On their unsuccessful first lp Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., causing Paul to go to England where he wrote and recorded his Songbook album. First mentioned as The Sounds Of The Silence. See: April Come She Will.
Paul Simon [solo in England]
Boudewijn De Groot [as Het Geluid Van Stilte]
Simon & Garfunkel [new version; n°1 US]
Richard Anthony [as Voix du silence]
Marie Laforet [idem]
Mike Liddell & Gli Atomi [as La Tua Immagine]
Los Mustang [as El Ritmo Del Silencio]
Gerard Lenorman [as Chanson d'innocence]
Nevermore [metal version]
The sound of the old S&G-version was intensified by session musicians producer Tom Wilson remembered from Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone session. The phenomenal success of this new version lured Simon back to the States, to finish off the lp Sounds Of Silence.