The Concert in Central Park is a live album by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It was recorded at a free benefit concert in Central Park, New York City on September 19th, 1981 in front of more than 500,000 people.
Simon And Garfunkel The Concert in Central Park
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- Mrs. Robinson – 3:52 (on the S&G album Bookends)
- Homeward Bound – 4:22 (S&G Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme)
- America – 4:47 (S&G album Bookends)
- Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard – 3:22 (on the Paul Simon album)
- Scarborough Fair – 3:52 (traditional song on the S&G album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme)
- April Come She Will – 2:37
- Wake Up Little Susie – 2:19 (cover of the Everly Brothers)
- Still Crazy After All These Years – 4:04 (on the PS album Still Crazy After All These Years)
- American Tune – 4:33 (on the PS album There Goes Rhymin’ Simon)
- Late in the Evening – 4:09 9on the PS album One-Trick Pony)
- Slip Slidin’ Away – 4:54 (recorded in the sessions for the PS album Still Crazy After All These Years but not released until put on a compilation)
- A Heart in New York – 2:49
- Kodachrome / Maybellene – 5:51 (on the PS album There Goes Rhymin’ Simon, the second part of the medley is a Chuck Berry cover)
- Bridge Over Troubled Water – 4:48 (on the S&G Bridge Over Troubled Water album)
- Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover – 4:23 (on the PS album Still Crazy After All These Years)
- The Boxer – 6:02 (on the S&G Bridge Over Troubled Water album)
- Old Friends – 2:57 (on the S&G album Bookends)
- The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) – 2:01 (S&G album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme)
- The Sound of Silence – 4:13 (on the S&G album Wednesday Morning, 3 AM)
Two other songs were played at the concert – an interrupted Late Great Johnny Ace and the final encore Late in the Evening.
The set list is a mix of Simon & Garfunkel songs and songs from Paul Simon’s later solo career.
What Other People Say
This has appeared in a few best live albums lists.
It’s also doing well in my best singer-songwriter live album poll (see below)
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What Are The Best Live Albums Of All Time?
Paul Simon is a great singer-songwriter so I’ve included this album in the poll to find the best singer-songwriter live albums.
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Because it is stacked with hit singles, I’ve also included it in the best pop live album poll.
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