FIRST TIME IN JAPAN (2CD) by SIMON & GARFUNKEL Compact Disc Double LFM2CD668

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released on 9/4/2021

 

FIRST TIME IN JAPAN (2CD)
by SIMON & GARFUNKEL
Compact Disc Double

 

LFM2CD668

Label: LEFT FIELD MEDIA

FIRST TIME RELEASE FOR THE PAIR’S FIRST EVER SHOW IN JAPAN

By 1980, the solo careers of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were not doing well, and simultaneously, to help alleviate New York's economic decline, concert promoter Ron Delsener suggested a free concert in Central Park. Delsener contacted Simon with the idea of a Simon & Garfunkel reunion, and once Garfunkel had agreed, plans were drawn up. The concert, held on September 19, 1981 attracted more than 500,000 people, at that time the largest ever pop show attendance. Warner Brothers Records released a live album of the show, The Concert in Central Park, which went double platinum in the US. The event created a renewed interest in Simon & Garfunkel's work, and following a number of heart-to-heart talks attempting to put their disagreements behind them, the duo undertook a world tour beginning in May 1982. • During this time the pair played in Japan for the first time ever. Performing 5 shows in the country - 3 in Tokyo and 2 in Osaka - between the 5th and 12th of May ’82, the concerts attracted massive crowds and the pair’s gig at Osaka Stadium on 5th was recorded and broadcast live across the nation. • Previously unreleased, this magnificent show is now available for the first time in its entirety on this double CD set, certain to delight fans of the pair and their music everywhere

 

DISC ONE

1. Mrs Robinson 3:16
2. Homeward Bound 3:31
3. America 4:48
4. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard 3:28
5. Scarborough Fair 4:23
6. My Little Town 4:27
7. Wake Up Little Susie 3:06
8. Still Crazy After All These Years 3:37
9. Bright Eyes 4:12
10. Late in the Evening 4:09
11. Slip Slidin' Away 4:28
12. El Condor Pasa 3:42

DISC TWO
1. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover 5:24
2. American Tune 4:57
3. The Late Great Johnny Ace 4:43
4. Kodachrome/Maybellene 6:00
5. Bridge Over Troubled Water 5:09
6. The Boxer 5:02
7. Old Friends/Bookends 4:17
8. The 59th Street Bridge Song 2:05
9. The Sound of Silence 4:41
10. Late in the Evening (Reprise) 4:57