Q - 2/04, p.1164 stars out of 5
- "[T]he mournful 'I Am A Rock' and primly outraged 'Cecilia' attest to their gifts for poignant songcraft."
Simon & Garfunkel: Paul Simon (vocals, guitar); Art Garfunkel (vocals).
Producers: Simon & Garfunkel, Tom Wilson, Bob Johnston, Roy Halee, John Simon, Phil Ramone.
Compilation producer: Bob Irwin.
Recorded between 1964 & 1969.
Recording information: Lincoln Center, New York, NY (03/10/1964-05/??/1975); Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, VT (03/10/1964-05/??/1975).
Photographers: Guy Webster; Don Hunstein; Murray Neitlich; David Redfern.
Eight years before the American side got their act together on The Best Of, the U.K. contingent of Columbia/Sony released this single-CD compilation of greatest hits. Of course, it's not totally definitive: "Kathy's Song" and "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" are live versions from The Concert in Central Park. It does not have "Fakin' It" but does have "Seven O'Clock News/Silent Night." Still turning up in some discount bins, it's worth picking up. [In 2003 a greatly expanded two-disc version was released by Columbia.] ~ Ted Mills