You Can Tell the World - Simon & Garfunkel, Camp, Bob
Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream - Simon & Garfunkel, McCurdy, Ed
Benedictus - Simon & Garfunkel, Garfunkel, Art
The Sound of Silence
He Was My Brother
Peggy-O - Simon & Garfunkel, Traditional
Go Tell It on the Mountain - Simon & Garfunkel, Traditional
The Sun Is Burning - Simon & Garfunkel, Campbell, Ian 
The Times They Are A-Changin' - Simon & Garfunkel, Dylan, Bob
Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
The Sound of Silence
Leaves That Are Green
Somewhere They Can't Find Me
Anji - Simon & Garfunkel, Graham, Davey
A Most Peculiar Man
April Come She Will
We've Got a Groovey Thing Goin'
I Am a Rock
Track Listings (24) - Disc #2
Scarborough Fair/Canticle - Simon & Garfunkel, Garfunkel, Art
The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
The Dangling Conversation
Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall
A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd into ...)
For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
A Poem on the Underground Wall
7 O'Clock News/Silent Night
Save the Life of My Child
Voices of Old People - Simon & Garfunkel, Garfunkel, Art
Bookends Theme [Instrumental]
A Hazy Shade of Winter
At the Zoo
Track Listings (11) - Disc #3
Bridge over Troubled Water
El Condor Pasa (If I Could) - Simon & Garfunkel, Milchberg, Jorge
Keep the Customer Satisfied
So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright
The Only Living Boy in New York
Why Don't You Write Me
Bye Bye Love - Simon & Garfunkel, Bryant, Boudleaux
Song for the Asking
Simon & Garfunkel recorded only five albums of studio material during their reign in the 1960s. Pop perfectionists, increasingly they sculpted records with extensive arrangements that made songs like "The Boxer," "The Dang... more »ling Conversation," and "America" more than mere pop songs, but compositions submerged in the delicacy of the art song. This collection is everything from those five albums, from the earnest early folk to the folk-rock that spawned their initial success ("The Sound of Silence") to the layered, methodical approach of their complex later work ("Bridge over Troubled Water"). The duo recorded music among the most successful of its era. No extra tracks were included. --Rob O'Connor« less
Simon & Garfunkel recorded only five albums of studio material during their reign in the 1960s. Pop perfectionists, increasingly they sculpted records with extensive arrangements that made songs like "The Boxer," "The Dangling Conversation," and "America" more than mere pop songs, but compositions submerged in the delicacy of the art song. This collection is everything from those five albums, from the earnest early folk to the folk-rock that spawned their initial success ("The Sound of Silence") to the layered, methodical approach of their complex later work ("Bridge over Troubled Water"). The duo recorded music among the most successful of its era. No extra tracks were included. --Rob O'Connor
"This is the most cost effective way to own the entire Simon and Garfunkel catalog. From 1964's Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. to 1970's Bridge over Troubled Water you get every track from the five studio albums recorded by the most successful duo of the rock era. And the sound quality is fantastic. Even for casual fans of folk-rock, this is an essential addition to your music collection.Granted, this is not a perfect collection. There are stray tracks that didn't make this set that eventually found there way onto 1997's Old Friends box set--which is what makes that collection such a disappointment. If you own Collected Works, you're asked to shell out an additional $45 for about a dozen hard-to-find or previously unreleased songs on Old Friends along with a lot of duplication. If you have to choose between between the two--stick with Collected Works. The only real disappointment (and it's a minor one) is that Columbia didn't go the whole nine yards with the 43-page booklet. Sure, it includes each album cover and lyrics (a nice touch), but where are the additional photos? Where are recording dates and musician credits? Where's the essay and history of the group? Where are the interviews? For a group as influential as Simon and Garfunkel, you would have thought Columbia would have treated this project with the same thouroughness as the Old Friends box set. I guess they figured the music would speak for itself--and it does. ESSENTIAL"
Almost everything but quality sound
David Reff | Dallas, TX USA | 12/06/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The 5-star reviews below -- and some of the accompanying comments -- only tell part of the story.Although "Collected Works" includes all the recordings from S&G's 5 original studio albums, other tracks -- such as B-sides of singles and previously unreleased material -- are missing. Additionally, the sound quality of this collection is simply wretched.In contrast, the "Old Friends" box set features virtually every essential album cut (sans a couple of disappointing omissions from the "Sounds Of Silence" and "Parsley Sage" albums). Plus bonus live tracks, rare B-sides, and unreleased studio material. It also includes "My Little Town." Best of all, everything's been impressively remastered. It's a joy to listen to.Of course... if my math is correct, with 3 CDs each holding up to 79 minutes each... ALL the studio tracks could have fit into the "Old Friends" box set, along with all or nearly all the bonus tracks. But why give fans everything in one package when you can make them buy two or three multi-disc sets, right, Columbia?Purely on the basis of quality of material -- I mean, come on guys, these are some of the best songs and records ever -- this set easily rates 5 stars. As a "complete" S&G collection, 4 stars. But -- and this is a big but -- in terms of sound quality, 2 stars. What to buy? If you can only afford one 3-CD set, go with "Old Friends" instead -- that collection merits a 5/4/4 rating. Then wait for the individual albums to be remastered, hopefully sometime in 2001."
