Offered for sale is an early UK stereo pressing of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme by Simon and Garfunkel.
Unlike the U.S. issue and later UK issues, this LP does not contain “Homeward Bound.”
About this copy: This copy of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme is a 1966 UK pressing on the orange CBS label.
This version has a laminated cover that says it was printed by “Quality Stationery Ltd.” on the back cover. There is a stereo sticker on the back cover; format is not noted on the front.
The cover is VG+ with light ring wear on the back and a bend in the upper left hand corner of the cover.
The disc is M- with a number of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
Background: Released in 1966, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme was the third album by Simon and Garfunkel.
The album reached #4 on the U.S. album chart and #13 in the UK.
Allmusic.com gave Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme a 4 1/2 star review:
Simon & Garfunkel’s first masterpiece, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme was also the first album on which the duo, in tandem with engineer Roy Halee, exerted total control from beginning to end, right down to the mixing, and it is an achievement akin to the Beatles’ Revolver or the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds album, and just as personal and pointed as either of those records at their respective bests. After the frantic rush to put together an LP in just three weeks that characterized the Sounds of Silence album early in 1966, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme came together over a longer gestation period of about three months, an uncommonly extended period of recording in those days, but it gave the duo a chance to develop and shape the songs the way they wanted them…Overall, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme was the duo’s album about youthful exuberance and alienation, and it proved perennially popular among older, more thoughtful high-school students and legions of college audiences across generations.
|Country of origin:||UK|
|Year of Release:||1966|