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Simon & Garfunkel – The Graduate OST (1968/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Simon & Garfunkel – The Graduate OST (1968/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 37:08 minutes | 1,33 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover | Source: HDTracks | © Columbia

The Graduate is an album of songs from the soundtrack of Mike Nichols’ movie The Graduate, featuring many songs from the folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel as well as several instrumental pieces by Dave Grusin. The music meshed perfectly with the themes of the film, the album topped the charts, and it introduced Simon & Garfunkel to a wider audience.

The soundtrack to Mike Nichols’ The Graduate remains a key musical document of the late ’60s, although truth be told, its impact was much less artistic than commercial (and, for that matter, more negative than positive). With the exception of its centerpiece track, the elegiac and oft-quoted “Mrs. Robinson” – which only appears here as a pair of fragments – the Simon & Garfunkel songs that comprise much of the record (a series of Dave Grusin instrumentals round it out) appeared on the duo’s two preceding LPs; Nichols’ masterstroke was to transplant those songs into his film, where they not only meshed perfectly with the story’s themes of youthful rebellion and alienation (and the inner life of the central character, Dustin Hoffman’s Benjamin Braddock) but also heralded a new era in movie music centered around the appropriation of past pop hits, a marketing gimmick that grew exponentially in the years to follow. The Graduate soundtrack, then, merits the dubious honor of being the earliest and one of the most successful Hollywood repackagings of “found” pop songs, a formula essentially based around coercing fans to purchase soundtrack albums filled with material they already own in order to acquire the occasional new track or two.

01 – The Sound of Silence
02 – The Singleman Party Foxtrot
03 – Mrs. Robinson (Instrumental)
04 – Sunporch Cha-Cha-Cha
05 – Scarborough Fair / Canticle (Interlude)
06 – On the Strip
07 – April Come She Will
08 – The Folks
09 – Scarborough Fair / Canticle (Single Version)
10 – A Great Effect
11 – The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine (Alternate Version)
12 – Whew
13 – Mrs. Robinson (Reprise)
14 – The Sound of Silence (Reprise)

Paul Simon – lead vocals, guitar
Art Garfunkel – lead vocals

Producer: Teo Macero


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