Poor Art. He’s the Peter Scolari of the music world. Or is that DJ Jazzy Jeff? I suppose Garfunkel had some semblance of a career apart from Paul Simon (including a few acting roles of note) but he’s mostly a second banana with a crazy white man’s afro.
I know next to nothing about Garfunkel’s solo music career, but I do like ‘A Heart in New York’ very much. I first heard it on the Concert in Central Park album, which reunited Simon & Garfunkel 12 years after their final studio album. In fact, that’s the only place I’d heard it until tracking down an album version on YouTube.
Garfunkel’s performance in Central Park is extra special, with the New York crowd reacting warmly to this love letter to the Big Apple. It’s so special, in fact, that I wound up scrapping that album version and going with the live version instead. For me, this is the only way to hear this song.