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The Best of Art Garfunkel [CD]

Art Garfunkel Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (3 Aug 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B00000JZY4
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,674 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Bright Eyes
2. Break Away
3. I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)
5. Miss You Nights
6. She Moved Through The Fair
7. Scissors Cut
9. Watermark
11. When A Man Loves A Woman
12. Looking For The Right One
13. I Only Have Eyes For You
14. CRYING IN THE RAIN (duet with James Taylor)
15. Another Lullaby
16. 99 Miles From L.A.
17. A Heart In New York
18. Saturday Suit

Product Description

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  1. Bright Eyes
  2. Breakaway
  3. I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be...)
  4. Disney Girls
  5. Miss You Nights
  6. She Moved Through The Fair
  7. Scissors Cut
  8. Since I Don't Have You
  9. Watermark
  10. What A Wonderful World
  11. When A Man Loves A Woman
  12. Looking For The Right One
  13. I Only Have Eyes For You
  14. Crying In The Rain (Duet w. James Taylor)
  15. Another Lullaby
  16. 99 Miles From L.A.
  17. A Heart In New York
  18. Saturday Suit
  19. Why Worry
  20. Crying In My Sleep

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a Poet - a voice so pure 4 Mar 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If you think that Art Garfunkel has not succeeded well since his break-up with Paul Simon, then this collection surely puts that notion to rest. Art G is simply a poet with a pure voice. He can sing, and above all he can produced recordings so fine, that it can stop you in your tracks. Here, whilst being a Greatest Hits comp, you will find gems such as "A Heart in New York" (outstanding also on S & G's "Concert in Central Park"), "I Only Have Eyes For You (Number 1 in 1975 in UK), "Watermark" - one of his best-ever and severally underated, and finally the great "I Believe When I Fall In Love" - just a fantastic love song with no barriers. Others are here, and "Bright Eyes" is just great though the afore-mentioned recordings are high above his most famous solo recording, in terms of quality and production. Whilst we all pine for Art to form a liaison with Paul Simon again, somehow I think the world has just about realised that this dream will never come true. Let the music play on. There is no risk here!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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Without doubt this is a great collection, but there are two glaring omissions: Travellin' Boy (from the 1973 album Angel Clare, sadly now deleted) and Stephen Bishop's The Same Old Tears (On A New Background), both of which appear on The Art Garfunkel Album, which also appears to have been deleted. Art has one of the most emotional voices in the business with incredible power at the top end of the vocal range. This album showcases his career very well and proves that he didn't need Paul Simon as much as everyone thought. But WHY were the aforementioned classics omitted?!?! Travellin' Boy contains one of the most angst-ridden cries of modern popular music: "Yes once we were lovers but drifters discover that a perfect love won't always last forever" - or the sensitivity of The Same Old Tears: "It's the same old me cryin' the same old tears, I walk away, like I always do, still in love with you. But I'm all right, I'm all right" (echoes of American Tune?!?). PLEASE would the record company reissue The Art Garfunkel Album - one of the best chill-out collections of all time! In the meantime, this will do - especially as it includes the excellent Disney Girls from Breakaway. A near perfect, pure voice, well worth a listen.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars mr garfunkel has more than bright eyes!!! 26 Mar 2008
By Mr. Nathan Armstrong VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
best know as one half of simon and garfunkel..need i say more! his solo work has been very under-rated! i only knew "bright eyes" one of my all times favourite songs!

for a bargain price i bought the best of...and how it is worth its weight in gold!

the album opens with "bright eyes" a timeless classic...sounding as good as ever!

through the album you have timeless cassic tracks like "what a wonderful world" and "when a man loves a woman" which art reworks to his favour..the stunning cover of "miss you nights" original recorded by cliff richard but this version is stunning!

you have the single releases "breakaway" and "scissors cut" which is my personal favourite on the album and maybe one of my favourite songs of all time!

there is something here to please anyone who loves arts voice...i adore this album!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Easy Listening 2 Jun 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Bought this after hearing just one track on the radio, wanting that track in particular, but have thouroughly enjoyed hearing all 20 tracks.

Many are familiar, but nice to have the whole collection in one place.

