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« on: February 09, 2013, 06:15:02 PM »

Anyone else here a big fan?
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 06:18:04 PM »

Nope, and you didn't even bother to even put in some cool songs or words to convince me why I should be.
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013, 06:21:23 PM »

Nope, and you didn't even bother to even put in some cool songs or words to convince me why I should be.

No worries. His heart is in the right place.

You should check out "Fakin' It". You like The Beatles in 1967? You'd probably like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkFBOd4YN60

Also, Bridge Over Troubled Water is one of the most consistent albums that I've ever heard (barring a cover of "Bye, Bye Love"). Spotify it.

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013, 06:39:56 PM »

Nope, and you didn't even bother to even put in some cool songs or words to convince me why I should be.

I wasn't trying to win you over.
I couldn't care less if you liked them or not.
Your loss.
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2013, 06:43:45 PM »

Nope, and you didn't even bother to even put in some cool songs or words to convince me why I should be.

No worries. His heart is in the right place.

You should check out "Fakin' It". You like The Beatles in 1967? You'd probably like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkFBOd4YN60

Also, Bridge Over Troubled Water is one of the most consistent albums that I've ever heard (barring a cover of "Bye, Bye Love"). Spotify it.



Have you listened to Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme all the way through?
It's my favorite album of theirs. It's really wonderful.
Really love Bookends too.
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2013, 07:03:42 PM »

Nope, and you didn't even bother to even put in some cool songs or words to convince me why I should be.

I wasn't trying to win you over.
I couldn't care less if you liked them or not.
Your loss.

This is a great way to get other people into music you like, that you presumably want to share and jointly enjoy.

Nope, and you didn't even bother to even put in some cool songs or words to convince me why I should be.

No worries. His heart is in the right place.

You should check out "Fakin' It". You like The Beatles in 1967? You'd probably like this.

[snip]

Also, Bridge Over Troubled Water is one of the most consistent albums that I've ever heard (barring a cover of "Bye, Bye Love"). Spotify it.

That was an alright song but then I'm not the hugest Beatles fan either, I suppose. I will listen to it again though since obviously one listen doesn't win you over on much of anything, haha. Thanks for the suggestions!
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2013, 07:16:24 PM »

Love them very, very much.
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2013, 07:41:25 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2013, 07:47:45 PM »

Nope, and you didn't even bother to even put in some cool songs or words to convince me why I should be.

I wasn't trying to win you over.
I couldn't care less if you liked them or not.
Your loss.

This is a great way to get other people into music you like, that you presumably want to share and jointly enjoy.

Didn't mean any disrespect. My apologies. If you're open to it, check out The Dangling Conversation. I really love that track.
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2013, 07:49:21 PM »

Love them very, very much.

What are some of your favorite tracks?
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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2013, 07:59:24 PM »

Bleecker St., The Sounds Of Silence, Richard Cory, I Am A Rock, The Sound Of Silence, April Come She Will,For Emily Whenever I May Find Her, Scarborough Fair/Canticle, Homeward Bound, Patterns, A Hazy Shade Of Winter, You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies, Fakin' It, Save The Life Of My Child, America, Overs, Bookends Theme, Mrs. Robinson, every single track on Bridge Over Troubled Water, My Little Town.
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« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2013, 08:15:38 PM »

I love Simon and Garfunkel. My favorite of their songs is "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright." Their vocals and arrangements are heavenly, much like The Beatles or The Beach Boys at their peak.
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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2013, 08:22:05 PM »

I had heard a sample of their instrumental "Anji" in Chumbawamba`s "Jacob`s Ladder" many, many times over the last few years without realizing it was from an S&G song until just a few months ago.
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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2013, 08:31:10 PM »

I also enjoy their live albums. On Old Friends: Live On Stage, Paul plays some incredible acoustic guitar, especially on "The Sounds Of Silence" and "El Condor Pasa".
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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2013, 09:07:48 PM »

HUGE FAN. Paul Simon too, massive, massive, massive fan.
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« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2013, 09:56:59 PM »

Along with the Beatles and the BB, Simon and Garfunkel are my favorite groups. Personally I think Paul Simon was a better songwriter than even Brian Wilson.

Anji was actually a David Graham piece.

BTW, acoustic guitar players will appreciate this rendition of Scarborough Fair:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYHDQHQDS-4

As for their albums, I like all of them. However, I'm one of the few people I know who actually like their first album the best. It's the most "folk-y." This is one of the most outright, fantastically, indescribably beautiful songs ever written. Almost impossible for me to listen to it without shedding multiple tears:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K0eknfuix8
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« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2013, 09:58:46 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2013, 10:07:27 PM »

BTW, might as well tie this topic into the topic of the forum. Wink Fantastically beautiful rendition:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmjj5Orjnl0
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« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2013, 10:16:03 PM »

You should check out "Fakin' It". You like The Beatles in 1967? You'd probably like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkFBOd4YN60
In the same style is this less-well-known song from the same year. Was released as a single but never made it on an album.

You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies

The bridge or interlude part seems to be a prelude to his solo stuff in the 70's.

The following is a beautiful rendition of a Haitian folk song. Didn't make it onto Bridge Over Troubled Water, Cecilia having beaten it out for the album's "ethnic" song:
Feuilles-o
Whenever I listen to this song I always end up listening to it about 5 times in a row.

And speaking of Cecilia, really interesting story on the meaning of that song, if anyone's interested. It's not what you think the song is about.
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« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2013, 10:34:28 PM »

And speaking of Cecilia, really interesting story on the meaning of that song, if anyone's interested. It's not what you think the song is about.
It's not about making love with Cecilia up in his bedroom?
Nope.

Read the discussion here. Very clever lyrics, completely throwing off the listener into taking the song literally. Sort the posts by oldest first.
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« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2013, 01:26:11 AM »

Simon & Garfunkel session bassist Vs. Simon & Garfunkel session bassist game

a.k.a. Rank the Simon & Garfunkels #bass player

LARRY KNECHTEL                                                            JOE OSBORN
(Mrs. Robinson, America etc.)       VS.      (Bridge Over Troubled Water, album)


Both were EXTREMELY talented musicians overall (and Joe probably still is) but having researched Larry's career for my upcoming BREAD biog I gotta say Larry wins hands down, musically, for having co-written and arranged that piano intro of "Bridge..." (and for winning the Grammy) if nothing else ... and his bass duties on "Mr Tambourine Man" and The Doors debut confirms it for me. But that's just MY opinion ...
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« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2013, 03:07:02 AM »

Love 'em - Cloudy and Only Living Boy In New York my current two favourites, but really there are so many incredible tunes. I think Paul Simon is one of the great American songwriters. I love his first solo album too.
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« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2013, 07:42:22 AM »

Love 'em - Cloudy and Only Living Boy In New York my current two favourites, but really there are so many incredible tunes. I think Paul Simon is one of the great American songwriters. I love his first solo album too.

I love those songs.
Cloudy is such a pretty little song.

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« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2013, 07:48:59 AM »

I've been playing the crap out of this one lately:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Vv6dh2W2gk


And I'm sure you all know, but Paul has some really wonderful solo stuff too.
I love this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE3kKUEY5WU
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