Simon And Garfunkel - Bookends - 1968 Folk Rock - Sealed 180 Grm LP
Simon & Garfunkel – Bookends
Columbia – KCS 9529, Columbia – 19075874971, Sony Music – 19075874971
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Limited 180 grm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Includes digital download.
Made in EU
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Scanned from back cover): 190758749716
19 Oct 2018
Rock, Stage & Screen
Save The Life Of My Child
A5 Voices Of Old People
A6 Old Friends
A7 Bookends Theme
B1 Fakin' It
B2 Punky's Dilemma
B3 Mrs. Robinson (From The Motion Picture "The Graduate")
B4 A Hazy Shade Of Winter
B5 At The Zoo
Photography [Cover] – Richard Avedon
Producer – Simon & Garfunkel
Producer, Engineer – Roy Halee
Written By – Paul Simon
Bookends is the fourth studio album by Simon & Garfunkel. Produced by Paul Simon, Roy Halee and Art Garfunkel, the album was released on April 3, 1968, in the United States by Columbia Records. The duo had risen to fame two years prior with the albums Sounds of Silence and Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme and the soundtrack album for the 1967 film The Graduate.
Bookends is a concept album that explores a life journey from childhood to old age. Side one of the album marks successive stages in life, the theme serving as bookends to the life cycle. Side two largely consists of unused material for The Graduate soundtrack. Simon’s lyrics concern youth, disillusionment, relationships, old age, and mortality. Much of the material was crafted alongside producer John Simon, who joined the recording when Paul Simon suffered from writer’s block. The album was recorded gradually over the period of a year, with production speeding up around the later months of 1967.”
The song "Save The Life Of My Child" from BOOKENDS was in my head during most of 1968. I identified with that frightened boy standing on the ledge, while a crowd below urged him to jump. His final thought as "he flew away" was "...I got no hiding place." That was exactly how I felt in those dark days.
What a powerful and unforgettable way to begin an album. The moods of BOOKENDS reflect so well the troubled times of the late '60s, with its anti-war sentiments (Punky's Dilemma), and its tales of love and love lost (America, Overs). The original first side of the record ends with the sad longing and fears of Old Friends, who sit on a park bench and reminisce together. But this bittersweet song has a deeper message. These old men were survivors-- if they were supposed to be elderly in 1968, then they made it through the Depression, and two world wars, and if they were the youth of 1968 projected into the future, well they too made it through trials by fire"
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