SOUND OF SILENCE, THE

Latest update on 03/05/2016

Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
Author: Paul Simon
Label: Columbia
Year: 1964

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.

Covers:

1965:

Paul Simon [solo in England]

1965:

Boudewijn De Groot [as Het Geluid Van Stilte]

1965:

Simon & Garfunkel [new version; n°1 US]

1966:

Bachelors

1966:

Hugh Masekela

1966:

Jane Morgan

1966:

Richard Anthony [as Voix du silence]

1966:

Marie Laforet [idem]

1966:

Mike Liddell & Gli Atomi [as La Tua Immagine]

1966:

Los Mustang [as El Ritmo Del Silencio]

1967:

Carmen McRae

1968:

Chet Atkins

1969:

Barney Kessel

1970:

Ventures

1971:

Peaches & Herb

1982:

Gerard Lenorman [as Chanson d'innocence]

1983:

Stars On 45

1986:

Stanley Jordan

2000:

Nevermore [metal version]

2010:

Sharleen Spiteri

2011:

Pat Metheny

2015:

Disturbed

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.

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