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For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« on: April 30, 2007, 08:04:13 PM »

I learned 3 interesting things this weekend, on songfacts.com! They are all about Simon and Garfunkel.

-"The Sound of Silence" took 6 months to write. Paul Simon wrote about a line a day.
-The crashing drum effect heard in "The Boxer" was achieved by setting up a drumkit and some microphones in an elevator. Yes, an ELEVATOR.

And most interesting of all...

Have you ever heard of Saint Cecilia? Well, she is the patron saint of musicians. I read a very interesting theory saying that the song "Cecilia" is written about her. It makes a lot of sense when you think about it. We already know that Paul Simon wrote the song to fill up space on the album. Perhaps the song was a prayer to St. Cecilia because he had writer's block. Think about it: The chorus is telling her to come home, he wants his inspiration back. "Making love in the afternoon with Cecilia/I got up to wash my face/When I come back to bed/Someones taken my place"- making love= writing songs, and he's expressing how other artists took his place in the music world. "Jubilation, she loves me again/I fall on the floor and I laughing" because he wrote a whole song, this must mean that St. Cecilia is smiling on him!

Anyways, just thought I'd post that 'cause I thought it was really neat. Make of it what you will.
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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2007, 08:45:47 PM »

they are cool facts! other then the reunion for "old friends" concert! they hadn't played "leaves that are green" before 1967 carnigie (sp?) hall!
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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007, 06:40:31 AM »

very interesting indeed. thanks for sharing!
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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2007, 07:03:44 PM »

My favorite Simon & Garfunkel trivia fact:

"Sound Of Silence" originally featured just S&G's vocals and Paul Simon's acoustic guitar. After the single flopped, producer Tom Wilson took the recording to the Columbia Records Studios where some session musicians had just finished recording "Like A Rolling Stone" with Bob Dylan. He asked them if they'd mind staying a little longer to record overdubs for "Sound Of Silence", and the rest is history.

So Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone" S&G's "Sound Of Silence" (minus vocals and acoustic guitar) werd recorded on the same day, in the same studio, by the same musicians.
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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2007, 07:09:29 PM »

Wow, that's amazing. Especially since they were both such groundbreaking songs, too.
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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2007, 07:14:59 AM »

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-The crashing drum effect heard in "The Boxer" was achieved by setting up a drumkit and some microphones in an elevator. Yes, an ELEVATOR..

Producer Joe Meek used tricks like that all the time. Do you know that song "Johnny Remember Me" by John Leyton and ever wondered how he got the instruments to sounds so distant and eerie? Meek recorded the song in his own home and had the band scattered over his whole house. The drummer was in the bathroom, the string section was lined up on the stairs and the brass section was on a different floor.
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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2007, 08:09:24 AM »

Just to pimp the bootlegsection. This has been made available for d/loads:

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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2007, 07:24:04 PM »

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I learned 3 interesting things this weekend, on songfacts.com! They are all about Simon and Garfunkel.

-"The Sound of Silence" took 6 months to write. Paul Simon wrote about a line a day.


Such a beautiful song and such great lyrics... Pure poetry!
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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2007, 07:25:24 PM »

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Just to pimp the bootlegsection. This has been made available for d/loads:



Two Pauls :-)
Ist there a song list...?


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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2007, 02:11:07 AM »

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Two Pauls :-)
Ist there a song list...?




Paul McCartney & Paul Simon - Together On Stage - Adopt-A-Minefield (CD 1)
Date :2001
Total duration: 43:03
 
Comments
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Paul McCartney & Paul Simon live at Beverley Wilsire Hotel Ballroom,
Beverly Hills, California, USA - 14 June 2001

1. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon) sung by Paul Simon
2. Graceland (Simon) sung by Paul Simon
3. The Boy In The Bubble (Simon) sung by Paul Simon
4. Mrs. Robinson (Simon) sung by Paul Simon
5. Yesterday (Lennon/McCartney) sung by Paul McCartney
6. The Long And Winding Road (Lennon/McCartney) sung by Paul McCartney
7. Driving Rain (McCartney) sung by Paul McCartney
8. Jerk Of All Jerks (McCartney) "sung" by Paul McCartney
9. Let It Be (Lennon/McCartney) sung by Paul McCartney
10. I've Just Seen A Face (Lennon/McCartney) sung by Paul McCartney & Paul Simon
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Reviews
Review by: Sean Glock On 22 Jan 2002 at 09:20 CET  
Awesome soundboard & soundcheck. A must have.
 
