SIMON AND GARFUNKEL - VANCOUVER 1983

August 10, 2015 – 5:06 am

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SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
Listen To The Silence [no label, 2CD]

Live in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; August 22, 1983. Very good soundboard.

In May 2015, four decades after their parting, Art Garfunkel talked about his feelings towards his former musical partner ahead of a solo tour. He told the Telegraph that he thought Paul Simon’s decision to originally part from the singer was “very strange”. He added: “I want to open up about this. I don’t want to say any anti-Paul Simon things, but it seems very perverse to not enjoy the glory. Crazy. What I would have done is take a rest from Paul, because he was getting on my nerves. The jokes had run dry. How can you walk away from this lucky place on top of the world, Paul? What’s going on with you, you idiot? How could you let that go, jerk?”

When the Telegraph interviewer suggested that Simon might have a “Napoleon complex”, Garfunkel agreed, adding that at school he felt sorry for his friend because of his height, so he in turn offered him friendship as a compensation. “And that compensation gesture has created a monster,” he says. “End of interview.”

In spite of these comments, Garfunkel did not rule out a future reunion, and said that a Simon & Garfunkel show would be “quite doable”, describing their collaborative efforts as “a delight to both of our ears”. “So, as far as this half is concerned, I would say, ‘Why not, while we’re still alive?’” - The Guardian

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Thanks to the person who shared this show on the net in 2006.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Cecilia/Mrs Robinson 5:44 (9.6MB)
Track 102. America 4:56 (8.3MB)
Track 103. My Little Town 4:21 (7.3MB)
Track 104. Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard 3:40 (6.2MB)
Track 105. Scarborough Fair 4:11 (7.0MB)
Track 106. Cars are Cars 3:27 (5.8MB)
Track 107. I Only Have Eyes for You 3:13 (5.4MB)
Track 108. Homeward Bound 3:14 (5.4MB)
Track 109. Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover 4:35 (7.7MB)
Track 110. Late In The Evening 4:27 (7.5MB)
Track 111. The Late Great Johnny Ace 4:37 (7.7MB)
Track 112. El Condor Pasa 3:40 (6.2MB)
Track 113. Think Too Much 3:19 (5.6MB)
Track 114. Still Crazy After All These Years 4:08 (6.9MB)
58 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Kodachrome 5:41 (9.6MB)
Track 202. Bridge Over Troubled Water 6:26 (10.8MB)
Track 203. The Boxer 6:13 (10.5MB)
Track 204. Slip Slidin’ Away 4:40 (7.8MB)
Track 205. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) 2:38 (4.4MB)
Track 206. Old Friends 5:35 (9.4MB)
Track 207. Wake Up Little Suzie 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 208. One Summer Night 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 209. Band Introductions 0:49 (1.4MB)
Track 210. Late In The Evening (reprise) 5:00 (8.4MB)
Track 211. The Sounds of Silence 5:35 (9.4MB)
49 mins

Partial lineup (thanks to manfunkel):
Dave Weckl - drums
Airto Moreira - percussion
Richard Tee - piano
Arlen Roth - guitar
Sid McGinnis - guitar
Anthony Jackson - bass
Dave Tofani - saxophone
John Eckert - trumpert
Bobby Livingood - trumpet
Mark Rivera - saxophone


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  1. 9 Responses to “SIMON AND GARFUNKEL - VANCOUVER 1983”

  2. I am really getting off on these soundboard and ripped FM concerts Bigo has been featuring lately. They are light years better than the fair to middling audience tapes. Good work.

    By Mackster on Aug 10, 2015

  3. Here’s some background on this show and tour that I stumbled upon:
    http://www.analogplanet.com/content/ithink-too-muchi-sg-album-wasnt-0#MKDuu6RKSP9kdyej.97

    By digmyearth on Aug 10, 2015

  4. Saw S&G at Grant Field, Atlanta in 1983. At the time it was akin to seeing a Beatles reunion. Thanks.

    By Tom L on Aug 10, 2015

  5. We were at the opening show of this tour at the Akron Rubber Bowl. Hard to believe it’s been 32 years. Thanks for the link digmyearth. Very interesting. As always, thanks to BigO for all the great music.

    By Brad on Aug 10, 2015

  6. Great Stuff - Thanks BigO! Vocal Harmony at its finest…

    By TDC on Aug 12, 2015

  7. So much good stuff this week, I hardly know where to start. Thanks again Big O.

    By Rex Inlasvegas on Aug 12, 2015

  8. Wow. Thank you BigO for this. I was at this Vancouver show. Crappy seats but the sound system was beyond fantastic. Think I still have the ticket stubs somewhere…

    By datdemdar on Aug 13, 2015

  9. The band is awesome to say nothing of S&G.

    By David on Aug 13, 2015

  10. What a setlist!! Thanks so much as always for the great music y’all!!

    By Big Dave on Aug 24, 2015

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