The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel - The Concert In Central Park (Vinyl, LP) download full album zip cd mp3 vinyl flac
I love this album and I'm so glad I got it. This album wonderfully captures The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel - The Concert In Central Park (Vinyl excitement and electricity of that amazing concert. I get chills when I listen to it. The band is great. I also love that Paul Simon names some of the soloists at the end of some of the songs. There was magic at that concert and this album captures it. Very special! One of my favorite albums ever. This is a great CD in that it offers all of Simon and Garfunkel's best.
It is live, though, so if you're not all about that, including the introductory warm up stuff, than you should buy an album that's just a rerecording of their top hits.
I love it because it takes me back to when they were live; back toto the magic of their first concerts A different world, a different time! This particular album was recorded much later, but their music and sound is the same. I was fortunate enough to have attended this show way back when.
I had recently arrived in NYC from LA as a medical student, and would start internship the following year. It was my first and most memorable visit to Central Park. The duo was in fine vocal form with an excellent group of backing musicians. The song arrangements were fresh, with a delivery that was very energetic and inspired. It was also quite a well chosen set list including several compositions from Paul Simon's solo career.
I return to this recording on a regular basis, and always find it to be a most enjoyable listening experience. Being an official live release, it's not surprising that the sound quality is exceptional, although I should mention the fact that I have the Warner Brothers issue.
Highly recommended. The arrangements for their songs are changed up Although the music for this concert was recorded outside, the sound quality is very good. The arrangements for their songs are changed up a bit here, to nice effect. I do prefer to listen to their lush studio recordings, however. What I very much enjoy is seeing Simon and Garfunkel perform together in concert, particularly since I was never able to see them perform live myself.
The Central Park Concert took place in when they were both almost 40 years old. They look so beautiful here, and they were possibly at the peak of their vocal abilities. Some have said that they can see friction and even hatred between the two of them during this concert, but I have watched it many times and haven't noticed anything like that. They are very cordial with each other, and even seem to be sharing private jokes at times.
They smile and laugh in places. Simon even cracks up a bit when he and Garfunkel look at each other while performing "Feelin' Groovy. The goosebumps from Garfunkel's rendition of "Bridge Over LP) Water," the tears from their gorgeous harmonies and the memories they evoked in me from the time I was a teenager, and the longing from wishing they could have held on at least a little bit longer.
You will enjoy these compact disc recordings. See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews. This has to be one of the most amazing live albums ever If you like their music, this is definitely one to own.
Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. I first really got into Simon and Garfunkel after watching this concert on TV in the 80s. I hadnt particularly been drawn to them up to that point. Wow did that change instantly when i heard all these songs. Only once had the same immediate liking for a group since, The Beautiful South. A resounding 10 out of 10 from me. A replacement for a vinyl album I have enjoyed playing over the years. One person found this helpful.
Nice to listen to after all these years. Great concert. Load more international reviews. He loves it. Great Live Recording! One of the best performances of this duo ever! The re-issue is of high quality gr vinyl, on the same level as the original release. I'm glad I made the advanced purchase.
Just as required. A classic live LP. Listened to it as a kid and it is still as good as I remember it.
The music and the atmosphere are both incredible! Fantastic listening to all those old tunes - live recording gives atmosphere. Excellent history and memories. Prompt service. Item as described. Great disk great service. You've read the top international reviews. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. All-Time Greatest Hits. Brandy You're a Fine Girl.
Diamonds Deluxe. Planning and rehearsals for the concert took about three weeks in a Manhattan theater. Paul Simon later said: "Well, the rehearsals were just miserable. Artie and I fought all the time. He used the live show as an opportunity to test one of his new songs in front of an audience. The two differed on the presentation of the concert. Garfunkel wanted to recreate the duo's mids live performances, using only their voices backed by Simon's acoustic guitar.
Simon felt that The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel - The Concert In Central Park (Vinyl was impossible, as an injury had rendered him incapable of playing guitar for the full length of a concert, and his newer material was typically arranged for larger ensembles that often included horns and amplified instruments such as electric piano and electric guitar.
