Paul Simon - Graceland 1986 (Expanded & Remastered 2004) [FLAC] [h33t] - Kitlope

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Torrent Hash: 89FE0C928FC170A794C1A1C5C026717DE98B5E21
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Year: Original Release: 1986 / Remastered 2004
Label: Sony / Legacy
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Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American musician, songwriter and producer. Simon's fame, influence and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel. Simon wrote most of the pair's songs, including three that reached No. 1 on the U.S. singles charts: "The Sound of Silence," "Mrs. Robinson," and "Bridge Over Troubled Water."[1] The duo split up in 1970 at the height of their popularity, and Simon began a successful solo career as a guitarist and singer-songwriter, recording three highly acclaimed albums over the next five years.[2] In 1986, he released Graceland, an album inspired by South African township music. Simon also wrote and starred in the film One-Trick Pony (1980) and co-wrote the Broadway musical The Capeman (1998) with the poet Derek Walcott.[3]

Simon has earned 12 Grammys for his solo and collaborative work, including the Lifetime Achievement Award.[4] In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame[5] and in 2006 was selected as one of the "100 People Who Shaped the World" by Time magazine.[6] Among many other honors, Simon was the first recipient of the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2007.[7] In 1986 Simon was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees. [/quote]

[b]Graceland [/b] 1986 (Remastered 2004)


Graceland is the seventh studio album by American folk musician Paul Simon, released in August 1986.

It was a hit, topping the UK Album Chart, and reaching number three on the US Billboard 200. The album won the 1986 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, while the title song won the 1987 Grammy for Record of the Year. In 2007, the album was added to the United States National Recording Registry, along with another 24 significant recordings that year. It is included in many "best of" and "greatest" album lists including both Rolling Stone's[1] and Time's.

Coming at a time when Simon's musical career was at something of a low ebb following the disappointing public response to Hearts and Bones, the project was originally inspired by Simon's listening to a cassette of the Boyoyo Boys instrumental "Gumboots." Simon later wrote lyrics to sing over a re-recording of the song, which became the fourth track on the album.

Graceland features an eclectic mixture of musical styles including pop, a cappella, isicathamiya, rock, and mbaqanga. The album was strongly influenced by the earlier work of South African musicians Johnny Clegg and Sipho Mchunu, and the Zulu-Western pop cross-over music realized in their band Juluka. Juluka was South Africa's first integrated pop band. Simon includes thanks to Johnny Clegg, Juluka and Juluka's producer Hilton Rosenthal in the "Special Thanks" citation included in Graceland's liner notes. Much of the album was recorded in South Africa, and it features many South African musicians and groups. Simon faced accusations[by whom?] that he had broken the cultural boycott imposed by the rest of the world against the apartheid regime in South Africa, which was in its final years at the time. Although supported by the United Nations Anti-Apartheid Committee, as the album showcased the talents of the black South African musicians while offering no support to the South African government, even the ANC protested the collaboration as a break in the cultural boycott.[citation needed] The worldwide success of the album introduced some of the musicians, especially the vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, to global audiences of their own. Simon included American 'roots' influences with tracks featuring Zydeco and Tex-Mex musicians. The Everly Brothers sing harmony on the title track. Linda Ronstadt appears on the track "Under African Skies", the second verse of which Simon wrote based on her childhood experiences.

Graceland was Paul Simon's highest charting album in the U.S. in over a decade, reaching #3 in the national Billboard charts, receiving a certification of 5× Platinum by the RIAA and eventually selling over 14 million copies, making it Simon's most commercially successful album. Critics welcomed its eclectic mix of sounds and broad, quirky subject matter and it regularly shows up in critic polls and "recommended" lists. The album also helped to draw worldwide attention to the music of South Africa.

The album drew accolades from the beginning. Rolling Stone called it "lovely, daring and accomplished"[9] and Robert Christgau enthused it was "so strange, so sweet, so willful, so radically incongruous and plainly beautiful."[8] It was so acclaimed by other critics that he later anticipated that it would top The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll for that year (1986).[11]

"I don't like the idea that people who aren't adolescents make records. Adolescents make the best records. Except for Paul Simon. Except for Graceland. He's hit a new plateau there, but he's writing to his own age group. Graceland is something new. That song to his son is just as good as 'Blue Suede Shoes': 'Before you were born dude when life was great.' That's just as good as 'Blue Suede Shoes,' and that is a new dimension."

—Joe Strummer, in an interview with Richard Cromelin for the Los Angeles Times on January 31, 1988[12]

In the Graceland Classic Albums video, Simon states that he considers the title track the best song he has ever written. A popular music video starring Simon and Chevy Chase was made for the hit song "You Can Call Me Al". Simon toured the album extensively, featuring many of the artists from the album in addition to exiled South Africans Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba. Two concerts in Harare, Zimbabwe, were filmed in 1987 for release as "The African Concert". The audience was a multi-racial mix with many travelling from South Africa.

The success of the album earned Paul Simon the Best International Solo Artist award at The Brit Awards in 1987.

[b]Tracks: [/b]

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" 
12.	"Homeless" (demo version)
13.	"Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" (alternate version)
14.	"All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints" (early version)

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01. The Boy In The Bubble - Paul Simon.flac 26.829 MB
02. Graceland - Paul Simon.flac 32.368 MB
03. I Know What I Know - Paul Simon.flac 21.706 MB
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