The most successful folk-rock duo of the 1960s, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel crafted a series legendary hit albums and singles featuring their signature harmonies, ringing acoustic and electric guitars, and Simon's acute, finely wrought songwriting.
Bridge Over Troubled Water has sold over 25-million copies worldwide and was one of the biggest-selling albums of its decade, topping the charts for ten weeks and containing four hit singles (the title track, "The Boxer," "Cecilia," and "El Condor Pasa"). Perhaps the most delicately textured album to close out the 1960s from any major rock act, Bridge Over Troubled Water, at its most ambitious and bold, was a quietly reassuring album; at other times, it was personal yet soothing; and at other times still, it was just plain fun. It was certainly their most musically ambitious, with "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "The Boxer" employing thundering drums and tasteful orchestration, and "Cecilia" marking one of Simon's first forays into world music rhythms. It also caught the confused, reflective tenor of the times better than almost any other popular release of 1970.
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of this remarkable record, the album will be paired with a very special DVD featuring Songs Of America - Originally broadcast on CBS, this TV special is comprised of footage of the 1969 tour. Songs of America has never before been commercially available since it s 1969 broadcast which TV sponsors refused to endorse because of its distinct anti-Vietnam War message. This re-release also features a brand new documentary about the making of Bridge, featuring new 2010 interviews with Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Roy Halee and more key principles involved with making of the album.