2017/05/22

Simon and Garfunkel/Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)

An American folk-rock duo debuted in 1964, Simon and Garfunkel's fifth and final studio album (#1 on the US/UK/Australian/Finnish/French/German/Japanese/Dutch/Norwegian/Swedish album charts). Includes singles, "The Boxer" (#7 on the US chart. #6 on the UK charts), "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (#1 on the US/UK charts), "Cecilia" (#4 on the US charts) and "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)". "The Boxer" is a beautiful folk rock ballad. The title track "Bridge Over Troubled Water" is a gospel-influenced song featuring its dynamic development, with only piano accompaniment at first, and with rhythm section and strings since the third chorus. "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)" is a cover of the song written by the Peruvian composer Daniel Alomia Robles based on traditional Andean folk tunes, with English lyrics, and it uses the Argentine group Los Incas' recording. "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright" is a song in the bossa nova style. "Bye Bye Love" is a cover of the Everly Brothers' hit song (live recording).

Bridge Over Troubled Water

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