Simon And Garfunkel*Bridge Over Troubled Water

Label:Columbia – KCS 9914
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Santa Maria Pressing
Style:Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Soft Rock


A1Bridge Over Troubled Water4:52
A2El Condor Pasa
Arranged By [Arrangement of 18th-Century Peruvian Folk Melody by]Jorge Milchberg
Lyrics By [English Lyric by]Paul Simon
Performer [Instrumental Track by]Los Incas
A4Keep The Customer Satisfied2:33
A5So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright3:41
B1The Boxer5:08
B2Baby Driver3:15
B3The Only Living Boy In New York3:57
B4Why Don't You Write Me2:45
B5Bye Bye Love2:55
B6Song For The Asking1:39

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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”: © 1970 Paul Simon.
All other songs: © 1969 Paul Simon.
“El Condor Pasa”: English Lyric © 1970 Charing Cross Music, Inc.
“Bye Bye Love”: © 1957 House of Bryant

Cover: Printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Center label side A): XSM 150685
  • Matrix / Runout (Center label side B): XSM 150686
  • Pressing Plant ID (Etched in runouts): S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped [S B26 etched], variant 1): XSM150685-1J S B26
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped [S E2 etched], variant 1): XSM150686-2F 1 S E2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped [S 5 etched], variant 2): o XSM150685-1H S 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped [1 S C2 etched], variant 2): o XSM150686-2F 1 S C2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped [S A 4 etched], variant 3): o XSM150685-1K S A 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped [S A 2 etched], variant 3): o XSM150686-2F S A 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped [S B2 etched], variant 4): o XSM150685-1J S B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped [S B3 etched], variant 4): o XSM150686-2F S B3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped [2 S D 5 etched], variant 5): XSM150685-1J 2 S D 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped [2 S A 18 etched], variant 5): o XSM150686-2AA 2 S A 18
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped [S A 6 etched], variant 6): o XSM150685-1J S A 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped [S A etched], variant 6): o XSM150686-2G S A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped [S 6 etched], variant 7): o XSM150685-1S 2 D6
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped [second 2, S etched], variant 7): o XSM150686-2AA 2 S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped [S \ A 1 etched], variant 8): o XSM150685-1J S \ A 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped [\ Ƨ A 6 etched], variant 8): o XSM150686-2G \ Ƨ A 6

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Bridge Over Troubled Water (LP, Album)CBSS 63699UK1970
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Bridge Over Troubled Water (LP, Album, Stereo)CBSS 63 699Germany1970
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Bridge Over Troubled Water (LP, Album, Stereo)CBS, CBSS 63699, KCS 9914Europe1970
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Bridge Over Troubled Water (Reel-To-Reel, 3 ¾ ips, ¼", 4-Track Stereo, 7" Cine Reel, Album)ColumbiaHC 1212US1970
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Bridge Over Troubled Water (LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo)CBSS 63699Italy1970



  • Creeko73's avatar
    I just pulled a version mislabeled with the the proper label in the A side and on the B side it says "Fill Your Head With Rock". Has anyone else come across this?
    • RockyAllenLane's avatar
      Pedal steel guitar was played by Curly Chalker ... NOT Pete Drake.
      • dbasile's avatar
        Just Found A Sealed Mint Copy Of This Beauty Yesterday And It Sounds Absolutely Exquisite.
        • TheCrimsonKing91203's avatar
          Good pressing, on account of the excellent instrument separation and overall mastering. Seek a clean, quiet copy due to any surface noise drowning out quiet sections.
          • AngeloDaniel's avatar
            I have one printed in Holland, how can I add it.
            • PersonalJesus94's avatar
              Is this Santa Maria Pressing here the 1st Press?
              Thank you.
              • fred.cordiano's avatar
                A long time ago
                I did acid at a party
                had headphones on
                Bye Bye Love came on
                I swore it was Don & Phil
                • dmurkland's avatar
                  The breakup album. In a big way this is actually the transformation into the first Paul solo album. Yeah I know Art sings that lead/title song, but he was not even there much of the production time. To me as a songwriter, Bookends has Paul's best craft work composing. Bridge Over Troubled Water represents Paul Simon growing up musically & learning the hard way that he can do it all by himself and would be forced to. While this album has it's outstanding songs, obviously the Boxer and the title song, it's just slightly less consistent with the gems than Bookends. Still a great album and better produced by a mile.
                  It starts out being the two of them, but by the time the album finishes, it's all Paul. Ending with a sad solo, "Song For the Asking", preceded by an oddly placed "Bye Bye Love" Everly Brothers sendup. In retrospect as if they are saying Bye Bye to each other. It ended up being their swan song as a team. The big clue is my other favorite song on this LP, "The Only Living Boy In New York", which is supposed to be about himself stuck in the city unable to do his music with Art away making movies. Baby Driver & the Boxer is all Paul, but Art Garfunkel sneaks in some of the best harmonies of his career on many of these songs.
                  • abartman20's avatar
                    For me, this is Simon and Garfunkel's best album with Bookends being their second best. The songs are great from start to finish.
                    • midnightrunner's avatar
                      Regarding this album’s cover, has anyone else noticed that if you cover up Paul Simon’s face with your thumb, it looks as though Art Garfunkel has a tremendous and huge Cossack moustache? For that reason alone this album deserves 5 out of 5 stars.


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