Simon And Garfunkel: The Sound Of Silence | Song-Factsheet

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Song «The Sound Of Silence» von Simon And Garfunkel.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1965 09 (Single), 1968 02 21 (Album)
Label: Columbia 4 43396, Columbia OS 3180
Songwriter Paul Simon
Produktion: Tom Wilson
Genre: Pop - Folkpop - Vocalfolkpopgroup, Rock - Folkrock

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Mehr als ein Jahr nach seiner Aufnahme für Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., das erste Album von Simon And Garfunkel, beschloss der Produzent Tom Wilson, dem Song ein Folkrock-Arrangement æ la Mr. Tambourine Man zu verpassen. Er spielte dieses am 22. Juli 1965 mit den Sessionsmusikern Al Gorgoni, Vinnie Bell (Gitarre), Joe Mack (Bass) und Buddy Saltzman (Drums) ein. Roy Halee mischte die beiden 6-String-E-Gitarren so, dass man den EIndruck bekommt, es sei eine 12-String-Gitarre wie bei den Byrds und versetzte dem Arrangement das charakteristische Echo.
Als die Folkrock-Version des Songs im September heraus kam, schaffte sie es auf Platz eins der Billboard Charts und verkaufte über eine Million Stück im ersten Halbjahr.

Personen und Querverweise


Simon And Garfunkel
Paul Simon
Tom Wilson

Lyrics

Hello darkness, my old friend, I've come to talk with you again, Because a vision softly creeping, Left its seeds while I was sleeping, And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence. In restless dreams I walk alone Narrow streets of cobblestone, 'Neath the halo of a street lamp, I turned my collar to the cold and damp When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light That split the night And touched the sound of silence. And in the naked light I saw Ten thousand people, maybe more. People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening, People writing songs that voices never share And no one dared Disturb the sound of silence. "Fools" said I,"You do not know Silence like a cancer grows. Hear my words that I might teach you, Take my arms that I might reach you." But my words like silent raindrops fell, And echoed In the wells of silence And the people bowed and prayed To the neon god they made. And the sign flashed out its warning, In the words that it was forming. And the signs said, 'The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls And tenement halls. And whisper'd in the sounds of silence.