Disturbed Does Justice

Simon and Garfunkel Album "Sounds of Silence" released January 17, 1966. Photo of album by Christer Ehrling, from Instagram. From CBS (Europe) release.

Simon and Garfunkel Album “Sounds of Silence” released January 17, 1966. Photo of album by Christer Ehrling, http://www.ehrling.se. From Instagram.  CBS (Europe) release.

I had posted songs which I consider poetic and timeless before here. Sometime last year, my daughter sent me a link to a new interpretation of one of these classics. This new rendition of “Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel was haunting and prescriptive. One might even argue, it is apropos to the time we now live in.  This from a Chicago-based band known for their heavy metal Billboard 200 hits that have rivaled Dave Matthews and Metallica.

In their 2015 album, Immortalized, they included their rendition of Paul Simon’s live-forever works: 

Disturbed has shown that they can take Paul Simon’s masterpiece and make it resonate with the current generation. This only reinforces Simon and Garfunkel’s work as timeless in music and message.

Recently, I hear the group is nominated for the Grammies:  https://www.npr.org/player/embed/509685612/509937108


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8 Responses to Disturbed Does Justice

  1. pattimoed says:

    Wonderful rendition of the song and beautiful shots of your hike. I love those moments when our dogs are having as much fun as we are. 🙂

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  2. prior.. says:

    i love the “disturbed” version – never heard a voice quite like his.
    I also listened to the S & G version first and then went on to the newer one…. so cool to have both right here…

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  3. They dare disturb the sound of silence? 🙂

    Anyway, I like the Disturbed version as well.

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  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Thank you , I’ve never heard this version before and I was totally spellbound. I’ve always loved the original, but Disturbed really do take it to a different, wonderful level, not necessarily better, but awesome.

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  5. Pilgrim says:

    Silence, there is so much beauty in silence. The song sang by anyone still touches me. Thank you for bring this back. Timeless.

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  6. I absolutely LOVE Disturbed’s version of this song! One day we were in the car and it came on the radio and I was simply floored by it.

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