Old Friends (1997 Simon and Garfunkel album)

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Old Friends
Compilation album by Simon and Garfunkel
Released November 4, 1997
Recorded 1964-1975
Genre Folk rock
Label Columbia Legacy
Producer various
Simon and Garfunkel chronology
The Definitive Simon & Garfunkel
(1994)
'''Old Friends'''
(1997)
The Best of Simon and Garfunkel
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Old Friends is a CD box set of Simon and Garfunkel songs, released in 1997. The three-disc anthology collects most of the duo's best-known works, and also includes previously unreleased outtakes. Some of these outtakes subsequently appeared on both the reissues of Simon and Garfunkel's five studio albums as well as the later boxed set The Columbia Studio Recordings (1964-1970).

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Bleecker Street" - 2:42
    Recorded: March 10, 1964
    Previously unissued demo version
  2. "Sounds of Silence"
  3. "The Sun Is Burning" - 2:46
    Recorded: March 17, 1964
    From the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
  4. "Wednesday Morning, 3 AM" - 2:14
    Recorded: March 17, 1964
    From the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
  5. "He Was My Brother" - 2:49
    Recorded: March 17, 1964
    From the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
  6. "Sparrow" - 2:47
    Recorded: March 31, 1964
    From the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
  7. "Peggy-O" - 2:25
    Recorded: March 31, 1964
    From the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
  8. "Benedictus" - 2:38
    Recorded: March 31, 1964
    From the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
  9. "Somewhere They Can't Find Me" - 2:34
    Recorded: April 5, 1965
    From the album Sounds of Silence
  10. "We've Got a Groovy Thing Goin'" - 1:57
    Recorded: April 5, 1965
    From the album Sounds of Silence
  11. "Leaves That Are Green" - 2:20
    Recorded: December 13, 1965
    From the album Sounds of Silence
  12. "Richard Cory" - 2:55
    Recorded: December 14, 1965
    From the album Sounds of Silence
  13. "I Am a Rock" - 2:49
    Recorded: December 14, 1965
    From the album Sounds of Silence
  14. "The Sound of Silence" - 3:09
    Recorded: March 10, 1964 (Basic Track) ; June 15, 1965 (overdubs)
    From The Album Sounds of Silence
  15. "Homeward Bound" - 2:29
    Recorded: December 14, 1965
    From the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  16. "Blues Run the Game" - 2:51
    Recorded: December 21, 1965
    Previously unissued outtake from the Sounds of Silence sessions
  17. "Kathy's Song" - 3:17
    Recorded: December 21, 1965
    From the album Sounds of Silence
  18. "April Come She Will" - 1:49
    Recorded: December 21, 1965
    From the album Sounds of Silence
  19. "Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall" - 2:10
    Recorded: March 28, 1966
    From the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Patterns" - 2:45
    Recorded: June 8, 1966
    From the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  2. "Cloudy" - 2:21
    Recorded: June 10, 1966
    From the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  3. "The Dangling Conversation" - 2:37
    Recorded: June 21, 1966
    From the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  4. "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" - 3:10
    Recorded: July 26, 1966
    From the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  5. "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" - 1:53
    Recorded: August 16, 1966
    From the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  6. "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" - 2:05
    Recorded: August 22, 1966
    From the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  7. "7 O'Clock News/Silent Night" - 2:03
    Recorded: August 22, 1966
    From the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  8. "A Hazy Shade of Winter" - 2:17
    Recorded: September 7, 1966
    From the album Bookends
  9. "At the Zoo" - 2:23
    Recorded: January 18, 1967
    From the album Bookends
  10. "A Poem on the Underground Wall" - 4:30
    Recorded: January 22, 1967
    Previously unissued live recording (Lincoln Center, New York)
  11. "Red Rubber Ball" - 2:29
    Recorded: January 22, 1967
    Previously unissued live recording (Lincoln Center, New York)
  12. "Blessed" - 3:40
    Recorded: January 22, 1967
    Previously unissued live recording (Lincoln Center, New York)
  13. "Anji" - 2:29
    Recorded: January 22, 1967
    Previously unissued live recording (Lincoln Center, New York)
  14. "A Church Is Burning" - 3:27
    Recorded: January 22, 1967
    Previously unissued live recording (Lincoln Center, New York)
  15. "Fakin' It" - 3:17
    Recorded: June 6, 1967
    From the album Bookends
  16. "Save the Life of My Child" - 2:49
    Recorded: December 14, 1967
    From the album Bookends
  17. "America" - 3:36
    Recorded: February 1, 1968
    From the album Bookends
  18. "You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies" - 2:19
    Recorded: June 14, 1967
    B-side to the "Fakin' It" single
  19. "Punky's Dilemma" - 2:13
    Recorded: October 5, 1967
    From the album Bookends
  20. "Comfort and Joy" - 1:49
    Recorded: April 19, 1967
    Previously unissued Christmas recording
  21. "Star Carol" - 1:46
    Recorded: April 19, 1967
    Christmas recording, previously appeared on Columbia Special Products compilations A Very Merry Christmas (1967) and Dreaming of a White Christmas (1981)

Disc 3[edit]

  1. "Mrs. Robinson" - 4:03
    Recorded: February 2, 1968
    From the album Bookends
  2. "Old Friends/Bookends" - 3:56
    Recorded: March 8, 1968
    From the album Bookends
  3. "Overs" - 3:05
    Recorded: October 13, 1968
    Previously unissued live recording (Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, Vermont)
  4. "A Most Peculiar Man" - 2:35
    Recorded: October 13, 1968
    Previously unissued live recording (Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, Vermont)
  5. "Bye, Bye Love" - 2:44
    Recorded: October 13, 1968
    Previously unissued live recording (Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, Vermont)
  6. "The Boxer" - 5:08
    Recorded: November 16, 1968
    From the album Bridge Over Troubled Water
  7. "Baby Driver" - 3:15
    Recorded: November 19, 1968
    From the album Bridge Over Troubled Water
  8. "Why Don't You Write Me" - 2:46
    Recorded: June 13, 1969
    From the album Bridge Over Troubled Water
  9. "Feuilles-O" - 1:42
    Recorded: August 11, 1969
    Previously unissued demo
  10. "Keep the Customer Satisfied" - 2:35
    Recorded: October 27, 1969
    From the album Bridge Over Troubled Water
  11. "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright" - 3:41
    Recorded: October 28, 1969
    From the album Bridge Over Troubled Water
  12. "Song for the Asking" - 1:49
    Recorded: November 1, 1969
    From the album Bridge Over Troubled Water
  13. "Cecilia" - 2:55
    Recorded: November 2, 1969
    From the album Bridge Over Troubled Water
  14. "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)" - 3:06
    Recorded: November 2, 1969
    From the album Bridge Over Troubled Water
  15. "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - 4:53
    Recorded: November 9, 1969
    From the album Bridge Over Troubled Water
  16. "The Only Living Boy In New York" - 3:58
    Recorded: November 15, 1969
    From the album Bridge Over Troubled Water
  17. "Hey, Schoolgirl/Black Slacks" - 1:32
    Recorded: November 28, 1969
    Previously unissued live recording (Carnegie Hall)
  18. "That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine" - 3:26
    Recorded: November 28, 1969
    Previously unissued live recording (Carnegie Hall)
  19. "My Little Town" - 3:52
    Recorded: May 1975
    Previously appeared on Paul Simon's album Still Crazy After All These Years and Art Garfunkel's album Breakaway

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Old Friends at AllMusic. Retrieved February 10, 2012.