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   Bookends. The Graduate



Год издания : 1968

Компания звукозаписи : Landy Star, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Singer/Songwriter, Pop, Folk-Rock

Время звучания : 1:11:28

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Pop      

2 LP on 1 CD

## 1 - 14 "Bookends", 1968, Columbia (5*)

Bookends is a literary album that contains the most minimal of openings with the theme, an acoustic guitar stating itself slowly and plaintively before erupting into the wash of synthesizers and dissonance that is "Save the Life of My Child." The classic "America" is next, a folk song with a lilting soprano saxophone in the refrain and a small pipe organ painting the acoustic guitars in the more poignant verses. The song relies on pop structures to carry its message of hope and disillusionment as two people travel the American landscape searching for it until it dawns on them that everyone else on the freeway is doing the same thing. The final four tracks, "Mrs. Robinson," the theme song for the film The Graduate, "A Hazy Shade of Winter," and the album's final track, "At the Zoo," offer as tremblingly bleak a vision for the future as any thing done by the Velvet Underground, but rooted in the lives of everyday people, not in the decadent underground personages of New York's Factory studio. But the album is also a warning that to pay attention is to take as much control of one's fate as possible.

- Thom Jurek (All Music Guide)

## 15 - 28 "The Graduate" 1968, Columbia, (3*)

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, much more negative than positive). With the exception of its centerpiece track, the elegiac and oft-quoted "Mrs. Robinson," the Simon & Garfunkel songs that comprise much of the record (a series of Dave Grusin instrumentals round it out) appeared on the duo's earlier LPs Sounds of Silence and Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme; Nichols' masterstroke was to transplant these pre-existing songs into his film, where they not only meshed perfectly with the story's themes of youthful rebellion and alienation 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 material they already own in order to acquire the occasional new track or two; moreover, it's both the legacy and the curse of Simon & Garfunkel's songs - some of the best the duo ever recorded - that they're now forever linked with a hit film for which, with one exception, they weren't even written. And while The Graduate offers a successful marriage between movies and music, when one considers all of the other songs shoehorned into films where they didn't belong - and now burdened with cultural baggage their authors never intended - it's hard not to wish the synergy between Nichols and Simon & Garfunkel had never existed at all.

- Jason Ankeny (All Music Guide)


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   1 Bookends         0:00:33 Simon
   2 Save The Life Of My Child         0:02:49 -"-
   3 America     T       0:03:36 -"-
   4 Overs         0:02:19 -"-
   5 Voices Of Old People         0:02:07 -"-
   6 Old Friends     T       0:02:36 -"-
   7 Bookends         0:01:24 -"-
   8 Fakin' It         0:03:22 -"-
   9 Punky's Dilemma         0:02:18 -"-
   10 Mrs. Robinson     T       0:04:07 -"-
   11 A Hazy Shade Of Winter     T       0:02:18 -"-
   12 At The Zoo     T       0:02:32 -"-
   13 You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies         0:02:19 -"-
   14 Old Friends     T       0:02:11 Demo - Simon
   15 The Sound Of Silence         0:03:06  
   16 The Singleman Party Foxtrot         0:02:53  
   17 Mrs. Robinson     T       0:01:15  
   18 Sunporch Cha-cha-cha         0:02:54  
   19 Scarborough Fair / Canticle (Interlude)         0:01:42  
   20 On The Strip         0:02:01  
   21 April Come She Will         0:01:50  
   22 The Folks         0:02:28  
   23 Scarborough Fair / Canticle         0:06:22 Garfunkel / Simon
   24 A Great Effect         0:04:07  
   25 The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine         0:01:46 Simon
   26 Whew         0:02:12 Grusin
   27 Mrs. Robinson     T       0:01:13 Simon
   28 The Sound Of Silence         0:03:08 -"-

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