Bridge Over Troubled Water

Bridge Over Troubled Water

by Simon & Garfunkel

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Overview

Bridge Over Troubled Water was one of the biggest-selling albums of its decade, and it hasn't fallen too far down on the list in years since. Apart from the gospel-flavored title track, which took some evolution to get to what it finally became, however, much of Bridge Over Troubled Water also constitutes a stepping back from the music that Simon & Garfunkel had made on Bookends -- this was mostly because the creative partnership that had formed the body and the motivation for the duo's four prior albums literally consumed itself in the making of Bridge Over Troubled Water. The overall effect was perhaps the most delicately textured album to close out the 1960s from any major rock act. Bridge Over Troubled Water, at its most ambitious and bold, on its title track, was a quietly reassuring album; at other times, it was personal yet soothing; and at other times, it was just plain fun. The public in 1970 -- a very unsettled time politically, socially, and culturally -- embraced it; and whatever mood they captured, the songs matched the standard of craftsmanship that had been established on the duo's two prior albums. Between the record's overall quality and its four hits, the album held the number one position for two and a half months and spent years on the charts, racking up sales in excess of five million copies. The irony was that for all of the record's and the music's appeal, the duo's partnership ended in the course of creating and completing the album.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/11/1993
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074645344423
catalogNumber: 53444

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Simon & Garfunkel   Primary Artist
Art Garfunkel   Vocals
Paul Simon   Guitar,Vocals
Fred Carter   Guitar
Hal Blaine   Drums
Ernie Freeman   Strings
Jimmie Haskell   Strings
Larry Knechtel   Keyboards
Fred Carter   Guitar
Joe Osborn   Bass

Technical Credits

Art Garfunkel   Arranger,Producer
Paul Simon   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Roy Halee   Producer,Engineer
Larry Knechtel   Arranger
Jorge Milchberg   Composer
Ted Brosnan   Engineering
Daniel Alomía Robles   Composer

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Bridge Over Troubled Water 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS CLASSIC TELLS A MANY TALES. LOVE, HOPE, AND CHILVARY. A MULTI GRAMMY WINNER THATS IS AS FUN TO SING, AS IT IS TO LISTEN TO.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is classic, Simon and Garfunkel, the album that won them the Grammy for Record of the Year. A must have for any serious music fan.