The Graduate (soundtrack)

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



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

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


  1. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
Preceded by
Blooming Hits
by Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra
Billboard 200 number-one album
April 6 – May 24, 1968
June 15–28, 1968
Succeeded by
Bookends by Simon & Garfunkel
Preceded by
Smash Hits
by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Australian Kent Music Report number-one album
November 30 – December 6, 1968
Succeeded by
Wheels of Fire by Cream