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Break away...into a wonderful world when a man loves a
on October 29, 2000
I didn't know Simon's voice from Garfunkel's voice until they went solo, and while Simon had his gifts and genius, Garfunkel has the voice! "When A Man Loves A Woman" is a version unlike any other of this song. It's soft, gentle and silken. He's not a rough and tough type but a man in love, like a morning songbird, he reveals his love to his mate. "Break Away" is the title track from his best LP (great LP cover and concept). "Bright Eyes" not a hit but a strong LP song. "(What A) Wonderful World" is interesting because it's a good song with a terrific threesome; however, it's not my favorite. "All I Know" and "Scissors Cut" are two of Jimmy Webb's songs. "All I Know" is one of Garfunkel's best, either with Simon or solo (rivals his work on "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" LP). "Scissors Cut" isn't as strong but deserves to be here. "I Only Have Eyes For You" remains his biggest solo hit. He does "I Only Have Eyes" in the same way he did "When A Man Loves A Woman". Very gentle and silken. "So Much In Love" is my least favorite song on this cd, in fact, it should have been left off! "99 Miles From L.A." another song from his "Break Away" LP. This remains, for me, one of the strongest songs of his career. His interpretation and voice were a perfect match for this song. "Second Avenue" is my favorite song by Garfunkel, and that says a lot (I would love to find Tim Moore's version on cd, he wrote this song and did an outstanding version). "A Heart In New York" remains a good LP song but not a hit. "I Have A Love" a really sentimental and beautiful duet. All in all, a wonderful collection of love songs and introduction to Garfunkel's solo career.