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Sounds of Silence
Simon & Garfunkel
Sounds of Silence
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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One suspects that Paul Simon cringes a bit when he listens to Simon & Garfunkel's 1966 breakthrough release. Lines from "I Am a Rock" ("For a rock feels no pain / And an island never cries") and the title track ("Fools, sa...  more »

      
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All Artists: Simon & Garfunkel
Title: Sounds of Silence
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Oldies, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074640926921

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One suspects that Paul Simon cringes a bit when he listens to Simon & Garfunkel's 1966 breakthrough release. Lines from "I Am a Rock" ("For a rock feels no pain / And an island never cries") and the title track ("Fools, said I, you do not know / Silence like a cancer grows") are the essence of sophomoric poetry. And who but a couple of self-serious young men would sequence the suicide odes "Richard Cory" and "A Most Peculiar Man" back to back? That said, every callow couplet found here is counterbalanced by words that are disarmingly guileless. The unabashed romanticism of "Kathy's Song" is truly poignant; it ranks with "For Emily" and "The Only Living Boy in New York" among the duo's most resplendent performances. "April Come She Will" has a similar innocent appeal, while the title track, despite its overwrought moments and Tom Wilson's tacked-on production, is a folk-rock landmark. It's not hard to find fault with The Sounds of Silence, but it's easier still to bask in its inchoate splendor. --Steven Stolder

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Prefer this sounds of silence...
G. J Wiener | 01/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I prefer the version of sounds of silence here to the one on 3am. they are both good, but in my opinion this one is much more dramatic and moving. they sound a tiny bit off on the 3am one. this cd is a must have for everyone who likes truly great music."
Some Dynamic Acoustic Touches
G. J Wiener | Westchester, NY USA | 10/18/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Simon and Garfunkel contribute great songs and harmonies to this Sunds of Silence release. The title track is oh so haunting. The instrumental support is quite captivating in an understated way. Anji is dynamic guitar workout and spunky rhythms of We've Got A Groovy Thing Going are surely pleasing to the ear.Some people may settle on a compilation but Simon and Garfunkel bring too much to the table to bypass this release as well as several of their other original releases."