YES--This is what I Like to See on a Compilation
Emily | MA | 01/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Are you a big S&G fan? I know I am...an hugely avid one in fact. Well then my advice to you is NOT to buy some silly compilation with only the big hits and a few "unreleased extras " *cough-oldfriendsboxset-cough*. This is a great resource, a good solid 3-disc set with ALL FIVE complete S&G albums. Think of it as a CONSOLIDATION of all three in a more affordable format. (It's also great if you have all their albums on your old LPs and you want to switch over to CD but not break the proverbial bank.) Obviously, this set contains all the hits, as well as all the album tunes, many of which are dazzlingly unappreciated. The best part of this set is that it includes the least-known album "Wednesday Morning 3AM," which is a beautifully simple, accoustic, and earnest album. (Without being painfully earnest--it's great music too!) SO, if you're looking for the definitve S&G resource, start here with this set of ALL the ALBUMS. Maybe later someone will give you some "unreleased stuff" for your birthday or something if you really pine for it."
The Definitive Simon and Garfunkel Collection
Astrid Slomova | Louisiana | 12/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Columbia Records certainly had a wonderful idea when they decided to collect all (yes, every last one) of Simon and Garfunkel's studio recordings into one 3-CD set. In this collection, the listener is treated to a chronological trip through their quite distinguished career.I must say that I tend to play the first disc (containing WEDNESDAY MORNING, 3AM and SOUNDS OF SILENCE) more than the others. The unadorned brilliance of the first album is quite impressive. It's fun to move forward and compare the style of production from one album to another (although, while I absolutely love the song and the vocal work on it, "Keep the Customer Satisfied" is an exercise in overproduction worthy of Phil Spector with too much time on his hands).If you are a fan of Simon and Garfunkel or the folk-rock sound of the mid-1960s, check this one out. You will not be disappointed.Bonus! Complete lyrics are enclosed. Has anyone else been as frustrated as I was by trying to pick out the words to "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" (one of their most beautiful songs)? Buy it."
All their early work -- what more can one ask ?
Eric V. Moye | New York, by way of Dallas | 11/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Growing up during the sixtes meant listening to Simon & Garfunkel. This collection contains all one would want or need from them in their day. This collection presents it the way it was. No additions, no commentary, no filler of outtakes. This it seems to me is just the way this great body of music was meant to be remembered.Hearing "I Am A Rock", "Hazy Shade of Winter" and of course, "The Dangling Conversation" reminds one of how plaintive the vocals were, and how only their hauntingly provocative lyrics could complement this pair of voices. What a shame that they could grow old and perhaps greater together.Of course, "Seven O'Clock News/Silent Night" still puts chills up and down my spine in a way no other piece of music ever has since. I owned a copy of this collection on vinyl. Somehow, between moves and relationships, it walked away, never to be replaced. It is so good to find it on disc. A must have."