Across America (album)

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Across America
Live album by Art Garfunkel
Released May 27 1997
Recorded April 12-13, 1996
Genre Pop
Length 50:04
Label Columbia
Producer Art Garfunkel & Stuart Breed
Art Garfunkel chronology
Up 'til Now
(1993)
Across America
(1997)
Songs from a Parent to a Child
(1997)

Across America is a live album by American singer Art Garfunkel. It is the only official live recording he has released. The album was recorded live over two evenings - 12 and 13 April 1996 in The Registry Hall at Ellis Island, New York.

It was released to celebrate the ending of his 12-year Walk Across America. The U.K. version of the album contains the additional track "I Only Have Eyes For You".

A 2-disc, 19 track version was released as a freebie in the U.K. via The Mail On Sunday newspaper as "The Very Best Of Art Garfunkel Across America" that includes the 17 tracks listed below in a slightly different order with 2 additional tracks: "America", & "Cecilia".

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 2 stars stating "Art Garfunkel returned to recording in 1997 with Across America, a live album intended to commemorate his walk across America. Composed largely of oldies, the record is a pleasant enough nostalgia trip, but it doesn't have enough distinguished performances (a version of "The 52nd Street Bridge Song" sung with his six-year-old son is notable, but it certainly isn't accomplished) to make the record a worthy addition even to the collections of devoted fans. ".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Heart in New York" (Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle) – 3:26
  2. "Crying in the Rain" With James Taylor (Carole King, Howard Greenfield) – 2:02
  3. "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" (Traditional, arranged by Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel) – 3:19
  4. "A Poem on the Underground Wall" (Paul Simon) – 2:08
  5. "I Only Have Eyes For You" (Harry Warren, Al Dubin) (UK version only)  – 3:09
  6. "Homeward Bound" (Paul Simon) - 2:59
  7. "All I Know" (Jimmy Webb) – 3:12
  8. "Bright Eyes" (Mike Batt) – 4:21
  9. "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)" (Paul Simon, Daniel Alomía Robles) - 3:24
  10. "Bridge over Troubled Water" (Paul Simon) – 4:42
  11. "Mrs. Robinson" (Paul Simon) – 3:32
  12. "The 59th Street Bridge Song" With James Garfunkel (Paul Simon) – 1:43
  13. "I Will" (Lennon/McCartney) – 2:17
  14. "April Come She Will" (Paul Simon) – 2:18
  15. "The Sound Of Silence" (Paul Simon) – 3:31
  16. "Grateful" (John Bucchino) – 4:50
  17. "Goodnight My Love" (George Motola, John Marascalco) – 2:36

Personnel[edit]

  • Art Garfunkel  – Vocals
  • Lenny Waronker  – Producer
  • Eric Weissberg  – Guitar, Mandolin, Bass
  • Warren Bernhardt  – Piano, Rhodes, Synthesizer
  • David Biglin  – Synthesizer, Vocals
  • Tommy Igoe  – Drums, Percussion
  • Kim Cermak  – Vocals
  • Michael Brecker  – Tenor Saxophone
  • James Garfunkel  – Vocals
  • James Taylor  – Producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, S. Allmusic Review accessed February 18, 2011