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Graceland

Graceland
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Description: I I Amazon.com essential recording The melding of South African styles and Simon's trademark sensibility made for one of the most intriguing albums--not to mention commercial hits--of the '80s. At once lively, thoughtful, gorgeous, and tough, Graceland acknowledges splits both in South Africa's social fabric and in Simon's personal life (the title track is a clear descendant of the earlier "Hearts and Bones," a song about the singer-songwriter's brief marriage to Carrie Fisher). Humor is hardly absent from the mix, though; witness the addled "I Know What I Know" and the fable-like "You Can Call Me Al.&q ... (more)
Manufacturer: Rhino Records
Release date: 27 July 2004
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0081227890421 UPC: 081227890421
Tags: Pop (2), Rock (2), African (2), 1986 (2), Folk-rock (1), Music Mecca 9 (1), Released 1986 (1), Defining (1), Legendary (1), Iconic (1), Folk (1), South Africa (1), Paul Simon (1), Singer/songwriter (1), 1980s (1), Mp3 (1)
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MarkoXD rated this 9/10 5 months ago
thatmaskedman rated this 10/10 5 months, 1 week ago
JxSxPx added this to a list 9 months, 1 week ago
100 Greatest American Albums of All Time (100 music items)

"He loved Africa. Africa loved him Jaded after Hearts and Bones, Paul Simon recruited the cream of South Africa’s musicians and loosened up. The result was Simon’s biggest-selling and best solo work, a renewal of his superstar status, the magical hit “The Boy in the Bubble” and the appearance of a world-music section in your local record store. Standout tracks: “The Boy in the Bubble,” “Homeless”"


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Why The 80's Are So Great Musically... For This (460 music items)

"You Can Call Me Al (1986) "


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Favorite Songs of All Time: 1986-1987 (243 music items)

""You Can Call Me Al" Runners up: "Graceland" "Homeless" "All Around the World Or the Myth of Fingerprints" "Boy In The Bubble" "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" "


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Number One Hit Albums: Canada - 1987 (11 music items)

" Time on chart: January 17 - February 7, 1987 Genres: Woodbeat, Pop, Funk, Rock"


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My Favorite Albums: 1986 (43 music items)
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