Simon & Garfunkel: Bookends

Simon & Garfunkel: Bookends

Episode 6

Episode date - March 4, 2016

How Music Changed

    In 1968, Simon and Garfunkel released their first masterpiece. Their previous albums showed steady and progressive growth from album to album, and “Bookends” nicely captures Paul Simon’s development.

    Never a prolific songwriter, the album shows signs of deliberation. You can almost hear every note and syllable being pored over, analyzed and fine-tuned. This attention to detail helped make “Bookends” one of the best albums in 1968, a banner year for popular music, and it continues to age well.

    By this time, Simon had moved beyond the restraints of folk rock, displaying a diversity of styles that would only continue to grow from this point forward. This show features the album “Bookends” in its entirety, including;

    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

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