Graceland - Clear Vinyl Edition
Absolutely essential classic album from the 80's! Inspired by South-African mbaqanga music...

Graceland - Clear Vinyl Edition

Paul Simon

€ 26,95
  • LP
Label
Sony Music, Legacy
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Description

 In 1984, after a period of depression, Simon became fascinated by a bootleg cassette of mbaqanga, South African street music. He and Halee visited Johannesburg, where they spent two weeks recording with South African musicians. Further recordings were held in the United States, with guest musicians including Linda Ronstadt, the Everly Brothers, Louisiana band Good Rockin' Dopsie and the Twisters, and Mexican-American band Los Lobos.

Graceland features an eclectic mixture of genres, including pop, rock, a cappella, zydeco, isicathamiya and mbaqanga. Simon wrote songs inspired by the recordings made in Johannesburg, collaborating with African and American artists.

Graceland became Simon's most successful album and his highest-charting album in over a decade; it is estimated to have sold up to 16 million copies worldwide. It was lauded by critics, won the 1987 Grammy for Album of the Year, and is frequently cited as one of the best albums of all time

Clear Classics Transparent Vinyl edition.

Tracklist

A

  • 1.The Boy In The Bubble
  • 2.Graceland
  • 3.I Know What I Know
  • 4.Gumboots
  • 5.Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes

B

  • 1.You Can Call Me Al
  • 2.Under African Skies
  • 3.Homeless
  • 4.Crazy Love, Vol.II
  • 5.That Was Your Mother
  • 6.All Around The World Or The Myth Of Fingerprints

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