Simon And Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water

Archived from the original on September 28, Now if they could could officially release hope springs eternal "Cuba Si! In a review for UncutIan MacDonald found the album "overproduced and underwritten", adding: "Where Bookends is succinct, dry, and disciplined, Bridge IFPI Austria. Media Control. Carol Pub.

I wrote that. To be the lucky one to express that, it moves me every damned time. The war What was a sensitive singer-songwriter like Paul Simon to do but dig deep for some words of solace? After that promising start, however, there was only the sound of silence. See more Classic Rock features. My guess is that they compromised the fidelity of the songs to make higher compression levels to create smaller files!

One would think that being "Amazon" they would be offering a better quality product. Very piss-poor quality due to compression loss. Really disappointing. The songs don't even sound like they were meant to sound like! Don't buy the MP3's but rather buy the CD's and convert them yourself so that you have the power to create better quality music!

I heard about this release back in December and as soon as I could, I pre-ordered on Amazon, the neighborhood record shop. In a way this seemed more like the 40th Edition rather than anniversary.

And I was truly blown away. Maybe 25 years later or more I got a VHS bootleg and again was amazed but this presentation on the new "deluxe edition" of the 40th anniversary release is exceptional. Now if they could could officially release hope springs eternal "Cuba Si! Nixon No! I have seen the videos that accompany the music cd and this is the main reason I purchased this set. I was pleasantly surprised at the sound quality of the cd.

It sounds better, to me, than it has ever sounded. Great job! The digitally remastered CD is only half of this wonderful set. The DVD showing a or TV documentary that was so "controversial" in its day that it had trouble finding a TV sponsor is fantastic.

The modern interviews with Simon and Garfunkel separately bring new insight into both the album and the events that occurred afterwards. As beautiful as the music is, you can close your eyes and see the future playing out in the music. Art Garfunkel is the heart of folk music and Paul Simon is already branching out into his world music sound.

Yes maybe you can get individual tunes for your MP3 but this is definitely a set worth purchasing. I wanted this CD for many years and now it is part of my collection. Paul Simon, a poet, story teller and musician and a legendary part of our culture is a pleasure to listen to. Art Garfunkle's voice carries me away into a peaceful dream.

I thank both artists profusely! However, the jewel case this CD came in, was broken in several places and is now taped together. This is not new music for me, merely an updated version. I love this album. I have been playing it on cassette for years and now chose the CD so I can play it in my auto. See all customer reviews. Pages with related products. See and discover other items: Explore waters for babies. There's a problem loading this menu right now.

The credited musicians were Simon and Fred Carter, Jr. As Simon and Garfunkel were working busily on recording, they had to decline invitations to perform, including at the Woodstock Festival. The song was initially two verses long, but Garfunkel felt the song was too short and asked Knechtel to play a third verse, to which Simon would write more lyrics.

Osborn played two bass guitar parts, one high and the other low. Blaine recorded the drums in an echo chamber , to achieve a hall effect. A horn section rounded off the track. Due to a series of factors, the duo had to work on a new tape; an arranger falsely labeled the song as "Like a Pitcher of Water" and wrote Garfunkel's name incorrectly GarFunkel , and the string part was unsatisfactory.

The duo then returned to New York to record the vocals. Simon himself admitted that it sounded like the Beatles ' " Let It Be ", stating in a Rolling Stone interview: "They are very similar songs, certainly in instrumentation According to gospel producer and historian Anthony Heilbut , Simon later acknowledged his musical debt to Claude Jeter in person, and additionally handed Jeter a check as compensation.

The "silver girl" in the song refers to her, and her first gray hairs, and not to a drugged hypodermic needle, as was believed by some in the United States. Simon initially composed the song in G major, but arranger and composer Jimmie Haskell transposed the song to E-flat major to suit Garfunkel's voice.

Simon relied on erroneous information from Jorge Milchberg of Los Incas about the collection of royalties for his arrangement of song. His son Armando Robles Godoy filed a successful lawsuit later that year in , citing that he held the song's copyright in the United States since his father's filing. In this session, the duo experimented on a new song with numerous objects to create unusual sounds, such as a falling bundle of drum sticks.

Garfunkel had a cassette recorder with a reverberation effect, so that each sound received an echo. When finished, Simon gave the tape to Halee, who then worked on the song, condensing sounds and copying them. The song features Simon as percussionist on the xylophone , an instrument he had never played before, and as acoustic guitarist.

He began with a random line, "You're breaking my heart. I'm down on my knees," and when finished it was what later became " Cecilia ". The drummer was again Blaine, [30] [31] and Simon's brother Eddie played on guitar. David Browne suggested that the name may be derived from the patron of music, Saint Cecilia. Featuring the rockabilly style of The Everly Brothers , [33] " Keep the Customer Satisfied " recounts the exhausting tours that Simon grew tired of, a similar theme to that of their earlier song " Homeward Bound ".

