Click on the link here for Audio Player: Simon & Garfunkel – Live at The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam – May 2, 1970 – VPRO, Hilversum
With all of these classic concerts surfacing lately, you’d think someone finally got around to opening up the closet door, the one that’s been nailed shut the past 30 years, and having all these undiscovered tapes fall out.
Whatever the case, it’s pretty amazing because we’re getting the opportunity to hear some legendary acts (and some highly obscure, but no less important artists) that have been long-thought-lost or destroyed.
I’m not sure what the story is with this concert, but the fact that it exists is amazing in and of itself.
And needless to say, the audience is ecstatic. No big production, no fanfare. Just Simon & Garfunkel and the occasional piano, ending up with a lovely acoustic version of Bridge Over Troubled Water.
It really doesn’t get too much better than that.
So after you’ve had time to recover from Marvin Gaye, time to switch gears and turn this one up.
The weekend continues.