All the recent chatter of Paul Simon saying he's not liking Artie and Paul Simon's current tour, got us in Streamabout to put on this solo Album (his third) by Garfunkel from 1977. In fact it features Paul Simon and indeed a host of others.
James Taylor is here, the great Jimmy Webb on piano who wrote almost all the songs, the magical Stephen Bishop (see 'Careless' review on this blog), the boys from Ireland's The Chieftains like Paddy Moloney, David Crosby (CSNY), Steve Gadd (The Dan), Hugh McCracken (Van), the terrific Jack Schroer who was an original Van man and really a cast of the best session heads.
So with a group like that, it's no wonder it worked out as excellently as it did.
'What a wonderful world' became the single (hear below) and harmonies by Paul Simon/James Taylor work a treat. 'Crying in my sleep' is a stand out track as is, 'Saturday Suit', 'Watermark' and you'll be surprised just how good is the re-arranged traditional Irish ballad 'She moved through the fair'.
Mind you all the songwriting is great but then, it's Jimmy Webb - so enough said.
The Album did reasonably well but in our view, should have been bigger whether you liked Simon & Garfunkel or not. Leave your bias at the door (we get it) and have a listen. Something beautiful on this.