Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water

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Release Date: 05-31-2024

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Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water

1. Product Details

Simon and Garfunkel's Beloved Swan Song: Bridge Over Troubled Water Features Meticulous Production, Gorgeous Songwriting, and Healing Spirit Sourced from the Original Master Tapes and Limited to 4,000 Numbered Copies: Mobile Fidelity's 180s SuperVinyl 33RPM LP Plays with Staggering Detail, Clarity, and Definition Unifying, soothing, comforting: Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge over Troubled Water quickly became the album of an era upon release in 1970, the benchmark set serving as a beacon of hope and hymn of reassurance during a time marked by polarizing changes, social unrest, uncertain politics, and the dawn of a new era. These uplifting reasons - to say nothing about the gorgeous songwriting, meticulous production, and watershed performances - attest to why it is more relevant than ever in our current climate. Music, Bridge over Troubled Water simultaneously suggests and proves, heals all wounds and lifts all boats. The seminal effort Rolling Stone named the 51st Greatest Album of All Time reaches illustrious sonic and emotional heights on Mobile Fidelity's 180g SuperVinyl 33RPM LP. Pressed on MoFi SuperVinyl and strictly limited to 4,000 numbered copies, this ultra-hi-fi collector's edition brings you closer to music that picks up where the duo's Bookends leaves off. You'll enjoy deep-black backgrounds and pointillist details. Seemingly every note, breath, and movement is reproduced with exquisite accuracy, clarity, and balance. Each rotation benefits from SuperVinyl's ultra-low noise floor and superb groove definition. The best-selling record in the U.S. for several years running and winner of six Grammy Awards - including nods for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Engineered Recording - Bridge over Troubled Water endures as a staple of accessible sophistication, angelic elegance, effortless singing, unhinged ambition, and therapeutic spirit. While it would turn out to be the final studio set for a duo surrounded by creative and personal disagreement, Simon and Garfunkel's collaborative ethos and soaring harmonies - combined with reflective narratives centered on the American experience, friendship, romance, and farewells - combine to turn the 11-track work into a paean to resolution, reconciliation, calm, and balance. Home to the legendary title track graced by Garfunkel's pacifying solo lead vocals as well as the equally famous folk ballad 'The Boxer,' Peruvian-based 'El Condor Pasa,' upbeat 'Cecilia,' and rock 'n' rolling 'Baby Driver,' Bridge over Troubled Water remains as renowned for it's musical diversity as it's lyrical poignancy. Moving beyond the templates they'd perfected on four prior albums, Simon and Garfunkel embrace a then-unimaginable swath of styles. Rock, pop, gospel, country, R&B, South American, and jazz strains course throughout the songs, each sparked with bold experiments yet grounded in a well-orchestrated melange of melody, rhythm, and classicism that makes everything personal, familiar, and warm. Not for nothing is Bridge over Troubled Water one of the finest-sounding albums ever made. Featuring instrumentation helmed by members of Los Angeles' fabled Wrecking Crew as well as multiple choral and string sections, songs took hundreds of hours to complete and involved pioneering recording techniques. Evoking both Phil Spector's live'Wall of Sound' approach as well as inventive effects, Bridge over Troubled Water is a triumph of texture, atmosphere, and architecture. Our audiophile edition brings the record's unique traits to the fore. Whether the reverberation generated by Garfunkel's cassette recorder on 'Cecilia,' echoing drums captured in a corridor heard throughout 'The Boxer,' automobile noises peppering 'Baby Driver,' layer upon layer of voices dotting 'The Only Boy Living in New York,' or echo-chamber percussion on the title track, details comes through with stunning accuracy, clarity, and dimensionality. In every regard, Bridge over Troubled Water exudes genius. 1/4' / 15 IPS analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe Numbered 180g 33RPM SuperVinyl LP LIMITED EDITION OF 4,000 Track List Side One: 1. Bridge Over Troubled Water 2. El Condor Pasa 3. Cecilia 4. Keep the Customer Satisfied 5. So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright Side Two: 1. The Boxer 2. Baby Driver 3. The Only Boy Living in New York 4. Why Don't You Write Me 5. Bye Bye Love 6. Song for the Asking

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