The Essential Simon and Garfunkel

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The Essential Simon & Garfunkel
The Essential Simon and Garfunkel.jpg
Greatest hits album by Simon and Garfunkel
Released October 14, 2003
Recorded 1964–1975
Genre Folk rock
Length 97:37
Label Columbia
Simon and Garfunkel chronology
Live from New York City, 1967
(2002)
The Essential Simon & Garfunkel
(2003)
Old Friends: Live on Stage
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

The Essential Simon & Garfunkel is the first double-disc best of compilation by Simon & Garfunkel, released by Columbia Records on October 14, 2003.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Paul Simon, except where noted.

Disc one[edit]

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No. Title Place of Origin Length
1. "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M." (Live at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, New York, January 22, 1967) Live from New York City, 1967, 2002; originally from Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., 1964 2:44
2. "Bleecker Street"   Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. 2:44
3. "The Sound of Silence" (Acoustic version with electric overdubs) Sounds of Silence, 1965; original acoustic version from Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. 3:06
4. "Leaves That Are Green" (Live at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, New York, January 22, 1967) Live from New York, 1967; originally from Sounds of Silence 2:30
5. "A Most Peculiar Man" (Live at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, New York, January 22, 1967) Live from New York, 1967; originally from Sounds of Silence 2:33
6. "I Am a Rock"   Sounds of Silence 2:51
7. "Richard Cory"   Sounds of Silence 2:56
8. "Kathy's Song" (Live in St. Louis, Missouri, November 1969) Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits, 1972; originally from Sounds of Silence and live version later released on Live 1969, 2008 (through Starbucks)/2009 (Worldwide) 3:22
9. "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" (Traditional, arr. by Art Garfunkel, Simon) Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, 1966 3:10
10. "Homeward Bound"   Sounds of Silence (in the UK)/Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (Worldwide) 2:29
11. "Sparrow" (Live at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, New York, January 22, 1967) Live from New York, 1967; originally from Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. 3:03
12. "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)"   Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme 1:55
13. "The Dangling Conversation"   Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme 2:38
14. "A Poem on the Underground Wall" (Live at Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, New York, January 22, 1967) Live from New York, 1967; originally from Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme 2:06
15. "A Hazy Shade of Winter"   Bookends, 1968 2:17
16. "At the Zoo"   Bookends 2:23

Disc two[edit]

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No. Title Place of Origin Length
1. "Mrs. Robinson"   The Graduate soundtrack, 1968; later released on Bookends that same year 4:03
2. "Fakin' It"   Bookends 3:18
3. "Old Friends"   Bookends 2:35
4. "Bookends Theme (Reprise)"   Bookends 1:21
5. "America"   Bookends 3:37
6. "Overs" (Live on October 13, 1968) Live version previously unissued, 2003 (?); originally from Bookends 2:25
7. "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)" (Jorge Milchberg, Daniel Alomía Robles, Simon) Bridge over Troubled Water, 1970 3:07
8. "Bridge over Troubled Water"   Bridge over Troubled Water 4:53
9. "Cecilia"   Bridge over Troubled Water 2:54
10. "Keep the Customer Satisfied"   Bridge over Troubled Water 2:34
11. "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright"   Bridge over Troubled Water 3:42
12. "The Boxer"   Bridge over Troubled Water 5:09
13. "Baby Driver"   Bridge over Troubled Water 3:16
14. "The Only Living Boy in New York"   Bridge over Troubled Water 3:58
15. "Song for the Asking"   Bridge over Troubled Water 1:50
16. "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" (Live in St. Louis, Missouri, November 27, 1969) Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits; originally from Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme and the live version later released on Live 1969 2:26
17. "My Little Town"   Still Crazy After All These Years (Simon)
Breakaway (Garfunkel), 1975 (both albums)
3:51

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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  17. ^ "British album certifications – Simon & Garfunkel – The Essential". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved April 14, 2013.  Enter The Essential in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
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