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Old Friends Best of, Box set, Limited Edition
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Now here's a set that will really let you hear "The Sounds of Silence": 59 tracks, every single one mastered from the original tapes including their best-loved tunes alongside 15 unreleased tracks! Includes Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.; Richard Cory; I Am a Rock; The Sounds of Silence (single version); Homeward Bound; The Dangling Conversation; Scarborough Fair/Canticle; The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy); America; Mrs. Robinson; Old Friends/Bookends; The Boxer; Cecelia , and more.
S'imaginant peut-être que leurs Collected Works étaient un peu maigres avec uniquement des chansons tirées de leurs cinq premiers albums studio, Old Friends contient quinze inédits dont des enregistrements en concert, des démos et des chutes de studio, ainsi qu'un certain nombre de succès du duo. Les démos des débuts montrent la qualité du jeu de guitare en picking ainsi que les talents de compositeur de Paul Simon. "The Sounds Of Silence" est présentée ici en version non doublée, et dans sa version finale qui devint un énorme succès. Tous les titres marquants du groupe sont inclus, et la présence de plusieurs faces B rend ce disque intéressant. --Rob O'Connor
Top Customer Reviews
I was knocked out by the superb sound quality.
As on other Simon and Garfunkel albums, the live performances are very special and as good as, or even better than studio recordings.
I was interested to hear the understated original version of "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her." It's good, but the live version on an old Best Hits album is more heartfelt and engaging.
Somehow, those usually soft-spoken folksters touched a chord within my psyche with their mellow tunes reflecting those Sixties sentiments of kindness, love, and protest. Ironically, it all began after I gave my mom the 'Old Friends' box set as a Christmas present a few years back. She decided to take a listen right then and there, and managed to get the first disc in and playing without too much difficulty. For someone who only recently discovered that a CD has only one playing side, Mom had caught on to that new-fangled digital recorded music technology pretty quick...
Anyway, after the first few tracks, I found myself hooked on this legendary duo's mellow and deeply touching songs. I eventually decided to get a copy of the 'Old Friends' set for myself. Now I too enjoy relaxing to the tracks that harken back to those days before my time, of peace rallies and political & social upheaval. I just tune in, turn on... and mellow out. It's like, so WOW, man!
But I was not prepared for the sheer quality of this collection. On my stereo, "Mrs. Robinson" was rather heavy-handed - now all these subtle details leave it almost a different song, not to speak of "Scarborough fair" - suddenly a harpsicord emerges, and the sound quality makes one realize that they were not only good, but awesomely good. This collection outlines the importance of Paul Simon`s guitar in the whole picture, often overlooked in the face of those aching harmonies. Does anyone dare to rate this less than five stars?
Most recent customer reviews
I am not really one for compilations generally unless they are comprehensive like the "Message In a Box" compilation for The Police, but this one is just something else. Read morePublished on April 19 2004 by Vinay Aravind
I could gush for hours about the merits of Simon and Garfunkel, but if you wanted that you could just read any of my other reviews. Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2002 by Emily
Owing to the fact that Simon&Garfunkel have contributed to its development, the music is advanced very much today. We see some rock bands today. Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2001 by KAYHAN TANJU TUMERDEM
a brilliant value for money box set of a great selection of S&G`s from their very 1st recording in 1957 "Hey Schoolgirl/Black Slacks" through to such great classics... Read morePublished on June 24 2000 by firstname.lastname@example.org
Simon and Garfunkel are the most amazing singers of our time. They represent America and the odd, unique changes we had and just a world of everything! I love these calm songs. Read morePublished on May 12 2000
The material, culled from an almost-perfect career, is pretty well beyond debate now. To second-guess songs like The Boxer or A Most Peculiar Man, you have to be like one of those... Read morePublished on April 29 2000 by Bernard Perusse
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