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Art Garfunkel to Release ‘The Singer’

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On Aug. 28, Art Garfunkel, one of the most pure voices in rock history, will release ‘The Singer,’ a 2-CD, 34-song retrospective. The collection includes work from throughout his nearly 50-year career, including Simon & Garfunkel, his acclaimed solo albums and two new recordings.

Beginning with his career-defining performance of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water,’ ‘The Singer’ makes a case for Garfunkel as one of his generation’s definitive interpretive singers. It includes four songs from 1993′s album of covers, ‘Up ’til Now,’ and two from 2007′s ‘Some Enchanted Evening.’

In addition to six songs he recorded during Simon and Garfunkel’s six-year run, ‘The Singer’ compiles their reunion singles, 1975′s ‘My Little Town,’ 1978′s ‘What a Wonderful World’ (which also features James Taylor) and ‘Kathy’s Song,’ from 2004′s ‘Old Friends: Live on Stage.’

‘The Singer’ Tracklisting
Disc One

1. ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’
2. ‘All I Know’ (with Jimmy Webb)
3. ‘Perfect Moment’
4. ‘For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her’
5. ‘Crying in the Rain’ (with James Taylor)
6. ‘I Only Have Eyes for You’
7. ’99 Miles From L.A.’
8. ‘(What a) Wonderful World’ (with James Taylor and Paul Simon)
9. ‘Bright Eyes’
10. ‘Two Sleepy People,’
11. ‘Skywriter’
12. ‘Scarborough Fair / Canticle’
13. ‘Some Enchanted Evening’
14. ‘The Promise’
15. ‘The Thread’
16. ‘Lena’ (Previously unreleased)
17. ‘Barbara Allen’

Disc Two

1. ‘Kathy’s Song’
2. ‘Long Way Home’ (Previously unreleased)
3. ‘Scissors Cut’
4. ‘The Sound of Silence’
5. ‘Breakaway’ (with Graham Nash and David Crosby)
6. ‘So Long Frank Lloyd Wright’
7. ‘Waters of March’
8. ‘The Decree’
9. ‘I Wonder Why’
10. ‘Disney Girls’ (with Bruce Johnston and Toni Tenille)
11. ‘My Little Town’
12. ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’
13. ‘A Heart in New York’
14. ‘I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face’
15. ‘April Come She Will’
16. ‘When a Man Loves a Woman’
17. ‘In Cars’

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