The Singer: The Very Best of Art Garfunkel

The Singer: The Very Best of Art Garfunkel

by Art GarfunkelArt Garfunkel


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Legacy's 2011 collection of Paul Simon's solo recordings was called Songwriter, so logic dictates that the companion two-disc set of Art Garfunkel solo material should be dubbed The Singer. Then again, what else could it be called? Garfunkel never was a writer; he was only a singer, and even at his best he wasn't exactly an interpreter -- he sang the songs as they were written, always to the best of his abilities. This comprehensive but non-chronological 34-track retrospective does a superb job of rounding up Art's highlights, beginning with the heavy-hitters from Simon & Garfunkel ("Bridge Over Troubled Water," "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her," "Scarborough Fair/Canticle," "Kathy's Song," "The Sound of Silence," "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright," "April Come She Will," "My Little Town") and running through many of his hit singles ("All I Know," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Break Away," "[What A] Wonderful World," "A Heart in New York"), adding deep album cuts and a couple of new recordings for good measure. At two discs, this can be a lot to digest in one sitting -- there's variety in the production but it's all soft and sweet -- but The Singer remains a thorough testament to Art Garfunkel's unique gifts.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2012
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0887254581628
catalogNumber: 545816
Rank: 32060

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Art Garfunkel   Primary Artist
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Matt Rollings   Piano
Jeremy Steig   Flute
Nicky Hopkins   Piano
Bruce Johnston   Piano
Leah Kunkel   Background Vocals
Jimmy Webb   Piano
Choir of King's College, Cambridge   Choir, Chorus
Dean Parks   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Soloist
Maia Sharp   Saxophone,Background Vocals
Leland Sklar   Bass
Billy Payne   Keyboards
Linda Taylor   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,6-string bass,Soloist
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith   Cello
Russell Kunkel   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Buddy Mondlock   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Art Garfunkel   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Photo Courtesy,Song Selection
Paul Simon   Arranger,Composer,Producer
James Taylor   Producer
Don Grolnick   Producer
Dick Hyman   Arranger
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Mike Batt   Producer
Bruce Johnston   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Composer,Producer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Geoff Emerick   Producer
Steve Gadd   Producer
Roy Halee   Producer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Bob Johnston   Producer
Jay Landers   Producer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Goddard Lieberson   Executive Producer
Richard Perry   Producer
Phil Ramone   Producer
Maia Sharp   Composer,Producer
Harry Warren   Composer
Tom Wilson   Producer
Michael Brooks   Producer
Billy Mann   Producer
Ryan Freeland   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Victor Bockris   Liner Notes

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