Homeward Bound (Simon and Garfunkel)

18 MAY 1966

Simon and Garfunkel’s beautiful ‘Homeward Bound’ reached its peak UK chart position of #9. It had previously peaked at #5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, serving as a successful follow-up to their first big hit 'Sound of Silence'.

This song was included on their upcoming third album 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme', even though it had been recorded during the sessions for their previous album 'Sounds of Silence' and featured on the UK version of that album. It was written by a homesick Simon during his stay in England in 1964, and legend has him first putting it to paper at Widnes train station (it opens with the words 'I'm sittin' in the railway station, got a ticket for my destination').

Released: 19 January 1966
Recorded: 14 December 1965
Highest chart position: #9 (UK), #5 (US)
Length: 2:42
Label: Columbia
Writer: Paul Simon 
Producer: Bob Johnston

Homeward Bound (Simon and Garfunkel)