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Paul Simon - Graceland mp3 album
Performer: Paul Simon
Title: Graceland
Released: 1986
Country: US
Style: Pop Rock
Genre: Rock
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 577
MP3 size: 1815 mb
FLAC size: 1868 mb

Graceland is the seventh solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon. It was produced by Simon, engineered by Roy Halee and released on August 25, 1986, by Warner Bros. Following a successful but fraught reunion with his musical partner Art Garfunkel, Simon's marriage had fallen apart and his previous record, Hearts and Bones (1983), was a commercial failure. In 1984, after a period of depression, Simon became fascinated by a bootleg cassette of South African township music

Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей Paul Simon. Graceland ‎(CD, Album). 925 447-2, 9 25447-2.

Авторы текста и музыки. Paul Simon, Lulu Masilela, Johnson Mkhalali. SME, WMG (от лица компании "Warner Records Label"); UMPI, UMPG Publishing, UBEM, PEDL, LatinAutor, LatinAutor - UMPG, LatinAutor - Warner Chappell, BMI - Broadcast Music In. CMRRA" и другие авторские общества (10). WMG, SME (от лица компании "Warner Records Label"); BMI - Broadcast Music In. LatinAutor, CMRRA, UMPI, UMPG Publishing, UBEM, LatinAutor - UMPG" и другие авторские общества (6).

Graceland is Paul Simon’s seventh solo studio album and won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1987. Coming off the commercial disappointment of Hearts and Bones and the end of his marriage to actress Carrie Fisher, Simon became fascinated with the Afrikaans music of South Africa. Despite the cultural embargo placed on the nation at the time due to the apartheid, Simon recorded the album with several South African musicians, and toured with them in support of the album

Paul Simon‘s joyous, vibrant Graceland, released 30 years ago today, remains one of the most beloved albums in pop history. And also one the most controversial. Simon had ventured to South Africa to record the album with local musicians, ignoring an international boycott set in place by the United Nations Anti-Apartheid Committee. What gives the right to wear the cloak of morality? he railed at the time. Their morality comes out of the barrel of a gun.

Paul Simon’s Graceland album was released in the autumn of 1986. I remember first hearing Graceland from a bootleg tape I bought in Bangkok in October 1986. I liked it straight away, even though it was like nothing I had ever heard before. I think it was the first time I had really heard any African music, and I was breath-taken by the complex rhythms and melodies in the music. Whether Paul Simon helped or hindered the cause for South African blacks’ liberation is a very interesting debate. Yes, he broke the UN embargo on cultural exchanges with South Africa, and flew in the face of the desires of the African National Congress and Artists Against Apartheid. But, as he points out in this documentary, he was invited by black musicians to go there and play music with them, and certainly his album Graceland brought this township music to an audience it would never otherwise have reached.

Paul Simon – Graceland. Release date: 25th August 1986. On 31st January 1987, Paul Simon went back to N. on the UK album chart with ‘Graceland’, the singer-songwriters seventh solo album. The album brought Simon back to the spotlight, it stayed on the chart for a total 101 weeks and later won the 1987 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, while the title song won the 1988 Grammy Award for Record of the Year. Paul Simon is one of the most successful and respected songwriters of the second half of the 20th century. After reaching worldwide success as one half of Simon and Garfunkel, (where Simon wrote most of the pair’s songs, including three that reached No. 1 on the US singles charts: The Sound of Silence, Mrs Robinson, and Bridge Over Troubled Water ).

As the 25th anniversary celebrations build for the groundbreaking album, Robin Denselow recalls the huge controversy it caused. It was a plush affair for the mid-80s, an era when record sales had already begun to decline, and when music writers had already begun to reminisce about the good old glory days when lavish promotional parties and international flights were commonplace. On 27 August 1986, the Warner label hosted a major event at the Mayfair Theatre in London to mark the release of Paul Simon's adventurous new album, Graceland. We were given lunch, listened to the new work, and.

