Simon & Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel: Parsley Sage Rosemary & Thyme

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Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
Title: Parsley Sage Rosemary & Thyme
Product Type: VINYL LP

The liner notes pioneering writer Ralph J. Gleason penned for the back cover of Simon and Garfunkel's Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme ring as true now as they did upon the record's original release in 1966. He mused: 'Today's popular music is in good shape indeed-at least the portion of it represented by this album. It has strength and it has beauty, it has lyricism, meaning, and, above all, that quality of broad appeal which still retains form. And it's music speaks for more than the moment. The songs in this albumare songs for all time.' Indeed, they are, and they can now be experienced in the highest fidelity they've ever enjoyed. Reflecting the perfectionist-minded nature of Bob Johnston's meticulous production and the group's painstaking arrangements, Mobile Fidelity's reissues bring to light textures, nuances, details, and microdynamics obscured on prior editions. Harmonies crest and seemingly float on clouds. Acoustic passages blossom with lifelike structure. The intent of deliberate euphonic variations is made clear.Such punctiliousness is exactly what the duo pursued during their four months in the studio, considered then by record-company executives to be borderline excessive. But as these editions attest like never before, there's no arguing with the results of a benchmark Rolling Stone named the 202nd Greatest Album of All Time.

Tracks:
1.1 Scarborough Fair/Canticle
1.2 Patterns
1.3 Cloudy
1.4 Homeward Bound
1.5 The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine
1.6 The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
1.7 The Dangling Conversation
1.8 Flowers Never Bend in the Rainfall
1.9 A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd Into Position)
1.10 For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
1.11 A Poem on the Underground Wall
1.12 7 O'Clock News/Silent Night

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