Graceland

Paul SimonAugust 5, 1986
Singer-Songwriter℗ 2012 Paul Simon under exclusive license of Sony Music Entertainment
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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. Records.
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, was a commercial failure. In 1984, after a period of depression, Simon became fascinated by a bootleg cassette of South African township music. He and Halee visited Johannesburg, where they spent two weeks recording with South African musicians.
Recorded in 1985 and 1986, Graceland features an eclectic mixture of genres, including pop, rock, a cappella, zydeco, isicathamiya, and mbaqanga. Simon created new compositions inspired by the recordings made in Johannesburg, collaborating with African and American artists. He received criticism for seemingly breaking the cultural boycott imposed against South Africa because of its policy of apartheid. Following its completion, Simon toured alongside South African musicians, combining their music and the music of Graceland.

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The Boy In the Bubble3:59
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Graceland4:51
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I Know What I Know3:13
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Gumboots2:44
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Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes5:49
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You Can Call Me Al4:40
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Under African Skies3:37
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Homeless3:48
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Crazy Love, Vol. II4:19
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That Was Your Mother2:52
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All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints3:16
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Additional Information

Total length
43:15
Tracks
11
Released
June 5, 2012
Label
℗ 2012 Paul Simon under exclusive license of Sony Music Entertainment
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
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