Paul and Artie's immaculately produced swansong swept the 1971 Grammys and rightfully so with songs like The Boxer, El Condor Pasa, Cecilia, The Only Living Boy in New York, and the stirring title track. This remastered edition adds the outtake Feuilles-O and Paul's lead vocal demo of the title tune.
No one can say Simon & Garfunkel went out with a whimper. The popular duo's 1970 swan song produced four hit singles and won six Grammy awards, including Record, Album, and Song of the Year. An involving mix of sweeping epics ("The Boxer," the title track) and breezy throwaways (a live cover of the Everly Brothers
' "Bye Bye Love," the rock & roll trifle "Baby Driver"), Bridge
was one of the most popular albums of its era. What's particularly striking about this collection is how brightly lesser-acclaimed songs like "So Long Frank Lloyd Wright" and the gorgeous "The Only Living Boy in New York" shine. (The 2001 reissue adds a pair of demos to the original work, including the traditional "Feuilles-O.")--Steven Stolder