Simon & Garfunkel discography

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Simon & Garfunkel discography
Two men singing into microphones, in a low-angle close-up, black-and-white
Simon & Garfunkel performing outside at a concert in Dublin
Releases
Studio albums 5
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 15
EPs 1
Singles 26
Soundtracks 1
Box sets 3

The discography of Simon & Garfunkel, an American singer-songwriter duo, consists of five studio albums, fifteen compilation albums, four live albums, one extended play, 26 singles, one soundtrack, and two box sets released since 1964. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel first formed a duo in 1957 as Tom & Jerry, before separating and later reforming as Simon & Garfunkel.[1]

Simon & Garfunkel's debut album, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., was released on October 19, 1964. Initially a flop, it was re-released two years later with the new version of the single "The Sound of Silence", which was overdubbed with electric instruments and drums by producer Tom Wilson.[2] The re-released version peaked at number thirty in the US Billboard 200 chart and at twenty-four in the UK Albums Chart, and later received a platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The overdubbed version of the eponymous single was released on their second studio album, Sounds of Silence, released on January 17, 1966.[3] It peaked at twenty-one on the Billboard charts and at thirty in the UK Album Charts, and later received a three-times multi-platinum certification by the RIAA. Besides the same-named single, the album also featured Simon's "I Am a Rock", a song that first appeared on his 1965 debut solo album, The Paul Simon Songbook.

Simon & Garfunkel's third album, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, was released on October 10, 1966, and produced five singles. It peaked at number four in the US and number thirteen in the UK, and received a three-time multi-platinum certification by RIAA. The single "Mrs. Robinson" was included in the band's first and only soundtrack, The Graduate, and was later included on their fourth studio album Bookends, which was released on April 3, 1968. It peaked at number one in both the US and UK, therefore becoming their first number one album, and received two-times multi-platinum in the US. On January 26, 1970, they released their fifth and final studio album, Bridge Over Troubled Water. It was their most successful to date, peaking at number one in several countries, including the UK and US. The album sold over twenty-five million copies worldwide,[4][5][6] and received eight-time multi-platinum in the US.

Despite the success of their fifth album, the duo Simon & Garfunkel decided to part company, announcing their break-up later that year. They have nonetheless made a number of reunion performances, including a free concert in New York City's Central Park in 1981, which drew a crowd of half-a-million people and resulted in the live album The Concert in Central Park.[1]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album information Chart positions Certifications
US
[7]
AUS
[8]
FIN
[9]
FRA
[10]
GER
[11]
JPN
[12]
NLD
[13]
NOR
[14]
SWE
[15]
UK
[16]
1964 Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
  • Released: October 19, 1964
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP
30 24
1966 Sounds of Silence
  • Released: January 17, 1966
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP
21 273
[A]
13
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  • Released: October 10, 1966
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP
4 14 296
[A]
13
[B]
  • US: 3× Platinum[17]
  • CAN: Platinum[18]
1968 Bookends
  • Released: April 3, 1968
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP
1 3 3 40 241
[A]
1
  • US: 2× Platinum[17]
1970 Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • Released: January 26, 1970
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
Notes
  • A ^ In Japan, these albums entered the chart for the first time with the 2003 reissue.[25]
  • B ^ the re-release of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme on August 31, 1968 in the UK.[16]

Live albums[edit]

