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Graceland (25th Anniversary Edition) (CD/DVD)
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Limited two CD+ two DVD Collector's Edition includes digitally remastered original album plus bonus tracks, "Under African Skies" documentary film, the original 1987 "African Concert" from Zimbabwe, three original music videos and the iconic "Saturday Night Live" performance. Also contains replicas of an original Graceland poster, handwritten lyrics pad, deluxe 80-page book featuring new and archival photos and interviews with Paul Simon. In 1986, Graceland sold 14 million copies worldwide and garnered both the Album and Song of the Year Grammy in 1987. Simon and the members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo performed on Saturday Night Live and appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone. It generated three hit singles and it kept Paul Simon and the Graceland tour on the road for five years. Its music was heard across the globe. Today, its music and its reputation still reach generations of music enthusiasts yet so many are unaware of how pivotal that one album was during the 1980s, how it helped birth the idea of World Music and revived the career of one of America's most important songwriters. How it influenced the political progress of South Africa a country divided by institutionalized racism, causing and then transcending years of controversy. How in fact the album came to be in the first place.
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The best loved songs include The Boy In The Bubble, Graceland, Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes and Under African Skies, but the rest hold great charm too. The most rootsy African sounds surface on I Know What I Know with the soulful vocal infusions of The Gaza Sisters.
Paul Simon has always successfully integrated exotic sounds in his music to create great beauty: Andean flutes in El Condor Pasa, reggae in Me And Julio Down By The School Yard and in Mother & Child Reunion, and Latin/South American sounds in Rhythm Of The Saints, but Graceland is his towering achievement as a solo artist, a truly exceptional album with a power and beauty that transcends all musical boundaries.
The character and placement of voices on the soundstage is great. You can easily isolate individual voices in the groups. Anyway it's great. Get it for the music, never mind all the old political BS.
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Good Service. This was a present, which I understand was enjoyed.Published 3 months ago by AvidReader