Simon and Garfunkel, while in the midst of breaking up, recorded which future successful album?
While in the midst of breaking up, Simon & Garfunkel were recording their future successful album 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' (1970). It was a reflective and very beautiful song when performed by Simon & Garfunkel. They publicly mentioned that the 'bridge' was usually representative of a person, a friend, or a special loved one. Troubled Water was the uproar or difficult time in one's life, where a bridge was located to help one overcome, surmount the aforesaid difficulty.
'Bridge Over Troubled Water' is a song that was produced by the music duo Simon & Garfunkel and Roy Halee. The song was released as the follow-up single to 'The Boxer' (1970). The song is also featured on their fifth studio album, 'Bridge over Troubled Water'. Composed by singer-songwriter Paul Simon, the song is performed on piano and carries the influence of gospel music. The original studio recording employs elements of Phil Spector's 'Wall of Sound' technique using L.A. session musicians from the Wrecking Crew.
The popular duo's 1970 swan song ('Bridge Over Troubled Water') produced four hit singles and won six Grammy awards, including Record, Album, and Song of the Year. With an involving mix of sweeping epics and breezy throwaways, the duo's 5th and final album was one of the most popular albums of its era. What's particularly striking about the album is how lesser-acclaimed songs like 'So Long Frank Lloyd Wright' and the gorgeous 'The Only Living Boy in New York' gained some fame.