The first-ever live album from Simon and Garfunkel’s heyday as a duo will be released next year.
The untitled collection was initially planned as a single-disc that compiled a series of 1967 concerts at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City, but plans for the album may now extend into 1968 with some additional shows outside Simon and Garfunkel’s hometown.
The material falls between Simon and Garfunkel’s third release, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966) and Bookends (1968), which proved to be their second-to-last release, before they split in 1970. Eleven years later, they reunited for a concert in New York City’s Central Park, which one year later became their only live release, The Concert in Central Park.
The live release will follow a flurry of Simon and Garfunkel activity this year. Next month, Columbia/Legacy will release Simon and Garfunkel: The Columbia Studio Recordings 1964-1970, a five-disc box set that features all five of the duo’s studio albums in reproductions of the original packaging with several bonus tracks. Each of the five albums – Wednesday Morning, 3 a.m. (1964), The Sound of Silence (1966), Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966), Bookends (1968) and Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) – will also be reissued separately, also packed with new liner notes, photos and bonus tracks. All of the reissues are due on August 21st.