Breakaway (Art Garfunkel album)

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Breakaway
Breakaway (Art Garfunkel album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 14, 1975
Recorded1975 at A&M Studios, The Record Plant, Village Recorders and Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles; The Record Plant, The Hit Factory and A&R Recording, New York City; AIR Studios and Marquee Studios, London; Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Sheffield, Alabama[1]
GenreSoft rock
Length36:46
LabelColumbia
ProducerRichard Perry (except "My Little Town" produced by Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel and Phil Ramone)
Art Garfunkel chronology
Angel Clare
(1973)
Breakaway
(1975)
Watermark
(1977)
Singles from Breakaway
  1. "I Only Have Eyes for You"
    Released: August 1975
  2. "Break Away"
    Released: December 1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone(Mixed)[3]

Breakaway is the second solo studio album by Art Garfunkel. It was released in 1975 on Columbia Records. It was produced by Richard Perry who has produced albums for other artists such as Carly Simon. It includes three Top 40 singles: "I Only Have Eyes for You" (US #18, UK #1), "Break Away" (US #39) and the Simon And Garfunkel reunion duet, "My Little Town" which peaked at #9. "I Only Have Eyes For You" is noted also for being Garfunkel's first #1 single in the UK. Breakaway has proven to be Garfunkel's most successful solo album; although only peaking at number 9 in the United States, which was lower than his first album Angel Clare (US #5), it has been certified platinum by RIAA.

Album cover[edit]

A Norman Seeff photograph, taken at a staged photo shoot at Dan Tana’s Restaurant, on Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood. On the left is Helena Kallianiotes, Art in the middle, and on the right Laurie Bird. [4][5][6]

Release history[edit]

In addition to the usual 2-channel stereo version the album was also released by Columbia Records in 1975 in a 4-channel quadraphonic version on LP record and 8-track tape. The LP version was encoded in the SQ matrix format.

The album was reissued in the UK in 2018 by Dutton Vocalion on the Super Audio CD format. This edition contains both the stereo and quadraphonic mixes.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)"Stevie Wonder, Yvonne Wright3:47
2."Rag Doll"Steve Eaton3:03
3."Break Away"Benny Gallagher, Graham Lyle3:31
4."Disney Girls"Bruce Johnston4:32
5."Waters of March"Antônio Carlos Jobim3:34
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."My Little Town"Paul Simon3:51
7."I Only Have Eyes for You"Al Dubin, Harry Warren3:36
8."Looking for the Right One"Stephen Bishop3:20
9."99 Miles from L.A."Albert Hammond, Hal David3:29
10."The Same Old Tears on a New Background"Bishop3:42
Total length:36:46

Personnel[edit]

Production
  • Richard Perry – producer
  • Art Garfunkel – co-producer
  • Kathie Carey – production coordinator
  • Brooks Arthur – recording engineer
  • Bill Schnee – remix [Stereo And Quadraphonic]
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • John Brogna – design
  • Ron Coro – design
  • Norman Seeff – photography
  • Larry Emerine – photography (inner sleeve)

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Art-Garfunkel-Breakaway/release/3655586
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Breakaway at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  3. ^ Marsh, Dave (1975-12-04), "Music Reviews : Breakaway by Art Garfunkel", Rolling Stone, archived from the original on 2008-04-14, retrieved 2008-04-14
  4. ^ Morsch, Mike. "Art Garfunkel at McCarter Theatre". centraljersey.com. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  5. ^ Hepworth, David. "Breakaway cover". David Hepworth's blog. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  6. ^ Hoffman, Steve. "Breakaway LP photo". Steve Hoffman. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 24, No. 17, January 24, 1976". RPM. Archived from the original on September 11, 2014. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
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  12. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Art Garfunkel - Breakaway". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  13. ^ "allmusic ((( Breakaway > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  14. ^ "RPM Top 100 Albums of 1975". RPM. Archived from the original on 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
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  16. ^ "Top Pop Albums of 1976". Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-09-26.
  17. ^ "British album certifications – Art Garfunkel – Breakaway". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Breakaway in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  18. ^ "American album certifications – Art Garfunkel – Breakaway". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.