Art Garfunkel 2-Disc Retrospect Coming in April

02/17/2012
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Art Garfunkel has hand-picked 40 songs for a new career spanning retrospect called The Singer which is being release on April 10th.

The two-CD collection will cover the years from the first Simon & Garfunkel album of 1964 (Wednesday Morning, 3AM) up through 2007's Great American Songbook album (Some Enchanted Evening.

In addition to curating The Singer, Garfunkel provides his own personal track-by-track annotations, which appear in the booklet in his handwritten form. The notes are as unique as Garfunkel himself. He writes of "Cecilia," the S&G hit single from 1970: "'Car!' we called in Queens. Then we stopped the game and stepped aside. I grew up where the brick houses were semi-attached with driveways in between. Punchball was king. Somehow the yelling we did as street kids found its way to 'Cecilia.' We shouted the song over a track we made from a tape loop of rhythmic hand clapping onto our blue jeans."

From the five original S&G studio albums (and all-time best-selling Greatest Hits, 14-times RIAA platinum, the largest selling album of all time by a duo):

(1964) "The Sound Of Silence" Wednesday Morning, 3AM

Sounds Of Silence (1966) "April Come She Will"

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme (1966) "Scarborough Fair/Canticle"

Bookends (1968) "Old Friends / Bookends," "A Hazy Shade Of Winter," "Mrs. Robinson"

Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "The Boxer," "Cecilia," "So Long Frank Lloyd Wright," "El Condor Pasa"

Greatest Hits (1972) "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her"

From three live concert albums by Simon & Garfunkel:

(2002) - "Wednesday Morning 3AM"Simon & Garfunkel Live From NYC, 1967

Simon & Garfunkel Live 1969 (2008) "Song For The Asking"

Old Friends: Live On Stage (2004) "Kathy's Song"

From 10 of Art Garfunkel's solo albums:

(1973) "Barbara Allen"Angel Clare

Breakaway (1975) "Breakaway," "I Only Have Eyes For You," "99 Miles From L.A.," "My Little Town," "Disney Girls," "Waters Of March"

Watermark (1978) "(What A) Wonderful World"

Fate For Breakfast (UK, 1979) "Bright Eyes"

Scissors Cut (1981) "Bright Eyes," "Scissors Cut," "A Heart In New York," "In Cars"

Lefty (1988) "The Promise," "I Wonder Why," "When A Man Loves A Woman"

The Animals' Christmas (with Amy Grant, 1986) "The Decree"

Up 'Til Now (1993) "All I Know," "Cryin' In The Rain," "Two Sleepy People," "Skywriter"

Everything Waits To Be Noticed (2002) "Perfect Moment," "The Thread"

Some Enchanted Evening (2007) "Some Enchanted Evening," "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face"

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