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Simon And Garfunkel Parsley Sage Rosemary And Thyme LP 180g Vinyl Mobile Fidelity MFSL RTI USA

Simon And Garfunkel Parsley Sage Rosemary And Thyme LP 180g Vinyl Mobile Fidelity MFSL RTI USA Maximize
Artist: Simon And Garfunkel
Title: Parsley Sage Rosemary And Thyme
Catalog Number: MFSL 1-484
Label: Columbia
Reissued by: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Barcode: 821797148412
Original release year: 1966
Reissue year: 2019
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Numbered Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 400gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: March 27, 2019
Shipping Restriction: No Pickup
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Simon And Garfunkel's kaleidoscopic Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme includes 'Scarborough Fair/Canticle', 'Homeward Bound' and 'The 59th Street Bridge Song'. 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.

 

 

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time Rated 202/500

  • Limited Edition
  • Numbered Edition
  • 180 Gram High Definition Vinyl pressed at RTI USA
  • Half-Speed mastering on MFSL Gain 2 Ultra Analog System
  • Analog Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
  • Mastered by Krieg Wunderlich & Rob LoVerde
  • Special Static Free & Dust Free Inner Sleeves
  • Deluxe Cover

 

 

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 Brings to Light Meticulous Production, Harmonies, and Tones in Lifelike Clarity.


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.


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 first Simon and Garfunkel set captured on an eight-track recorder, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme here bursts with colors crucial to the scope of the songs. Separation between vocals and guitars, images of individual players, and the dimensions of the wide-spanning soundstages all flourish. Harmonies crest and seemingly float on bypassing clouds. Acoustic passages blossom with lifelike structure and tone. The intent of deliberate euphonic variations – like those between the pair's singing and Charlie O'Donnell's spoken news report on the closing "7 O'Clock News/Silent Night," which function as both poetic and social commentary – is made clearer by way of the LP's reference-caliber transparency.


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. Yet there's no arguing with the end results of a benchmark work Rolling Stone named the 202nd Greatest Album of All Time. Again, it proves wise to refer again to Gleason, whose observations about Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme's character remain spot-on.


"There's a delicate musical design of almost lapidarian detail. It has vitality but it is control, the sounds being made deliberately for the artist's conscious purpose," he notes, before continuing, "Take the glorious kaleidoscope of rushing feelings, blowing winds, shifting colors, bursting moods of joy and exultation in ‘Cloudy.' The song is effervescent, one is refreshed hearing it."


Revitalization – and the wellspring of emotions that accompany it – endure as the most attractive aspect of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. Simon and Garfunkel achieve the feat time and again via interwoven harmonies, folk devices, revealing contrasts, vocal blending, spiritual imagery, and soaring melodies. The material is at once beautiful and evocative, pristine and natural, serious and joyful, pertinent and accessible. And while the individual appeal of chestnuts like "Homeward Bound," "Scarborough Fair/Canticle," "The 59th Street Bridge Song," and "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" remain iconic, the sum of the whole makes this 1966 masterwork a paramount expression of unbridled creativity and communal vision.

 

 

Track Listing:

 

Side A
01. Scarborough Fair/Canticle
02. Patterns
03. Cloudy
04. Homeward Bound
05. The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine
06. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)


Side B
07. The Dangling Conversation
08. Flowers Never Bend In The Rainfall
09. A Simple Desultory Philppic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd Into Submission)
10. For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
11. A Poem On The Underground Wall
12. 7 O'Clock News/Silent Night

 

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