Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme are two amateur green-fingered sleuths who came together through a mutual love of plants and troubled social lives. Together they start a gardening business, tackling horticultural problems for anybody who requires help. However, mystery is never very far behind them, and the dynamic and inquisitive duo tries to solve the murderous goings on whilst dealing with problems a little closer to their profession.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme is the third studio album by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel. Produced by Bob Johnston, the album was released on October 24, 1966 in the United States by Columbia Records. Following the success of their debut single “The Sound of Silence”, Simon & Garfunkel regrouped after a time apart while Columbia issued their second album, a rushed collection titled Sounds of Silence. For their third album, the duo spent almost three months in the studio, for the first time extending a perfectionist nature both in terms of instrumentation and production. The album largely consists of acoustic pieces that were mostly written during Paul Simon's period in England the previous year, including some recycled numbers from his debut solo record, The Paul Simon Songbook. The album includes the Garfunkel-led piece “For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her”, as well as “7 O'Clock News/Silent Night”, a combination of news reports of the day (the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, the death of comedian Lenny Bruce), and the Christmas carol “Silent Night”. Many critics have considered it a breakthrough in recording for the duo, and one of their best efforts. “Homeward Bound” had already been a top five hit in numerous countries and “Scarborough Fair/Canticle” performed similarly. The album peaked at number four on the Billboard Pop Album Chart and was eventually certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
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Bruce Eder of AllMusic called it the duo's “first masterpiece”, one that regarded “youthful exuberance and alienation, [proving] perennially popular among older, more thoughtful high-school students and legions of college audiences across generations.” Andy Fyfe of BBC Music felt the record carried a sense of timelessness, calling its “boldest themes [...] still worryingly pertinent today,” while remarking that the record as a whole “reflected the social upheaval of the mid-60s while playing as substantial a part in folk rock's evolution.” In 2003, Rolling Stone listed the album at number 202 on their list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Disc jockey and author Pete Fornatale wrote that “Few others have come close to the intelligence, beauty, variety, creativity, and craftsmanship that Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme captured.” Andrew Gilbert, in 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, called it “their first great album,” producing “a sense of impending doom and Simon's insistence on emotional connection that makes the album such an enduring work.”
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