Lefty (album)

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Lefty
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Studio album by Art Garfunkel
Released March 29, 1988
Recorded 1987
Length 36:46
Label Columbia
Producer
Art Garfunkel chronology
The Animals' Christmas
(1986)
Lefty
(1988)
Garfunkel
(1988)

Lefty is the seventh solo studio album by Art Garfunkel, released in 1988. The album features three songs by singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop.[1] The album's cover photo shows a pre-teen Art Garfunkel holding a baseball bat in the front yard of his childhood home in the Forest Hills section of Queens, New York City. It was taken by his brother Jules.[1] The album title came from the fact that Garfunkel is left-handed, which the picture established.[1]

The album failed to make the Top 100 in the US and hit the bottom half of the UK Top 100. Despite this, it yielded three minor hit singles.

The liner notes of the album contain a brief prose text Garfunkel had written in memory of his partner Laurie Bird who had committed suicide in 1979. The album marked a new beginning in Garfunkel's professional life after becoming somewhat of a recluse following the tragedy.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "This Is the Moment" (David Foster, Cynthia Weil, Linda Jenner, Ray Parker, Jr.) – 4:31
  2. "I Have a Love" (Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein) – 4:28
  3. "So Much in Love" (George Williams, Bill Jackson, Roy Straigis) – 2:24
  4. "Slow Breakup" (Stephen Bishop) – 3:46
  5. "Love Is the Only Chain" (Mary Ann Kennedy, Pam Rose, Pat Bunch) – 4:07
  6. "When a Man Loves a Woman" (Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright) – 4:30
  7. "I Wonder Why" (Bill Lovelady, Marita Phillips, Peter Skellern) – 3:22
  8. "King of Tonga" (Bishop) – 3:27
  9. "If Love Takes You Away" (Bishop) – 3:47
  10. "The Promise" (Nick Holmes) – 3:57

Personnel[edit]

Musicians

Production

  • Geoff Emerick – producer, engineer
  • Art Garfunkel – producer
  • Jay Graydon – producer, engineer
  • Steve Gadd – producer
  • Stuart Breed – engineer
  • Ian Eales – engineer
  • Mick Gazauski – engineer
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Ron Lewter – mastering
  • Chris Austropchuk – cover design
  • Jules Garfunkel – photography (front cover)
  • Caroline Greyshock – photography (back cover)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Ruhlmann, William. "Lefty". AllMusic. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 

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