17 Songs, 1 Hour 7 Minutes

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".

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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".

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Can't Find Any Damned Nickname ,

Legendary

This legendary album has been made a lot better with the release of this 25th anniversary edition. Liste particularly to the demo version of Homeless. It is just haunting and so beautiful, nothing at all like the final version on the original record. I could listen to this album forever, it is really one of the landmarks in recorded music.

Roc de la Kraut ,

Desert Island Selection

Absolutley one of my 10 desert island picks.This album is a masterpiece. Thursday Afternoon is prob my number one. I take that list very seriously!

JMBtakenstillJMB ,

More than Al

Great album, Call me Al brings back memories but the overall album has so much more.

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