Simon & Garfunkel / Old Friends [BOX SET]
Artist Simon & Garfunkel
Title Old Friends [BOX SET]
Format 3CD + Book-Set
Released 1997
Label Sony Music Entertainment
Tracks
Old Friends [BOX SET]
1. Bleecker Street (2:44)
(I. Campbell/Paul Simon)
2. The Sound of Silence (3:07)
(I. Campbell/Paul Simon)
3. The Sun is Burning (2:48)
(I. Campbell/Ian Campbell)
4. Wednesday Morning, 3 a.M. (2:15)
(I. Campbell/Paul Simon)
5. He Was My Brother (2:50)
(I. Campbell/Paul Simon)
6. Sparrow (2:48)
(I. Campbell/Paul Simon)
7. Peggy-O (2:26)
(I. Campbell/Trad. arranged by Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel)
8. Benedictus (2:39)
(I. Campbell/Trad. arranged by Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel)
9. Somewhere They Can't Find Me (2:36)
(I. Campbell/Paul Simon)
10. We've Got a Groovy Thing Goin' (1:59)
(I. Campbell/Paul Simon)
11. Leaves That Are Green (2:22)
(I. Campbell/Paul Simon)
12. Richard Cory (2:57)
(I. Campbell/Paul Simon)
13. I Am a Rock (2:51)
(I. Campbell/Paul Simon)
14. The Sound of Silence (Single Version) (3:07)
(I. Campbell/Paul Simon)
15. Homeward Bound (2:30)
(I. Campbell/Paul Simon)
16. Blues Run the Game (2:53)
(I. Campbell/Jackson C. Frank)
17. Kathy's Song (3:19)
(I. Campbell/Paul Simon)
18. April Come She Will (1:50)
(I. Campbell/Paul Simon)
19. Flowers Never Bend With the Rainfall (2:10)
(I. Campbell/Paul Simon)
Old Friends
1. Patterns (2:47)
(Simon & Garfunkel/P.Simon)
2. Cloudy (2:23)
(Simon & Garfunkel/P.Simon)
3. The Dangling Conversation (2:38)
(Simon & Garfunkel/P.Simon)
4. Scarborough Fair / Canticle (3:12)
(Simon & Garfunkel/P.Simon-A.Garfunkel)
5. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) (1:55)
(Simon & Garfunkel/P.Simon)
6. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her (2:06)
(Simon & Garfunkel/P.Simon)
7. 7 O'clock News / Silent Night (2:04)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Trad.arr.by P.Simon-A.Garfunkel)
8. A Hazy Shade of Winter (2:17)
(Simon & Garfunkel/P.Simon)
9. At the Zoo (2:24)
(Simon & Garfunkel/P.Simon)
10. A Poem on the Underground Wall (4:30)
(Simon & Garfunkel/P.Simon)
11. Red Rubber Ball (2:28)
(Simon & Garfunkel/B.Woodley-P.Simon)
12. Blessed (3:39)
(Simon & Garfunkel/P.Simon)
13. Anji (2:29)
(Simon & Garfunkel/D.Graham)
14. A Church is Burning (3:29)
(Simon & Garfunkel/P.Simon)
15. Fakin' it (3:19)
(Simon & Garfunkel/P.Simon)
16. Save the Life of My Child (2:49)
(Simon & Garfunkel/P.Simon)
17. America (3:37)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Paul Simon)
18. You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies (2:20)
(Simon & Garfunkel/P.Simon)
19. Punky's Dilemma (2:14)
(Simon & Garfunkel/P.Simon)
20. Comfort And Joy (1:51)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Trad.arr.by P.Simon-A.Garfunkel)
21. Star Carol (1:46)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Trad.arr.by P.Simon-A.Garfunkel)
Old Friends
1. Mrs. Robinson (4:04)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Paul Simon)
2. Old Friends / Bookends (3:57)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Paul Simon)
3. Overs (3:05)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Paul Simon)
4. A Most Peculiar Man (2:35)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Paul Simon)
5. Bye, Bye Love (2:45)
(Simon & Garfunkel/B. Bryant - F. Bryant)
6. The Boxer (5:09)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Paul Simon)
7. Baby Driver (3:16)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Paul Simon)
8. Why Don't You Write Me (2:46)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Paul Simon)
9. Feuilles-O (1:42)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Trad; arr: Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel)
10. Keep the Customer Satisfied (2:36)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Paul Simon)
11. So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright (3:43)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Paul Simon)
12. Song for the Asking (1:51)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Paul Simon)
13. Cecilia (2:56)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Paul Simon)
14. El Condor Pasa (if I Could) (3:08)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Jorge Milchberg - D.A. Robles - Paul Simon (English lyrics))
15. Bridge Over Troubled Water (4:54)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Paul Simon)
16. The Only Living Boy in New York (4:00)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Paul Simon)
17. Hey Schoolgirl / Black Slacks (1:32)
(Simon & Garfunkel/John Bennett - J. Denton/Paul Simon - Art Garfunkel)
18. That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine (3:28)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Jimmy Long - Gene Autry)
19. My Little Town (3:50)
(Simon & Garfunkel/Paul Simon)
Notes This 3-CD "book-set" includes the hits as well as 15 previously un-released songs including demo's, live performances & unissued studio recordings.

Digitally re-mastered using the SBM process.
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Date of US Release October 28, 1997

The Collected Works was a triple-disc box set that included all of the duo's albums, but no rarities. For the average fan - even the fairly dedicated fan - that set contained most everything they would need, even if the sound quality was a little below average. Old Friends is a three-disc box set that was designed to replace The Collected Works, but it fails to achieve its goals, despite its improved remastered sound. Part of the reason is the contents itself - all five albums plus the rarities on this set could have fit on three discs, offering a real complete recorded studio works, but the compilers decided to truncate the albums and toss on a handful of rarities. The result certainly isn't bad - after all, it features all of the hits, most of the major album tracks, the 1975 reunion "My Little Town," and a couple of good rarities, like "Blues Run the Game" - but it isn't all it could have been. If you already own The Collected Works, Old Friends serves little purpose unless you're a collector or audiophile, and if you're a neophyte, you're better off obtaining the original albums, not this well-intentioned and enjoyable but ultimately unsuccessful compilation.
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