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June 26, 2009 - Australia
Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena

Setlist

Old Friends/Bookends
Hazy Shade of Winter
I Am A Rock
America
Kathy’s Song
Hey Schoolgirl
BeBop A Lula
Scarborough Fair
Homeward Bound
Mrs Robinson/Not Fade Away
Slip Slidin’ Away
El Condor Pasa

Art solo:
Bright Eyes
A Heart In New York
Perfect Moment/Now I Lay Me Down

Paul solo:
Me and Julio Down By The School Yard
Boy In The Bubble
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes

Only Living Boy In New York
My Little Town
Bridge Over Troubled Water

The Sounds of Silence
The Boxer

Leaves That Are Green
Cecilia




The band (not all members are present at all shows)

Vincent Nguini - Guitar
Bakithi Kumalo - Bass
Mark Stewart - Guitars, Cello, Saxophone, selfmade instruments
Tony Cedras - Accordeon, Keyboard, Guitars
Andy Snitzer - Saxophone, Synthesizer
Jamey Haddad - Percussion
Rob Schwimmer - Keyboards, Theramin
Warren Bernhardt - Piano
Charley Drayton - Drums




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Review by:
Sumit

Saw Paul and Art last night here in Melbourne and, despite the fact that I am a lifelong fan of both individually and as Simon and Garfunkel, I have to say that this was the best concert I have been to.

The two hour set list (including a twenty minute burst of individual hits by both Paul and Art) was simply superb, the harmonies as pristine as ever (having, if anything, matured with age), Paul was in his element as the centre of the stages musical universe, and the backing band (led by the uncomparable Mark Stewart) superb.

It is very hard to describe the night in tangible terms. The emotion and trip down memory lane associated with the event is rather hard to decribe. All I can say is this was a dream come true for me - something that I never thought I would experience - my life has been enriched for time I spent watching my muscial heroes perform.

I note that a lot of people have been overtly critical of the quality of the Art Garfunkel voice. This, quite frankly, is irrelevant. The emotions he strings by articulating words to those great songs far, far, far outweighs any vocal flaws. As for Paul, what can I say? He is and forever will be the greatest songwriter I will ever witness (live!).