Year Album information Chart positions Certifications
US
[7]
AUS
[8]
FRA
[10]
GER
[11]
JPN
[25]
NLD
[13]
NZ
[26]
NOR
[14]
SWE
[15]
UK
[16]
1982 The Concert in Central Park 6 5 1 3 2 1 1 1 5 6
2002 Live from New York City, 1967
  • Released: July 16, 2002
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD
165 148
2004 Old Friends: Live on Stage
  • Released: December 7, 2004
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Format: CD
154 22 165 35 195 61
2008 Live 1969
  • Released: March 25, 2008
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD
33 43
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album information Chart positions Certifications
US
[7]
AUS
[8]
FIN
[9]
FRA
[10]
GER
[11]
JPN
[12][25]
NLD
[13]
NZ
[26]
NOR
[14]
SWE
[15]
UK
[16]
1972 Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits
  • Released: June 14, 1972
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP
5 10 4 16 6 3 1 22 7 4 2
  • GER: 2× Platinum[23]
  • SWI: 4× Platinum[24]
  • UK: 2× Platinum[19]
1981 Collected Works[29]
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD, CS
35
The Simon and Garfunkel Collection
  • Released: 1981
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD
3 1 6 2 23 4 1 49 4
  • UK: 3× Platinum[19]
  • FIN: Platinum[21]
  • FRA: 2× Platinum[22]
  • GER: Gold[23]
  • NLD: 2× Platinum[28]
  • SWI: 2× Platinum[24]
1991 20 Greatest Hits
  • Released: August 3, 1991
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD
21 58 1
1992 The Definitive Simon & Garfunkel
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD
5 8 2 12 13 35 12 1 3 8
1997 Old Friends
  • Released: November 4, 1997
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD
170
[33]
1999 The Best of Simon and Garfunkel
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
  • Format: CD, CS
43 204 16 145
[34]
2000 Two Can Dream Alone[37]
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Burning Airlines Recordings
  • Format: CD
Tales from New York: The Very Best of Simon & Garfunkel
  • Released: March 28, 2000
  • Label: Sony/Columbia
  • Format: CD
15 25 5 1 8
2002 Tom & Jerry[40]
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Superior
  • Format: CD
The Collection[41]
  • Released: October 14, 2002
  • Label: Sonic
  • Format: CD
2003 The Essential
  • Released: October 14, 2003
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD
27 20 1 33 24 104 64 38 1 4 25
Before the Fame[42]
  • Released: November 18, 2003
  • Label: Alchemy
  • Format: CD
2006 Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel[43]
  • Released: August 1, 2006
  • Label: Delta Distribution
  • Format: CD
2008 America: The Simon and Garfunkel Collection[44]
  • Released: June 2, 2008
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Album information Chart positions Certifications
US
[7]
AUS
[8]
FIN
[9]
FRA
[10]
GER
[11]
NLD
[13]
NZ
[26]
NOR
[14]
SWE
[15]
UK
[16]
1968 The Graduate
  • Released: January 21, 1968
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: LP
1 1 3 2 3
  • US: 2× Platinum[17]
  • CAN: Platinum[18]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Box sets[edit]

Year Album information Chart positions Certifications
US
[7]
AUS
[8]
FIN
[9]
FRA
[10]
GER
[11]
NLD
[13]
NZ
[26]
NOR
[14]
SWE
[15]
UK
[16]
1980 The Complete Collection
  • Released: 1980
  • Label: Tee Vee/CBS
  • Format: LP
2001 The Columbia Studio Recordings (1964–1970)
  • Released: August 21, 2001
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD
43
2007 The Collection: Simon & Garfunkel
  • Released: Nov 26, 2007
  • Label: Columbia
  • Format: CD
22 65 25 16 29
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles and EPs[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Certifications Album
US
[45]
US A.C.
[45]
AUS
[8]
AUT
[46]
GER
[47]
NLD
[13]
NZL
[26]
NOR
[14]
SWE
[15]
UK
[16]
1957 "Hey Schoolgirl"[C] 49 non-album singles
1958 "Our Song"[C]
"That's My Story"[C]
1962 "Surrender, Please Surrender"[C]
1963 "I'm Lonesome"[C]
1965 "The Sound of Silence" 1 3 3 9 11 9 Sounds of Silence
1966 "Homeward Bound" 5 20 4 12 9 Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
"That’s My Story" [1966 re-release][D]
[C]
non-album single
"I Am a Rock" 3 20 35 10 10 17 Sounds of Silence
"The Dangling Conversation" 25 85 Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
"A Hazy Shade of Winter" 13 Bookends
1967 "At the Zoo" 16
"Fakin' It" 23
1968 "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" 11 5 49 Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme
"Mrs. Robinson" 1 4 8 39 5 8 13 4 Bookends / The Graduate
1969 "Mrs. Robinson EP"[49] 9
"The Sound of Silence"
[Australian 1969 re-release]
23 Sounds of Silence
"The Boxer" 7 3 8 9 19 2 9 5 6 9 Bridge over Troubled Water
1970 "Bridge over Troubled Water" 1 1 2 4 3 5 7 1
"Cecilia" 4 6 6 2 1
"El Condor Pasa (If I Could)" 18 6 1 1 1 1
1972 "America" 97 25 Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits
"For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" (live) 53
1975 "My Little Town" 9 1 46 17 24 Still Crazy After All These Years/Breakaway
1982 "Wake Up Little Susie" 27 5 The Concert in Central Park
1991 "A Hazy Shade of Winter" /
"Seven O'Clock News/Silent Night"
30 The Definitive Simon & Garfunkel
1992 "The Boxer" [1992 re-release] 75
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
Notes
  • C ^ as Tom & Jerry.[50]
  • D ^ Originally released as Tom & Jerry (BIG 618 & HUNT 319). Re-released by ABC Paramount under the name Simon & Garfunkel in 1966.[50]

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
1997 "America" (live version)
The Bridge School Concerts Vol.1[51]
2010 "The Sound of Silence" (live version)

"Mrs. Robinson" (live version)
"The Boxer" (live version)
"Bridge over Troubled Water" (live version)

The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts[52]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  52. ^ "The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts (4CD)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-11-25. 

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