Simon & Garfunkel – The Sounds of Silence 1970 U.S. stereo LP with shrink


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1970 U.S. stereo pressing of The Sounds of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel, with the cover still in the original shrink wrap.

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Offered for sale is a U.S. stereo pressing of The Sounds of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel, with the cover still in the original shrink wrap.

About this copy: This copy of The Sounds of Silence is a 1970 U.S. pressing on the Columbia label of an album that was originally released in 1965.

This LP has the label that Columbia used from 1965-1970, with “360° Stereo” in white at the bottom of the label.  The included inner sleeve that advertises other Columbia products is dated 1970.

The cover is still in the original shrink wrap and is VG++, with slight wear at the lower right hand corner.  The lower left hand corner has been cut.

The original Columbia inner sleeve is M- with no splits.

The disc is VG++ and close to M- with just a couple of very faint scuffs from the paper inner sleeve.  There are no spindle marks on the labels; the LP may be unplayed.

A nice copy of a classic, and well-recorded, LP.

Background: Released in 1965, Sounds of Silence was the second studio album by Simon & Garfunkel.

The album reached #21 on the U.S. charts and #13 in the UK. gave Sounds of Silence a 3 1/2 star review:

Simon & Garfunkel’s second album, Sounds of Silence, was recorded 18 months after their debut long-player, Wednesday Morning, 3 AM — but even though the two albums shared one song (actually, one-and-a-half songs) in common, the sound here seemed a million miles away from the gentle harmonizing and unassuming acoustic accompaniment on the first record. In between, there had been a minor earthquake in the pop/rock world called “folk-rock,” which resulted in the transformation of their acoustic rendition of “The Sound of Silence” into a classic of the new genre, complete with jangling electric guitars and an amplified beat that helped carry it to the top of the charts.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Stereo
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in