Paul Simon started calling his song "Graceland" after he came up with the track, which reminded him of the Sun Records sound where Elvis recorded. Simon says this song is an example of "how a collaboration works even when you're not aware of it occurring. He traveled to South Africa in February 1985 and recorded with a variety of local musicians. This is the title track of Simon's most successful album, selling over 15 million copies and winning a Grammy for Album of the Year. It is an album focusing mostly on African music, but it also explores other forms of non-mainstream music, like Zydeco. Simon considers this song to be less African-sounding than most of the other African-based tracks. The single also won Simon his third Record of the Year award - he previously won for " Mrs. Robinson " and " Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 The Boy In The Bubble
Accordion – Forere MotloheloaAcoustic Guitar – Paul SimonBacking Vocals – Paul SimonBass – Baghiti Khumalo*Drums – Vusi KhumaloEngineer [Assistant] – Mark Cobrin, Peter ThwaitesGuitar Synthesizer [Synthesizer Guitar] – Adrian BelewLyrics By – Paul SimonMusic By – Forere Motloheloa, Paul SimonPercussion – Makhaya MahlanguSynthesizer – Rob Mounsey
2 Graceland
Backing Vocals – Paul SimonBass – Baghiti Khumalo*Drums – Vusi KhumaloEngineer [Assistant] – Mark Cobrin, Peter Thwaites, Steven StrassmanGuitar – Chikapa "Ray" Phiri*Lyrics By, Music By – Paul SimonPercussion – Makhaya MahlanguSteel Guitar [Pedal] – Demola AdepojuVocals – The Everly Brothers*, Paul Simon
3 I Know What I Know
Engineer [Assistant] – Mark Cobrin, Peter ThwaitesLyrics By – Paul SimonMusic By – General M.D. Shirinda, Paul SimonSynthesizer [Synclavier] – Paul SimonVocals – Paul Simon, The Gaza Sisters
4 Gumboots
Accordion – Jonhjon MkhalaliBacking Vocals – Diane Garisto, Michele Cobbs*, Paul SimonDrums – Petrus ManileEngineer [Assistant] – Mark Cobrin, Peter ThwaitesGuitar [Lead], Rhythm Guitar – Daniel XilakaziLyrics By – Paul SimonMusic By – Jonhjon Mkhalali, Lulu Masilela, Paul SimonPercussion – Ralph McDonald*Saxophone – Barney Rachabane, Mike Makhalemele, Teaspoon NdlelaSynthesizer [Synclavier] – Paul SimonTambourine – Lulu Masilela
5 Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
Alto Saxophone – Alex FosterBass – Baghiti Khumalo*Drums – Isaac MtshaliEngineer [Assistant] – Mark CobrinGuitar – Paul Simon, Chikapa "Ray" Phiri*Lyrics By, Music By – Paul SimonLyrics By, Music By [Beginning] – Joseph Shabalala, Paul SimonPercussion – Assane Thiam, Babacar Faye, Youssou N'DourTenor Saxophone – Leonard Pickett*Trumpet – Earl GardnerVocals – Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Paul Simon
6 You Can Call Me Al
Backing Vocals – Paul SimonBaritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone – Ronald E. Cuber*Bass – Baghiti Khumalo*Drums – Isaac MtshaliElectric Bass [Six-string] – Paul SimonEngineer [Assistant] – Mark CobrinGuitar – Chikapa "Ray" Phiri*Guitar Synthesizer – Adrian BelewLyrics By, Music By – Paul SimonPercussion – Ralph McDonald*Synthesizer – Rob MounseyTrombone – David W. Bargeron*, Kim Allan CisselTrumpet – Alan Rubin, John Faddis*, Lewis Michael Soloff*, Ronald E. Brecker*Whistle [Pennywhistle Solo] – Morris Goldberg
7 Under African Skies
Bass – Baghiti Khumalo*Drums – Isaac MtshaliEngineer [Assistant] – Mark Cobrin, Steven StrassmanGuitar – Adrian Belew, Paul Simon, Chikapa "Ray" Phiri*Lyrics By, Music By – Paul SimonPercussion – Ralph McDonald*Vocals – Linda Ronstadt, Paul Simon
8 Homeless
Engineer [Assistant] – Andrew FraserLead Vocals – Joseph ShabalalaLyrics By, Music By – Joseph Shabalala, Paul Simon
9 Crazy Love Vol. II
Backing Vocals – Paul SimonBass – Lloyd LeloseDrums – Isaac MtshaliEngineer [Assistant] – Mark Cobrin, Peter ThwaitesGuitar – Chikapa "Ray" Phiri*Guitar Synthesizer – Adrian BelewLyrics By, Music By – Paul SimonSoprano Saxophone – Morris Goldberg
10 That Was Your Mother
Accordion – Alton Rubin, Sr. (Dopsie)*Bass – Alonzo JohnsonDrums – Alton Rubin, Jr.Engineer [Assistant] – Mark Miller Guitar – Sherman RobertsonLyrics By, Music By – Paul SimonSaxophone – Johnny HoytWashboard – David Rubin
11 All Around The World Or The Myth Of Fingerprints
Acoustic Guitar – Paul SimonBass – Conrad LozanoDrums – Louie PerezDrums [Additional] – Steve GaddEngineer [Assistant] – Mark Cobrin, Steven StrassmanGuitar – Cesar RosasGuitar, Accordion – David HidalgoLyrics By, Music By – Paul SimonPercussion – Ralph McDonald*Saxophone – Steve BerlinVocals – Cesar Rosas, David Hidalgo, Paul Simon

