Offered for sale is a still sealed Japanese copy of the soundtrack to The Graduate, featuring songs by Simon & Garfunkel, and including the original “cap” obi and a Japan-only gatefold cover.
About this copy: This copy of The Graduate is a 1973 pressing on the CBS/Sony label of an album that was originally released in 1968.
As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes.
An absolutely gorgeous copy of a scarce Simon & Garfunkel album.
Background: Released in 1968, the soundtrack to The Graduate featured songs by Simon & Garfunkel.
The album reached #1 on the U.S. album charts.
The soundtrack to Mike Nichols’ The Graduate remains a key musical document of the late ’60s, although truth be told, its impact was much less artistic than commercial (and, for that matter, more negative than positive). With the exception of its centerpiece track, the elegiac and oft-quoted “Mrs. Robinson” — which only appears here as a pair of fragments — the Simon & Garfunkel songs that comprise much of the record (a series of Dave Grusin instrumentals round it out) appeared on the duo’s two preceding LPs; Nichols’ masterstroke was to transplant those songs into his film, where they not only meshed perfectly with the story’s themes of youthful rebellion and alienation (and the inner life of the central character, Dustin Hoffman’s Benjamin Braddock) but also heralded a new era in movie music centered around the appropriation of past pop hits, a marketing gimmick that grew exponentially in the years to follow. The Graduate soundtrack, then, merits the dubious honor of being the earliest and one of the most successful Hollywood repackagings of “found” pop songs, a formula essentially based around coercing fans to purchase
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1973|