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5.0 out of 5 stars Unique, 24 April 2010
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G. C. Griffiths (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Across America (CD + DVD) (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
5.0 out of 5 stars A consummate singer performing live and at his best, 27 Dec 2012
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Stephen Reid "Stephen" (Basingstoke) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Across America (CD + DVD) (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
5.0 out of 5 stars Across America, 22 Sep 2013
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There is only one thing better than listening to Art Garfunkle, and that is being able to see him too,
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars His BEST live performances, 2 May 2013
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This collection contains Paul Simon's greatest hits as well as some lesser known melodies and they go together brilliantly. A superb set to have!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Art at his best!, 23 Sep 2013
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Lindsay R. Bayne (Reading, UK) - See all my reviews
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Nothing to dislike here, artistic, musical ... and live - great music and voice from Garfunkel. This is tremendous stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Surprise, 1 Nov 2012
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Very nice surprise : didn't know about this record since couple of weeks ago . found it through a video on you tube of James Taylor with Art in New York ..... LOvely music
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