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Simon and Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence (1966)



Simon and Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence (Columbia)

Released January 17, 1966. Recorded mostly between April 5 and December 22, 1965 


The song “Sounds of Silence” is pivotal in Simon & Garfunkel's career. Crafted primarily by Paul Simon, the album's standout track, “The Sound of Silence,” underwent a transformative reworking by producer Tom Wilson, propelling the duo to fame and encouraging this record. The success of the record, featuring the title track and the hit “I Am A Rock,” solidified their status as one of the most celebrated acts of the 1960s. Art Garfunkel's exceptional vocal blending with Simon's brilliance defined their magical duo.  Despite eventual creative differences leading to their parting, “Sounds of Silence” remains a testament to their lasting influence. The album reached a chart position of #21 on the U.S. Billboard Charts and #13 in the U.K.

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