The Graduate (soundtrack)

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The Graduate
Graduate.jpg
Soundtrack album / studio album by Simon & Garfunkel and Dave Grusin
Released January 21, 1968
Recorded 1967
Genre Folk rock
Length 36:48
Label Columbia Masterworks
Producer Teo Macero
Simon & Garfunkel chronology
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
(1966)Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme1966
The Graduate
(1968)
Bookends
(1968)Bookends1968
Singles from The Graduate
  1. "Mrs. Robinson"
    Released: April 1968

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. Released on January 21, 1968, the album was produced by Teo Macero.

Although the album features two versions of the acclaimed "Mrs. Robinson", neither is the full version as featured on Bookends. The first is an instrumental, while the second is abbreviated, tapering off as it does in the film. However, the other major song of the album, "The Sound of Silence" is used three times in the film.

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Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Paul Simon, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Sound of Silence" 3:06
2."The Singleman Party Foxtrot"Dave Grusin2:52
3."Mrs. Robinson" (Version 1) 1:12
4."Sunporch Cha-Cha-Cha"Grusin2:53
5."Scarborough Fair/Canticle" (Interlude)Traditional, arranged by Simon, Art Garfunkel1:41
6."On the Strip"Grusin2:00
7."April Come She Will" 1:50
8."The Folks"Grusin2:27
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
9."Scarborough Fair/Canticle"Traditional, arranged by Simon, Garfunkel6:22
10."A Great Effect"Grusin4:06
11."The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine" 1:46
12."Whew"Grusin2:10
13."Mrs. Robinson" (Version 2) 1:12
14."The Sound of Silence" 3:08

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1968) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart 1[citation needed]
French Albums Chart 3[citation needed]
Norwegian Albums Chart 2[citation needed]
Spanish Albums Chart[1] 2
UK Albums Chart 3[citation needed]
US Albums Chart 1[citation needed]

See also[edit]

For tracks 1, 7 and 14: Sounds of Silence
For tracks 5, 9 and 11: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
For tracks 3 and 13: Bookends

References[edit]

  1. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.