Bridge Over Troubled Water
April 14, 2011 by Post Team
Bridge Over Troubled Water, 1970 Bridge Over Troubled Water is not only the last studio album recorded by the duo from Queens, New York, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, is also better. It was also his biggest hit, perching on top of itself the number one spot of the Billboard charts for weeks, while scanning the Grammy Awards, taking home four awards that year, including Album, Record and Song of year.
The universal praise was fully deserved. Bridge saw the pair of Forest Hills continues its expansion throughout the journey of two boys-and-a-guitar sound began to distance himself from the 1968 ends, weaving in motifs, such as string sections, reggae rhythms, percussion, funky, and Spanish boleros soul Stax explosive connotations. It’s an album counterbalanced both its simple song, call and response “Cecilia”, with unique voice, palms and strikes the knee to deepen the spirit of the declaration of a loving forgiveness through the barrel of a crowded neighborhood Queens and more complex in “The Boxer”, a song by Garfunkel called it “a wonderful labor of love” that took over hours to complete and use every ounce of talent employed by long time partner and engineer Roy Halee members the legendary Hollywood studio set The Wrecking Crew. But in the heart of the most special LP is the title cut of the earth-shatteringly emotional, sweeping orchestral ballad about the importance of friendship written by two men whose life was crumbling bonds in the eyes of the listening audience while at the same time, which acts as a balm to heal sound to play a deeply divided nation wounded by war, murder and broken dreams.
The 40 th anniversary edition of Bridge Over Troubled Water has a bonus DVD that contains an excellent documentary on the making of the album with commentary from all participants, and the official launch of Simon and Garfunkel in 1969 controversial CBS television special Songs of America. Originally aired uncut once on the Sunday of that year thanks to Thanksgiving week to sponsor Alberto VO5, speaking for Bell Atlantic after it was removed in incredible gesture of political cowardice, issuing one hour is intended to convey the angst of the younger generation to their parents and grandparents interweaving footage of them in the studio and stage with news indelible images of Vietnam, Woodstock, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy and historical cases of activism such as the Delano Grape Strike and March of the Poor.
It would have been nice if this year’s bridge figure bonus tracks included in previous versions of the album, namely the highly coveted studio outtake “Cuba Si, Nixon No” But either way, this package is a great way to celebrate the release of this masterpiece of American pop most essential.
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