One group that I have always wanted to see live, but never had the chance, is [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Simon & Garfunkel[/lastfm]. There’s a brand new deluxe version of their “Bridge Over Troubled Water” LP in stores this week. (Remember LPs??) It includes a DVD with some long lost performances!
(Courtesy of Andy Greene – Rolling Stone)
Simon and Garfunkel were supposed to launch an American tour last year, but it was cancelled when Art Garfunkel was diagnosed with vocal cord paresis. “My voice is coming back slowly, too slowly,” Garfunkel told Rolling Stone last November.”In my bones I feel healthy. I know it’s coming back. I just have to be patient.”
Garfunkel said he hopes to resume his the tour after his voice recovers, but he may have to allow for Simon’s schedule to open up. Last week the singer announced a spring theater tour in support of his new solo LP So Beautiful Or So What. Earlier this year Simon did tell Rolling Stone that Simon and Garfunkel may return one day. “I’d like to sing with Artie one more time, but that’s down the road,” Simon said. “I’m focused on this album and this band. It’s my kind of rock & roll.”