Friday, May 16, 2008

Simon and Garfunkel The Graduate

The Graduate was an album of songs from the soundtrack of Mike Nichols' movie The Graduate, featuring many songs from the folk-rock duo Simon and Garfunkel. Released on January 21, 1968, the album was produced by Teo Macero. Columbia Records LP OS 3180; CD CK 3180.

Although the album features two versions of the acclaimed "Mrs. Robinson", neither is the full version as featured on Bookends. The first is an instrumental, while the second is abbreviated, tapering off as it does in the film. However, the other major song of the film, "The Sound of Silence," is used three times in the film.

Songs by Paul Simon except * Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel and ** Dave Grusin.

Side one

1. "The Sound of Silence" – 3:06
2. "The Singleman Party Foxtrot" ** – 2:52
3. "Mrs. Robinson" (Instrumental) – 1:14
4. "Sunporch Cha-Cha-Cha" ** – 2:53
5. "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" (Interlude) – 1:41
6. "On the Strip" ** – 2:00

Side two

1. "April Come She Will" – 1:50
2. "The Folks" ** – 2:27
3. "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" * – 6:22
4. "A Great Effect" ** – 4:06
5. "The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine" – 1:46
6. "Whew" ** – 2:11
7. "Mrs. Robinson" – 1:12
8. "The Sound of Silence" – 3:08

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