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2pm matinee performance at a charming old style Detroit Theater with about 80% seats filling the joint. For the 20% who didn’t pay/show up you missed out on an nostalgic walk back in time with a 2.5 hours of the 60’s.
Music of the Vietnam era warmed up us senior citizens and the show started with the front mikes not riding over the music. 2 songs in, they apologized, reset the wires and started again, to the appreciative delight of the baby boomers in attendance.
A great show. Very, very talented musicians who loved being our escorts back in time. Voices were clear, music was spot on and if you closed your eyes, you were back in Central Park with 500,000 of your closest friends.
If you are ever listening to music at home or in your car and a Simon & Garfunkel song comes on and you wish you were back in simpler times, do yourself a favor and go see this performance. Singers not playing S&G, singers honoring them.
Joe Rendace from Toronto, Ontario
Musician were great the singing with harmonies as mesmerizing. History of Simon and Garfunkel was very interesting, learned some new facts. Must watch.
Kl from Minneapolis, Minnesota
SOUND GUY, LISTEN UP.
I can forgive the uninspiring background and commentary, but not the sound mix. The bass and drums completely overpowered some of S & G's best songs. The two main performers were incredible. The best songs were done with just the acoustic guitar and vocals. The drummer doesn't need to do a solo. Make up your mind on what you're trying to be.
Betty G. from Knoxville, Tennessee
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
I saw the Simon Garfunkel story 4 years ago at the Tennessee theater and it was great, the actors portrayed the original Simon and Garfunkel to a tee. I am at the theater now 4 years later and I feel like I'm watching a documentary instead of being at a concert. Paul's voice overpowers Art and the bass is too loud. Harmony is a little lacking due to volume, the lighting at times is blinding while watching the backdrop. I am enjoying the music.
DonP from Chicago, Illinois
This was a bad news, good news story. The first act dragged with dreary methodical academic plodding. Saved However by an upbeat second act that hit the high notes of the careers of S&G.
The media backdrop was also disconcerting and frankly a wasteful distraction.
While we enjoyed the best of the show, and had no problems with the quality of the artists, we left disappointed that a very important part of our life was sadly diminished by the shallow commercial dialogue accompanying the music,
Worth seeing? Maybe but know that you are being used by opportunists playing on your nostalgia for the “good old days”.
Tru L. from Sarasota, Florida
The band at times did drown out the two singers portraying S & G. While they were enthusiastic backup performers, the better vocal numbers were when S & G sang together ( by themselves ) with just an acoustic guitar ( Scarborough Fair, America, Bridge Over Troubled Water). Granted the acoustics in the Van Wezel aren’t the greatest, at times some of the songs just sounded LOUD, with unintelligible lyrics. While some have mentioned the images behind the performers to be distracting, I liked them. They added context to the songs. Wondering why there were no pictures of S & G in any of the montages? Clips from The Concert in Central Park or even WoodStock could have provided some additional credibility to the performance. Licensing issues, perhaps?
Ivy Guarise from Phoenix, Arizona
GOOD MUSICIANS, YAWN BACKDROP PRODUCTION
We enjoyed the music but the “story” & footage was not American-centric at all. It missed the nostalgia mark for 90% of the audience. It should have been suited for us, not London, where the show originated. It could have been much more, even if they had to work around copy-written material. And the segment of children with codger voiceovers was embarrassingly irrelevant here. I could have done the photos & videos way better! It was all so “off”, except for the musicians.
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