February 24, 2009

Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

Band/artist - Simon & Garfunkel
Genre(s) - Folk
Origin - United States of America
Album - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme
Year of release - 1966

Simon and Garfunkel were a legendary sixties folk duo with a style of their own.
Paul Simon wrote and provided the basic structure of the music with his guitar and vocals, and Art Garfunkel, who has an even better, more soaring voice, harmonised with him. Together they created many songs that are very well-known to this day. PSR&T is the first out of a string of great releases. Despite the title this isn't exactly an album to spice things up with (har, har); even the most uplifting songs like Homeward Bound and The 59th Street Bridge Song are so in a quiet fashion. Some other songs are kind of haunting, like the famous Scarborough Fair and especially the closing track which junxtaposes the Christmas hymn Silent Night with the gruesome reality of your average day on planet Earth. In all cases, the lyrics are pure poetry and the music subtly affects the mindset. Great folk album.
  1. Scarborough fair - canticle
  2. Patterns
  3. Cloudy
  4. Homeward bound
  5. The big bright green pleasure machine
  6. The 59th street bridge song (feeling groovy)
  7. The dangling conversation
  8. Flowers never bend with the rainfall
  9. A simple desultory philippic
  10. For Emily, whenever I may find her
  11. A poem on the underground wall
  12. 7 o'clock news - Silent night
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1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I'm really late, but I just wanted to say that A Poem on the Underground Wall is my favorite S&G song. But really they have so many amazing classic tracks (many of them on this album) that it's hard to choose.