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Simon And Garfunkel: Through The Years (Bookends)

By | Published on Friday 18 August 2017

It’s fifty years since ‘The Graduate’ soundtrack was recorded, and Dan Haynes and Pete Richards faithfully reproduced the earlier sound of Simon and Garfunkel in this relaxing, good natured show. They didn’t pretend to be the famous duo – that might be a bit creepy and, as they said themselves, would require the use of a pretty convincing wig! It was them being themselves between the songs that made this a warmer, friendlier experience than just staying at home and listening to a ‘Greatest Hits’ collection. My favourite track ‘The Sound of Silence’ gave me a shiver to hear it live again – I’ve seen Garfunkel in concert – and their arrangement of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ was excellent.

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]