PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY & THYME - Simon & Garfunkel
TRACK LISTING: Scarborough Fair/Canticle, Patterns, Cloudy, Homeward Bound, The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine, The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy), The Dangling Conversation, Flowers Never Bend With the Rainfall, A Simple Desultory Philippic (or How I Was Robert McNamara'd Into Submission), For Emily Whenever I May Find Her, A Poem on the Underground Wall, 7 O'Clock News/Silent Night
IMPRESSIONS: Maple Shade living room, wood panelling, lime green bean bag chair. Yep, once again we're back there listening to this album on the ole 6 foot tall record player. Hilariously and succinctly described by itunes as "Two singers, four herbs, twelve cuts", PSR&T sat among my Dad's other Simon and Garfunkel albums throughout my 1970s childhood and I would listen to them all. No wonder I grew up to be such a bookish snot! I didn't stand a chance! My favourite song on the album was "The Dangling Conversation" -- a song Paul Simon dislikes as pretentious wanking -- however I really REALLY like it's raindrops-on-the-windowsill atmosphere of dull, grey light slanting sideways into the room accenting the dust particles in the air as I listen to it.
MY FAVOURITE TRACKS: Scarborough Fair/Canticle, Patterns, Cloudy, Homeward Bound, The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine, The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy), The Dangling Conversation, Flowers Never Bend With the Rainfall, 7 O'Clock News/Silent Night
GUEST ARTISTS: Charlie O'Donnell (newcast on "7 O'Clock News/Silent Night")
FACT SHEET: PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY & THYME is Simon & Garfunkel's third album. "7 O'Clock News/Silent Night" mixes the German carol in with a news broadcast by Charlie O'Donnell recorded on August 3, 1966: the day of Lenny Bruce's death. "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" combines a Paul Simon protest song with a 16th century English traditional folk song.