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The Only Living Boy In New York - Simon & Garfunkel


"The Only Living Boy in New York" is a song written by Paul Simon and performed by Simon & Garfunkel. It is the eighth track from the American pop duo's fifth and final studio album, Bridge over Troubled Water. The song was also issued as the B-side to the duo's "Cecilia" single.

Simon wrote this as a thinly veiled message to Art Garfunkel, referencing a specific incident where Garfunkel went to Mexico to act in the film Catch-22. Simon was left alone in New York writing songs for Bridge over Troubled Water... The background vocals feature both Garfunkel and Simon recorded together in an echo chamber, multi-tracked around eight times. --wikipedia

Recorded on November 15, 1969

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MewDeep6
MewDeep6
That's a heavy-hitting 45. We had it around the house. I was generally a B-side explorer, but I didn't get into 'Only Living Boy' at the time. I now think it's one of their best.
2 years ago.
Smiley Derleth has replied to MewDeep6
Thanks, MewDeep. You were lucky to have it around back when. I didn't hear this for years later. You're right, I think — one of their best.
2 years ago.