Old Friends (1997 Simon and Garfunkel album)

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Old Friends
Old Friends (1997 Simon and Garfunkel album) coverart.jpg
Box set by Simon and Garfunkel
Released November 4, 1997
Recorded 1964-1975
Genre Folk rock
Label Columbia/Legacy
Producer Various
Simon and Garfunkel chronology
The Definitive Simon and Garfunkel
(1994)
Old Friends
(1997)
The Best of Simon and Garfunkel
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Old Friends is the second box set of Simon & Garfunkel songs, released in November 1997. The three-disc anthology collects most of the duo's best-known works, and also includes previously unreleased outtakes. Some of these outtakes subsequently appeared on both the reissues of Simon & Garfunkel's five studio albums as well as the later boxed set The Columbia Studio Recordings (1964-1970).

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Bleecker Street" - 2:44
    Recorded: March 10, 1964
    Previously unissued demo version
  2. "The Sound of Silence" - 3:07
    Recorded: March 10, 1964
    From the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. (1964)
  3. "The Sun Is Burning" - 2:48
    Recorded: March 17, 1964
    From the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
  4. "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M." - 2:15
    Recorded: March 17, 1964
    From the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
  5. "He Was My Brother" - 2:50
    Recorded: March 17, 1964
    From the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
  6. "Sparrow" - 2:48
    Recorded: March 31, 1964
    From the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
  7. "Peggy-O" - 2:26
    Recorded: March 31, 1964
    From the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
  8. "Benedictus" - 2:39
    Recorded: March 31, 1964
    From the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
  9. "Somewhere They Can't Find Me" - 2:36
    Recorded: April 5, 1965
    From the album Sounds of Silence (1966)
  10. "We've Got a Groovy Thing Goin'" - 1:59
    Recorded: April 5, 1965
    From the album Sounds of Silence
  11. "Leaves That Are Green" - 2:22
    Recorded: December 13, 1965
    From the album Sounds of Silence
  12. "Richard Cory" - 2:57
    Recorded: December 14, 1965
    From the album Sounds of Silence
  13. "I Am a Rock" - 2:51
    Recorded: December 14, 1965
    From the album Sounds of Silence
  14. "The Sound of Silence" - 3:07
    Recorded: March 10, 1964 (Basic track); June 15, 1965 (overdubs)
    From the album Sounds of Silence
  15. "Homeward Bound" - 2:30
    Recorded: December 14, 1965
    From the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (U.S. version) (1966); Sounds of Silence (UK version)
  16. "Blues Run the Game" - 2:53
    Recorded: December 21, 1965
    Previously unissued outtake from the Sounds of Silence sessions
  17. "Kathy's Song" - 3:19
    Recorded: December 21, 1965
    From the album Sounds of Silence
  18. "April Come She Will" - 1:50
    Recorded: December 21, 1965
    From the album Sounds of Silence
  19. "Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall" - 2:10
    Recorded: March 28, 1966
    From the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "Patterns" - 2:47
    Recorded: June 8, 1966
    From the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  2. "Cloudy" - 2:23
    Recorded: June 10, 1966
    From the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  3. "The Dangling Conversation" - 2:38
    Recorded: June 21, 1966
    From the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  4. "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" - 3:12
    Recorded: July 26, 1966
    From the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  5. "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" - 1:55
    Recorded: August 16, 1966
    From the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  6. "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" - 2:06
    Recorded: August 22, 1966
    From the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  7. "7 O'Clock News/Silent Night" - 2:04
    Recorded: August 22, 1966
    From the album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  8. "A Hazy Shade of Winter" - 2:17
    Recorded: September 7, 1966
    From the album Bookends (1968)
  9. "At the Zoo" - 2:24
    Recorded: January 18, 1967
    From the album Bookends
  10. "A Poem on the Underground Wall" - 4:30
    Recorded: January 22, 1967
    Previously unissued live recording (Lincoln Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York)
  11. "Red Rubber Ball" - 2:28
    Recorded: January 22, 1967
    Previously unissued live recording (Lincoln Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York)
  12. "Blessed" - 3:39
    Recorded: January 22, 1967
    Previously unissued live recording (Lincoln Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York)
  13. "Anji" - 2:29
    Recorded: January 22, 1967
    Previously unissued live recording (Lincoln Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York)
  14. "A Church Is Burning" - 3:29
    Recorded: January 22, 1967
    Previously unissued live recording (Lincoln Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York)
  15. "Fakin' It" - 3:19
    Recorded: June 6, 1967
    From the album Bookends
  16. "Save the Life of My Child" - 2:49
    Recorded: December 14, 1967
    From the album Bookends
  17. "America" - 3:37
    Recorded: February 1, 1968
    From the album Bookends
  18. "You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies" - 2:20
    Recorded: June 14, 1967
    B-side to the "Fakin' It" single
  19. "Punky's Dilemma" - 2:14
    Recorded: October 5, 1967
    From the album Bookends
  20. "Comfort and Joy" - 1:51
    Recorded: April 19, 1967
    Previously unissued Christmas recording
  21. "Star Carol" - 1:46
    Recorded: April 19, 1967
    Christmas recording, previously appeared on Columbia Special Products compilations A Very Merry Christmas (1967) and Dreaming of a White Christmas (1981)

