Old Friends: Live on Stage (2004) 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… 2004-11-30 Simon & Garfunkel
Music Review

Old Friends: Live on Stage (2004)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Nov 30, 2004; Lead Performance: Simon & Garfunkel

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.

Originally posted Dec 03, 2004 Published in issue #795 Dec 03, 2004 Order article reprints