The Essential Simon and Garfunkel

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The Essential Simon & Garfunkel
Greatest hits album by Simon and Garfunkel
Released October 14, 2003
Recorded 1964–1975
Genre Folk rock
Length 97:37
Label Columbia
Simon and Garfunkel chronology
Live from New York City, 1967
(2002)
The Essential Simon & Garfunkel
(2003)
Old Friends: Live on Stage
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

The Essential Simon & Garfunkel is the first double-disc best of compilation by Simon & Garfunkel, released by Columbia Records on October 14, 2003.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Paul Simon, except where noted.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M." (Live ; 1-22-67)
  2. "Bleecker Street"
  3. "The Sound of Silence"'
  4. "Leaves That Are Green" (Live ; 1-22-67)
  5. "A Most Peculiar Man" (Live ; 1-22-67)
  6. "I Am a Rock"
  7. "Richard Cory"
  8. "Kathy's Song" (Live)
  9. "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" (Art Garfunkel, Simon)
  10. "Homeward Bound"
  11. "Sparrow" (live)
  12. "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)"
  13. "The Dangling Conversation"
  14. "A Poem on the Underground Wall" (Live ; 1-22-67)
  15. "A Hazy Shade of Winter"
  16. "At the Zoo"

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Mrs. Robinson"
  2. "Fakin' It"
  3. "Old Friends"
  4. "Bookends Theme"
  5. "America"
  6. "Overs" (Live ; 10-13-68)
  7. "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)" (Milchberg, Robles, Simon)
  8. "Bridge over Troubled Water"
  9. "Cecilia"
  10. "Keep the Customer Satisfied"
  11. "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright"
  12. "The Boxer"
  13. "Baby Driver"
  14. "The Only Living Boy in New York"
  15. "Song for the Asking"
  16. "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" (Live ; 11-27-69)
  17. "My Little Town"

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Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[2] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[3] Gold 17,330[3]
Norway (IFPI Norway)[4] Platinum 40,000*
Sweden (GLF)[5] Platinum 60,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[6] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[7] Platinum 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. Review: The Essential Simon & Garfunkel (UK). Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-04-14.
  2. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2010 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b The first web page presents the sales figures, the second presents the certification limits:
  4. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certifications" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Archived from the original on February 6, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2004" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ "British album certifications – Simon & Garfunkel – The Essential". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved April 14, 2013.  Enter The Essential in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Simon & Garfunkel – The Essential Simon". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved April 14, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH