Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this 180g vinyl LP presents the famed duo's landmark third record in superlative sound. Reflecting the perfectionist-minded nature of Bob Johnston's meticulous production and the group's painstaking arrangements, Mobile Fidelity's reissue brings to light textures, nuances, details, and microdynamics obscured on prior editions. The hyper-realistic results give you a seat at the recording studio.
The liner notes pioneering writer Ralph J. Gleason penned for the back cover of Simon and Garfunkel's Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme ring as true now as they did upon the record's original release in 1966. He mused: ''Today's popular music is in good shape indeed-at least the portion of it represented by this album. It has strength and it has beauty, it has lyricism, meaning, and, above all, that quality of broad appeal which still retains form. And its music speaks for more than the moment. The songs in this album are songs for all time.'' Indeed, they are, and they can now be experienced in the highest fidelity they've ever enjoyed. Reflecting the perfectionist-minded nature of Bob Johnston's meticulous production and the group's painstaking arrangements, Mobile Fidelity's reissues bring to light textures, nuances, details, and microdynamics obscured on prior editions. Harmonies crest and seemingly float on clouds. Acoustic passages blossom with lifelike structure. The intent of deliberate euphonic variations is made clear.
Such punctiliousness is exactly what the duo pursued during their four months in the studio, considered then by record-company executives to be borderline excessive. But as these editions attest like never before, there's no arguing with the results of a benchmark Rolling Stone named the 202nd Greatest Album of All Time.
· Songs for All Time: Simon and Garfunkel's Kaleidoscopic
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme Includes
''Scarborough Fair/Canticle,'' ''Homeward Bound,'' and
''The 59th Street Bridge Song''
· Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned
Mastering System: 180g Vinyl LP and Hybrid SACD Bring
to Light Meticulous Production, Harmonies, and Tones in
· 1966 Benchmark Named the 202nd Greatest Album by
Rolling Stone: Simultaneously Beautiful and Evocative,
Pristine and Natural, Serious and Joyful, Pertinent and
1. Scarborough Fair/Canticle
4. Homeward Bound
5. The Big Bright Green Pleasure
6. The 59th Street Bridge Song
7. The Dangling Conversation
8. Flowers Never Bend in the Rainfall
9. A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or
How I Was Robert McNamara'd
10. For Emily, Whenever I May Find
11. A Poem on the Underground Wall
12. 7 O'Clock News/Silent Night
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