Simon and Garfunkel harmonizing again

June 10, 2004 at 2:13 PM
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NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- Simon & Garfunkel Thursday readied the release of their first new song in three decades as the next leg of the U.S. tour kicked off in Albany, N.Y.

The new song, the Paul Simon-penned "Citizen of the Planet," is to debut Saturday on NPR's "Weekend Edition." It will appear on an upcoming CD from the fall 2003 leg of Simon & Garfunkel's Old Friends reunion tour and marks the duo's first new recording in more than 30 years. Garfunkel won't guarantee that he and Simon will record again, but he's open to the idea.

"Might we record? You never know; I suppose that's not a far-fetched notion," says the 62-year-old singer, who teamed with Simon for six Grammy awards in the 1960s and early 70s. "If Paul showed me a tune on this tour that he was working on and it was very us, I'd sort of be knowing he's saying, Can you dig it? If so, maybe we should put it down.' And there you go."

The next leg of the Old Friends tour kicked off Thursday, with shows scheduled through July in the U.S. and Europe. No release date has yet been set for the CD and a companion DVD.

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