Paul Simon – Graceland – W1-25447 – (Condition – 90-95%) – Cover Reprinted – LP Record

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Paul Simon – Graceland – W1-25447 – (Condition – 90-95%) – Cover Reprinted – LP Record
Graceland is the seventh solo studio album by the American singer-songwriter Paul Simon. It was produced by Simon, engineered by Roy Halee and released on August 25, 1986, by Warner Bros. Records. In the early 1980s, Simon’s relationship with his former musical partner Art Garfunkel had deteriorated, his marriage to actress Carrie Fisher had collapsed, and his previous record, Hearts and Bones (1983), had been a commercial failure. In 1984, after a period of depression, Simon became fascinated by a bootleg cassette of mbaqanga, South African street music. He and Halee visited Johannesburg, where they spent two weeks recording with South African musicians. Further recordings were held in the United States, with guest musicians including Linda Ronstadt, the Everly Brothers, Louisiana band Good Rockin’ Dopsie and the Twisters, and Mexican-American band Los Lobos. Graceland features an eclectic mixture of genres, including pop, rock, a cappella, zydeco, isicathamiya and mbaqanga. Simon wrote songs inspired by the recordings made in Johannesburg, collaborating with African and American artists. He received criticism for breaking the cultural boycott of South Africa because of its policy of apartheid. Following its completion, Simon toured alongside South African musicians, performing their music and songs from Graceland. Graceland became Simon’s most successful studio album and his highest-charting album in over a decade; it is estimated to have sold more than 16 million copies worldwide. It was lauded by critics, won the 1987 Grammy for Album of the Year, and is frequently cited as one of the best albums of all time. In 2006, it was added to the United States’ National Recording Registry as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important”.
Record Details
Title Paul Simon – Graceland – W1-25447
Producer Paul Simon
Lyrics Paul Simon
Singer Paul Simon
Releasing Year 1986
Genre Private Songs
Language English
Label Warner Bros. Records
Made In USA
Manufacture Columbia House
Serial No. W1-25447
Side One
  • The Boy In The Bubble
 Paul Simon
  • Graceland
 Paul Simon
  • I Know What I Know
 Paul Simon
  • Gumboots
 Paul Simon
  • Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
 Paul Simon
Side Two
  • You Can Call Me Al
 Paul Simon
  • Under African Skies
 Paul Simon
  • Homeless
 Paul Simon
  • Crazy Love, Vol. II
 Paul Simon
  • That Was Your Mother
 Paul Simon
  • All Around The World Or The Myth Of Fingerprints
 Paul Simon
Specification
Size 12 Inches
Speed 33 RPM
Record Condition 90-95%
Cover Condition Excellent (Reprinted)

 

 

Additional information

Weight 0.35 g
Dimensions 33 × 33 × 2.54 cm
Producer

Paul Simon

Singer

Paul Simon

Lyrics

Paul Simon

Language

English

Label

Warner Bros. Records

Genre

Private Songs

Releasing year

1986

Size

12 Inches

Speed

33 RPM

Records condition

Near Mint Used – 90-95%

Cover condition

Cover Reprinted

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