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The Vinyl Grouch: Simon & Garfunkel, The Complete Columbia Albums Collection

By Ken Micallef Though their music is largely forgotten and unknown to anyone under 30, Simon & Garfunkel created some of the greatest pop music of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Their classic albums – Sounds of Silence, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme, Bookends, Bridge Over Troubled Water – portrayed a bittersweet vision of America, told in jewel-like songs

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The Vinyl Grouch: NEW! from ECM

By Ken Micallef Manufactured in Germany at PALLAS and branded with a “180g Audiophile High Quality Pressing” sticker on every jacket, ECM’s current vinyl releases align with label boss/producer Manfred Eicher’s long-standing commitment to expressive, experimental, left-of-center jazz. Unlike most labels that release jazz titles, ECM presses a goodly number of its new stock on vinyl, which holds true for

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