It chronicles the early career of the duo and predicts their future split up. At the end Halee shouts "So long already, Artie", a portentous message. Congas additionally contribute to the South American sound. The second, main part was recorded in Nashville , at Columbia Studios, December 6—8, The third, final part and the horns were recorded inside St. The song features Simon and Fred Carter, Jr. In an interview with SongTalk , Simon guessed that 12 to 15 voices were used to record the "aaah"s, while Garfunkel said that he proposed those lines, stating "It's us around eight times screaming, and we mixed it down very softly I started getting into open-mouth harmony, in a very loud, strident way.

We were screaming at the top of our lungs and inside an echo chamber. I remember that day that Dylan dropped by to visit. We came out of the booth after all this screaming, and there he was. Following the end of filming of Catch in October, the first performance of their tour took place in Ames, Iowa. After numerous fan letters suggesting that they not intervene in politics but simply continue doing music, the duo did not release any similar TV specials.

The album's final song, "Song for the Asking," represents an "olive branch" extended by the duo to each other and holding open the possibility of reconciliation and further collaboration. After breaking for Christmas, the duo continued working on the album in early and finished it in late January. Eleven tracks were featured on this album; one finished song, "Cuba Si, Nixon No", as well as other additional tracks were excluded. Garfunkel did not like this song and proposed instead a chorale, entitled "Feuilles-O", with which Simon disagreed.

After a discussion, they decided to not include more tracks. Bridge over Troubled Water charted in over 11 countries, [ clarification needed ] topping the charts in 10 countries, including the US Billboard and the UK Albums Chart. Columbia Records released a 40th Anniversary Edition on March 8, , comprising three discs.

The first disc features the original album and the second disc contains the entirety of Live , which had been released three years earlier as an exclusive at Starbucks. The third disc, a DVD , consisted of the television special Songs of America , which originally aired in on CBS and unavailable since its original broadcast, and a new documentary The Harmony Game about the making of the album.

Songs of America comprised footage of the tour, intimate backstage conversations, and historic news clips; it had elicited controversy owing to the duo's political comments regarding the Vietnam War and the direction of American society at the time.

The Harmony Game featured new interviews with Simon, Garfunkel, producer Roy Halee, and more principals involved with the making of the album. The special runs for approximately 52 minutes 37 seconds, while the documentary runs for approximately 70 minutes 54 seconds.

A booklet of liner notes, photos, and essays by critics Michael Hill and Anthony DeCurtis was also included. Bridge over Troubled Water was originally released to a mixed critical response. Writing in Melody Maker in February , Richard Williams identified "a few dull moments" on the album, adding "but they're worth enduring for the jewels they surround". Williams concluded: "Not, perhaps, another classic like Bookends , but still worth hearing for Simon's constantly surprising timing, and for the way he can make his guitar sound like a small orchestra and the orchestra sound like a big guitar It breathes life.

Yet I suspect that its flawless, rather languid loveliness is ultimately soporific". It was one of the most shocking moments in my songwriting career. We'll have things fixed soon. Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube. Album Bridge Over Troubled Water. Bridge Over Troubled Water Lyrics [Verse 1] When you're weary Feeling small When tears are in your eyes I will dry them all I'm on your side When times get rough And friends just can't be found Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down [Verse 2] When you're down and out When you're on the street When evening falls so hard I will comfort you I'll take your part When darkness comes And pain is all around Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down [Verse 3] Sail on Silver Girl Sail on by Your time has come to shine All your dreams are on their way See how they shine If you need a friend I'm sailing right behind Like a bridge over troubled water I will ease your mind Like a bridge over troubled water I will ease your mind.

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Art Garfunkel initially did not want to sing the lead vocals, feeling it was not right for him. It came all of a sudden. It was one of the most shocking moments in my songwriting career. We'll have things fixed soon. Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube. Album Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Bridge Over Troubled Water Lyrics [Verse 1] When you're weary Feeling small When tears are in your eyes I will dry them all I'm on your side When times get rough And friends just can't be found Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down [Verse 2] When you're down and out When you're on the street When evening falls so hard I will comfort you I'll take your part When darkness comes And pain is all around Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down [Verse 3] Sail on Silver Girl Sail on by Your time has come to shine All your dreams are on their way See how they shine If you need a friend I'm sailing right behind Like a bridge over troubled water I will ease your mind Like a bridge over troubled water I will ease your mind.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. BUY IT you will thank me!!!!! Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase. It swept the Grammys in Thank you very much. I wrote that. To be the lucky one to express that, it moves me every damned time. The war What was a sensitive singer-songwriter like Paul Simon to do but dig deep for some words of solace? After that promising start, however, there was only the sound of silence.

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