Didn't realize just how many good songs Art Garfunkel has recorded.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Watch out for duplication ! 1 May 2009
Format:Audio CD
Whilst the album itself is really great, masterful folk from that incredibly gifted half of Simon and Garfunkel, be aware that this album and Bright Eyes are ....THE SAME ! I now have two albums with different titles with the same songs. Avoid this trickery if you are getting some Garfunkel for your collection.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb voice, brilliant compilation 28 Feb 2005
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Art's musical partnership with Paul Simon broke up partly because Art wanted to focus more on acting, although it may be that Paul (who wrote their songs) was jealous of the attention given to Art (whose voice was superior to Paul's) for singing classics such as Bridge over troubled water. Whatever the causes of the split, Art spent much less time in the recording studio after the split than Paul did. Thus, this compilation draws on far fewer albums than a corresponding compilation of Paul's music. Still, there's plenty of quality in the music here.
Originally written in the thirties, I only have eyes for you had been revived very successfully in the fifties by the Flamingos, who had a major American hit with it. Their version didn't chart in the UK but Art took the song to the UK number one spot in 1975. Bright eyes (from Watership down) replaced Gloria Gaynor's anthemic I will survive as UK number one in 1979 and spent six weeks at the top. Art only had one other UK hit as a solo artist (Since I don't have you) - it was the follow-up to Bright eyes, but it was only a minor hit.
Elsewhere on this compilation you can find Art's excellent interpretations of other classic songs. What a wonderful world, which features Paul Simon and James Taylor, caused some to speculate on a reunion with Paul, but although there have been occasional reunions since, this recording was a one-off at the time. Break away, a top ten UK hit for its writers (Gallagher and Lyle) was a hit for Art in some other countries.
There are many other excellent tracks here - some original, some covers, although All I want (a top ten American hit) is not included. It didn't chart in Britain but with only three UK hits, it could easily have been included.
As an overview of Art's solo music, this is excellent for Brits and expatriate Brits but I suspect that Americans will opt for a different compilation - one that includes All I want.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Yep, simply the best
Simon and Garfunkel in my opinion represented in many ways the summit of American '70's music. I felt comfortable with their decision to separate albeit without a huge body of... Read more
Published 23 days ago by H. Mills
5.0 out of 5 stars 'QUITE SIMPLY' ---'BEAUTIFUL MUSIC'
'Art Garfunkel' probably best known as one-half of the Legendary duo with
'Paul Simon'
Of course the two famously went their different ways back in 1970 after a... Read more
Published 3 months ago by rbmusicman
4.0 out of 5 stars LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT ONE
This is a beautiful collection showcasing the very best of Art's solo work and at the price of a few pence, you can't really go wrong. Read more
Published 3 months ago by HAYLING BOOK & MUSIC VENUE (HBMV)
5.0 out of 5 stars Best ever album
What a musician - what an album. Truly one of the great artists of our time. Have it on most days - great background music.
Published 4 months ago by Gill
1.0 out of 5 stars Atrocious.
Where to start. This CD is one of the worst i have had the displeasure to listen to. Garfunkels voice sounds like fingermails on a blackboard. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dave S
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable.
Many of Art Garfunkel's tunes can be found on this CD which is titled "The Best Of". A must for any Art Garfunkel Fan.
Published 11 months ago by Mr X
5.0 out of 5 stars His voice is beautiful.
I bought this C.D. after hearing Garfunkel on Radio 2 in conversation with Johnny Walker. A good addition to my music collection.
Published 13 months ago by Mrs. B. Preston
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Art!
Art Garfunkel's music is just brilliant and I loved this album and play it so often -so this comes with a ''Highly Recommended'' as I would think anyone who buys it wont be... Read more
Published 14 months ago by dollydip
3.0 out of 5 stars Disney Girls
I've had Art's album 'Breakaway' on vinyl since it first came out and, for some reason always loved the track 'Disney Girls' which is the main reason for buying this CD. Read more
Published 15 months ago by M. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised
I purchased this album solely because "Bright eyes" was included! However after a few playings I found I really enjoy most of the other tracks too. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Marconi
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