Label: Columbia - CK 9529 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Stage & Screen • Style: Folk Rock
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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