The Concert in Central Park is the first live album by American folk
rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, released in February 1982 on Warner Bros.
Records. It was recorded in September 1981 at a free benefit concert in
Central Park, New York City, where the pair performed in front of more
than 500,000 people. Proceeds from the endeavor went toward the
redevelopment and maintenance of the run-down green space in the middle
of Manhattan. This concert and album marked the start of a short-lived
reunion for Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. The concept of a benefit
concert in Central Park had been proposed by Parks Commissioner Gordon
Davis and promoter Ron Delsener. Television channel HBO agreed to carry
the concert, and worked with Delsener to decide on Simon & Garfunkel as
the appropriate act for this event. Besides hit songs from their years
as a duo, their set-list included material from their solo and duo
careers, and covers.
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