Whitney Pastorek
December 03, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

Old Friends: Live on Stage

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
Producers
Warner Bros.

We gave it a B-

The two-CD set Old Friends: Live on Stage, recorded during five dates on Simon & Garfunkel’s we-needed-the-cash reunion tour, suggests the pair has become a little hazy after all these years. ”America” still gets whoops from the crowd, and an Everly Brothers guest spot (on ”Bye Bye Love”) is fun. But the mellow new arrangements don’t always suit the duo’s spirited hits, ”The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” is missing, and the whiff of commercialism hangs in the air like the pot smoke of old.

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