Watermark

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972463322
  • Catalog Number: 724633
  • Sales rank: 28,901

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Art Garfunkel Primary Artist, Vocals
Derek Bell Harmonica, Harp
Stephen Bishop Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Paul Simon Acoustic Guitar, 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    after the fair

    Not since ''Scarborough Fair'' has Garfunkle sounded so good. Jimmy Webb balads and Art's perfect tenor are masterfully united in one great album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent!

    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!

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