During the 28th leg of his Eurowalk, Art continued his walk through Greece reaching the town of Porpi, well past Kavala. He will be continuing his walk towards Istanbul, Turkey.
Visit the latest addition to the Library. Updated 21 April 2013
You can order the CD now.
In a New York Post interview, Art talks about one of his favorite subjects - architecture.
The Official UK Album Chart (Top 100) for the week ending 27 October has The Singer at #10. That's the highest he has been on the chart since 1979's Fate For Breakfast which peaked at number 2.
Four part Art Garfunkel podcast series features "the singer" looking back on his favorite moments as a solo artist, with Paul Simon and other harmony partners. The host is David Dye (World Cafe).
Part Four Podcast
Part Three Podcast
Part Two Podcast
Part One Podcast
Rolling Stone Magazine gives The Singer 4 & 1/2 stars.
"The Singer" has debuted on Billboards Folk Chart at #7!
The Singer – a brand new compilation of songs personally selected by Art Garfunkel from his life's work. It has 34 songs on two CDs (1/4 S&G; ¾ AG) including two brand new cuts, "Long Way Home" and "Lena" which Art recently recorded in Los Angeles with Maia Sharp. Matt Craig, a "brilliant engineer," according to Art, "should be credited with helping put it together (cross fades, etc.)." Art said "the selections are are deep favorites of mine, like; "The Promise," "All I Know," stripped down to just Jimmy Webb and me, "Perfect Moment," Jobim's "Waters of March," a stage recording of "Kathy's Song" from the Old Friends tour 8 years ago, "Skywriter" my bio from Jimmy Webb, "The Decree," from "The Animal's Christmas," "The Thread" which I co-wrote."
Art wrote insightful liner notes for each of the 34 songs. On the back cover of the cd, there is a photo of Art and his wife, Kathryn , semi-clad, on a swing in a primeval garden! You can order the CD now. Press Release.
Article from the LA Times Music Blog
Canadian Press article where Art discusses performing after his illness.
In a Montreal Gazette article, Art relates his experience back in the recording studio.
Article from AARP.com which explores Art's famous walks and the music he listens to while walking.
Great article from Rolling Stone with a sample song from the new cd.
Article from Spinner with Art talking about "The Singer" as his Swan Song.
Interesting article from MusicRadar with Art's perspective of his new cd.
Ever wonder where the photo of Art and Paul was taken for the cover of their BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER album?
In 1969, Art and Paul were working with Charles Grodin on the production of the CBS special, "Songs of America." Taking a flight out of Los Angeles Airport (LAX), Art and Paul were in the famous Oval Hub standing on one of the moving walkways used in many large airports. One of the photographers from the "Songs of America" crew was standing in front of them and quite spontaneously took their picture. No one at the time knew that this would become the cover photo for one of the most popular albums in history.
Questions were submitted to Art by his fans. Here are the anwswers.
50 Top Artists Reveal their favorites. Art Garfunkel's included:
'This kicked me in the ass," Garfunkel says of the rock & roll he discovered as a teen, listening to the radio with his pal Paul Simon. "It woke me up”.
- "Oh, What a Night" by The Dells, 1956
We used to dance the Fish to this: a slow backbeat with a bump and grind in the hips.
- "Gee"by The Crows, 1953
- "'Earth Angel" by The Penguins, 1954
The Penguins said it best here. Some records are hot and percussive and it's like they're red-orange. This one's midnight-blue, for me.
- "Soldier Boy"by The Four Fellows, 1955
- "Killer Joe" by The Rocky Fellers, 1963
"Be My Baby" by The Ronettes, 1963
Phil Spector wrote the bible on this one
- "Let It Be Me"by The Everly Brothers, 1960
It made everything else sound toneless
- "Help Me, Rhonda" by The Beach Boys, 1965
Paul and I were always jealous of their hits.
- "Baby Come Back" by Player, 1977
- "Have You Seen Her"b y The Chi-Lites, 1971
I love that lead line. It's moody as all hell.