"Simon & Garfunkel's second album was a radical departure from their first, owing to its being recorded in the wake of "The Sound of Silence," with its overdubbed electric instrument backing, topping the charts. Paul Simon arrived with a large song-bag, enhanced by his stay in England over the previous year and his exposure to English folk music, and the duo rushed into the studio to come up with ten more songs that would fit into the folk-rock context of the single. The most important songs here were "I Am a Rock" and "Richard Cory" ó the former for establishing the duo (and Simon as a songwriter) as confessional pop-poets, sensitive and alienated post-adolescents that endeared them to millions of college students going through what later came to be called an "identity crisis"; and the latter for endearing them to thousands of high-school English teachers with its adaptation of Edward Arlington Robinson's poem." - AMG.
The record is Good.
The jacket is VG.
The LP sounds Exc.
Fabulous Side 1 - Excellent Side 2. A very open and detailed sound with spectacular vocals.
Some low level but audible 'ticks' on 1st track Side 1 and a few on Side 2. Price has been adjusted.
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