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Sunday, January 24, 2016
Music review: Simon and Garfunkel: Sounds of Silence
This album was originally released in 1966. It has been rereleased on CD with a few bonus tracks. The two most familiar songs are :Sound of Silence" and "I Am a Rock." "Sound of Silence" is a song I learned to sing in the Junior High Choir, and I enjoy singing along with this C.D. Simon and Garfunkel make a delightful sound with their harmonies and melodies. Simon usually plays the guitar. The original album was sandwiched by the two songs mentioned. "I Am a Rock" would have been the last song before the bonus material was added. I don't know if this song is an expression of their status as singers, but they talk of being isolated from others. Other songs of note are "Leaves That Are Green" is a song about the passage of time, and the lose of love, comparing this to the leaves which are green and then turn brown and crumble away. This album includes a couple bass oriented songs, including an instrumental entitled "Anji." "April She Will Come" is a recitation of the months. This song has a beautiful sound with just guitar and vocal.