Monday, 31 March 2008

The Sound Of Silence And A Semi Skimmed Latte Please

Ever since I spent an afternoon cuddled up with my childhood pet 'Sparky the rabbit' watching Watership Down ('Bridge Over Troubled Waters'), I've always had a soft spot for Simon and Garfunkel. I do remember wondering what all the fuss was about when'You can call me Al' reached number 4 in 1987 and everyone was saying how great these guys were, I guess I never really associated them with having performed both of these songs. Please note - I wasn't born until 1977 so the 60's literally didn't happen for me!

If you are also a S & G fan, you might be pleased to hear an album of their November 1969 tour (which turned out to be the duos last tour for more than a decade) was released on March 25th. Originally due for release last September, the new album has now been released as a Starbucks exclusive i.e. for now, you can only buy the album via Starbucks. Yes this is yet another twist in the music distribution model. I will discuss this further in a future blog, in the meantime, if you have any thoughts on the subject, please leave a comment.

The album tracks are as follows:

"Homeward Bound" (11/15/69, Long Beach, Calif.)

"At the Zoo" (11/27/69, New York)

"The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" (11/8/69, Carbondale, Ill.)

"Song for the Asking" (11/15/69, Long Beach, Calif.)

"Scarborough Fair/Canticle" (11/28/69, New York)

"Mrs. Robinson" (11/8/69, Carbondale, Ill.)

"The Boxer" (11/15/69, Long Beach, Calif.)

"Why Don't You Write Me" (11/15/69, Long Beach, Calif.)

"So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright" (11/8/69, Carbondale, Ill.)

"That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine" (11/15/69, Long Beach, Calif.)

"Bridge Over Troubled Water" (11/28/69, New York)

"The Sound of Silence" (11/8/69, Carbondale, Ill.)

"I Am a Rock" (11/8/69, Carbondale, Ill.)

"Old Friends/Bookends Theme" (11/1/69, Toledo, Ohio)

"Leaves That Are Green" (11/31/69, Detroit)

"Kathy's Song" (date unknown, St. Louis)

In the meantime, why not sit back and reward yourself with a little S&G time, here is The Sound Of Silence (1966)

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