Offered for sale is an original U.S. mono pressing of Simon & Garfunkel by Simon & Garfunkel, featuring tracks they recorded as Tom and Jerry. This LP was withdrawn shortly after release as a result of a lawsuit by the artists.
The cover shows the title as Simon & Garfunkel; the label shows the title as The Hit Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel.
About this copy: This copy of Simon & Garfunkel is a 1967 U.S. mono pressing on the Pickwick label.
The cover is VG+ with slight edge and corner wear.
The disc is VG on side one, with a number of light marks. Side two is VG+ with a few light marks. The LP has plenty of shine and plays well.
A nice collection of early Simon & Garfunkel tracks.
Background: Released in 1967, Simon & Garfunkel collects tracks from early in the career of Simon and Garfunkel when they were still recording as Tom and Jerry.
Simon & Garfunkel objected to the release of the material and successfully sued to have the album withdrawn from the market.
Be warned: this does feature Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel, but it is not an authentic Simon & Garfunkel album, consisting of material they recorded in the late ’50s as the teenage duo Tom & Jerry. Working in a sub-Everlys mode, they did fashion some mildly pleasant tracks, one of which, “Hey Schoolgirl,” was a Top 50 hit. The songs came back to haunt them when Pickwick reissued them, with deceptive packaging implying a bona-fide Simon & Garfunkel LP, in 1966. The contents are not without interest, but everyone except collectors and huge Simon & Garfunkel fans should skip it, as it bears little relation to the sound that made them famous.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1967|