Paul Simon - Songbook
Unreleased and Bonus Tracks - 3BR Records - CD-R1
This remains a very rare piece, and kudos to the Professor for finding these great audio sources for the tracks and reconstructing it for CD.
UPDATE: February 2004: Hell has frozen over! The official release is imminent! Let's hope the 3BR release prodded the label into action. About F*&$! time.
UPDATE: April 2004: Comments from a friend: "Now that Columbia/Legacy has done their own version - their own sub-par version - of the Paul Simon Songbook, I've re-done the art, ... [the 3BR version] ... is far better sounding than the official version ... Columbia was so fucking lazy that they used a shitty scan of a bootleg version! Hope you can add this up when you can ... the 3BR version is THE version..."
UPDATE: May 2004: The Professor, having analyzed the official Sony version, has gone back to this, decided his better-than-Sony version wasn't good enough, and has further tweaked the album, fixed some errors in his original master, and - to help consumers have the complete and definitive version - added the so-called bonus tracks from Sony's version.
So now, the 3BR is the most complete and best-sounding version. This will be noted as 3BR 191-B, with new back cover art to include all tracks.
Trade 'em with your friends...from your friends at 3BR...