Disc 3[edit]

  1. "Mrs. Robinson" - 4:04
    Recorded: February 2, 1968
    From the album Bookends
  2. "Old Friends/Bookends" - 3:57
    Recorded: March 8, 1968
    From the album Bookends
  3. "Overs" - 3:05
    Recorded: October 13, 1968
    Previously unissued live recording (Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, Vermont)
  4. "A Most Peculiar Man" - 2:35
    Recorded: October 13, 1968
    Previously unissued live recording (Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, Vermont)
  5. "Bye Bye Love" - 2:45
    Recorded: October 13, 1968
    Previously unissued live recording (Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, Vermont)
  6. "The Boxer" - 5:09
    Recorded: November 16, 1968
    From the album Bridge over Troubled Water (1970)
  7. "Baby Driver" - 3:16
    Recorded: November 19, 1968
    From the album Bridge over Troubled Water
  8. "Why Don't You Write Me" - 2:46
    Recorded: June 13, 1969
    From the album Bridge over Troubled Water
  9. "Feuilles-O" - 1:42
    Recorded: August 11, 1969
    Previously unissued demo
  10. "Keep the Customer Satisfied" - 2:36
    Recorded: October 27, 1969
    From the album Bridge over Troubled Water
  11. "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright" - 3:43
    Recorded: October 28, 1969
    From the album Bridge over Troubled Water
  12. "Song for the Asking" - 1:51
    Recorded: November 1, 1969
    From the album Bridge over Troubled Water
  13. "Cecilia" - 2:56
    Recorded: November 2, 1969
    From the album Bridge over Troubled Water
  14. "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)" - 3:08
    Recorded: November 2, 1969
    From the album Bridge over Troubled Water
  15. "Bridge over Troubled Water" - 4:54
    Recorded: November 9, 1969
    From the album Bridge over Troubled Water
  16. "The Only Living Boy in New York" - 4:00
    Recorded: November 15, 1969
    From the album Bridge over Troubled Water
  17. "Hey, Schoolgirl/Black Slacks" - 1:32
    Recorded: November 28, 1969
    Previously unissued live recording (Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York)
  18. "That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine" - 3:28
    Recorded: November 28, 1969
    Previously unissued live recording (Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York)
  19. "My Little Town" - 3:50
    Recorded: May 1975
    Previously appeared on Paul Simon's album Still Crazy After All These Years and Art Garfunkel's album Breakaway (both from 1975)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Old Friends at AllMusic. Retrieved February 10, 2012.