Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water

Simon and Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water

Album #86 - January 1970

Episode date - September 12, 2018

The Top 500 of The Top 40
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    As far as swan songs go, this is certainly one the all-time best.

    Not many artists get to go out on such a high note, but Simon and Garfunkel very well may have produced the greatest album of their lifetimes here – including all subsequent solo work. As the sole songwriter and instrumentalist, I understand that Paul must have been frustrated with the arrangement, and I can’t fault anyone for what must have been inevitable, but the greatness of this album speaks for itself, even after all these years.

    The pair would get together on rare occasion, for the occasional super-over-the-top live event (always exaggerated to the point where it must have been distracting to the principals themselves) or an occasional record appearance, but they would never come close to revitalizing the incredible energy on this very special album.

    Featured Tracks:

    Bridge Over Troubled Water

    El Condor Pasa (If I Could)

    Cecilia

    Keep The Customer Satisfied

    So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright

    The Boxer

    Baby Driver

    The Only Living Boy In New York

    Why Don't You Write Me

    Bye Bye Love

    Song For The Asking

    January 1970 - Billboard Charted #1 

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