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« Reply #75 on: April 04, 2014, 10:30:52 PM »

Much as I enjoyed Paul's solo career, I still miss Artie in the vocal mix.     at least on most songs.    they could have gone on as an act, mixing harmony songs with individual vocal performances on other songs.  Although I don' t think Artie would have "fit" on Graceland.

Hearts and Bones which is probably my favorite Paul Simon solo album was originally intended to be a Simon & Garfunkel album to coincide with their 1983 reunion tour.  There are bootlegs out there of Train in the Distance and Song About the Moon with Garfunkel studio vocals.  Think Too Much, Cars Are Cars, and The Late Great Johnny Ace were also included in their setlists on the tour.  But in the end, it just didn't work out.  Simon decided to wipe Garfunkel's vocals from the album.  Honestly, I can see why it didn't work but I still would love to hear what it would have sounded like.  Think Too Much in particular, the fast version, sounds like it could have made a great Simon & Garfunkel song.  You can read more about it here.
http://www.analogplanet.com/content/ithink-too-muchi-sg-album-wasnt-0
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« Reply #76 on: October 09, 2017, 05:21:57 PM »

I thought I'd post here that art Garfunkel has a new book out. I heard this interview with him and thought I'd post the link:

http://www.wnyc.org/story/art-gafunkel/
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« Reply #77 on: October 20, 2017, 08:02:06 AM »

Simon's definitely better singer than Garfunkel.
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« Reply #78 on: October 20, 2017, 08:06:14 PM »

Simon's definitely better singer than Garfunkel.
I think Paul himself might differ with you on that assertion.
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« Reply #79 on: October 22, 2017, 04:30:14 AM »

Great to see this topic revived after three and a half years!

Last night I watched a film version of a play called My Old Lady and all of a sudden amidst all the original music they played Paul Simon's "Peace Like A River". This may just be my favourite track of his: those descending backing vocals and Paul's sudden leap into wordless falsetto----fantastic! And it betrays his interest in "the sound of a cappella groups, yeah". I could listen to this all day. Roll Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAmPfEMI16g

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Old_Lady_(film)
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« Reply #80 on: October 22, 2017, 02:25:59 PM »

I can't tell you how much time I've spent trying to figure out how to play Peace Like A River on my guitar.
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« Reply #81 on: October 23, 2017, 04:03:26 AM »

I can't tell you how much time I've spent trying to figure out how to play Peace Like A River on my guitar.

Yes, it sounds quite virtuosic! Shows what a fine musician Mr Simon is.
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« Reply #82 on: October 23, 2017, 05:56:01 PM »

I think Paul himself might differ with you on that assertion.
Interesting - didn't Paul say he regretted to not sing "Bridge Over Troubled Water"?
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