Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WEDNESDAY Morning, 3 A.M.

Songs for Each Day of the Week: Day 4

Well, it looks like today's post will be a little lacking; not in musical quality, just quantity. I could only find one song with Wednesday in title, however, it's a beauty. Released in October of 1964, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. was the debut album for folk duo Simon & Garfunkel, which includes final track of the same name. The album was initially a flop as it was released in the shadow of Beatlemania that same year, resulting in the temporary split of the two singers. However, after the duo had found radio success with the re-mix of their acoustic/electric version of "The Sound of Silence" (the original on this album), the album was re-released in January 1966. Written by Paul Simon, this simple, yet moving tune is probably one of the saddest songs I've ever heard, a feeling Simon and Garfunkel could evoke so well in their music. Although there is no actual video footage, this recording was from a live performance at the Lincoln Center in New York City on January 22nd, 1967.
EDITED: The original video I had posted was removed from YouTube, so this is the original recording.

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