Simon & Garfunkel – The Sounds of Silence U.S. stereo LP with original back cover


Free U.S. shipping!  An early U.S. stereo pressing of The Sounds of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel, with the original back cover.

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Offered for sale is an early U.S. stereo pressing of The Sounds of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel, with the original back cover.

This is the second version of the cover; the front cover does have song titles printed on it.  The back cover of this copy shows Art Garfunkel with a copy of Tiger Beat magazine in his pocket.  This was airbrushed out on later pressings.

About this copy: This copy of The Sounds of Silence is a 1967 U.S. pressing on the Columbia label of an album that was originally released in 1965.

The cover is M- with trace wear at the right hand corners and still has the original shrink wrap.  There is a hype sticker on the wrap that says “Includes THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE as featured in the motion picture THE GRADUATE.”

The disc is VG+ with a few very light marks on each side.  Stampers on both sides end in -1C; so this is quite an early pressing.

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: 1965
Format: Stereo
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in