Simon & Garfunkel: Bookends (1968)
Side one of the record was ostensibly some sort of thematic suite about old friends; personally, I find it the weaker half of the album. "Save The Life Of My Child" is a wonderful, frenzied rocker, perhaps the closest they ever got to Sgt. Pepper-derived psychedelia, a studio tour de force; and "America" of course is one of those gorgeous standards only Simon could craft. But I can do without "Voices of Old People" (which is exactly that) and the more treacly "Old Friends."
Side two is more interesting. Sure, you've got the ringer "Mrs. Robinson" jabbed in the center. But "Fakin' It" and "Hazy Shade of Winter" are both terrific pop tunes as well (as the Bangles demonstrated with their faithful cover of the latter); and "Punky's Dilemma" is one of Simon's Dylanesque indulgences that actually works. Album closer "At The Zoo" may be slight, but fits in well with the album's vibe.
Here's an audio rip of "Save The Life...":