Paul Simon ‎– Graceland

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Warner Bros. Records ‎– 925 447-1, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 925447-1
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A1 The Boy In The Bubble
Accordion – Forere MotloheloaAcoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Paul SimonBass – Baghiti Khumalo*Drums – Vusi KhumaloEngineer [Recording Assistant at Ovation Studios] – Peter ThwaitesEngineer [Recording Assistant at The Hit Factory] – Mark CobrinGuitar Synthesizer – Adrian BelewMusic By – Forere Motloheloa, Paul SimonPercussion – Makhaya MahlanguSynthesizer – Rob MounseyWords By – Paul Simon
3:59
A2 Graceland
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Paul SimonBass – Baghiti Khumalo*Drums – Vusi KhumaloEngineer [Recording Assistant at Amigo Studios] – Steven StrassmanEngineer [Recording Assistant at Ovation Studios] – Peter ThwaitesEngineer [Recording Assistant at The Hit Factory] – Mark CobrinGuitar – Chikapa "Ray" Phiri*Pedal Steel Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Demola AdepojuPercussion – Makhaya MahlanguVocals – The Everly Brothers*, Paul SimonWords By, Music By – Paul Simon
4:48
A3 I Know What I Know
Engineer [Recording Assistant at Ovation Studios] – Peter ThwaitesEngineer [Recording Assistant at The Hit Factory] – Mark CobrinMusic By – General M.D. Shirinda, Paul SimonMusician [With] – General M.D. Shirinda, The Gaza SistersSynthesizer [Synclavier] – Paul SimonVocals – Paul Simon, The Gaza SistersWords By – Paul Simon
3:13
A4 Gumboots
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Diane Garisto, Michelle Cobbs, Paul SimonEngineer [Recording Assistant at Ovation Studios] – Peter ThwaitesEngineer [Recording Assistant at The Hit Factory] – Mark CobrinMusic By – Jonhjon Mkhalali*, Lulu Masilela, Paul SimonMusician [The Boyoyo Boys], Accordion – Jonhjon Mkhalali*Musician [The Boyoyo Boys], Drums – Petrus ManileMusician [The Boyoyo Boys], Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar – Daniel XilakaziMusician [The Boyoyo Boys], Saxophone [Saxophones] – Barney Rachabane, Mike Makhalemele, Teaspoon NdlelaMusician [The Boyoyo Boys], Tambourine [Tambourines] – Lulu MasilelaMusician [With] – The Boyoyo BoysPercussion – Ralph MacDonaldSynthesizer [Synclavier] – Paul SimonWords By – Paul Simon
2:42
A5 Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
Alto Saxophone [Alto Sax] – Alex FosterBass – Baghiti Khumalo*Drums – Isaac MtshaliEngineer [Recording Assistant] – Mark CobrinGuitar – Paul Simon, Chikapa "Ray" Phiri*Musician [Beginning by] – Joseph Shabalala, Paul SimonPercussion – Assane Thiam, Babacar Faye, Youssou N'dour*Tenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax] – Leonard Pickett*Trumpet – Earl GardnerVocals – Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Paul SimonWords By, Music By – Paul Simon
5:34
B1 You Can Call Me Al
6-String Bass [Electric] – Paul SimonBacking Vocals [Background Vocals] – Paul SimonBass – Baghiti Khumalo*Bass Saxophone [Bass Sax], Baritone Saxophone [Baritone Sax] – Ronald E. Cuber*Drums – Isaac MtshaliEngineer [Recording Assistant] – Mark CobrinGuitar – Chikapa "Ray" Phiri*Guitar Synthesizer – Adrian BelewPercussion – Ralph MacDonaldSynthesizer – Rob MounseyTin Whistle [Pennywhistle], Soloist – Morris GoldbergTrombone [Trombones] – David W. Bargeron*, Kim Allan CisselTrumpet [Trumpets] – Alan Rubin, John Faddis*, Lewis Michael Soloff*, Ronald E. Brecker*Words By, Music By – Paul Simon
4:39
B2 Under African Skies
Bass – Baghiti Khumalo*Drums – Isaac MtshaliEngineer [Recording Assistant at Amigo Studios] – Steven StrassmanEngineer [Recording Assistant at The Hit Factory] – Mark CobrinGuitar – Adrian Belew, Paul Simon, Chikapa "Ray" Phiri*Percussion – Ralph MacDonaldVocals – Linda Ronstadt, Paul SimonWords By, Music By – Paul Simon
3:34
B3 Homeless
Engineer [Recording Assistant] – Andrew FraserMusician [Ladysmith Black Mambazo], Lead Vocals [Lead Singer] – Joseph ShabalalaMusician [With] – Ladysmith Black MambazoWords By, Music By – Joseph Shabalala, Paul Simon
3:45
B4 Crazy Love, Vol. II
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Paul SimonEngineer [Recording Assistant at Ovation Studios] – Peter ThwaitesEngineer [Recording Assistant at The Hit Factory] – Mark CobrinGuitar Synthesizer – Adrian BelewMusician [Stimela], Bass – Lloyd Lelose*Musician [Stimela], Drums – Isaac MtshaliMusician [Stimela], Guitar – Chikapa "Ray" Phiri*Musician [With] – StimelaSoprano Saxophone [Soprano Sax] – Morris GoldbergWords By, Music By – Paul Simon
4:17
B5 That Was Your Mother
Engineer [Recording Assistant] – Mark Miller (2)Musician [Good Rockin' Dopsie And The Twisters], Accordion – Alton Rubin, Sr. (Dopsie)*Musician [Good Rockin' Dopsie And The Twisters], Bass – Alonzo JohnsonMusician [Good Rockin' Dopsie And The Twisters], Drums – Alton Rubin, Jr.Musician [Good Rockin' Dopsie And The Twisters], Guitar – Sherman RobertsonMusician [Good Rockin' Dopsie And The Twisters], Saxophone – Johnny HoytMusician [Good Rockin' Dopsie And The Twisters], Washboard – David RubinMusician [With] – Good Rockin' Dopsie And The Twisters*Words By, Music By – Paul Simon
2:51
B6 All Around The World or The Myth Of Fingerprints
Acoustic Guitar – Paul SimonDrums [Additional] – Steve GaddEngineer [Recording Assistant at Amigo Studios] – Steven StrassmanEngineer [Recording Assistant at The Hit Factory] – Mark CobrinMusician [Los Lobos], Bass – Conrad LozanoMusician [Los Lobos], Drums – Louie PerezMusician [Los Lobos], Guitar – Cesar RosasMusician [Los Lobos], Guitar, Accordion – David Hildago*Musician [Los Lobos], Saxophone – Steve BerlinMusician [With] – Los LobosPercussion – Ralph MacDonaldVocals – Cesar Rosas, David Hildago*, Paul SimonWords By, Music By – Paul Simon
3:15

