PAUL SIMON - Graceland - LP - Limited Clear Vinyl [NAD-OCT10]

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PAUL SIMON - Graceland - LP - Limited Clear Vinyl [NAD-OCT10]

PAUL SIMON - Graceland - LP - Limited Clear Vinyl [NAD-OCT10]



PAUL SIMON – Graceland – LP – Limited Clear Vinyl [NAD-OCT10]

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This is a presale order, release date OCT 10th

All orders will be shipped on or before OCT 10th

You can also collect in store on release day

LP – Limited Edition Clear Vinyl

With Graceland, Paul Simon hit on the idea of combining his always perceptive songwriting with the little-heard mbaqanga music of South Africa, creating a fascinating hybrid that re-enchanted his old audience and earned him a new one. It is true that the South African angle (including its controversial aspect during the apartheid days) was a powerful marketing tool and that the catchy music succeeded in presenting listeners with that magical combination: something they’d never heard before that nevertheless sounded familiar. As eclectic as any record Simon had made, it also delved into zydeco and conjunto-flavored rock & roll while marking a surprising new lyrical approach (presaged on some songs on Hearts and Bones); for the most part, Simon abandoned a linear, narrative approach to his words, instead drawing highly poetic (“Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes”), abstract (“The Boy in the Bubble”), and satiric (“I Know What I Know”) portraits of modern life, often charged by striking images and turns of phrase torn from the headlines or overheard in contemporary speech. An enormously successful record, Graceland became the standard against which subsequent musical experiments by major artists were measured.


1 The Boy In The Bubble
2 Graceland
3 I Know What I Know
4 Gumboots
5 Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
6 You Can Call Me Al
7 Under African Skies
8 Homeless
9 Crazy Love Vol II
10 That Was Your Mother
11 All Around The World Or The Myth Of Fingerprints


CAT NO: 19439801821

BARCODE: 194398018218