They chose Oslo to give us a treat! We didnÄ«t get American Tune but 2 solo song!
Paul said Ä«We want to play for you now what happened after Simon and GarfunkelÄ«, 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!
A truly excellent preformance by the pair! Garfunkel even reached that high note on Ä«troubled waterÄ«. HeÄ«s sounding a little horse, but thatÄ«s 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 donÄ«t understand the review by Trondheim234.
Ä«They chose Oslo to give us a treat! We didnÄ«t get American Tune but 2 solo song!
Paul said Ä«We want to play for you now what happened after Simon and GarfunkelÄ«, 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.Ä«
They didnÄ«t play Ä«bright eyesÄ«, or Ä«gracelandÄ«, but they DID play Ä«American TuneÄ«! I have no idea where he got his facts =).
But anyways, to summarise:
They truly fulfilled my expectations and more! Great Show!!!
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 PaulÄ«s firs solo album.
The arrangements were the same as last year, but I generally like them a lot. A bit faster and more Rock Ä«n 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 canÄ«t 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
ps. I donÄ«t understand what Trondheimboy is taliking about. They played American Tune.
I must really say that this concert was the biggest thing that has happened to me in my whole life! (though IÄ«m just 17). I donÄ«t care if Art maybe missed a few times and they both sounded a bit older; you canÄ«t 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, whoÄ«d 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 canÄ«t complain. once again, I did enjoy every second of this evening in Oslo! And if itÄ«s true that a DVD will come, I surely canÄ«t wait for it!