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Overs - Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends


1985
Label: Columbia - CK 9529 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Stage & Screen • Style: Folk Rock
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Bookends opens with an acoustic guitar stating a theme, slowly and plaintively. It erupts into the musical dissonance that introduces "Save the Life of My Child. Two people travel the landscape by bus searching for the Liar Symphony - Choose Your Side subject, eventually discovering that everyone else on the freeway is too.

Its sophisticated harmonic invention is toppled by its message; "America" becomes an ellipsis, a cipher, an unanswerable question. In a two-minute field recording of the voices of old people collected from nursing homes by Garfunkeldisembodied voices reveal entire lifetimes in a few seconds. Simon 's image of two old men sitting on a park bench sharing memories and their fears of the changes surrounding them is indelible.

A horn section threatens to interrupt their reverie, reflecting the chaos they perceive, but is warded off as the gentle melody returns and fades into the album's opening theme. Robinson" the iconic theme song from the film The Graduate"A Hazy Shade of Winter," and the album's concluding track, "At the Zoo," offer a tremblingly bleak vision of the future rooted in the lives of everyday people who "fake it," living an illusory dream publicly while trembling with confusion and fear in private no matter one's Overs - Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends subverting the Madison Avenue notion of the "generation gap" simply and honestly.

Bookends ' problematic, Allegro - Various - The World Of Handel themes, sometimes disguised in wry humor, striking arrangements, and augmented orchestral instrumentation, portray the sounds of people in an American life that they no longer understand, or understands them. In just over 29 minutes, Bookends is stunning in its vision of a bewildered America in search of itself.

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  1. Overs Lyrics: Why don't we stop fooling ourselves? / The game is over, over, over / No good times, no bad times / There's no times at all / Just The New York Times / Sitting on the windowsill.
  2. Feb 27,  · "Overs," was written by Simon for The Graduate soundtrack, but the film's producers rejected them. It is menat for a scene in which Mr and Mrs. Robinson realise their relationship is over.
  3. Simon & Garfunkel quietly slipped Bookends, their fourth album, into the bins with a whisper in March They are equal collaborators with producer/engineer Roy Halee in a multivalently layered song cycle observing the confusion of those seeking an elusive American Dream, wistfully reflecting on innocence lost forever to the cold winds of change/
  4. Dec 11,  · BOOKENDS (released in ) is the greatest of all Simon & Garfunkel albums, and one of the best records made in the s. When this review was first published on the night of 12/25/06, I'd been pondering Christmas of I was 14 back then. It /5().
  5. album: "Bookends" () Save The Life Of My Child America Overs Voices Of Old People Old Friends Bookends Fakin' It Punky's Dilemma Mrs. Robinson A Hazy Shade Of Winter At The Zoo You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies [ CD Reissue Bonus Track].
  6. Simon & Garfunkel's fourth album takes on psychedelic influences, the changing cultural climate of the ’60s, and their own ever-growing ambitions. Side One forms a cycle-of-life suite, from the chaotic "Save the Life of My Child" to the youthful wanderlust of "America" to the autumnal reflection of "Old Friends.".
  7. Aug 24,  · Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends at Discogs. Complete your Simon & Garfunkel collection/5(K).

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