Monday, August 18, 2008

Album Of The Day #30: SOUNDS OF SILENCE - Simon & Garfunkel

Title: Sounds Of Silence

Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
Label: Columbia
Year: 1966
Songs: The Sounds Of Silence/Leaves That Are Green/Blessed/Kathy's Song/Somewhere They Can't Find Me/Anji/Richard Cory/A Most Peculiar Man/April Come She Will/We've Got A Groovey Thing Goin'/I Am A Rock
Written by: Paul Simon, except "Anji", by Davy Graham
Produced by: Bob Johnston
Thoughts: "The Sounds Of Silence" is one of the greatest songs of all time, but most of the material here doesn't live up to the enourmous reputation that that title song gets. There's still some great vocal acrobatics by the duo, but Simon doesn't seem to have the skills just yet to write a fully deleloped album. I don't think his work blossomes until the unimaginable beauty of Parsely, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme.
Rating: 7/10

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