Response was overwhelming. "Is there a version even worse?"
It's from a 101 Strings album called "Sounds of Love."
Rather than simply allow the overly ripe catgut twangers to do their thing, somebody thought it would be helpful to have a "romantic" narrator recite the lyrics.
Yes, narration with the 101 strings prodding from behind.
Yes, well before William Shatner began to make a name for himself with this type of thing, here's some guy affecting a kind of Ronald Colman cadence as he reads, and occasionally "improves upon" the words of Mr. Simon.
It does make one pray for silence.
"SILENCE" IN RECITATION THE SOUNDS OF LOVE