The Concert In Central Park is the first live album by Simon & Garfunkel, released in February 1982. The album was recorded in September 1981 at a free benefit concert in Central Park, New York City, where the pair performed in front of more than 500,000 people. Proceeds went toward the redevelopment and maintenance of the run-down green space in the middle of Manhattan. This concert and album marked the start of a short-lived reunion for Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.
Besides hit songs from their years as a duo, their set-list included material from their solo and duo careers, and covers. The show consisted of 21 songs, though two were not used in the live album. Among the songs performed were the classics “The Sound of Silence”, “Mrs. Robinson”, and “The Boxer”.
The album and a film were released in the year after the concert. Simon and Garfunkel’s performance was praised by music critics and the album was commercially successful; it peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 album charts and was certified double Platinum.
180 gram audiophile vinyl
Gatefold sleeve / 12 page booklet
Remastered from original analog tapes
Includes hi-quality album download
1. Mrs. Robinson
2. Homeward Bound
4. Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
5. Scarborough Fair
1. April Come She Will
2. Wake Up Little Susie
3. Still Crazy After All These Years
4. American Tune
5. Late In The Evening
1. Slip Slidin’ Away
2. A Heart In New York
4. Bridge Over Troubled Water
1. Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover
2. The Boxer
3. Old Friends
4. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
5. The Sounds Of Silence