Offered for sale is a Dutch stereo pressing of Wednesday Morning, 3 AM by Simon & Garfunkel.
About this copy: This copy of Wednesday Morning, 3 AM is a 1970 Dutch pressing on the CBS label of an album that was originally released in 1964.
The cove is VG++ and close to M- with slight edge and corner wear.
The CBS inner sleeve is M- and has no splits. The sleeve advertises other CBS albums that were released in 1970.
The disc is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs and a few spindle marks on the labels.
A nice clean copy of a great-sounding LP.
Background: Released in 1964, Wednesday Morning, 3 AM was the first album by Simon & Garfunkel.
The original release sold poorly, but the album eventually reached #30 on the U.S. charts after the success of their Sounds of Silence LP.
Wednesday Morning, 3 AM doesn’t resemble any other Simon & Garfunkel album, mostly because their sound here was fundamentally different from that of the chart-topping duo that emerged a year later. Their first record together since their days as the teen harmony duo Tom & Jerry, the album was cut in March 1964, at a time when both Simon and Garfunkel were under the spell of folk music. As it had in 1957 with “Hey, Schoolgirl,” their harmonizing here came out of the Everly Brothers’ playbook, but some new wrinkles had developed — Paul Simon was just spreading his wings as a serious songwriter and shares space with other contemporary composers. …. The record didn’t sell on its original release, however, appearing too late in the folk revival to attract much attention — Bob Dylan was already taking that audience to new places by adding electric instruments to his sound. But the seeds of the duo’s future success were planted when, months after the album had been given up for dead — and the duo had split up — the all-acoustic rendition of “The Sound of Silence” started getting radio play on its own in some key markets, which possessed to producer Wilson to try and adapt it to the new sound, overdubbing an electric band.
|Country of origin:||Netherlands|
|Year of Release:||1970|