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Simon and Garfunkel - The Concert in Central Park

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Audience Member They sound wonderful here. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the best concert films ever. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member What a glorious reunion show. Wonderfully shot, the songs usually were hits. After 11 sorely missed years, the duo got back together for a reunion show. Very touching indeed. SEE it here on youtube shown here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXzpY4uI48U Now the real issue I found was that seeing these icons I had never before seen in concert was not as awe inspiring as hearing just the songs. I guess sitting and hearing the songs in a room with never knowing the artists was MORE involving then watching them perform. To hear the songs were far more rewarding than seeing them performed. Is that possible? 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Paul Simon starts the show and eventually brings out Garfunkel to the ovation of everyone, as far as the eye could see. Some of us never got over their breakup. [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ4556qFNeCyoQIXG0WQKCCcfcF3xPomE1PWjvu-Lu-h8O6gNaZlA[/img] There is one scarry moment however as someone rushed the stage during a solo song by Paul Simon. Simon looked pretty shook up too. This was filmed not too long after John Lennon's murder or Regan's shooting, if I remember correctly, so security was a concern, especially at a free, outdoor concert in Central Park no less. [img]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRJMNI9DWon7OxRFmxFpLLNg3tb1aIGIRTTkssRd5OPwS6uziIOfT9UKHA[/img] "Simon & Garfunkel are an American duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel. They formed the group Tom & Jerry in 1957 and had their first success with the minor hit "Hey, Schoolgirl". As Simon & Garfunkel, the duo rose to fame in 1965, largely on the strength of the hit single "The Sound of Silence". Their music was featured in the landmark film The Graduate (1967), propelling them further into the public consciousness."--- Wikipedia [img]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTRYriMgmc5rGoJHXIjQahml-xfyPGHuraxhKh2Lc1mQVdN3Q8C[/img] Filmed on stage Sept. 19, 1981 in front of some half a million people in Central Park, New York City. Paul's thanking the police department seemed to get a bit of a awkward feel from the audience as many of them remember the anti-war efforts in the U.S. a decade earlier. Praising anything establishment, especially from these folk legends was a suprise. Art Garfunkel does a solo set as well toward the end, then the duo teams again to close out the show. Not rated. 87 minutes color. Stereo. The grand daddy reunion show that started many other comebacks for groups long gone from their celebrity. Executive Producer was Lorne Michaels, creator of the then new SNL (Saturday Night Live). If you were ever a fan of Simon and Garfunkel, a must have for your collection or a great gift to give or recieve. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/62/SGCIP.gif/250px-SGCIP.gif[/img] Recorded September 19, 1981 Genre Folk rock Length 75:51 Label Warner Bros. Producer Paul Simon, Roy Halee, Phil Ramone Band personnel: Paul Simon - guitars, vocals, triangle Art Garfunkel - vocals David Brown - guitars Pete Carr - guitars Anthony Jackson - bass guitar Richard Tee - keyboards, piano Steve Gadd - drums, percussion Grady Tate - drums, percussion Rob Mounsey - synthesizer John Gatchell - trumpet John Eckert - trumpet Dave Tofani - saxophones Gerry Niewood - saxophones [img]http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcStFJEaivSmJrLfKwo6sQRW6_cl96-f5Fxu6OKd0wvtORFNeaqJcw[/img] NOTES: 1 "Their sometimes rocky relationship led to their last album, Bridge Over Troubled Water, being delayed several times due to artistic disagreements and as a result the duo broke up in 1970. It was their most successful album worldwide to date, peaking at number one in several countries, including in the United States, and receiving 8× Platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, making it their highest-selling studio album in the U.S. and second-highest album overall. Simon and Garfunkel have, at times, reunited to perform and sometimes tour together. They have done so in every decade since the 1970 breakup, most famously for 1981's "The Concert in Central Park", which attracted more than 500,000 people, making it the 7th most attended concert in the history of music. In 2004, they were ranked #40 of the 100 greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine."---- Wikipedia 2 Close friends through childhood, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel grew up in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, just blocks away from each other. They met in elementary school in 1953, when they both appeared in the school play Alice in Wonderland (Simon as the White Rabbit, Garfunkel as the Cheshire Cat). [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fc/I_Am_A_Rock_PromoA.jpg/200px-I_Am_A_Rock_PromoA.jpg[/img] 3 At the March 1969 Grammy Awards, "Mrs. Robinson" was named Record of the Year, while Simon was also honored with the Grammy for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special. 4 The VHS and DVD contain two songs that were omitted from the live album: "The Late Great Johnny Ace" and "Late in the Evening (Reprise)". "Johnny Ace" was disrupted by a fan rushing the stage and coming close to Simon and saying, "I need to talk to you". Coincidentally, the song is an elegy upon the murder of John Lennon nine months earlier. 5 The 8-track tape version of this album has the distinction of being one of the few 8-tracks that is arranged exactly like the album, with no song breaks. [img]http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT2_oi8gYTvfJ0UwysSPjnLY5xV6ZABLIlzeKdPFLhMciwIo7vr8g[/img] VHS/DVD playlist: "Mrs. Robinson" "Homeward Bound" "America" "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" "Scarborough Fair" (traditional, arr. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel) "April Come She Will" "Wake Up Little Susie" (Felice and Boudleaux Bryant) "Still Crazy After All These Years" "American Tune" "Late in the Evening" "Slip Slidin' Away" "A Heart in New York" (Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle) "The Late Great Johnny Ace" "Kodachrome/Maybellene" (Chuck Berry, Russ Fratto, Alan Freed) "Bridge Over Troubled Water" "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" "The Boxer" "Old Friends" "Bookends" "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" "The Sounds of Silence" "Late in the Evening (Reprise)" [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ae/Sgconcertincentralpark.jpg/220px-Sgconcertincentralpark.jpg[/img] Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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