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Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were better together than apart, because they had such different talents. Paul was a brilliant songwriter - certainly one of the best of his generation - and a good singer without being anything special. Art was not a songwriter, but he had a superb voice that brought out the best in Paul's songs.
So, here we have 40 of their finest recordings, digitally re-mastered to sound better than ever, with most of the songs written by Paul and Art doing most of the singing.
Of course, all the obvious tracks are included - Bridge over troubled water, Mrs Robinson, Homeward bound, Sound of silence, The boxer, Cecilia, Feeling groovy, I am a rock, America and El condor pasa (If I could) - but this collection contains a further 30 tracks which are all of a very high quality.
Among them you'll find Hazy shade of winter (a song revived brilliantly by the Bangles in the eighties), the upbeat but rueful Keep the customer satisfied, Baby driver - another upbeat song, a cover version of Bye bye love, not forgetting the superb Scarborough fair/Canticle.
After the split, Paul and Art each had some success as solo singers, but despite some great individual moments, they never achieved the level of consistency separately that they achieved together - and this is one of the best collections you'll ever find.
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on 29 November 2003
This is an fantastic set of recordings. If you already have one of the severall compilations already, as I do, you may still find this a compelling purchase. Asside from the obvious large number of songs, there are live songs in at all the appropriate moments, and as a collection they are ordered well.
If you dont recognise some of the songs, then this is a definate must, even for the casual fan. I find the collection emotional and relaxing to listen to, with Paul Simon's vocals and the guitars of G having a casual (not overproduced) sound to them, which makes the album infinately more listenable to then the majority of other 'digitally remastered' best ofs that seem to be coming out. These are the best songs by a great band, in their origional form. This is an Essential purchase, even if you already have the Definative collection.
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on 9 May 2015
The 'classic' songs featured in this Collection are all ages old, so why repeat what's probably been written a thousand times already. Paul Simon's 'ultimate' Collection is currently at number one in the album charts, and there's some items contained on that here when he worked with Art Garfunkel as a 1960s folky type protest duo -- both perfectionists in every way. There are other similar 'Best Of ' Collections, but this particular one from 2010 contains nearly all my particular favourites, so it really does it for me.
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on 12 December 2012
A really good cross section of their work. All of the favourites (well mine anyway) are here and some other stand out track from albums as well as the really well known songs. A good addition to my collection and would recommend to anyone wanting a 'sampler' before delving into S&G's work in more depth.
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on 2 March 2014
Wasn't sure which CD to purchase, this one was a really good choice.
Contains all the Classics and songs which I have heard, although didn't know what the Title was.
Very good 2 CD package with both CDs lasting around 60 minutes.

Great value and arrived really quickly.
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on 20 May 2012
This collection deserves a place at the the very top for any music lover.

The lyrics and performances are superb. They stand tall as a great example the high quality produced by Pop's 'earlier years'. These two are amazing--so don't miss out on the best!
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VINE VOICEon 31 December 2012
These 2 CDs are packed with great songs. If you don't have Simon & Garfunkel in your collection, this is a very cost effective way of remedying this!
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on 4 August 2013
Really wanted some of their songs but decided to get this album as its such good value for money better then buying single songs.
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on 20 December 2011
Brilliant service, all arrived perfectly and in quick time.In good working order and i'm now hooked on buying through amazon
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on 18 September 2013
If you love Simon and Garfunkel and I do, this really is essential. An excellent album and a must for all S & G fans
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