It was later covered by the English band The Tremeloes, whose recording was a No. 1 hit in the UK Singles Chart on 18 May 1967, staying at the top for a total of three weeks. Guitarist Rick West sang lead vocal on "Silence Is Golden".
The Tremeloes single hit No. 11 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart on the Epic label and was one of the top 100 songs of 1967. The track sold one million copies globally, earning gold disc status.
The Tremeloes also recorded an Italian version, "E in silenzio".