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Another brilliant masterpiece, this album from 1968 explores the quest for the American dream and the confusion, frustrations and derailments that go with it.
Track for track, this is Simon & Garfunkel's best album. By 1968, Simon had shed his more precious tendencies as a songsmith. Meanwhile, the duo and coproducer/engineer Roy Halee had become adept studio technicians. "America" and "Mrs. Robinson" displayed the kind of sonic breadth that would flower even more fully two years later with "The Boxer" and "Bridge over Troubled Water." Bits of whimsy ("Punky's Dilemma," "At the Zoo") and melancholy ("Old Friends," "A Hazy Shade of Winter") complete this autumnal album. (The 2001 reissue adds two bonus tracks, including a demo of "Old Friends.") --Steven Stolder --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Paul Simon said in an interview in the early seventies that each of the five Simon and Garfunkel albums was better than the one that preceeded it, and I think this assessment... Read morePublished on May 30 2004
Well, the first time I ever heard Simon and Garfunkel I must have been about eleven years old. At the time, I was a total NSYNC fanatic (woe is me hehe), but I can recall being... Read morePublished on April 7 2004
My favorite S & G would be "Bridge Over Troubled Water," which would put this album at #2. That said, it's better than almost anything else ever written. Read morePublished on Nov. 27 2003
I will never be able to fathom why this album is considered to be their greatest. It isn't. It doesn't even come close to the breath-taking PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY AND THYME,... Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2003 by Josh H.
This is just as CD with great music. Every piece of it makes you float away into a dreamworld. Listend to it all last week.Published on July 4 2003
This is a great album, one of my favorites. I bought the CD to replace the cassette that replaced the LP. I'll never get tired of listening to it. Read morePublished on May 31 2003 by C. A. Keefe
Bookends is considered by many S&G's finest moments and ultimate masterpiece.
I tend to agree and although it is not my favorite, the album is exceptional. Read more