondre   Percussion,Hand Clapping
Tony Levin   Bass
Paddy Moloney   Wind,uillean pipes,tin whistle
Hugh McCracken   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Oklahoma Uni Chorale   Vocals
Bill Payne   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Tom Roady   Percussion
Jack Schroer   Horn,Saxophone
Rick Shlosser   Drums
Alexandra Stavrou   Vocals
Richard Tee   Keyboards,Electric Piano
Michael Tubridy   Flute
Joe Osborn   Bass

Technical Credits

Art Garfunkel   Producer
Baker Bigsby   Engineer
David Campbell   Arranger
Chris Dedrick   Arranger
Jimmie Haskell   Arranger
Steve Melton   Engineer
Phil Ramone   Producer
Dee Robb   Engineer
Bruce Robb   Engineer
Fred Meijer   Engineer
Paul Christiansen   Engineer
John Berg   Cover Design
Traditional   Composer

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Watermark 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome album--I've been listening to it for 20 years! I'm glad I found it here. I have an old tape that's worn out and I'll be glad to replace it with a CD!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not since ''Scarborough Fair'' has Garfunkle sounded so good. Jimmy Webb balads and Art's perfect tenor are masterfully united in one great album.