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Paul Simon
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound
  • Pressed By – Praxis Technologies Inc. – 00195


  • Arranged By [Co-arranged] – Chikapa "Ray" Phiri* (tracks: 6, 7, 9)
  • Art Direction – Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff, Jeri McManus
  • Design – Kim Champagne
  • Engineer – Roy Halee
  • Liner Notes – Paul Simon
  • Mastered By – Greg Calbi
  • Photography By [Back Cover] – Gary Heery
  • Photography By [Front Cover] – Mark Sexton
  • Producer – Paul Simon

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-25447-2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992544726
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): PRAXIS 00195-0 4772 SA0281
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - stamper misprint, etched in clear hub not mirror band): PRAXIS 00195-1 4772 SA0361
  • Other (Variant 2 - Category hand etched in reverse in mirror band): CD 25447

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
1-25447, 9 25447-1 Paul Simon Graceland ‎(LP, Album, Spe) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-25447, 9 25447-1 US 1986
ZWB 1602 Paul Simon Graceland ‎(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records ZWB 1602 South Africa 1986
MSC.346 Paul Simon Graceland ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Musicals MSC.346 Unknown
925 447-1, 925447-1 Paul Simon Graceland ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 925 447-1, 925447-1 Greece 1986
925447-4 Paul Simon Graceland ‎(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 925447-4 Greece 1986

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Boy In The Bubble
Composed By – Forere Motloholoa*, P. Simon*
2 I Know What I Know
Composed By – General MD Shirinda*, P. Simon*
3 Graceland
Composed By – Paul Simon
4 Homeless
Composed By – J Shabalala*, P. Simon*
5 Crazy Love Vol. 2
Composed By – Paul Simon
6 Under African Skies
Composed By – Paul Simon
7 You Can Call Me Al
Composed By – Paul Simon
8 Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
Composed By – J Shabalala*, P. Simon*

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Optimal Media Production – D152822


  • Cameraman – Jeffrey Victor, Mike Coles
  • Co-producer – Paul Simon
  • Coordinator [Archive Coordinator for PSBH] – C. Vaughn Hazell*
  • Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Morgan Pather, Nellie Medina
  • Design [Conception Graphique] – Nikkie Amouyal
  • Edited By [Online Editor] – Nick Anderson
  • Engineer [Sound] – Steve Onopa, Tony Bensusan
  • Executive-Producer – Bous de Jong, Nick de Grunwald
  • Executive-Producer [For Eagle Rock Entertainment] – Geoff Kempin, Terry Shand
  • Film Director – Jeremy Marre
  • Film Editor – Phil McDonald
  • Mixed By [Dubbing Mixer] – Richard Lee
  • Producer [Assistant] – Celia Blaker, Denise Hill , Farne Sinclair, Tamara Swinglehurst
  • Producer [Associate] – Caroline Thomas
  • Producer [Line] – Joel Wykeham
  • Research – David Peck
  • Research [Archive] – Julian Adamoli


Category 196 599 9 on spine and back cover.
Category EREDV010 on label.

A co-production with BBC, NCRV, VH-1, Eagle Rock Entertainment and Paul Simon.
An Isis Production in association with Daniel Television.

© Isis Productions / Daniel Television / Paul Simon 1997

DVD includes Paul Simon's discography.

Dolby Digital Stereo
Screen format 4:3
Region: 0
Language: English.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 3 259119 659990
  • Matrix / Runout: manufactured by optimal media production D152822-01
  • Mastering SID Code: ifpi L572
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9729

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
KAL 1424 Paul Simon Graceland ‎(DVD-V, RE, PAL) Eagle Vision KAL 1424 Australia Unknown
DVD2058 Paul Simon Graceland ‎(DVD-V, PAL) Eagle Rock Entertainment PLC DVD2058 UK 1997
none Paul Simon The Making Of Graceland ‎(DVD-V, Promo, PAL) Eagle Vision none Greece 2001
40098 Paul Simon Graceland ‎(DVD-V, PAL) MAWA Film & Medien 40098 Germany 1997
CLASS 103 Paul Simon Classic Albums: Paul Simon - Graceland ‎(VHS) Eagle Rock Entertainment PLC CLASS 103 UK 1997
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