2020 Album Draft- Round 8- Pick 7- Run-Sew-Read selects-Simon and Garfunkel- Bridge Over Troubled Water.
This is my parents’ music; and it takes me back to the reign of the intellectual hippies in our university town. It makes me think of walking on campus in autumn, among the colorful trees and leaves. A few of my favorite songs from the album, in no particular order:
The Boxer–One of the reflective songs of the 60s that got me through late nights of studying in college in the 80s.
Baby Driver–Fun and catchy. Just sing along.
Only Living Boy in NY–The soft reflective sound of this song draws me in from the first line.
Cecilia–The beat is fast and catchy, and it’s an easy sing along.
El Condor Pasa–We played this in junior high band. I’m sure it didn’t sound as good as Paul and Art’s version.
Bridge Over Troubled Water–This song is too well known for me to comment on. What I might tell you, you already know. However, I will point out that it is yet another masterpiece from that musical era, that was created by combining two partial or unfinished songs.
Since everyone reading this probably knows the title song and The Boxer at least, I chose to sample a couple of the lesser known tracks that I love. To sum this album up, it’s the harmonies, reflection and beats for me. I’ve never looked up the back story on any of these songs, and don’t know the meaning or inspiration behind any of them when they were written. I think that might ruin it for me. I haven’t written any meaning I hear in them, because that might ruin it for you.