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Disturbed – The Sound Of Silence

An evening pause: One of the best performances I have ever seen of Paul Simon’s beautifully poetic song.

Hat tip Diane Zimmerman

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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  • Wayne

    Right on Mr. Z! >Excellent version.

    (the “official” studio music-video release is pretty good & has over 60 million views.)

  • I’d thought you’d posted this before. Nevertheless, well worth listening to. In my opinion, THE best version of the song. Simon & Garfunkel were master songwriters, but this gentleman brings range and phrasing to the song. And he does it sitting down.

  • eddie willers

    I couldn’t even finish it. Too much grunting in a lame attempt to add “soul”. Give me the original anytime.

  • David Draiman isn’t attempting to add ‘soul’: he’s bringing emotion. Similar but not the same. I’ve been to churches where one preacher explains The Word; another brings it. Quite different impacts. I would pay money to see this man do ‘The Boxer’.

  • Foster Roberts

    To eddie willers: I agree. This song is so bad it sounds like they’re intentionally trying to sound as horrible as possible. I may buy a copy just for “hate listening” or to show friends how awful it is. The worst. Makes me want to REALLY hear the sound of silence!

  • Robin Soria sr

    It brought magic and emotion into my soul… got to buy this cut…..

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