Simon & Garfunkel - Old Friends Live on Stage

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by 905, Jul 12, 2019 at 9:52 PM.

  1. 905

    905 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    This is one of the most beautiful albums I've heard.
    It's also close behind Bob Dylan Bootleg Vol. 4 1966 on my list of favorite live albums.
     
  2. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

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  3. AppleCorp3

    AppleCorp3 Forum Resident

    Great CD and wonderful souvenir for those of us who went to that show.

    The vibe between the two was seemingly great and you could almost believe they would continue to pull off reunion shows as long as they could get on stage. Alas, those days are long gone.

    The Magic of the Everly Brothers was gravy.

    I saw them in Boston. They did the expected encores and with the house lights on and some of the audience beginning to file out, they came out and did an extra slightly ragged Mrs Robinson. How fun!
     
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  4. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    It's such a great concert to watch.
    Those two are absolutely the best when they are together.
    Complete with humorous banter about their on/off relationship.
    The Everly's segment is worth the price of the DVD in itself.
    Sounding and performing better than they had in years.
    A shame their relationship continued to be bitter til the end.
    While Simon & Garfunkel, still hope for those two.
    Wouldn't a new album be a great expectation?
     
  5. dh46374

    dh46374 Forum Resident

    I don't say never, but the last time I read Paul Simon on the possibility he said nope, they don't even talk anymore.
     
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  6. Elliottmarx

    Elliottmarx Always in the mood for Burt Bacharach

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    It is a great product - and if you have the DVD (perhaps it is on the CD) there is a recent studio recording of the two. Something that is rarely mentioned. Citizen of the Planet. And it includes one of the last ever performances by The Everly Brothers.

     
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  7. AppleCorp3

    AppleCorp3 Forum Resident

    And a great song it is too - Citizen of the Planet. (It's on the CD too)
     
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  8. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Ah yes, I forgot about that one! Gosh how great is their blend.
    Geez! Wish they'd kiss and make up and come back.
    :hugs:
     
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  9. dajokr

    dajokr Classical "Mega" Box Set Collector

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    First, let me say that I agree that this is a fantastic release, and an amazing coda to one of the all time great collaborations in 20th century music. I haven’t listened in a while, so I’m going to throw on the DVD later today.

    Second, as a bit of a Threadjack, I’ve been listening to a duo called the Milk Carton Kids, and I find they have a bit of the same magic. Their latest album has been in heavy rotation for me.

    Third, I think a one off EP or something similar would be a nice epilogue to their story, so I’ll keep hoping they can patch it up while they still have some chops left.

    Edit: Fourth - holy crap, I can’t believe it’s 15 years since this came out.
     
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  10. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    CD : Disc 2 / Track 11
    DVD : Track 36
     
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  12. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

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    I must get this. Not generally a fan of live albums but Simon & Garfunkel are a notable exception

    The rare 1970 TV footage - is this the same TV special that was included in the deluxe Bridge?
     
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  13. jamesmaya

    jamesmaya Senior Member

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    Sure was, saw them at the Hollywood Bowl on that tour.
     
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  14. CCrider92

    CCrider92 Forum Resident

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    This is a wonderful live set to listen to! And a companion piece to Central Park.
     
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  15. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    The DVD (visually) is yet another victim of the improvements in technology in the last 15 years. Looked fine in the old Blu ray player + old TV combo, but this TV, bought just 5 years ago, and the Oppo 103 have it looking closer to a VHS tape. Yet it has moments where it appears very clear.
     
  16. AppleCorp3

    AppleCorp3 Forum Resident

    I tend to side with Artie here...it was a good album - one of my favorites - but from what I've heard of the outtakes, it could have been more.
     
  17. Chip TRG

    Chip TRG Forum Resident

    Don & Phil did LET IT BE ME on that tour....at least they did the night I saw them in Albany. It was mind-blowingly beautiful.....

    And it's *NOT* on the album!
     
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  18. Couldn't have the Everly Brothers outshining Paul and Artie on record now, could we?
     
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  20. Futurecity

    Futurecity Forum Resident

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    Yes, I saw them live in 2003 and if I recall, The Everly Brothers did 4 songs, but one of them is not on the DVD or 2CD set.
     
  21. Ryan Lux

    Ryan Lux Forum Resident

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    One of my top 3 shows ever. The vibe in the arena was like seeing them in a 40 person capacity club. This thread reminded me to capture the much better sounding DVD audio. The CD was horribly compressed if I recall correctly.
     
  22. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Ahhh! Damn :rant:
    One of their best songs in the catalogue too, and both thought of it as their favorite song.
     

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