The Simon and Garfunkel Collection 17 of Their All-time Greatest Recordings (CBS/SONY HK, 25AP 2227)

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The Simon and Garfunkel Collection: 17 of Their All-Time Greatest Recordings is the second compilation album of greatest hits by Simon & Garfunkel, first issued in November 1981, 2 months after performing at the landmark The Concert in Central Park.

Unlike the first compilation album Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits from 1972, it contained no new or live material. Instead it featured recordings by the duo originally released between 1964 and 1972 from all 5 studio albums and every studio single, excepting The Dangling Conversation and Fakin' It, whilst adding the non-single title track from their first album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., as well as "Song for the Asking", the last track on their final album, Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Two full songs from the Bookends album are included as one track: "Old Friends" segues into the “Bookends Theme (Reprise)”, as it does on Bookends and the B-side of the “Mrs. Robinson” single. This is in contrast to the "clean" version of "Bookends" (without the segued string from "Old Friends") which was featured on Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits. This makes the title of the album slightly erroneous, since there are effectively a total of 18 songs included.

Side 1
1. I Am a Rock
2. Homeward Bound
3. America
4. 59th Street Bridge Song
5. Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
6. El Condor Pasa
7. At the Zoo
8. Scarborough Fair (Canticle)
9. The Boxer

Side 2
10. The Sound of Silence
11. Mrs. Robinson
12. Keep the Customer Satisfied
13. Song for the Asking
14. A Hazy Shade of Winter
15. Cecilia
16. Old Friends, Bookends Theme
17. Bridge over Troubled Water

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