Legacy Recordings announces that Art Garfunkel to release The Singer, a 40-song, 2-CD collection on April 10, 2012. The collection features songs hand-picked by the artist that draws from his Simon & Garfunkel years to his latest 2007 release, Some Enchanted Evening.
Excerpts from the press release:
Five-time Grammy Award®-winner Art Garfunkel has always approached every new project with the poet’s perspective.
The weaving of songs from the Simon & Garfunkel repertoire with songs from Art Garfunkel’s repertoire as a solo artist is one of the hallmarks of THE SINGER, as the collection takes on a timeless air, moving back and forth through time in a seamless pattern.
THE SINGER continues to underscore Garfunkel’s near-lifelong association with the music of composer Jimmy Webb.
In summary, The Singer draws from previously released albums - no inclusion of B-sides, demos, outtakes or previously unreleased tracks. Asides from the studio recordings, live recordings are also in the mix.
Wonderfully, the accompanying booklet contains handwritten notes, track-by-track, that offer insights into Art Garfunkel, the singer. This meticulously curated collection is long overdue from Mr. Garfunkel!
For the complete track list and additional information, check out the press release.