The song was released as a single on January 19, by Columbia Records. The song appears on the duo's third studio albumParsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thymealthough it was recorded during the sessions for their second album Sounds of Silence and included on that album in the UK. It was their second single, the follow-up to their enormously successful breakthrough hit " The Sound of Silence ".
It performed very well domestically, peaking at number five on the Billboard Hotremaining on the charts for 12 weeks. Internationally, the song performed best in Canadawhere it hit number two; it was also a top five hit in the Netherlands. A live version of the song is included on the compilation Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hitsand it was also performed during the duo's legendary reunion, The Concert in Central Park. He had previously spent time in Essexand he became a nightly fixture at the Railway Homeward Bound - Simon & Garfunkel - The Concert In Central Park in Brentwoodbeginning that April.
The two hit it off instantly, but it became clear that Simon desired to perform in London, resulting in an emotional farewell. He had been missing Chitty's company and he began to write "Homeward Bound" on a scrap of paper. In their hit " The Boxer ", Simon alludes to a railway station, a possible reference to Homeward Bound - Simon & Garfunkel - The Concert In Central Park Bound". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved Kimberley, C.
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