Editors’ Notes Released during the tense final years of apartheid, Paul Simon's Graceland introduced the buoyant textures of South African township music to vast international audiences. Simon’s collaborative genius—which calls on Los Lobos, Zydeco legend Good Rockin’ Dopsie and Ladysmith Black Mambazo—invented a new musical language and earned a 1987 GRAMMY® for Album of the Year. The fractured narratives and emotionally fragile characters are unforgettable—whether it's the divorcé and his kid en route to Graceland, the unattainable girl with diamonds on the soles of her shoes or the soft-in-the-middle hero of “You Can Call Me Al".

SONG
The Boy In the Bubble
1
3:59
 
Graceland
2
4:51
 
I Know What I Know
3
3:13
 
Gumboots (with The Boyoyo Boys)
4
2:44
 
Diamonds On the Soles of Her Shoes
5
5:50
 
You Can Call Me Al
6
4:40
 
Under African Skies
7
3:37
 
Homeless (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo)
8
3:48
 
Crazy Love, Vol II
9
4:19
 
That Was Your Mother
10
2:52
 
All Around the World Or the Myth of Fingerprints (with Los Lobos)
11
3:18
 
Homeless (Demo)
12
2:30
 
Diamonds On the Soles of Her Shoes (Unreleased Version) [Alternate Version]
13
4:41
 
All Around the World Or the Myth of Fingerprints (Early Version)
14
3:17
 
You Can Call Me Al (Demo)
15
2:04
 
Crazy Love (Demo)
16
2:32
 
The Story of "Graceland" As Told By Paul Simon
17
9:37
 

Other Versions

  • Graceland
    Graceland
    11 Songs

Music Videos

More by Paul Simon

Featured On

Albums You May Also Like