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July 24, 2004 - Norway
Oslo - Spektrum

Setlist

Old Friends/Bookends
Hazy Shade of Winter
I Am a Rock
America
At the Zoo
Baby Driver
Kathyīs Song
Hey School Girl

Everleys

Scarborough Fair
Bright Eyes (!)
Graceland (!)
Homeward Bound
Sound of Silence
Mrs Robinson
Slip SlidinīAway
El Condor Pasa
Keep the Customer Satisfied
Only Living Boy in New York
Bridge Over Troubled Water

Cecilia
The Boxer

Leaves that are Green
FeelinīGroovy




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

Mark Stewart - Guitars, Cello, Saxophone, selfmade instruments
Jamey Haddad - Percussion
Rob Schwimmer - Keyboards, Theramin
Jim Keltner - Drums
Larry Saltzman - Guitar
Warren Bernhardt - Piano
Freddie Washington - Bass




Fans who attended this show

 
Lars Petter





Review by:
Trondheim234

They chose Oslo to give us a treat! We didnīt get American Tune but 2 solo song!

Paul said īWe want to play for you now what happened after Simon and Garfunkelī, He went off stage and Art sang Bright Eyes then the band struck up graceland!! It was the best thing ever, Paul came out and sang as Art went of stage.

No American tune though. The rest of the concert was amazing!

Review by:
Osloguy21

A truly excellent preformance by the pair! Garfunkel even reached that high note on ītroubled waterī. Heīs sounding a little horse, but thatīs probably due to his age. Paul however, whas in excellent shape, both vocally and physically! He really flared with energy, especially on his guitar openings. Truly excellent! But i donīt understand the review by Trondheim234.

He Said:

īThey chose Oslo to give us a treat! We didnīt get American Tune but 2 solo song!

Paul said īWe want to play for you now what happened after Simon and Garfunkelī, He went off stage and Art sang Bright Eyes then the band struck up graceland!! It was the best thing ever, Paul came out and sang as Art went of stage.ī

They didnīt play ībright eyesī, or īgracelandī, but they DID play īAmerican Tuneī! I have no idea where he got his facts =).

But anyways, to summarise:

They truly fulfilled my expectations and more! Great Show!!!

Review by:
Erik Faarlund

So yesterday was our great night!
I had invited all the Norwegians registered in the fan database on The Neck of My guitar, and we had a small gathering at my place (100m from the venue) before hading off.

I had seen the show in New York in December 2003, so I had an idea of what to expect.

During the fist part of the show, neither S&G nor the audience gave their best. Garfunkels voice cracked or failed once or twice. But the Everly Brothers came and changed everything. Even though neither Dream or Let it be Me were performed superbly, their performance woke up both the audience and S&G, and from there it was a really tremendous show. The sound was good (I am sorry to hear that neither Amsterdam nor Copenhagen had good sound), their voices were good (allthough Garfunkel cheated on some of the high tones, espessially during Bridge), and they looked like old friends.
Seeing Garfunkel sitting on a stool, with Simon standing next to him with his guitar was just like seeing a picture from the sixties. This was the real thing!

Garfunkel still claimed that he had lived in England and played on the street with Paul and their friend Kathy, but he no longer said that American Tune was from Paulīs firs solo album.

The arrangements were the same as last year, but I generally like them a lot. A bit faster and more Rock īn Roll.

After the concert a few of us met again to discuss the concert, and the general view was that this was one h*ll of a concert, and that we would never go and see another S&G concert again, because they could never top this one! Also, another concert would not be interesting, since they hold concerts together every 11 years or so, thwy would be VERY old next time (How terribly strange to be eighty four). We tried to dicuss what was the best song of the show, but most of us refused to grade them. They were all terrific. But I got the impresson that Bridge and American Tune were among the favorites. Personally I tink that Hazy shade of Winter and I am a Rock were improved the most, compared to the original versions.

We are all so thankful to get this chance to see them together. This was their first concert in Norway, and probably the last one too. A few of us had seen them in USA last year, but none of us had seen them before that, so this was our chance. We took it, we all loved it, and we canīt wait for the DVD :-)

If anyone has a recording of this concert, I would really love to get hold of a copy.

On behalf of the hard core of Norwegian fans
Erik

ps. I donīt understand what Trondheimboy is taliking about. They played American Tune.

Review by:
Norwegian Simon & Garfunkel lover

I must really say that this concert was the biggest thing that has happened to me in my whole life! (though Iīm just 17). I donīt care if Art maybe missed a few times and they both sounded a bit older; you canīt expect anything else form two guys in that age. And it was fantastic anyway! I really thank God that I got the one chance in my life to experience my favourite artists ever! I brang two of my friends, whoīd never listened to Simon & Garfunkel before, and after the concert they thanked me for it! They did really love it too! The only song I missed was Bleecker Street, but I canīt complain. once again, I did enjoy every second of this evening in Oslo! And if itīs true that a DVD will come, I surely canīt wait for it!