Graceland (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Paul SimonAugust 5, 1986
Singer-Songwriter℗ 2012 Paul Simon under exclusive license of Sony Music Entertainment
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Paul Simon's dazzling mix of American roots music, South African pop and highly personal songcraft instantly became one of the key albums of the 1980s and is now internationally considered among the greatest of all time. The zydeco rush of "Boy in the Bubble" and the autobiographical title track both offer musical comfort to confusing, sometimes deadly, modern landscapes, while the transcendent "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" brings magical realism to gritty urban streets. This 25th Anniversary Edition includes a bonus disc of choice live cuts and demos, while the physical edition features a well-regarded feature documentary that surveys the controversy surrounding the project, which was partially recorded in a South Africa still under apartheid. The end result? The South African musicians involved (including Ladysmith Black Mambazo) went from holding "working jobs" to earning a living as internationally celebrated musical stars, while Paul Simon was honored in South Africa by the post-apartheid government. The arguments are over and the music has endured.

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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 Fingerprints3:17
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Homeless (Demo)2:30
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Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (Alternate Unreleased Version)4:41
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All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints (Early Version) (Early Version)3:17
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You Can Call Me Al (Demo)2:04
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Crazy Love (Demo)2:31
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The Story of "Graceland" as Told by Paul Simon9:37
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Additional Information

Total length
1:08:00
Tracks
17
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
Internet connection
Required for streaming and downloading
Playback information
Via Google Play Music app on Android v4+, iOS v7+, or by exporting MP3 files to your computer and playing on any MP3 compatible music player
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