Breakaway Studio album by Released October 14, 1975 Recorded 1975 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  Genre Soft rock Length 36: 46 Label Columbia Producer Richard Perry (except "My Little Town" produced by Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel and Phil Ramone) Art Garfunkel chronology
Singles from Breakaway
is the second solo studio album by Breakaway 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 (US #5), it has been certified platinum by Angel Clare RIAA.
Album cover [ edit ]
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.  
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 ]
Personnel [ edit ]
Art Garfunkel – vocals
Toni Tennille, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Jay Clayton – background vocals
Stephen Bishop – acoustic guitar, background vocals
Steve Cropper, Pete Carr – electric guitar
Paul Simon – acoustic guitar, background vocals
Andrew Gold – acoustic guitar, ukulele, piano, electric guitar, Fender Rhodes, background vocals
Nicky Hopkins – piano, Fender Rhodes
Bruce Johnston – piano, background vocals, whistle
Jim Keltner, Rick Shlosser, Jim Gordon, John Guerin, Russ Kunkel, Roger Hawkins, Denny Seiwell – drums
Louis Shelton, Lon Van Eaton – acoustic guitar
Barry Beckett, Reinie Press, John Barlow Jarvis – piano
Max Bennett, Lee Sklar, Joe Osborn, David Hood, Klaus Voormann – bass guitar Joe Clayton – percussion
David Katz – violin, orchestra contractor
Larry Knechtel – piano, Fender Rhodes Del Newman – conductor
Bill Payne – piano, Fender Rhodes, synthesizer, mellotron New World Philharmonic Orchestra – orchestra
Helena Kallianiotes – cover model
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)
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Certifications [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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"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.
"American album certifications – Art Garfunkel – Breakaway". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH .