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#157 (RS 500)  
The Sounds of Silence/ We've Got A Groovey Thing Goin' by Simon & Garfunkel

Label: Columbia 43396 Year: 1965
Factory sleeve included
Condition: M- $24.00
The Sounds of Silence/ We've Got A Groovey Thing Goin'This is a beautiful copy of the duo's first hit (the regular version with overdubbed electric bass & guitar), blessed with styrene grooves that have preserved pristine Mint audio... a real treat! And yes, "Groovey" really is spelled like that on the label! :-)

The classic A side was a track from the duo's first LP, a pure folk endeavor called Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.. For this single, producer Tom Wilson overdubbed an electric guitar courtesy of Al Gorgoni, plus an electric bass and drums. (The single was also briefly available with the pure-folk version of the song.) The B side of the single appeared on the 1966 LP Sounds of Silence, except with Groovy spelled correctly. With two electrified folk tracks on this single, then, Simon & Garfunkel officially followed Dylan and the Byrds into the widening new realm of Folk Rock.

Note: This copy comes in a vintage Columbia Records factory sleeve. The labels and vinyl (styrene) have very light signs of wear, grading Near Mint. As noted, the audio sounds flawless on both sides. I believe this is another first for Classic 45s since opening in 2001 a copy of this essential single that has Mint audio! (Columbia Records and its family of labels used styrene almost exclusively for their 45 records, starting back in the 1950s. Undamaged styrene, in my opinion (as well as others), is much quieter than vinyl, and less prone to damage from surface scuffs. Therefore, I always rejoice when encountering pristine styrene 45s. However, styrene is also less durable than vinyl, and it doesn't take more than a handful of plays on inferior audio equipment to ruin styrene grooves for life. The record may still look new, but the hidden damage cannot be discerned until you play the record. That's part of the service we provide at Classic 45s by providing separate grades for audio, as well as for labels and vinyl (generic).)


Condition Detail:Label: M-   |   Vinyl: M-   |   Audio: MWritten by: Paul Simon (A&B)Produced by: Tom WilsonChart info: #1p in November 1965Mix: Mono (Default for U.S. 45s before 1973)



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