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Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits CD


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Biographyby Richie Unterberger

The most successful folk-rock duo of the 1960s, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel crafted a series of memorable hit albums and singles featuring their choirboy harmonies, ringing acoustic and electric guitars, and Simon's acute, finely wrought songwriting. The pair always inhabited the more polished end of the folk-rock spectrum and was sometimes criticized ... Read more in Amazon's Simon & Garfunkel Store

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  • Audio CD (14 Jun 1972)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony CMG
  • ASIN: B005QVUZI0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (258 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 257 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Mrs. Robinson 3:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her (Live) 2:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Boxer 5:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) 1:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Sounds Of Silence (Live) 3:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Am A Rock 2:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Scarborough Fair/Canticle 3:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Homeward Bound 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. America 3:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Kathy's Song (Live) 3:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. El Condor Pasa (If I Could) 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Bookends 1:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Cecilia 2:52£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Fourteen classic hits from Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, the unique marriage of the perfect songwriter with the perfect voice.  Includes "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Mrs. Robinson", "The Boxer", "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)", "The Sounds of Silence", "I Am A Rock", "Homeward Bound", "America", "Cecilia" and much more.

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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141 of 142 people found the following review helpful By DD on 22 Nov 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I had the LP in the 70's and then the CD when it was released in the 80's. I decided to buy this hoping that the sound quality would be improved from the 80's CD. I am very happy to say that the audio is amazing. It hasn't been compressed like the previous CD and the audio is crisp and clear. It is a fantastic collection and surprisingly, the live tracks are as good as, or better than the studio recordings. The harmonies on the live version of Homeward Bound are worth the purchase alone. The CD comes in jewel case. The only criticism (and this is why it loses a star) is that the booklet has no additional notes. Only the track listing.

The track listing is as follows;

1 Mrs. Robinson"
2 For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" (live)
3 The Boxer
4 The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" (live)
5 The Sound of Silence"
6 I Am a Rock"
7 Scarborough Fair/Canticle
8 Homeward Bound" (live)
9 Bridge over Troubled Water
10 America
11 Kathy's Song" (live)
12 El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
13 Bookends
14 Cecilia
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By steelo on 25 Nov 2011
Format: Audio CD
A collection which includes the best selection of Simon and Garfunkel hits. Whenever I start playing it, I just can't decide which one I like best, since I love all of these songs equally. Each appeal to different moods, different memories of mine. "A Bridge over Troubled Water" is the ultimate song about friendship and sacrifice, being there and comforting the ones you love. "Mrs Robinson", the song from the OST of "The Graduate", a cheerful rhythm that only compares with "Cecilia", both songs equally cheeky (I love Cecilia's lyrics "when I come back to bed someone's taken my place").

"The Boxer" and "I am a rock" are both songs of personal strength and standing on your own, while "The sound of silence" is the philosophical message against ignorance, false idols, a bit mournful, yet still soothing.

Personally, I would include others too (Bleecker Street, Keep the customer satisfied, Baby Driver), but then again, according to my opinion, there's hardly a song I can think of that this duo made and that I don't consider a hit.

I recommend this gem of a CD for gifts, for yourself, for whoever knows of them or hasn't yet been initiated.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Michael Bermingham on 10 Mar 2006
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H'mm....first bought this album in the mid-seventies.Its a fine intro' to the huge talent of Simon and Garfunkel.The tracks are gleaned from four of their five original albums and as such are a fair sample of those original albums.That said this is still only a sample and there are many fine songs not included here.Still this album contains all their major hits, from their first 'Sounds of Silence' right through to 'Bridge' and 'The Boxer' off their last album.It gives a good cross section of the different type of songs that Simon was so good at creating.From the isolationist 'I Am A Rock' to the merry 'Cecilia'(a plea to St.Cecilia-patron saint of music to come back and assist in the writing of more music), this album covers all moods.There is not one bad track here but mention must be made of the beautiful 'America' and the smash hit 'Mrs Robinson', both taken off the classic album 'Bookends'.
If you enjoy this you should buy the original albums as they are all excellent, even the neglected 'Wednesday Morning 3A.M.'.
Yes a good intro' to their music and excellent value at this price.Buy and enjoy...you can't go wrong!!
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Mr. G. Vranjkovic on 12 Nov 2011
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I had to purchase this, as I had the original album on vinyl... As a perfectly sequence piece, there are few albums that come close... it includes live versions of some of the songs, that are better than the studio versions in my opinion (like 'Homeward Bound' & 'Feelin' Groovy')... For me, this is a must have... It doesn't disappoint (on any level...)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By I Brown, East Yorkshire on 18 Dec 2011
Format: Audio CD
I was looking forward to hearing this cd (2011 version) but disappointed that Amazon dispatched the original version (in error)as they didn't have the product advertised. Therefore check with Amazon before ordering if you want the 2011 version.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Poor Old Joe on 28 Dec 2011
Format: Audio CD
This item was just as described, well priced and promptly delivered.
I was a little wary when buying as it was not made absolutely clear that the CD offered was in fact the rereleased version rather then a remainder from the original release.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By col on 24 May 2011
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as i don't think they do their music justice. they certainly don't add anything (unlike some other bands who have excelled as live acts). the song writing is timeless though.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jay on 8 Mar 2007
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This is a diamond of an album! Some of the songs must have been composed from an alternate world;a world that reflects our inner desires, and one that plucks our heart strings once melodies such as "Emily", "Sound of Silence" and Bridge of Troubled Water. There are no bad or even averagesongs in this album and if I could give six stars,I wouldn't hesitate to do so.
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