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Simon and Garfunkel – Bookends U.S. mono LP with poster

$556.00

Free U.S. shipping!  An original U.S. mono copy of Bookends by Simon and Garfunkel, with the original poster and the cover still in the original shrink wrap.

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Offered for sale is an original U.S. mono copy of Bookends by Simon and Garfunkel, with the original poster and the cover still in the original shrink wrap.

While original stereo copies are common, mono copies are exceptionally rare.

About this copy:  This copy of Bookends is a 1968 U.S. pressing on the Columbia label.

The cover is M- with a tiny dent in the lower right hand corner.  The cover is still in the original shrink wrap, but the wrap has a large tear across the front.

This copy has the same clear sticker on the front cover that was used on the stereo copies, and the sticker says “STEREO” and lists the stereo catalog number, KCS-9529.  There is a paper sticker on the wrap that says “Featuring the complete version of their hit Mrs. Robinson.”

The cover has the correct mono catalog number on the spine and on the back cover, where it says “MONO.”

The poster is M-.

The disc is VG++ and very close to M- with a couple of very faint scuffs from the (included) original paper inner sleeve.  The record looks like it may have only been played once or twice.

Former owner “Sue Ferdinand” has written her name in ballpoint pen at the top of the side one label.

A beautiful copy of a very rare (and very good) classic LP, and the only mono copy we’ve ever seen with the original shrink wrap.

Background: Released in April, 1968, Bookends was the fourth album by Simon and Garfunkel.

The album reached #1 on the U.S. and UK album charts.

Allmusic.com gave Bookends a rare 5 star review:

Simon & Garfunkel quietly slipped Bookends, their fourth album, into the bins with a whisper in March 1968. They are equal collaborators with producer/engineer Roy Halee in a multivalently layered song cycle observing the confusion of those seeking an elusive American Dream, wistfully reflecting on innocence lost forever to the cold winds of change. … Bookends’ problematic, disillusioned themes, sometimes disguised in wry humor, striking arrangements, and augmented orchestral instrumentation, portray the sounds of people in an American life that they no longer understand, or understands them. Simon & Garfunkel never overstate; instead they observe, almost journalistically, enormous life and cultural questions in the process of them being asked. In just over 29 minutes, Bookends is stunning in its vision of a bewildered America in search of itself.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
KCL 2729
Year of Release: 1968
Format: Mono
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in