"Bridge Over Troubled Water" performed by Simon & Garfunkel in December 2003 in Madison Square Garden, New York during the "Old friends: Live On Stage" tour.
MY OPINION IN THE PAUL SIMON-DEBATE BELOW
There's a lot of arguing going on about whether Paul Simon did or didn't "ruin" the song in this clip. I say, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel make an excellent duo. They started out as a duo, succeeded as a duo and will be remembered as the great duo they are.
Obviously, there are two part of this duo, both contributing to this (and many other) masterpiece(s) in their own way. Sure, Paul tried to do something different with the song this time, which some may find irritating, but without him this song wouldn't even exist, and neither would this duo.
Whether Paul ruined this song or not is a matter of opinion. I think of it like this; his way of performing this song this time is his way to interpret it, and after all, since he wrote the song, he knows it better than anyone else. Art did a wonderful job singing this, both in studio, in this clip, and every other time he has sung it, and he sure deserves cred for that as well as Paul deserves cred for writing it and, principally, creating the magic behind it.
But after all; why complain? Even if you dislike the way Paul sings the song this time, I think you would find it very hard to honestly say that the song is ruined, or anywhere near that.
So; why waste your time on complaining when you might as well accept this version and enjoy it?
(I apologize for eventual language errors since English isn't my first language. Feel free to correct me if anything is written incorrectly)
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