Watermark (Art Garfunkel album)

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Watermark
Studio album by Art Garfunkel
Released October 25, 1977
January 10, 1978 (reissue)
Recorded 1977
Genre Soft rock
Length 36:57
Label Columbia Records
Producer Jimmy Webb
Art Garfunkel
Phil Ramone
Art Garfunkel chronology
Breakaway
(1975)
Watermark
(1977)
Fate for Breakfast
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (Positive)[2]

Watermark is the third solo album by Art Garfunkel, originally released in October 1977 on Columbia Records. When the first single, "Crying in My Sleep", failed to chart in the United States, the album was immediately withdrawn and a version of "(What a) Wonderful World" (featuring harmony vocals from Garfunkel's old partner Paul Simon and mutual friend James Taylor) was added to the track listing, replacing the song "Fingerpaint". The updated version of the album was released in early 1978. "(What a) Wonderful World" was also released as a single, reaching #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The songs "Watermark" and "Paper Chase" had previously been performed by Richard Harris on his albums A Tramp Shining and The Yard Went On Forever. This album is also noted as being the final recording sessions of legendary saxophonist Paul Desmond who died of lung cancer shortly thereafter. Actress Laurie Bird, Garfunkel's girlfriend, made the album cover's photograph.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Jimmy Webb; except where indicated

Side one
  1. "Crying in My Sleep" – 4:06
  2. "Marionette" – 2:36
  3. "Shine It on Me" – 3:26
  4. "Watermark" – 2:59
  5. "Saturday Suit" – 3:16
  6. "All My Love's Laughter" – 3:56
Side two
  1. "(What a) Wonderful World" (Herb Alpert, Sam Cooke, Lou Adler) – 3:32 (added to the January 1978 reissue, replacing the song "Fingerpaint")
  2. "Mr. Shuck'n Jive" – 4:48
  3. "Paper Chase" – 2:37
  4. "She Moved Through the Fair" (Webb, Paddy Moloney) – 2:45
  5. "Someone Else (1958)" – 2:19
  6. "Wooden Planes" – 3:13

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Watermark (Art Garfunkel album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  2. ^ Wiseman, Rich (1978-05-18), "Music Reviews : Watermark by Art Garfunkel", Rolling Stone, archived from the original on 2011-10-10, retrieved 2008-07-24 
  3. ^ http://www.artgarfunkel.com/chrono/1975-1979.html
  4. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 28, No. 26, March 25, 1978". RPM. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  5. ^ "charts.org.nz - Art Garfunkel - Watermark". Hung Medien, charts.org.nz. Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  6. ^ "norwegiancharts.com Art Garfunkel - Watermark". Hung Medien, norwegiancharts.com. VG-lista. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  7. ^ "Chart Stats - Art Garfunkel - Watermark". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  8. ^ "allmusic ((( Watermark > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  9. ^ "RPM Top 100 Albums of 1976". RPM. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  10. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Art Garfunkel – Watermark". Music Canada. 
  11. ^ "British album certifications – Art Garfunkel – Watermark". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Watermark in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  12. ^ "American album certifications – Art Garfunkel – Watermark". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH