by The Music Vault
Paul Simon packed his case and his guitar, and moved to England in 1964, playing the folk clubs and coffee houses in London and beyond. Coming into contact with the aspirant English and Scottish folkies such as Bert Jansch, Davy Graham et al, Simon knew he had to be on top of his game. Famously, he also recorded his solo debut, 1965's The Paul Simon Songbook, at Levy's Recording Studio, situated at 73 New Bond Street. Produced by Reginald Warburton and Stanley West, that auspicious moment included "I Am A Rock," "The Sound Of Silence," "A Most Peculiar Man" and "Patterns": all gorgeous examples of folk-rock that would soon be revived and improved in Simon and Garfunkel.



1.  I Am A Rock

2.  Leaves That Are Green

3.  A Church Is Burning

4.  April Come She Will

5.  The Sound of Silence

6.  A Most Peculiar Man


1.  He Was My Brother

2.  Kathy's Song

3.  The Side of a Hill

4.  A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd Into Submission)

5.  Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall

6.  Patterns