- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: October 14, 2003
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Sony
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."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. (Live)
- 2.Bleecker Street
- 3.The Sound Of Silence
- 4.Leaves That Are Green (Live)
- 5.A Most Peculiar Man (Live)
- 6.I Am A Rock
- 7.Richard Cory
- 8.Kathy's Song (Live)
- 9.Scarborough Fair / Canticle
- 10.Homeward Bound
- 11.Sparrow (Live)
- 12.The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
- 13.The Dangling Conversation
- 14.A Poem On The Underground Wall (Live)
- 15.A Hazy Shade Of Winter
- 16.At The Zoo
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Mrs. Robinson
- 2.Fakin' It
- 3.Old Friends
- 4.Bookends Theme
- 6.Overs (Live)
- 7.El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
- 8.Bridge Over Troubled Water
- 10.Keep The Customer Satisfied
- 11.So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright
- 12.The Boxer
- 13.Baby Driver
- 14.The Only Living Boy In New York
- 15.Song For The Asking
- 16.For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her (Live)
- 17.My Little Town
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