Long Lost Simon & Garfunkel Concert From 1967 Surfaces on Sony Legacy
Jul 12, 2002
A missing chapter in Simon & Garfunkel's rich musical history will be revealed on Tuesday, July 16, when Columbia/Legacy releases "Live From New York City 1967." The 19-track disc was recorded at Lincoln Center in Manhattan on January 22, 1967, and has never before been officially released as a concert album. Its debut will mark the only official Simon & Garfunkel live album recorded in the '60s, the decade in which the duo rose to worldwide prominence.
The concert features Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel in an acoustic setting, performing songs from the three albums they had released up to that date: "Wednesday Morning 3 AM," "The Sounds Of Silence," and "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme." A number of rarities feature on the disc, including "A Church Is Burning," from "The Paul Simon Songbook," the solo album he recorded in early 1965 that has never been issued in the U.S. Also included is "You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies" which later appeared as the b-side to their summer 1967 single "Fakin' It."
In 1966, the duo had landed three albums and four singles on the Billboard Top 30 charts, and had toured North America and Europe extensively, including appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show," "Hullabaloo," and "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour."
Every stage of the development of "Live From New York City 1967" has been completed under the supervision of Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, and their long-time co-producer and engineer Roy Halee. The complete track listing for the disc: "He Was My Brother," "Leaves That Are Green," "Sparrow," "Homeward Bound," "You Don't Know Where You're Interest Lies," "A Most Peculiar Man," "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)," The Dangling Conversation," "Richard Cory," "A Hazy Shade Of Winter," "Benedictus," "Blessed," "A Poem On The Underground Wall," "Anji," "I Am A Rock," "The Sound Of Silence," "For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her," "A Church Is Burning," and "Wednesday Morning 3 AM."Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020712/NYF002
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