Review by: alessandromarinho On 27 May 2002 at 08:01 CET  
I couldn't agree more.Also, lots of outtakes from McCartney's new album ''Driving Rain''.
I've just seen a face in duet with Paul Simon is already worth the album.

Review by: Chappo On 31 Mar 2003 at 22:59 CET  
sound quality is great on here as is already stated. Not the best of performances from either
of the Pauls (especially Mr Simon seems a bit off form here vocally), but hey it was a charity
show and it all sounds like a lot of fun was had by all Interesting to hear the
rehearsal/soundcheck on disc 2, and the other tracks from the Wingspan Radio show are a nice
inclusion too.
 
Review by: Denny Wingman On 05 Nov 2005 at 17:55 CET  
Definetely a must-have. Paul does a bit of a poetry slam with "Jerk of all jerks". The sound
quality is great. The second CD has some great acoustic versions of Wingspan songs and
"Let Me Roll It" alone is worth picking that up.  



CD 1 info:
http://bootlegzone.com/album.php?name=WT2001026&section=3

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Paul McCartney & Paul Simon - Together On Stage - Adopt-A-Minefield (CD 2)
Date :2001
Total duration: 53:45
 
Comments
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Tracks 1 - 10: Rehearsals for the show
Bonus-Tracks 11 - 19: from MJI RAdio Network "Wingsspan Memorial Day Special"
Bonus-Tracks 20 - 23: Wingspan remixes

1. Driving Rain (McCartney) rehearsal, tuning
2. Driving Rain (McCartney) rehearsal, tuning
3. Driving Rain (McCartney) rehearsal, tuning
4. Driving Rain (McCartney) rehearsal, tuning
5. Driving Rain (McCartney) complete run-through
6. Driving Rain (McCartney) rehearsal
7. Yesterday (Lennon/McCartney) rehearsal
8. Yesterday (Lennon/McCartney) rehearsal
9. Yesterday (Lennon/McCartney) rehearsal
10. Yesterday (Lennon/McCartney) rehearsal
11. Band Introduction (unknown) Radio Wingspan Memorial Day Special (date unknown)
    Intro by Paul with medley of Wings hits: Band on the run /Jet/Junior's Farm/Live and let die/
    Another day/Silly love songs/C Moon/Let 'em in/ Hi Hi Hi/ Helen wheels/My love/
    No more lonely nights/Uncle Albert,Admiral Halsey/Good Night tonight/
    Listen to what the man said/Band on the run
12. The Lovely Linda (McCartney) Radio Wingspan Memorial Day Special (date unknown)
    Paul on acoustic guitar and vocals
13. That Would Be Something (McCartney) Radio Wingspan Memorial Day Special (date unknown)  
    Paul on acoustic guitar and vocals
14. 3 Legs (McCartney) Radio Wingspan Memorial Day Special (date unknown)
    Paul on acoustic guitar and vocals
15. Let Me Roll It (McCartney) Radio Wingspan Memorial Day Special (date unknown)
    Paul on acoustic guitar and vocals
16. Mrs Vanderbilt (McCartney) Radio Wingspan Memorial Day Special (date unknown)
    Paul on acoustic guitar and vocals
17. Picasso's Last Words (Drink To Me) (McCartney) Radio Wingspan Memorial Day Special (date unknown)
    Paul on acoustic guitar and vocals
18. Picasso's Last Words (Drink To Me) (McCartney) Radio Wingspan Memorial Day Special (date unknown)
    Paul on acoustic guitar and vocals
19. Outro (unknown) Radio Wingspan Memorial Day Special (date unknown)
20. Silly Love Songs (McCartney) 3:25 Wingspan Remix (date unknown)
    Wings Vs. Loop Da Loop Radio Mix
21. Silly Love Songs (McCartney) 6:23 Wingspan Remix (date unknown) Artful Dodger Mix
22. Silly Love Songs (McCartney) 5:45 Wingspan Remix (date unknown)
    Wings Vs. Loop Da Loop Main Mix
23. Coming Up (McCartney) 5:24 Wingspan Remix (date unknown) Linus Loves Mix


CD 2 info:
http://bootlegzone.com/album.php?name=WT2001027&section=3
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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2007, 07:30:31 PM »

