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The Columbia Studio Recordings, 1964-1970 [Box]


  • 0. DISC 1: WEDNESDAY MORNING, 3 A.M:
    1. You Can Tell the World
    2. Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream
    3. Bleecker Street
    4. Sparrow
    5. Benedictus
    6. Sound of Silence, The
    7. He Was My Brother
    8. Peggy-O
    9. Go Tell It on the Mountain
    10. Sun Is Burning, The
    11. Times They Are a-Changin'
    12. Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
    13. Bleecker Street - (rare demo version)
    14. He Was My Brother - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
    15. Sun Is Burning, The - (previously unreleased, alternate take)
    0. DISC 2: SOUNDS OF SILENCE:
    1. Sound of Silence, The
    2. Leaves That Are Green
    3. Blessed
    4. Kathy's Song
    5. Somewhere They Can't Find Me
    6. Anji
    7. Richard Cory
    8. Most Peculiar Man, A
    9. April Come She Will
    10. We've Got a Groovy Thing Goin'
    11. I Am a Rock
    12. Blues Run the Game
    13. Barbriallen - (previously unreleased, demo version)
    14. Rose of Aberdeen - (previously unreleased, demo version)
    15. Roving Gambler - (previously unreleased, demo version)
    0. DISC 3: PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY AND THYME:
    1. Scarborough Fair / Canticle
    2. Patterns
    3. Cloudy
    4. Homeward Bound
    5. Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine, The
    6. 59th Street Bridge Song, The (Feelin' Groovy)
    7. Dangling Conversation, The
    8. Flowers Never Bend With the Rainfall
    9. Simple Desultory Philippic, A (Or How I Was Robert Macnamara'd Into Submission)
    10. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
    11. Poem on the Underground Wall, A
    12. 7 O'Clock News / Silent Night
    13. Patterns - (previously unreleased, demo version)
    14. Poem on the Underground Wall, A - (previously unreleased, demo version)
    0. DISC 4: BOOKENDS:
    1. Bookends Theme
    2. Save the Life of My Child
    3. America
    4. Overs
    5. Voices of Old People
    6. Old Friends
    7. Bookends Theme
    8. Fakin' It
    9. Punky's Dilemma
    10. Mrs. Robinson - (from "The Graduate")
    11. Hazy Shade of Winter, A
    12. At the Zoo
    13. You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies - (rare single)
    14. Old Friends - (previously unreleased, demo version)
    0. DISC 5: BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER:
    1. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    2. El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
    3. Cecilia
    4. Keep the Customer Satisfied
    5. So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright
    6. Boxer, The
    7. Baby Driver
    8. Only Living Boy in New York, The
    9. Why Don't You Write Me
    10. Bye Bye Love
    11. Song For the Asking
    12. Feuilles-O - (rare demo version)
    13. Bridge Over Troubled Water - (previously unreleased, demo version)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 63815

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Contains all the original album covers for individual albums.
    The 5-CD box THE COLUMBIA STUDIO RECORDINGS contains the albums WEDNESDAY MORNING 3 A.M. (1964); SOUNDS OF SILENCE (1966); PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY AND THYME (1966); BOOKENDS (1968); BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER (1970) as well as rare and previously unreleased tracks, rare photos and individual album essays by Bud Scoppa.
    Reissue producer: Bob Irwin.
    Digitally remastered by Vic Anesini (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).
    WEDNESDAY MORNING 3 A.M.:
    Producer: Tom Wilson.
    Recorded in March 1964. Originally released on Columbia (9049). Includes original liner notes by Art Garfunkel.
    SOUNDS OF SILENCE:
    Producers: Bob Johnston, Tom Wilson, Simon & Garfunkel, Roy Halee.
    Principally recorded in April & December 1965. Originally released on Columbia (9269).
    PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY AND THYME:
    Producer: Bob Johnston.
    Recorded between December 1965 and August 1966. Originally released on Columbia (9363).
    BOOKENDS:
    Producers: Simon & Garfunkel, Roy Halee.
    Recorded between 1966 and 1968. Originally released on Columbia (9529).
    BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER:
    Personnel includes: Paul Simon (vocals, guitar); Art Garfunkel (vocals); Fred Carter, Jr. (guitar); Larry Knechtel (keyboards); Joe Osborne (bass); Hal Blaine (drums).
    Producers: Simon & Garfunkel, Roy Halee.
    Principally recorded in November 1969. Originally released on Columbia (9914).
    Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were initially inspired by the Everly Brothers and under the name Tom And Jerry enjoyed a hit with 'Hey Schoolgirl'. The duo reunited in 1964 for Wednesday Morning 3AM, which included an acoustic reading of 'The Sound Of Silence'. Producer Tom Wilson made the presumptuous but prescient decision to overdub 'Sound Of Silence' with electric instrumentation and an album titled after the million-selling single was rush-released early in 1966. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme had a varied mood from the grandly serious 'For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her' to the bouncy '59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)'. The duo contributed Mrs. Robinson to the soundtrack of the 1968 film, The Graduate. That same year saw the release of Bookends, a superbly-crafted work. In 1969 the duo released the celebrated Bridge Over Troubled Water. One of the best-selling albums of all time, the work's title track became a standard with its lush, orchestral arrangement and contrasting tempo. While at the peak of their commercial success, the duo became irascible and their partnership abruptly ceased. Since then there have been sporadic reunions, most notably The Concert In Central Park.

  • Critic Reviews
    Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.73) - Ranked #5 in Mojo's "Best Box Sets & Compilations of 2002"
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