Simon & Garfunkel – Bookends 1972 UK LP


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1972 UK stereo pressing of Bookends by Simon & Garfunkel.

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Offered for sale is a UK stereo pressing of Bookends by Simon & Garfunkel.

About this copy: This copy of Bookends is a 1972 UK pressing on the orange CBS label.

The cover is VG+ with a small stain in the upper right hand corner and light general wear.  There are several small pieces of cellophane tape at the edges.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a classic LP.

This is a particularly nice sounding copy of this album, which is significant, since the master tapes for this album disappeared from the Columbia vaults years ago and all current reissues have been mastered from lower quality tapes.

Background: While Simon & Garfunkel sold a lot of albums in the United States and the UK, they weren’t that popular in Japan.  Most of the S&G albums issued in Japan were compilations; the original LPs didn’t sell well and don’t turn up very often. 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: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS
Catalog Number:
S 63101
Year of Release: 1972
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in