Simon & Garfunkel ~ Bridge Over Troubled Water

Simon & Garfunkel ~ Bridge Over Troubled Water

Simon & Garfunkel ~ Bridge Over Troubled Water

Simon & Garfunkel, initially "Tom & Jerry", were already successful in the music industry. Their Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, the soundtrack album for Mike Nichols' film The Graduate and Bookends peaked at number four, one, and one in the US Billboard 200, respectively, with the first 3 selling million copies and the latter two selling 2 million copies in the United States alone. Art Garfunkel took the role of Captain Nately in another Nichols film, Catch-22, based on the novel of the same name. Initially Paul Simon was to play the character of Dunbar, but screenwriter Buck Henry felt the film was already crowded with characters and subsequently wrote Simon's part out. The unexpectedly long film production endangered the relationship between the duo; Garfunkel later stated in a 1990 interview with Paul Zollo in SongTalk magazine: "Our way of working was for Paul to write while we recorded. So we'd be in the studio for the better part of two months working on the three or four songs that Paul had written, recording them, and when they were done, we'd knock off for a couple of months while Paul was working on the next group of three or four songs. Then we'd book time and be in the studio again for three or four months, recording those . . . . Rather than wait for Paul to write the next bunch of songs, I went off and did this movie."

1 Bridge Over Troubled Water

2 El Condor Pasa (If I Could)

3 Cecilia

4 Keep the Customer Satisfied

5 So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright

6 The Boxer

7 Baby Driver

8 The Only Living Boy in New York

9 Why Don't You Write Me

10 Bye Bye Love

11 Song for the Asking

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