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"The Sound of Silence" is a song by Simon & Garfunkel, that in september 1965 as a single was issued by Columbia Records. Four months later, on January 17, 1966, the song appeared on the album Sounds of Silence. As B side of the single was initially the song "we've Got a Groovey Thing goin'" is used.

The song was written by Paul Simon, and Tom Wilson was responsible for the production. On 10 March 1964, the first mix included. This recording was made using only acoustic instruments. An early acoustic version appeared as "The Sounds of Silence" on the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. The different spellings were used alternately over the years.

In June 1965 Wilson decided to add electric instruments to the acoustic version. On 15 June 1965, he participated with guitarist Al Gorgoni, bassist Bob Bushnell anddrummer Bobby Gregg Gregg on the electric part he had that day. together with the song "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan included. The electric version of "The Sounds of Silence" reached in January 1966 the first place in the American Billboard Hot 100.

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Expenditures (selection)[Edit]Edit

The single is released several times, including:[1]


1965 -7 ", UK Edition (CBS 201977)
A: "The Sound of Silence"-3: 05

B: "we've Got a Groovey Thing goin'" – 1: 55

1965-7 ", American Edition (13-22096, ZSP 112717)
A: "The Sound of Silence"-3: 05

B: "Homeward Bound" – 2: 27

1966 -7 ", French Edition (CBS 3612)
A: "The Sounds of Silence" – 3: 02

B: "I Am a Rock"-2: 50

Occupation[Edit]Edit

On the original recording are Paul Simon (vocalsacoustic guitar) and Art Garfunkel (vocals) to hear. The following musicians worked on the electric version:


Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

Dutch Top 40[Edit]Edit

"The Sounds of Silence" in the Dutch Top 40 -- inside: 15 January 1966
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Number 40 15 14 13 10 11 14 15 18 20 19 23 28 from

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
The sound of silence 49 71 61 64 76 85 101 81 153 92 82 74 58 70 32

Covers[Edit]Edit

The Irish group The Bachelors brought in april 1966 a cover version, which the third place in the English UK Singles Chart took out.

A Dutch version under the title the sound of silence is the first lp by Boudewijn de Groot. The translation is from the hand of Lennaert Nijgh.

The sound of silence
Single from:

Susan Callaghan

Released 20 February

2012

Type of carrier Music download
Recording 2012
Genre Folkfolk rock
Tag 8Ball
Writer (s) Paul Simon
Position (s) in the charts
Susan Callaghan
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2012

The sound of silence

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Susan Callaghan[Edit]Edit

In the third live show of the first season of The Voice of Flanders Susan Callaghan on 17th February 2012 sang the song The sound of silence. On 20 February 2012 was the song available as a music download. A week later came the single at number two in the Flemish Ultratop 50.

Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

Flemish Ultratop 50[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 25-02-2012-31-03-2012
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Position: 2 2 4 11 8 21 from

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