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Flat cover. Includes insert with lyrics & credits.

First cat# on cover, 2nd on labels.
Ελληνικής κατασκευής.

(P) & (C) 1986 WEA RECORDS S.A.
Warner Bros. Records Inc., a Warner Communications Company © 1986 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S. ℗ Paul Simon

Album Production Coordination ...night after night...ltd.
DMM Direct Digital Mastering
Icon courtesy of Langmuir Collection, Peabody Museum of Salem.
All Songs Copyright © 1986 Paul Simon BMI

Recordings:
A1: Accordion, Bass, Drums and Percussion recorded at Ovation Studios, Johannesburg, R.S.A.; Synthesizer Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer and Background Vocals recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, U.S.A.
A2: Drums, Percussion, Bass, Guitar and Pedal Steel recorded at Ovation Studios, Johannesburg, R.S.A.; Vocals and Background Vocals recorded at Amigo Studios, Los Angeles, U.S.A. and at The Hit Factory, New York, U.S.A.
A3: Vocals recorded at Ovation Studios, Johannesburg, R.S.A.; Synclavier recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, U.S.A.
A4: Accordion, Tambourines, Lead Guitar & Rhythm, Drums and Saxophones recorded at Ovation Studios, Johannesburg, R.S.A.; Synclavier, Percussion and Background Vocals recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, U.S.A.
A5, B1: recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, U.S.A.
B2: Guitar, Bass, Drums and Percussion recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, U.S.A.; Vocals recorded at Amigo Studios, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
B3: recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England
B4: Guitar, Bass and Drums recorded at Ovation Studios, Johannesburg, R.S.A.; Soprano Sax, Guitar Synthesizer and Background Vocals recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, U.S.A.
B5: recorded at Master-Trak Enterprises, Crowley, Louisiana, U.S.A.
B6: Guitar, Guitar / Accordion, Drums, Saxophone, Bass and Vocals recorded at Amigo Studios, Los Angeles, U.S.A.; Acoustic Guitar, Additional Drums and Percussion recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, U.S.A.

A1: Music by … and Forere Motloheloa (on insert); … Forere Mothloheloa (on label).
A4: "Gumboots" on back cover & insert; "Gunboots" on label.
B3: Words and Music by … and Joseph Shabalala (on insert); … Hoseph Shabalala (on label).

All songs Copyright (C) 1986 Paul Simon BMI (P) (C) 1986 Paul Simon
Made in Greece by G.P.I.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7599-25447-1
  • Rights Society: AEPI
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side 1): 925447-1 S A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side 2): 925447-1 S B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side 1, stamped & etched): R / S Alsdorf 925447-1-A2 <cg> Δ12646 2-3 B-23620-Re2-SHI
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side 2, stamped): WAR 925447B MT410 W581

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1-25447, 9 25447-1 Paul Simon Graceland(LP, Album, Spe) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-25447, 9 25447-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
ZWB 1602 Paul Simon Graceland(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records ZWB 1602 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
MSC.346 Paul Simon Graceland(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Musicals MSC.346 Unknown Sell This Version
925447-2 Paul Simon Graceland(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 925447-2 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
925447-4 Paul Simon Graceland(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 925447-4 Greece 1986 Sell This Version

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