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The Sound of Silence

Post by Bullet Magnet »

Probably never heard by many before. Why? I hear you ask...

This is the original version from 1964 from the album "Wednesday Morning, 3 AM." Just Simon's guitar and the vocals.
The famous version was released in 1966.

After "Wednesday Morning, 3 AM" flopped, they split up.

Without either their knowledge, electric guitars and drums were added and that version of The Sound of Silence became very popular, reaching Number 1 on the charts in America on New Years Day, 1966.

Because of this, Simon and Garfunkel teamed up again and created three more studio albums, one of which one a Grammy award for album of the year and song of the year (Bridge Over Troubled Water).

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Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never shared
No one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

"Fools," said I, "you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you"
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sound of silence"
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Re: The Sound of Silence

Post by HEPZIBAH »

I love the simple harmonies on that.
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Re: The Sound of Silence

Post by Ruby Slippers »

And I possess all the original albums (LP's) that they ever made! :) The ones that were available in UK and a couple of imports.

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Re: The Sound of Silence

Post by Dusak »

These guys were my all time favorite duo. The perfect harmonies made for the perfect close encounter with the opposite sex for the close contact smoothie smooch dance. Oh for the glory days and youth remembered.
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