Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1966 Ratings: #17 / 41
User Score
Based on 157 ratings
1966 Ratings: #13
Liked by 14 people
October 10, 1966 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Bob Johnston / Producer
Folk Rock / Genres
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while not being as good as sounds of silence, this is still a very enjoyable folk album. there were some boring songs but it’s still good for the most part
faves: scarborough fair, 3 o clock news, homeward bound, a poem, dangling conversation
least faves: 59th street, a simple desultory phillipic, patterns
My personal favourite record of this incredible duo.

It's their second album after returning to the music industry as a duo (with "Sounds Of Silence", which includes the timeless classic that gives the album its name), and while it's their shortest project it shows huge refinement and upgrade to the duo's sound and lyrical material.

The opener "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" is one of their greatest hits, as well as one of their most atmospheric tracks with its lyrics of ... read more
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme is an excellent collection of beautifully-written folk songs that each personify the era of the mid-60s so well. This is, without a doubt, a better album than their two previous releases. It's incredibly consistent; each track is very solid and well-written. The opening track is one of the duo's most beautiful compositions in their entire discography and is an excellent kick-off for the rest of the record. I'm also a big fan of "For Emily, Whenever I May ... read more
I'm glad Paul Simon hates the 59th Street Bridge Song because I hate it too.
Herb crust
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Track List

  1. Scarborough Fair / Canticle
  2. Patterns
  3. Cloudy
  4. Homeward Bound
  5. The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine
  6. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
  7. The Dangling Conversation
  8. Flowers Never Bend With the Rainfall
  9. A Simple Desultory Philippic (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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Added on: August 1, 2014