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Graceland (25th Anniversary Edition)

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Download links and information about Graceland (25th Anniversary Edition) by Paul Simon. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to Pop genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 43:11 minutes.

Artist: Paul Simon
Release date: 2012
Genre: Pop
Tracks: 11
Duration: 43:11
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. The Boy In the Bubble 3:59
2. Graceland 4:51
3. I Know What I Know (with General M.D. Shirinda & the Gaza Sisters) 3:13
4. Gumboots (with the Boyoyo Boys) 2:44
5. Diamonds On the Soles of Her Shoes 5:50
6. You Can Call Me Al 4:40
7. Under African Skies 3:37
8. Homeless (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo) 3:48
9. Crazy Love, Vol. II 4:19
10. That Was Your Mother (with Good Rockin' Dopsie and the Twisters) 2:52
11. All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints (with Los Lobos) 3:18

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Twenty-five years since Paul Simon's Graceland made its deep impact on popular culture—introducing South African music to many listeners who hadn't previously heard its buoyant rhythms and vocal complexity—the album receives the anniversary treatment. The original album remains a stylistic adventure that hasn't lost its power and has aged quite well. Simon added touches of zydeco and collaborations with Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Los Lobos to a songwriting style that leaned heavily on poetic license and fractured narratives among the surprises. The anniversary edition includes demos, alternate takes, videos, and Simon himself telling the story of Graceland. The extras illuminate Simon's creative process, but it's the final versions of the songs—from the straightforward rock 'n' roll of the title track to the mystical vocal weaves of "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes," "Gumboots," and "Homeless"—that gave the '80s some of its most soulful music, in a decade more often remembered for its technical innovations.