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Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

Simon & GarfunkelAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

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listen  9. A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd into Submission) 2:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her 2:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. A Poem on the Underground Wall 1:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. 7 O'Clock News/Silent Night 2:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 21, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00005NKKX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #128,848 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

When a retrofit of electric guitars transformed "Sounds of Silence" into Simon & Garfunkel's folk-rock entrée, the partners and their label hastily followed with a like-titled album mixing Paul Simon's acoustic folk songs with plugged-in bids for radio play. By contrast, this successor, released less than a year later, more coherently and convincingly reveals Simon's broadening horizons as a writer and the duo's nascent studio perfectionism. The title song remains a haunting signature piece, relying on acoustic guitar and harpsichord to carry its contrapuntal marriage of English ballad and antiwar plaint; such acoustic delicacy prevails throughout and has proven more durable than by-the-numbers wattage. The first great S&G album, the set includes "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)," "Homeward Bound," "Dangling Conversation," and Art Garfunkel's luminous solo piece, "For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her." (The 2001 reissue adds a pair of unreleased demos to the original work.) --Sam Sutherland

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I was given this album my first Christmas out of undergraduate school in 1969 by a very special friend, and literally wore the album out before replacing it a few years later. Finally I went to the CD format in the 80s and still love listening to this treasure trove of wonderfully written, masterfully arranged, and brilliantly executed songs by two of the best folk singers to come out of the fabled sixties. Everything here is original, and is produced with a simple and straightforward artistic style that belies its genius. This duo has a way of evoking an atmosphere with a timeless quality in their songs, and that is especially true here with "Scarborough Fair/Canticle", "The 59th Street Bridge Song", and "The Dangling Conversation". Paul Simon writes with a singular sensivity and poignancy here about the alienation and futility of much of contemporary urban life, and in such breath-taking efforts as "7 O'clock News/Silent Night", this is evoked with such beauty and artfulness that one is simply moved by the genius involved here. Quite simply put, this is one of the best albums ever produced, and one that is essential for anyone calling himself a folkie. I highly recommend it, and know that for anyone who is experiencing it for the first time, a special pleasure awaits you. Enjoy!
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simon & Garfunkle put together their first great album January 18, 2004
Format:Audio CD
"Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme" was the first big breakthrough album for Simon & Garfunkel as artists. Although their first two albums certainly showed promise, there was a big difference with this 1966 album. The difference was that this time Simon & Garfunkel, along with engineer Roy Halee, had total control in the making of the album. Given that their other 1966 album, "The Sounds of Silence," had been thrown together in less than a month to take advantage of the hot single, this makes a big difference. Just compare the horrible overdubbing of "The Songs of Silence" single with basically anything on this album, but especially with the opening track, "Scarborough Fair/Canticle."
This was an album that would appeal to college students, with the literary rock of "Dangling Conversation," the caustic commentary of "A Simple Desultory Philippic (or How I was Robert McNamara'd into Submission)," and the simple juxtaposition of the duo singing "Silent Night" to a piano accompaniment juxtaposed against the headlines from the Nightly News (including the death of Lenny Bruce and the escalation of the war in Vietnam) on the album's final track, "7 O'Clock News/Silent Night." College students would also appreciate the sentiments of "Homeward Bound," the attack on television as "The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine," one of the decade's great feel-good songs, "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)," and the drama of "Poem on the Underground Wall."
But as much as I like the opening track and "Homeward Bound," the song that puts this over the top is the simply beautiful "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sony/Legacy does great job of preserving a classic. August 26, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This newly remastered and expanded edition of PSR&T is definitely overdue and most welcome. As was evident with the S&G releases of the past couple of years, "Old Friends" and "The Best of", the original master tapes are utilized in the digital transfer for this compact disc. In fact, a few tunes ("Cloudy", The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine", "A Simple Desultory Phillipic" and "Poem On The Underground Wall") run several seconds longer than the original LP versions we've always been used to. And the sound quality is breathtaking! "Patterns", "Pleasure Machine" and "Phillipic" just jump out of the speakers. They're so clean and crisp and bright that it's almost startling! It's a great package too with all of the original artwork and liner notes reproduced, new photos and liner notes, and complete printed lyrics. It's the most exciting reissue I've heard this year.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Goin against the grain October 22, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This album is magnificant. Many people may say it's "pretentious" or "outdated", but the fact is, it's damn good tunes. I don't think there will be another band quite like S&G. They mixed harmony, melody, and powerfull lyrics to produce some of the all time greatest albums and songs ever. In particular, on PSRT, "The Dangling Conversation", and "Patterns" began to show Paul Simon's outstanding writing ability. He would go on to write many songs using the same type of atmosphere as "Patterns", such as "Duncan" on Simon's first solo effort.
This is an album you can pop in, sit back, and dream to. Every song paints a remarkable picture that was never duplicated by any other band, not even S&G themselves. For all it's critics, I say, forget about the "Psychoanalytical" aspects of this album, and just listen. Just listen to the music. I know that you will view it in the same manner as I do, perfect.
BUY THIS ALBUM AT ALL COSTS, and then go out and by some Simon albums (I recomend "Hearts and Bones"), and The White album, cause those are the only albums that can stand up to PSRT.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Feelin' Groovy with Simon & Garfunkel in 1966
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme was Simon and Garfunkel's third album. Released in October '66, the album shows Paul Simon's eye to the country and world at large. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Happy Camper
5.0 out of 5 stars A rare literate work on the pop scene of the '60s
there is nothing wrong with being high brow and literate and wishing to create art in this mode. the point is to maintain a balance of
genuine truth within your work. Read more
Published 7 days ago by lofus
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best S&G Album
All of the S&G albums are great (except Wednesday Morning 3AM which stinks) but this is their best from beginning to end. Yes, it is a bit dated but that's ok. Read more
Published 1 month ago by MJH
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A classic that has rarely been matched for writing and performance.
Published 1 month ago by Steven Hepokoski
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good to help the day along!
It's been years since this pair were so popular, now they make the day less stressful while I reminisce, have missed them for decades.
Published 1 month ago by Gilbert M. Gibbs
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this now
Buy this. Buy it now. Play it front to back uninterrupted. Almost 50 years later IT can still change ones life.
Published 2 months ago by Dean Swindell
5.0 out of 5 stars its a classis
owned it in vinyl 40 yrs. ago-had to have cd version- really love listening to all the tracks -just a great cd
Published 3 months ago by Mary Pugliese
5.0 out of 5 stars great!
excellent! replacing a scratched disc- it is so good I will always have it in my collection! Classic easy listening.
Published 3 months ago by robo
5.0 out of 5 stars For Mom
When I was a teenager, this was a hit album. My mom loved it too and played it while
I was at school. Read more
Published 4 months ago by L. S. Fischer
5.0 out of 5 stars Brings Back Memories
High School Reunion coming up shortly and was going through the old songs and this came up...brought back some great memories.
Published 5 months ago by Hot_Rod
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