Simon And Garfunkel* ‎– Bridge Over Troubled Water

Columbia ‎– KCS 9914
Vinyl, LP, Album, Santa Maria Pressing

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A1 Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:52
A2 El Condor Pasa
Arranged By [Arrangement Of 18th Century Peruvian Folk Melody By] – Jorge MilchbergLyrics By [English Lyric By] – Paul SimonPerformer [Instrumental Track By] – Los Incas
A3 Cecilia 2:55
A4 Keep The Customer Satisfied 2:33
A5 So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright 3:41
B1 The Boxer 5:08
B2 Baby Driver 3:15
B3 The Only Living Boy In New York 3:57
B4 Why Don't You Write Me 2:45
B5 Bye Bye Love
Written-By – Felice And Boudleaux Bryant*
B6 Song For The Asking 1:39

Companies, etc.



Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria pressing denoted by "1 S" etches in runouts.

"360 Sound" Stereo label.

"Keep The Customer Satisfied" and "Song For The Asking": (C) 1970 Paul Simon.
All other songs: (C) 1969 Paul Simon.
"El Condor Pasa": English lyric (C) 1970 Charing Cross Music, Inc.
"Bye Bye Love": (C) 1957 House Of Bryant.

Vinyl: printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Center Label Side A (for all variants)): XSM 150685
  • Matrix / Runout (Center Label Side B (for all variants)): XSM 150686
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, Stamped, Variant 1): XSM150685-1J
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, Stamped, Variant 1): XSM150686-2F
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, Etched, Variant 1): S B26
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, Etched, Variant 1): 1 S E2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, Stamped, Variant 2): o XSM150685-1H
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, Stamped, Variant 2): o XSM150686-2F
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, Etched, Variant 2): S 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, Etched, Variant 2): 1 S C2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, Stamped, Variant 3): o XSM150685-1K
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, Stamped, Variant 3): o XSM150686-2F
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, Etched, Variant 3): S A 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, Etched, Variant 3): S A 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, Stamped, Variant 4): o XSM150685-1J
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, Stamped, Variant 4): o XSM150686-2F
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, Etched, Variant 4): S B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, Etched, Variant 4): S B3

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
462488 4 Simon And Garfunkel* Bridge Over Troubled Water(Cass, Album, RE) CBS 462488 4 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
63699, CBS 63699 Simon And Garfunkel* Bridge Over Troubled Water(LP, Album, RE, Red) CBS, CBS 63699, CBS 63699 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
148.115/1-467256 Simon And Garfunkel* Bridge Over Troubled Water(LP, Album, RE) Discos CBS 148.115/1-467256 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
HC 1212 Simon And Garfunkel* Bridge Over Troubled Water(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Columbia HC 1212 US Unknown Sell This Version
KCS 9914 Simon And Garfunkel* Bridge Over Troubled Water(LP, Album, Ter) Columbia KCS 9914 US 1970 Sell This Version


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July 9, 2017
I do not understand how some users add Rock & Roll and gospel styles to this record


May 31, 2017
I've been looking for first press vinyl for some time if anyone has one


February 25, 2017

When considering Simon & Garfunkel’s 1970 Bridge Over Troubled Water, and their swan song, it’s important that you not feel badly for disregarding the title track, a song was so sappily presented that it shouldn’t have been a surprise to me when it turned up in my parents record collection … though perhaps Simon & Garfunkel were attempting to [laughing] ‘bridge’ the generation gap. Though when held back to back with tracks such as “The Only Living Boy In New York,” “The Boxer,” or “Baby Driver,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water” comes off as a pale disingenuous musical statement.

By this time Simon & Garfunkel, with their intuitive harmonies, distinguished song crafting, and articulately sculpted productions, had become one of the top acts in the nation. And in all honesty, it’s sad that internal rivalries tore this sublime duo apart just as they were stepping into their own, fully developed, and laying out songs that covered rock, folk, R&B, gospel, and even a bit of the classics. Considering this aspect, I find it difficult to understand Paul Simon’s step off the cliff and into the abyss of world music, where for the most part his numbers were so white that they were instantly suitable for shopping malls and supermarkets … and if Mr. Simon were here now, I would drop the tonearm on “Keep The Customer Satisfied,” and ask him if this song held any element of truth.

There are three aspects at work on this release, the first is their sound, and for the most part, due to the recording and production process, nearly every song has a weightless feel to it. The second is a more internal sense of melancholy and abandonment, where the duo seem to hold these aspects with reverence and devotion, as if in personally examining these songs, they might have been brought face to face, and glean a bit, in regards to what had gone so wrong with these two brothers of verse. While the third revolves around their surprising ability to finally connect with their audience, as if the house lights had been turned on, and they realized that they were not alone on the stage.

The main trouble with breakup albums is that there is no future for fans to look toward, meaning that albums of this nature often fall to the wayside … it even happened with The Beatles. I heard Paul speak on television about this album prior to its release, asking, or stating, ”What’s the point of making this album?” And that moved something within me to ask myself, if Simon’s not a fan, then what should I expect from my investment of time and money. To that end I put off exploring this outing for a very long time. Yes, there were some other issues in my life such as being in Vietnam, though with today’s ears, I’m more than pleased that after all this time I’ve finally given Bridge Over Troubled Water some space on my shelf, and some time on my turntable, allowing myself to get lost in a series of stories that are wholly about New York, in much the same manner as Springsteen or Dion.

All of this has allowed me to consider the times from which this album came into being … it was the end of a decade, an American government that was in serious trouble, a war with no end in sight, the end of the psychedelic age, and the beginning of a decade where people would sedate themselves into a stupor, perhaps intending to sleep through all of the insanity, and perhaps rightly so. But now, so many years removed from the facts, Bridge Over Troubled Water sounds alive, fresh, in the moment, harmonic, tactile, and all that I could ever hope for; though I will for now, forever be skipping the title track.

*** The Fun Facts: On the original picture sleeve for the single “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” only Paul Simon is featured. The song was also not about the Brooklyn Bridge, nor was it as claimed by so many, the Bickleigh Bridge in East Devon, where the two had spent some time years before.

Review by Jenell Kesler


July 28, 2016
I can not find my version . 63699 pocket Logo CBS Stereo " aussi Can be played on mono Equipment & Meters See notes over" written in white .
S63699 disk made ​​in Spain

An idea, please ?


June 4, 2015
I have "Bridge Over Troubled Water‎" printed in U.S., KCS9914, XSM150685-1BK/XSM150686-2BE, "DEMONSTRATION NOT FOR SALE" promo stamp on back cover, but NOT "360 SOUND STEREO" label ! I think 1st press must have "360 SOUND STEREO" label... Please let me know what this is ?


September 26, 2014
edited over 4 years ago

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” Thanks Dr. Seuss, thanks alot, thanks for reviewing what I could not.


February 11, 2013

My one is: 2-eyes red Columbia label with white "360 Sound Stereo" lettering