Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water

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Sourced from the Original Master Tapes and Limited to 4,000 Numbered Copies: Mobile Fidelity’s 180s SuperVinyl 33RPM LP Plays with Staggering Detail. Pre-order now now due soon.

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Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water

Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water

Unifying, soothing, comforting: Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge over Troubled Water quickly became the album of an era upon release in 1970, the benchmark set serving as a beacon of hope and hymn of reassurance during a time marked by polarising changes, social unrest, uncertain politics, and the dawn of a new era.

These uplifting reasons — to say nothing about the gorgeous songwriting, meticulous production, and watershed performances — attest to why it is more relevant than ever in our current climate. Music, Bridge over Troubled Water simultaneously suggests and proves, heals all wounds and lifts all boats.

The seminal effort Rolling Stone named the 51st Greatest Album of All Time reaches illustrious sonic and emotional heights on Mobile Fidelity’s 180g SuperVinyl 33RPM LP.

Pressed on MoFi SuperVinyl and strictly limited to 4,000 numbered copies, this ultra-hi-fi collector’s edition brings you closer to music that picks up where the duo’s Bookends leaves off.

You’ll enjoy deep-black backgrounds and pointillist details. Seemingly every note, breath, and movement is reproduced with exquisite accuracy, clarity, and balance. Each rotation benefits from SuperVinyl’s ultra-low noise floor and superb groove definition.

The best-selling record in the U.S. for several years running and winner of six Grammy Awards — including nods for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Engineered Recording — Bridge over Troubled Water endures as a staple of accessible sophistication, angelic elegance, effortless singing, unhinged ambition, and therapeutic spirit.

While it would turn out to be the final studio set for a duo surrounded by creative and personal disagreement, Simon and Garfunkel’s collaborative ethos and soaring harmonies — combined with reflective narratives centred on the American experience, friendship, romance, and farewells — combine to turn the 11-track work into a paean to resolution, reconciliation, calm, and balance.

Home to the legendary title track graced by Garfunkel’s pacifying solo lead vocals as well as the equally famous folk ballad “The Boxer,” Peruvian-based “El Condor Pasa,” upbeat “Cecilia,” and rock ’n’ rolling “Baby Driver,” Bridge over Troubled Water remains as renowned for its musical diversity as its lyrical poignancy.

Moving beyond the templates they’d perfected on four prior albums, Simon and Garfunkel embrace a then-unimaginable swath of styles. Rock, pop, gospel, country, R&B, South American, and jazz strains course throughout the songs, each sparked with bold experiments yet grounded in a well-orchestrated melange of melody, rhythm, and classicism that makes everything personal, familiar, and warm.

Not for nothing is Bridge over Troubled Water one of the finest-sounding albums ever made.

Featuring instrumentation helmed by members of Los Angeles’ fabled Wrecking Crew as well as multiple choral and string sections, songs took hundreds of hours to complete and involved pioneering recording techniques.

Evoking both Phil Spector’s live”Wall of Sound” approach as well as inventive effects, Bridge over Troubled Water is a triumph of texture, atmosphere, and architecture. Our audiophile edition brings the record’s unique traits to the fore.

Whether the reverberation generated by Garfunkel’s cassette recorder on “Cecilia,” echoing drums captured in a corridor heard throughout “The Boxer,” automobile noises peppering “Baby Driver,” layer upon layer of voices dotting “The Only Boy Living in New York,” or echo-chamber percussion on the title track, details comes through with stunning accuracy, clarity, and dimensionality. In every regard, Bridge over Troubled Water exudes genius.

SACD

Simon and Garfunkel - SACD

Sourced from the Original Master Tapes and Strictly Limited to 3,000 Numbered Copies: Mobile Fidelity’s Hybrid SACD Brings You Closer to the Record Rolling Stone Named the 172nd Greatest Album of All Time.

Track List (Vinyl & SACD) – Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water

Bridge over Troubled Water

El Condor Pasa

Cecilia

Keep the Customer Satisfied

So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright

The Boxer

Baby Driver

The Only Boy Living in New York

Why Don’t You Write Me

Bye Bye Love

Song for the Asking

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Version

180G Vinyl, SACD

Brand

Mobile Fidelity

Mobile Fidelity Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab has been the undisputed pioneer and leader in audiophile recordings since the company's inception in 1977. Established by dedicated audiophiles, Mobile Fidelity's first and foremost goal was to offer faithfully reproduced high fidelity recordings that would compliment the numerous advances occurring in audio delivery systems. Throughout its history, Mobile Fidelity has remained true to this goal, pioneering state-of-the-art technologies and setting audiophile standards that remain in place today. In response to rapid advancements in both recording formats and audio delivery systems over the past several years, Mobile Fidelity has maintained its ongoing commitment to improving industry standards. This has resulted in the introduction of numerous innovations in the audiophile arena: half-speed mastered Original Master Recording™ LPs, Ultra High Quality Records™ (UHQRs), high fidelity cassettes, consumer alignment devices for phono cartridges and audio cassette decks, Original Master Recording™ compact discs, the 24-karat gold plated Ultradisc™ CD and the Ultradisc™ Ultra High Resolution™ (UHR). To this day the independently owned firm continues its commitment to exceeding industry standards.  

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