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Across America (CD + DVD) PAL


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  • Audio CD (29 Sep 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: PAL
  • Label: Proper Records
  • ASIN: B001EI5OG2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,872 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. A Heart In New York
2. Crying In The Rain (duet with James Taylor)
3. Scarborough Fair
4. A Poem On The Underground Wall
5. Homeward Bound
6. All I Know
7. Bright Eyes
8. El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
9. Bridge Over Troubled Water
10. Mrs. Robinson
See all 16 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. America
2. A Heart In New York
3. A Poem On The Underground Wall
4. Scarborough Fair
5. Homeward Bound
6. Cecilia
7. Crying In The Rain
8. El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
9. All I Know
10. Bright Eyes
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Product Description

For the first time Art Garfunkel's epic Across America performances are caught together in one package. Proper Records presents this live CD and DVD package, which includes many of the Simon & Garfunkel classics. This live album was recorded from his two night stint at the Registry Hall on Ellis Island in April 1996. In the mid-1980's, Art's obsession with long-distance walking began to come into focus, starting with a three week hike across the rice paddies and back roads of Japan in 1982. By 1984, he began to walk across America and became a major part of his annual schedule. Having completed his walk across the United States in 1996, Disney released a documentary-style video that chronicles Art's 12-year walk as well as a celebratory concert at the Registry Hall on Ellis Island, where Art's ancestors had first stepped onto American soil. Across America, a live CD of the concert was released later that year. "My goal," says Art, "was to feel my connection with America, one step at a time." Track listing: CD A Heart In New York / Crying In The Rain (Duet with James Taylor) / Scarborough Fair / A Poem On The Underground Wall / Homeward Bound / All I Know / Bright Eyes / El Condor Pasa (If I Could) / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Mrs. Robinson / The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) / I Will / April Come She Will / The Sound of Silence / Grateful / Goodnight, My Love DVD Programme Open: America / A Heart In New York / A Poem On The Underground Wall / Scarborough Fair / Homeward Bound / Cecilia / Crying In The Rain / El Condor Pasa (If I Could) / All I Know / Bright Eyes / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Mrs. Robinson / The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) / April Come She Will / The Sound of Silence / Grateful / Closing Credits: Goodnight, My Love.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By G. C. Griffiths on 24 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
There is only one Art Garfunkel and only one voice like his. Whatever he sings, even songs you may not be keen on, he draws you into the soul of the lyric and the music. When he sings with Paul Simon you are always conscious of being with two legends, here on his own he simply takes you on a personal journey where intimacy and integrity gently pull you into and through each song. He is unique - a voice that can make you feel happy or tearful - and sometimes both at the same time - yet always moved to want more...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Reid TOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 Dec 2012
Format: Audio CD
This is one of those gems that one is most likely to find on line and rarely, I suspect, in the shops. But a gem it is, and I thoroughly recommend it.

Art Garfunkel has a unique voice: a purity of sound and pitch-perfect delivery. This comes across on the Simon and Garfunkel records, but to my mind less so on his solo studio albums which are, for me over-produced. But here he is singing as he should be - with a minimal backing band and with arrangements that allow his voice to come to the fore. And it soars.

I particularly enjoyed 'Scarborough Fair'. 'Crying In The Rain' with James Taylor brings together two singers of such precision that it is spellbinding. 'Bright Eyes' is, if anything, better than the studio recording.

'Bridge Over troubled Water' is superb right up to the last note where Garfunkel takes a breath halfway through the delivery: there are a couple of live recordings I have seen where he does this. The definitive live version for me is on the 'Old Friends' DVD. But make no mistake: no-one sings BOTW like Art Garfunkel and it is a superb rendition.

There is an intimacy to this recording. Garfunkel's wife supplies some of the backing vocals (very well). They even allow their eight-year old son to join in on 'Feeling Groovy'.

The links between the tracks, documenting Garfunkel's walk across America are short enough not to be intrusive and offer some insights that will be of interest to fans.

I debated whether to give this four or five stars ... I decided that four would be churlish. It is a unique record and a chance to see a consummate singer performing live and at his best. And for the money ... superb value.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ann Myers on 22 Sep 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
There is only one thing better than listening to Art Garfunkle, and that is being able to see him too,
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