A CD of the sounds of silence from inside a village church is becoming a hit

From The Daily Mail:

Unlikely sell-out: The Sound of Silence 30-minute CD recording from inside St Peter's Church has attracted buyers from as far afield as GhanaUnlikely sell-out: The Sound of Silence 30-minute CD recording from inside St Peter’s Church has attracted buyers from as far afield as Ghana

So they left some recording equipment on inside the building for half-an-hour.

The only sounds that can be heard on the CD are the odd squeaking of the wooden pews, some footsteps and the distant hum of passing traffic.

After selling out of the CD during a recent open day the church has now taken orders for it from as far afield as Germany, Austria and Ghana.

Roger Bing, 74, from Seaford, the church member who came up with the idea, said: ‘The church was planning an open day and wanted something a little bit different to catch the attention of people who were coming along.

‘The church has got quite good recording equipment so we decided to make a CD of 30 minutes of silence.

‘It is pretty much silence throughout with a few background noises.

‘There are a few little noises here and there – I think if it was total silence people might get a bit bored.

 

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