Arguably, S & G at Their Peak

January 22, 1967, Philharmonic Hall, New York, from their legendary North American tour.

Three albums in the can including the beautiful Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme.

They’d already had their first big hits on the top 40:
Sound of Silence
Homeward Bound
I Am a Rock
The Dangling Conversation
A Hazy Shade of Winter.

Paul Simon had established himself as a poetic songwriter and one of the top 2 writers of ’60s commercial folk-rock.

In this ‘naked’, well-recorded duo concert, you hear Simon shuffling between 6 and 12-string guitars often inserting unconventional, jazzy chords. And his shifts between singing melody and unique lower harmonies.

Garfunkle stands out with a truly amazing range of dramatically-high, shifting harmonies, periodically joining Simon on reinforced melody at strategic points.

The track listings include all those wonderful extra album cuts that, outstandingly, stand on their own and frequently create their own dazzling affects, e.g., “Syncopated time” vocalized in “Dangling”, their favorite song at the time.

If you want the best of early and mid S &G, this is The Album to check out and play over and over again. Intimate, folky audio pleasures unlimited guaranteed.

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