Initially, Wednesday Morning, 3AM made no impact and sold poorly. Columbia Records re-released the album 15 months later, in January 1966, taking advantage of the popularity of a remixed version of "The Sound of Silence", which spent two separate weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 that month. It spent 31 weeks on Billboard album chart, peaking at #30.
Two other Simon & Garfunkel albums were released in 1966 -- Sounds of Silence on January 17, and Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme on October 10. Both of these albums spent nearly 3 years on the charts.
Among a group of friends in Warren PA 16365, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, along with the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, were favorite albums for late-night listening in the dark during our senior year in high school.
Liberty Street at Night
photo by retiring guy