Angel Clare

Angel Clare

by Art Garfunkel

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Overview

Angel Clare

Garfunkel (he was billed without his first name here) had a lot riding on his debut solo album, and Angel Clare, named after a character in Thomas Hardy's novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles, lived up to the heightened expectations for the man who had sung "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and other Simon & Garfunkel favorites. Garfunkel took no chances, issuing as the first single Jimmy Webb's "All I Know," which was arranged in a similar style to "Bridge" and made the Top Ten. Elsewhere on the record, Garfunkel took a more spirited approach, notably on a version of Van Morrison's "I Shall Sing" that was reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel's "Cecilia" and made the Top 40. Certainly, there was enough firepower on the record, which featured guitarists Jerry Garcia and J.J. Cale. But much of it was filled with stately, orchestra-laden ballads, sung by Garfunkel in his naïve, breathy tenor. If Simon & Garfunkel had been the thinking man's Everly Brothers, Garfunkel alone turned out to be the thinking man's Johnny Mathis.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972385624
catalogNumber: 723856
Rank: 26164

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Art Garfunkel   Primary Artist,Vocals
J.J. Cale   Guitar
Jerry Garcia   Guitar
Paul Simon   Guitar,Vocals
Jules Broussard   Saxophone
Larry Carlton   Guitar
Peter Matz   Strings
Fred Carter   Guitar
Louie Shelton   Guitar
Jim Gordon   Drums
Hal Blaine   Drums
Stuart Canin   Violin
Ernie Freeman   Strings
Jimmie Haskell   Strings
Milt Holland   Percussion
Larry Knechtel   Keyboards
Jorge Milchberg   Percussion,Charango
Dorothy Morrison   Vocals
Michael Omartian   Keyboards
Dean Parks   Guitar
Carl Radle   Bass
Jack Shroer   Saxophone
St Mary's Choir   Vocals
Sally Stevens   Vocals
Tommy Tedesco   Bouzouki,Mandolin
Jackie Ward   Vocals
Joe Osborn   Bass
Mark Friedman   Recorder

Technical Credits

Art Garfunkel   Producer
Roy Halee   Producer,Engineer
Ron Coro   Art Direction
Mark Friedman   Engineering

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