Garfunkel initially agreed to hire a second guitarist, but later rejected the idea. A group of eleven musicians was assembled for the concert,   most of whom were experienced studio musicians and had played on albums involving Simon or Garfunkel and these included Billy Joel 's guitarist David Brown guitarMuscle Shoals guitarist Pete Carr guitarAnthony Jackson bass guitarRob Mounsey synthesizerJohn Eckert trumpetJohn Gatchell trumpetDave Tofani saxophoneGerry Niewood saxophoneSteve Gadd and Grady Tate drums, percussionThe Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel - The Concert In Central Park (Vinyl, and Richard Tee piano.
The musical arrangements for the concert were written by Paul Simon and David Matthews. Some songs differed significantly from their original versions; for example, " Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard " featured more prominent Latin elements and included a salsa breakwhile the folk rock " Kodachrome " was set as a harder rock song and played together with the Chuck Berry classic " Maybellene " as a medley.
The military rhythm of " 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover " was replaced with a Latin arrangement that included brass. Garfunkel had difficulties in the rehearsals. Both men easily recalled their songs from the s, but Garfunkel had to learn the harmonies and arrangements for Simon's solo songs, as modified for the reunion concert. Despite the need to adapt to Simon and his style, Garfunkel enjoyed some of the songs, and was glad to perform a duet version of Simon's " American Tune ".
The first spectators, many carrying chairs or picnic blankets, arrived at daybreak to secure a good spot. The stage backdrop depicted an urban rooftop with water tank and air outlet, symbolic of New York's skyline. At twilight, the backing band went onstage, followed by New York's mayor, Ed Kochwho announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, Simon and Garfunkel! Robinson ". After the second song, " Homeward Bound ", Simon delivered a short speech which began, "Well, it's great to do a neighborhood concert.
The audience booed at the mention of Koch but applauded as Simon continued by tongue-in-cheek thanking "the guys who are selling loose joints [for] giving the city half of their income tonight". Each performer sang three songs alone, including one new song apiece. The incident provoked associations to the song's lyrics, in which Simon speaks as a first-person narrator concerning the deaths of Johnny AceJohn F. Kennedy and John Lennon. Lennon's murder by an obsessed fan had taken place less than a year previously, not far from the concert site.
In May as a guest on Late Night with David Lettermanhe explained that while it is not unusual for fans, for example, to jump onto the stage with flowers, this action was new to him, but also felt that the man simply appeared intoxicated.
His greater concern was that the song's premiere was ruined. Lyrics referring to the New York area produced audience applause, such as Garfunkel's ode to his home city, "A Heart in New York", which describes from a New Yorker's point of view the first glimpse of the city when returning there by air: .
New York, lookin' down on Central Park, where they say you should not wander after dark . Applause broke out during " The Sound of Silence ", when the narrative voice refers to a large crowd of people in the dark: . And in the naked light I saw ten thousand people maybe more . Simon then said that their planned use of pyrotechnics had been disallowed, and told the crowd, "Let's have our own fireworks!
The duo then introduced the members of the backing band and gave a final encore, a reprise of " Late in the Evening ". A recording of the concert was released five months later, on February 16, The audio tracks were processed in postproductionbut Rolling Stone magazine wrote that they were not completely polished, and preserved the roar and the fuzziness of live rock music heard through a loudspeaker. The album was an international success. The album sold more than 1, copies in France, where it was certified Diamond.
It was also successful in seven other countries, including New Zealand. The album was released as a double LP and as a single Compact Cassette. In it was issued as a single CD. Various reissues in different formats have occurred, including, alongside the DVD, a 2-CD-release also containing the two missing songs from the original album. The concert was filmed for television broadcast and the home video market. The concert and recordings were positively received by music critics.
Stephen Holden praised the performance in The New York Times the day after the concert;  he subsequently praised the live album in Rolling Stone magazine. An October review in Rolling Stone called the concert "one of the finest performances of ", one that "vividly recaptured another time, an era when well-crafted, melodic pop bore meanings that The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel - The Concert In Central Park (Vinyl beyond the musical sphere and into the realms of culture and politics.
The duo were disappointed with their performance, particularly Garfunkel, who felt that he sang poorly. Then I got it. This was their first performance in Germany, and had an attendance of around 40, spectators.
Thus Garfunkel dropped out of the project, which then became Simon's November solo album Hearts and Bones. Their next joint public appearance was inwhen they performed for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. When Simon gave another free concert in Central Park on August 15, he rejected Garfunkel's offer to participate.
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