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Graceland

Author: Paul SimonM D Shirinda, GeneralLinda RonstadtForere MotloheloaBakithi KumaloAll authors
Publisher: [S.l.] : Legacy ; New York, NY : Distributed by Sony Music Entertainment, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : DVD audio : Biography   Visual material   Book : English : 25th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Music videos
Demo recordings
Interviews
Named Person: Paul Simon; Whoopi Goldberg; Harry Belafonte; Ray Phiri; Barney Rachabane; Hugh Masekela
Material Type: Biography, Music, Videorecording
Document Type: Sound Recording, Book, Visual material
Music Type: Popular music; Rock music
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Simon; M D Shirinda, General; Linda Ronstadt; Forere Motloheloa; Bakithi Kumalo; Vusi Khumalo; Isaac Mtshali; Khaya Mahlangu; Youssou N'Dour; Babacar Faye; Assane Thiam; Ray Phiri; Demola Adepoju; Rockin' Dopsie; Whoopi Goldberg; Harry Belafonte; Barney Rachabane; Hugh Masekela; Everly Brothers.; Gaza Sisters; Boyoyo Boys.; Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Musical group); Stimela (Musical group); Twisters (Musical group); Lobos (Musical group)
OCLC Number: 794973384
Notes: Legacy: 88691914712D1 (on accompanying DVD: 8869797715203; on container: 88691914712).
Popular songs, with South African and zydeco influences.
Tracks 1-11 originally released in 1986 as Warner Bros. 25447. [i.e. 1-25447].
Compact disc.
Accompanying DVD: In English with optional English, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish subtitles.
Accompanying DVD includes the 2012 documentary film Under African skies : Paul Simon's Graceland journey (ca. 2 hr.), interviews with Whoopi Goldberg, Harry Belafonte, Ray Phiri, Barney Rachabane and Hugh Masekela, and a selection of music videos for the songs You can call me Al, The boy in the bubble, and Diamonds on the soles of her shoes (from Saturday Night Live, Nov. 22, 1986).
Program notes by Jesse Kornbluth and Paul Simon with lyrics (26 p. : ill., ports. (chiefly col.) ; 15 cm.) inserted in container.
Credits: Produced by Paul Simon.
Performer(s): Paul Simon, guitar, vocals ; The Everly Brothers (track 2) ; General M.D. Shirinda and the Gaza Sisters (track 3) ; The Boyoyo Boys (track 4) ; Ladysmith Black Mambazo (tracks 5, 8) ; Linda Ronstadt (track 7) ; Stimela (track 9) ; Good Rockin' Dopsie and the Twisters (track 10) ; Los Lobos (track 11) ; with, variously: Forere Motloheloa, accordion ; Bakithi Kumalo, bass ; Vusi Khumalo, Isaac Mtshali, drums ; Makhaya Mahlangu, Youssou N'Dour, Babacar Faye, Assane Thiam, percussion ; Chikapa "Ray" Phiri, guitar ; Demola Adepoju, pedal steel guitar ; additional assisting musicians.
Event notes: Recorded at Ovation Studios, Johannesburg, R.S.A.; The Hit Factory, New York, N.Y.; Amigo Studios, Los Angeles, Calif.; Abbey Road Studios, London, England; and Master-Trak Enterprises, Crowley, La. (tracks 1-11); Oct. 10, 1985 (track 12); at Ovation Studios, Johannesburg, R.S.A., Mar. 6, 1985 (tracks 15-16); and Jan. 2012 (track 17).
Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 videodisc (ca. 2 hr., 23 min. : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.)
Details: DVD video, region 0, NTSC; Dolby digital 2.0 PCM stereo., 5.1 surround.
Contents: The boy in the bubble (4:00) --
Graceland (4:51) --
I know what I know (3:13) --
Gumboots (2:45) --
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes (5:51) --
You can call me Al (4:41) --
Under African skies (3:37) --
Homeless (3:48) --
Crazy love, vol ll (4:19) --
That was your mother (2:53) --
All around the world or the myth of fingerprints (3:18) --
Bonus tracks. Homeless : (demo) (2:31) --
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes : (alternate version) (4:41) --
All around the world or the myth of fingerprints : (early version) (3:18) --
The Ovation Studio recordings. You can call me Al : (demo) (2:04) ; Crazy love : (demo) (2:32) --
The story of "Graceland" (as told by Paul Simon) (9:39).
Other Titles: Under African skies : Paul Simon's Graceland journey.
Paul Simon's Graceland journey.
Graceland journey.
Responsibility: Paul Simon.

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