Offered for sale is a U.S. pressing of Simon & Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits by Simon & Garfunkel.
Four of the “hits” on this LP are actually previously unreleased live recordings.
About this copy: This copy of Simon & Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits is a 1981 U.S. pressing on the Columbia label of an album that was originally released in 1972.
The cover is M-. The disc is M- and looks unplayed. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a classic LP.
Background: Released in 1972, Simon & Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits was the first compilation by the group and included four previously unreleased live tracks.
The album reached #5 on the U.S. album chart and #2 on the UK chart.
This album has had over three decades to make an impact, and it says something for its staying power that, in the face of more recent, more generously programmed, and better mastered compilations of the duo’s work, it remains one of the most popular parts of the Simon & Garfunkel catalog — which doesn’t mean it isn’t fraught with frustrations for anyone buying it. … Nine of the tracks on the 14-song LP did, indeed, comprise the duo’s biggest hits — including “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Mrs. Robinson,” and “The Sounds of Silence” — in their familiar studio versions; but interspersed between them were previously unheard live recordings of “For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her,” “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy),” “Homeward Bound,” and “Kathy’s Song,” plus an alternate take of “America.” At that time, Simon & Garfunkel had never released a live album, and as it happened, at least four of those five were among the most personal songs in the duo’s repertory — songs that millions of fans responded to individually (as opposed to the mass appeal of the pair’s hit singles).
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