Thaaanx! :-)
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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2007, 07:38:11 PM »

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Thaaanx! :-)

A pleasure  :) ... this bootleg is still available in one of our bootlegforums, by the way:
http://dmbeatles.com/forums/b-bootlegs/m-1178697834/

... in case you haven't got the password yet you can always send a Private Message to Bobber or to The End asking for it! ;)

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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2007, 07:58:57 PM »

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A pleasure  :) ... this bootleg is still available in one of our bootlegforums, by the way:
http://dmbeatles.com/forums/b-bootlegs/m-1178697834/

... in case you haven't got the password yet you can always send a Private Message to Bobber or to The End asking for it! ;)



Thanx again! :-) I was wondering how to break into... I mean, get into the Bootleg forum... :-) I thought maybe I'll have to post one million posts and then the doors will open :-) So there is a simplier way... :-)
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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2007, 08:46:38 PM »

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Thanx again! :-) I was wondering how to break into... I mean, get into the Bootleg forum... :-) I thought maybe I'll have to post one million posts and then the doors will open :-) So there is a simplier way... :-)
A much simplier way  ;) ... 'cos I'm not the only one there, y'know!  ;D

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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2011, 06:19:48 AM »

1981: Simon and Garfunkel reunited for a concert in New York's Central Park. Over 400,000 fans attend the show. The performance was recorded for a record and video release.

And to think it was a free concert!

Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer


Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence


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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2011, 06:27:41 AM »

My favorite Simon & Garfunkel trivia fact:

"Sound Of Silence" originally featured just S&G's vocals and Paul Simon's acoustic guitar. After the single flopped, producer Tom Wilson took the recording to the Columbia Records Studios where some session musicians had just finished recording "Like A Rolling Stone" with Bob Dylan. He asked them if they'd mind staying a little longer to record overdubs for "Sound Of Silence", and the rest is history.

So Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone" S&G's "Sound Of Silence" (minus vocals and acoustic guitar) werd recorded on the same day, in the same studio, by the same musicians.

Yeah, Hal Blaine added drums and the song went to #1. See how important drums are?  ha2ha

(Now i'm reading it was Bobby Gregg. I'm confused. I'm going to have to investigate this further.)

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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2011, 02:05:01 PM »

I learned 3 interesting things this weekend, on songfacts.com! They are all about Simon and Garfunkel.

-"The Sound of Silence" took 6 months to write. Paul Simon wrote about a line a day.
-The crashing drum effect heard in "The Boxer" was achieved by setting up a drumkit and some microphones in an elevator. Yes, an ELEVATOR.

And most interesting of all...

Have you ever heard of Saint Cecilia? Well, she is the patron saint of musicians. I read a very interesting theory saying that the song "Cecilia" is written about her. It makes a lot of sense when you think about it. We already know that Paul Simon wrote the song to fill up space on the album. Perhaps the song was a prayer to St. Cecilia because he had writer's block. Think about it: The chorus is telling her to come home, he wants his inspiration back. "Making love in the afternoon with Cecilia/I got up to wash my face/When I come back to bed/Someones taken my place"- making love= writing songs, and he's expressing how other artists took his place in the music world. "Jubilation, she loves me again/I fall on the floor and I laughing" because he wrote a whole song, this must mean that St. Cecilia is smiling on him!

Anyways, just thought I'd post that 'cause I thought it was really neat. Make of it what you will.

How's it going Mairi? I hope all is well with you. I LOVE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL! I love the songs "Mrs Robinson (I've met my share of Mrs. Robinson's)," "The Sound Of Silence," "Bridge Over Troubled Water (I love Elvis' version too)," "Song (Feelin' Groovy)," "I Am A Rock," "Homeward Bound," "America" and "Cecilia" just to name a few. Take care.   
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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2011, 11:39:20 PM »

it is sad to read that Paul Simon wrote Cecilia it as filler.  I think it works brilliantly and is one of many favorites by S&G.  Is that your opinion or was Paul Simon quoted saying it was essentially a filler?
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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2011, 02:16:47 AM »

Probably the most famous duo ever in rock music.
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Re: For those who like Simon and Garfunkel...
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2011, 02:31:34 AM »

Probably the most famous duo ever in rock music.

You know your music well Hombre_de_ningun_lugar! Take care.
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