On September 19,1981 a countless number of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel fans gathered in New York City's Central Park for this free concert. Some sat,some stood. Some brought coolers,lawn chairs,beach chairs and blankets. Some brought cameras and cassette recorders. Then-NYC mayor Ed Koch introduced the duo to the thousands of present fans. The duo starts with MRS. ROBINSON,one of their greatest hits,followed by another,HOMEWARD BOUND,then another,AMERICA. Then,there's Simon's solo hit,one of his first,ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD(sounds awesome with Garfunkel accompanying Simon!). SCARBOROUGH FAIR is an OK song. From 1966's SOUNDS OF SILENCE is APRIL COME SHE WILL. WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE was a hit for the Everly Brothers in the early 60's. Another Paul Simon solo hit is STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS. AMERICAN TUNE is an OK song. From the 1980 movie "One Trick Pony" starring Simon is LATE IN THE EVENING. SLIP SLIDING AWAY is another awesome S&G duet(they should have recorded it together in the studio instead of just Simon by himself). A HEART IN NEW YORK is from Garfunkel's SCISSORS CUT album,which was released shortly before this concert. As he told the audience, "It's almost the only song in the show that's not a Paul Simon tune(composition)." Then there's a medley of Simon's KODACHROME and MAYBELLINE,the latter being a hit for Chuck Berry. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER sounds just as great as when S&G recorded it in the studio in 1969. Another Simon solo hit is FIFTY WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER. Then there's S&G's '69 hit THE BOXER,the version on this album featuring a previously unheard verse. OLD FRIENDS and THE 59TH BRIDGE SONG are OK. Then S&G close with their biggest hit THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE. A video recording of this concert was distributed by 20th Century Fox. The video has THE LATE GREAT JOHNNY ACE,which for some reason,has been omitted for this album.