Art Garfunkel – Angel Clare (1973) [Reissue 2018] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz}

Art Garfunkel – Angel Clare (1973) [Reissue 2018]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 39:18 minutes | Scans NOT included | 1,72 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 38:53 | Scans NOT incl. | 765 MB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Vocalion # CDSML 8534 | Genre: Folk Rock

Angel Clare is the debut solo studio album by Art Garfunkel, released on September 11, 1973. It is his highest charting solo album, peaking at number 5 and contains his only Top 10 hit in the US, “All I Know” which peaked at number 9. It also contained two other Top 40 hits, “Traveling Boy” (#102 Bubbling under the Hot 100, #38 Adult Contemporary) and “I Shall Sing” (#38 Hot 100, #4 Adult Contemporary). It was produced by long-time Simon & Garfunkel producer Roy Halee, alongside Art Garfunkel. The title, Angel Clare, comes from the name of a character in Thomas Hardy’s novel, Tess of the d’Urbervilles.

Garfunkel (he was billed without his first name here) had a lot riding on his debut solo album, and Angel Clare, named after a character in Thomas Hardy’s novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles, lived up to the heightened expectations for the man who had sung “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and other Simon & Garfunkel favorites. Garfunkel took no chances, issuing as the first single Jimmy Webb’s “All I Know,” which was arranged in a similar style to “Bridge” and made the Top Ten. Elsewhere on the record, Garfunkel took a more spirited approach, notably on a version of Van Morrison’s “I Shall Sing” that was reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Cecilia” and made the Top 40. Certainly, there was enough firepower on the record, which featured guitarists Jerry Garcia and J.J. Cale. But much of it was filled with stately, orchestra-laden ballads, sung by Garfunkel in his naïve, breathy tenor. If Simon & Garfunkel had been the thinking man’s Everly Brothers, Garfunkel alone turned out to be the thinking man’s Johnny Mathis.

Tracklist:
01. Traveling Boy
02. Down in the Willow Garden
03. I Shall Sing
04. Old Man
05. Feuilles Oh Do Space Men Pass
06. All I Know
07. Mary Was an Only Child
08. Woyaya
09. Barbara Allen
10. Another Lullaby

Personnel
Art Garfunkel (vocals)
Larry Knechtel, Michael Omartian (keyboards)
Louie Shelton, Larry Carlton, Dean Parks (guitars)
Joe Osborn (bass)
Hal Blaine, Jim Gordon (drums)

Other musicians:
J. J. Cale, Fred Carter, Jerry Garcia, Paul Simon (guitars)
Carl Radle (bass)
Tommy Tedesco (mandolin/bouzouki)
Jules Broussard, Jack Schroer (saxophones)
Jorge Milchberg (charango)
Stuart Canin (violin)
Milt Holland (percussion)
Dorothy Morrison, Sally Stevens, Jackie Ward & St. Mary’s Choir (vocals)

Remastered from the Original Master tapes by Michael J. Dutton.

SACD ISO

mqs.link_ArtGarfunkelAngelClare1973Reissue2018SACDIS.part1.rar
mqs.link_ArtGarfunkelAngelClare1973Reissue2018SACDIS.part2.rar

FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz

mqs.link_ArtGarfunkelAngelClare1973Reissue2018FLACStere2488.2.rar