At the zoo may be a rip off in its way of animal farm, but simons unique poetry turns it into his own vision. Time it was and what a time it was it was a time of innocence a time of confidences. It was released in april 1968 at a time when mono records were being phased out. Robinson was a deserved hit, and simons line where have you gone, joe dimaggio still haunts to this day. To say this album in mono is rare is a major understatement. Youtube bookends is an aptlytitled literary album covering themes of loss, the american dream, youthful innocence and old age. Time it was and what a time it was, it was a time of innocence a time of confidences long ago it must be i have a photograph preserve your. We have resumed very limited warehouse and shipping operations.
A hazy shade of winter is almost an aggressive rocker for simon and garfunkel. Robinson 1968, the boxer 1969, and bridge over troubled water 1970reached number one on singles charts worldwide. Bookends this song is by simon and garfunkel and appears on the album bookends 1968, on the box set old friends 1997, on the movie soundtrack 500 days of summer 2009. Time it was and what a time it was it was, a time of innocence a time of confidences. All songs written by paul simon performed by bookends recorded live at the subscription.
Earlier that spring, simon and garfunkel had slipped their fourth album into the bins with a whisper, the confoundingly literary, profoundly poetic and stunningly beautiful bookends. Simon and garfunkel bridge over troubled water live 1969. Produced by paul simon, roy halee and art garfunkel, the album was released on april 3, 1968, in the united states by columbia records. Lyrics to old friendsbookends by simon and garfunkel. The duo had risen to fame two years prior with the albums sounds of silence and parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme and the soundtrack album for the 1967 film the graduate. But, i happened upon a mono pressing of simon and garfunkels best in my opinion album called bookends. Simon and garfunkel bookends mono pressing records. Time it was and what a time it was, it was a time of innocence a time of confidences long ago it must be i have a photograph preserve your memories. The columbia studio recordings 19641970 track number. The 55yearold author, podcaster, and allaround brilliant guy talks about the songs and artists that have meant the most to himwillie nelson, brian eno, kanye westfive years at a time. Bridge over troubled wa parsley, sage, rosemary the concert in central sounds of silence. Released in 1968, it was an ambitious work that gave rise to classic tracks including america, old friends, fakin it, a hazy shade of winter, and at the zoo.
I hope you enjoy the video that ive made to go with the. Simon and garfunkel, concert in central park youtube. The sound on these discs and bookends in particular is amazing. Having toured the globe for the past 8 years, selling out theatres and receiving standing ovations, simon and garfunkel through the years is a masterpiece not to be missed.
One of the bestselling music groups of the 1960s, their biggest hitsincluding the sound of silence 1965, mrs. From the bookends album released april 3 1968 by columbia records. Download on amazon bookends play on apple music bookends download on itunes bookends play on spotify bookends play on youtube bookends 500 days of summer 2009 7 aug 2009 1. The final of side a, the bookends theme closes as a eulogy on life. They formed the group tom and jerry in 1957 in queens, new york, and had their first taste of success with the minor hit hey schoolgirl. Simon and garfunkelold friends, bookends theme full. Simon and garfunkel for emily live 1969 by justaboy34. One of the pivotal 60s acts, the soundtrackers of a generation with the sounds of silence, mrs. It appears twice on the track listing, as the first and last song on side one of the original vinyl lp. Time it was and what a time it was, it was a time of innocence a time of confidences long ago it. They are equal collaborators with producerengineer roy halee in a multivalently layered song cycle observing the confusion of those seeking an elusive american dream, wistfully reflecting on innocence lost forever to the cold winds of change. The album was coming off the success of the duos songs being featured in mike nichols blockbuster 1967 hit movie, the graduate the soundtrack for which topped the charts for nine nonconsecutive weeks. Old friends old friends sat on their park bench like bookends a newspaper blown through the grass. It was produced by paul simon, roy halee and art garfunkel.13 449 1022 21 1387 1552 974 751 1553 420 527 147 1100 468 750 367 1161 1291 99 326 676 449 1123 950 206 379 290 981 730 57 1059 888 97 1494 1148 673 511 32 723 280 1223 1397 1095 1209 1229 22 277