Crosby, Stills, Nash...Simon and Garfunkel? It almost happened, according to Art Garfunkel. The singer -- who was backed by David Crosby and Graham Nash on his 1975 hit "Breakaway" -- tells The Insider that the five musicians actually considered joining forces during 1969, shortly after CSN formed and when Simon & Garfunkel were starting to wind down. "There was once talk about Nash, Crosby, Stills, Simon & Garfunkel as a quintet in the very beginning of that threesome, in their formation," Garfunkell recalls. "They were all friends of ours -- although I didn't know (Stephen) Stills that well. And we all respected each other's studio chops. They came through New York to show us their trio, it had just been born, and I remember the distinct sense of 'If you want to call this a quintet and make a record -- count us in, we would love to be Simon & Garfunkel, as well.' I got that feeling." Garfunkel, who was sidelined by vocal paresis for more than two years, releases a new compilation called "The Singer" on August 28 with two newly recorded track. He's just launched a new solo tour as well.