Monday, October 26, 2015
Sounds of Silence (1965)
There are two commercially released versions of Simon and Garfunkel's first hit single. The first, "The Sounds of Silence", was released on the duo's first album, Wednesday Morning, 3 AM (1964); the second, "The Sound of Silence", appeared as the lead track on the duo's second album, Sounds of Silence (1965), with electric guitars, bass and drums added -- without the duo's knowledge. This is the same (hit) version of the song that opens Mike Nichols's The Graduate (1967), an opening Quentin Tarantino borrowed for the opening of Jackie Brown (1997).