Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Bookends’ feat. ‘Mrs. Robinson’ is their fourth studio album released on April 3, 1968 by Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.Bookends Theme (Paul Simon) – 00:32 . 2.Save The Life Of My Child (Paul Simon) – 02:49 . 3.America (Paul Simon) – 03:34 . 4.Overs (Paul Simon) – 02:14 . 5.Voices Of Old People (Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel) – 02:07 . 6.Old Friends (Paul Simon) – 02:46 . 7.Bookends Theme (Paul Simon) – 01:16 . 8.Fakin’ It (Paul Simon) – 03:14 . 9.Punky’S Dilemma (Paul Simon) – 02:10 . 10.Mrs. Robinson (Paul Simon) – 04:02 . 11.A Hazy Shade Of Winter (Paul Simon) – 02:17 . 12.At The Zoo (Paul Simon) – 02:21
Musicians : Simon & Garfunkel – Band . Paul Simon – Vocals, Guitar . Art Garfunkel – Vocals, Tapes . Hal Blaine – Drums, Percussion . Joe Osborn – Bass Guitar . Larry Knechtel – Piano, Keyboards
Production : Produced By Simon & Garfunkel,Roy Halee,John Simon,Bob Johnston . Robert Honablue – Engineer
Arrangements : Jimmie Haskell
Package : Richard Avedon – Cover Photography
Recorded September 1966, January 1967, June 1967, October 1967−February 1968 At Columbia Studio A & B, Manhattan.
Released On April 3, 1968 By Columbia.
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