The Columbia Studio Recordings (1964–1970)

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The Columbia Studio Recordings (1964–1970)
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Box set by Simon & Garfunkel
Released 2001
Recorded 1964–70
Genre Folk rock
Label Columbia
Simon & Garfunkel chronology
Tales from New York
(2000)
The Columbia Studio Recordings (1964–1970)
(2001)
Tom & Jerry
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]

The Columbia Studio Recordings (1964–1970) is a five disc box set of Simon & Garfunkel recordings. The CDs are packaged in miniature recreations of the original LP jackets, and an annotated booklet is also included.[1]

The Columbia Studio Recordings (1964–1970) is the second Simon & Garfunkel anthology issued by Columbia Records, succeeding Collected Works (issued 1981).

All five discs contain several bonus tracks, many of which were previously issued on the 1997 retrospective, Old Friends.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Paul Simon, except as indicated. * - Bonus track

Disc one: Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. (1964; Stereo)

  1. "You Can Tell the World" – 2:47 (Bob Gibson/Bob Camp)
  2. "Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream" – 2:11 (Ed McCurdy)
  3. "Bleecker Street" – 2:44
  4. "Sparrow" – 2:49
  5. "Benedictus" – 2:38 (Traditional, arranged and adapted by Simon and Art Garfunkel)
  6. "The Sound of Silence" – 3:08
  7. "He Was My Brother" – 2:48 (Paul Kane (see note))
  8. "Peggy-O" – 2:26 (Traditional)
  9. "Go Tell It on the Mountain" – 2:06 (Traditional)
  10. "The Sun Is Burning" – 2:49 (Ian Campbell)
  11. "The Times They Are a-Changin'" – 2:52 (Bob Dylan)
  12. "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M." – 2:13
  13. "Bleecker Street" (Demo version)* - 2:42
  14. "He Was My Brother" (Take 1)* - 2:46
  15. "The Sun Is Burning" (Take 12) * - 2:46

Note: Paul Kane is one of the aliases used by Paul Simon.

Disc two: Sounds of Silence (1966; Stereo)

  1. "The Sound of Silence" – 3:08
  2. "Leaves That Are Green" – 2:23
  3. "Blessed" – 3:16
  4. "Kathy's Song" – 3:21
  5. "Somewhere They Can't Find Me" – 2:37
  6. "Anji" – 2:17 (Davey Graham)
  7. "Richard Cory" – 2:57
  8. "A Most Peculiar Man" – 2:34
  9. "April Come She Will" – 1:51
  10. "We've Got a Groovy Thing Goin'" – 2:00
  11. "I Am a Rock" – 2:50
  12. "Blues Run the Game"* – 2:55 (Jackson C. Frank)
  13. "Barbriallen"* – 4:06 (Traditional)
  14. "Rose of Aberdeen"* – 2:02 (Traditional)
  15. "Roving Gambler"* – 3:03 (Traditional)

Disc three: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966; Stereo)

  1. "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" – 3:10 (Simon, Garfunkel)
  2. "Patterns" – 2:42
  3. "Cloudy" – 2:10
  4. "Homeward Bound" – 2:30
  5. "The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine" – 2:44
  6. "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" – 1:43
  7. "The Dangling Conversation" – 2:37
  8. "Flowers Never Bend With the Rainfall" – 2:10
  9. "A Simple Desultory Philippic (or How I Was Robert McNamara'd into Submission)" – 2:12
  10. "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" – 2:04
  11. "A Poem on the Underground Wall" – 1:52
  12. "7 O'Clock News/Silent Night" – 2:01
  13. "Patterns" (Demo version)*
  14. "A Poem on the Underground Wall" (Demo version)*

Disc four: Bookends (1968; Stereo)

  1. "Bookends Theme" – 0:32
  2. "Save the Life of My Child" – 2:49
  3. "America" – 3:08
  4. "Overs" – 2:14
  5. "Voices of Old People" - 2:09 (Simon, Garfunkel)
  6. "Old Friends" – 2:36
  7. "Bookends Theme (Reprise)" – 1:16
  8. "Fakin' It" – 3:14
  9. "Punky's Dilemma" – 2:10
  10. "Mrs. Robinson" – 4:02
  11. "A Hazy Shade of Winter" – 2:17
  12. "At the Zoo" – 2:11
  13. "You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies"* – 2:19
  14. "Old Friends" (Demo version)*

Disc five: Bridge over Troubled Water (1970; Stereo)

  1. "Bridge over Troubled Water" – 4:52
  2. "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)" – 3:06 (Simon, Jorge Milchberg, and Daniel A. Robles)
  3. "Cecilia" – 2:54
  4. "Keep the Customer Satisfied" – 2:33
  5. "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright" – 3:47
  6. "The Boxer" – 5:08
  7. "Baby Driver" – 3:14
  8. "The Only Living Boy in New York" – 3:58
  9. "Why Don't You Write Me" – 2:45
  10. "Bye Bye Love"* (Live from Ames, Iowa) – 2:55 (Felice and Boudleaux Bryant)
  11. "Song for the Asking" – 1:49
  12. "Feuilles-O"*
  13. "Bridge over Troubled Water" (Demo version) (Take 6) *

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