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Shining On: Guy Chadwick's Favourite Albums
Joe Clay , December 10th, 2012 09:23

The House Of Love man picks out the albums that mean the most


Simon And Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme
Another one from that long, hot summer in Malaya. It’s an amazing, beautiful album. I think they are incredible. I remember reading a live review from when they played in Hyde Park a few years ago and the person who wrote the review said that he’d seen Paul McCartney do all the Beatles songs the week before, but he said that Simon and Garfunkel were so much better. They sounded exactly like they used to – in a good way. Their singing defies description. It’s just them. The songs and lyrics are brilliant, but they just have this incredible chemistry. The album is tied to my childhood – I can’t get away from the original memory when I listen to it. We lived in quite a big house, my dad was in the army. He was working in his office during the day and we were back from school in England just sitting around the house all day listening to records.