It was on this day, March 10, 1964 that “Folk Singers” Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel went into a New York studio and recorded their now classic debut single , “The Sound Of Silence”. Paul and Art considered themselves a “Folk Duo” and recorded the song with just Pauls guitar and their two voices!
However, when they delivered the finished track to Columbia records, the record label folks didn’t like what they heard! So, without permission from the duo, the label and it’s staff producers took the basic track back into the studio and added Electric Guitar, Bass and Drums ! Thankfully resulting in a number one record and an iconic piece of 60’s greatness!…
“The Sound Of Silence” became the semi title track to their second L.P. “Sounds Of Silence” catch the subtle variation?
However, you can actually hear the original recording of the song ( without all that pesky electricity ) on their first L.P. Wednesday Morning 3 a.m. It’s always great to compare the two versions!
So, as SMS is always aiming to please, here’s the less often heard “Acoustic” version of “The Sound Of Silence”
Kinda boring, ain’t it? ( scroll way down to leave a comment )
But!….What do you think?