Paul Simon ‎– Graceland

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Warner Bros. Records ‎– 925 447-1, Warner Bros. Records ‎– WX 52
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A1 The Boy In The Bubble
Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Paul SimonBass – Baghiti Khumalo*Drums – Vusi KhumaloGuitar Synthesizer [Synthesizer Guitar] – Adrian BelewMusic By, Accordion – Forere MotloheloaPercussion – Makhaya MahlanguSynthesizer – Rob Mounsey
3:59
A2 Graceland
Backing Vocals – Paul SimonBass – Baghiti Khumalo*Drums – Vusi KhumaloEngineer [Assistant, Amigo Studios] – Steven StrassmanPedal Steel Guitar – Demola AdepojuPercussion – Makhaya MahlanguVocals – The Everly Brothers*, Paul Simon
4:48
A3 I Know What I Know
Featuring [With] – General M.D. Shirinda, The Gaza SistersMusic By – General M.D. ShirindaSynthesizer [Synclavier] – Paul SimonVocals – Paul Simon, The Gaza Sisters
3:13
A4 Gumboots
Accordion – Jonhjon MkhalaliBacking Vocals – Diane Garisto, Michele Cobbs*, Paul SimonDrums – Petrus ManileFeaturing [With] – The Boyoyo BoysLead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar – Daniel XilakaziMusic By – Jonhjon Mkhalali, Lulu MasilelaSaxophone – Barney Rachabane, Mike Makhalemele, Teaspoon NdlelaSynthesizer [Synclavier] – Paul SimonTambourine – Lulu Masilela
2:42
A5 Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
Alto Saxophone – Alex FosterBass – Baghiti Khumalo*Guitar – Paul SimonLyrics By – Joseph ShabalalaPercussion – Assane Thiam, Babacar Faye, Youssou N'DourTenor Saxophone – Leonard Pickett*Trumpet – Earl GardnerVocals – Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Paul SimonWritten-By [Beginning By] – Joseph Shabalala, Paul Simon
5:34
B1 You Can Call Me Al
Bass – Baghiti Khumalo*Bass Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Ronald E. Cuber*Electric Bass [Six-String], Backing Vocals – Paul SimonGuitar Synthesizer – Adrian BelewSoloist, Tin Whistle [Pennywhistle Solo] – Morris GoldbergSynthesizer – Rob MounseyTrombone – David W. Bargeron*, Kim Allan CisselTrumpet – Alan Rubin, John Faddis*, Lewis Michael Soloff*, Ronald E. Brecker*
4:39
B2 Under African Skies
Bass – Baghiti Khumalo*Engineer [Assistant, Amigo Studios] – Steven StrassmanGuitar – Adrian BelewVocals – Linda Ronstadt, Paul Simon
3:34
B3 Homeless
Engineer [Assistant, Abbey Road] – Andrew FraserFeaturing [With] – Ladysmith Black MambazoWords By, Music By, Lead Vocals [Lead Singer] – Joseph Shabalala
3:45
B4 Crazy Love, Vol II
Backing Vocals – Paul SimonBass – Lloyd LeloseFeaturing [With] – StimelaGuitar Synthesizer – Adrian BelewSoprano Saxophone – Morris Goldberg
4:17
B5 That Was Your Mother
Accordion – Alton Rubin, Sr. (Dopsie)*Bass – Alonzo JohnsonDrums – Alton Rubin, Jr.Engineer [Assistant, Master-Trak] – Mark Miller (2)Featuring [With] – Good Rockin' Dopsie And The Twisters*Guitar – Sherman RobertsonSaxophone – Johnny HoytWashboard – David Rubin
2:51
B6 All Around The World Or The Myth Of Fingerprints
Acoustic Guitar – Paul SimonBass – Conrad LozanoDrums – Louie PerezDrums [Additional] – Steve GaddFeaturing [With] – Los LobosGuitar – Cesar RosasGuitar, Accordion – David HidalgoSaxophone – Steve BerlinVocals – Cesar Rosas, David Hidalgo, Paul Simon
3:15

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Some copies have sticker "The Acclaimed Album Includes: You Can Call Me Al / The Boy In The Bubble / Diamonds On The Soles / Graceland UK: WX52 [LP logo] 925 447-1 THIS STICKER IS REMOVABLE"

Embossed horseman picture on front cover (very slightly raised).
Impressed Warner Bros. "W" logo on back cover, bottom right.
Lyrics and track credits on inner sleeve.

[LP logo] 925 447-1 Ⓤ
[MC logo] 925 447-4
CD 925 447-2

Warner Bros. Records Inc., a Warner Communications Company [Warner W logo] 3300, Warner Blvd., Burbank, Calif. 91510. 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, New York 10019 © 1986 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. ℗ 1986 Paul Simon
Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf. Pressé en Allemagne par Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf.

Originally Mastered [...] at Sterling Sound, New York. DMM Direct Digital Mastering.
Icon courtesy of Langmuir Collection, Peabody Museum of Salem.

[Inner sleeve] All songs copyright © 1986 Paul Simon BMI
[Labels] All songs copyright 1986 Paul Simon except [A4] Paul Simon by courtesy of Gallo (Africa) Ltd. All rights in the U.K. controlled by Pattern Music Ltd. ℗+© 1986 Paul Simon

Demola Adepoju appears courtesy of Addlar Records
Adrian Belew appears courtesy of Island Records
The Boyoyo Boys appear courtesy of Gallo Records
The Everly Brothers appear courtesy of PolyGram Records, Inc.
Steve Gadd appears courtesy of Epic/Sony, Inc.
Good Rockin' Dopsie and The Twisters appear courtesy of Sonet Records
Baghiti Khumalo appears courtesy of Cartridge T.V./CCP
Ladysmith Black Mambazo appears courtesy of Gallo Records
Los Lobos appear courtesy of Slash Records
Ralph McDonald appears courtesy of PolyGram Records, Inc.
Forere Motloheloa appears courtesy of EMI/CCP
Youssou N'dour appears courtesy of Magnetic Records, Paris
Linda Ronstadt appears courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records
General M.D. Shirinda and The Gaza Sisters appear courtesy of Minc/CCP
Stimela appears courtesy of Gallo Records

A1: Recorded at Ovation Studios, Johannesburg, R.S.A. Background vocals [...] recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, U.S.A.
A2: Recorded at Ovation Studios, Johannesburg, R.S.A. Background vocals [...] recorded at Amigo Studios, Los Angeles, U.S.A. [...] and at The Hit Factory, New York, U.S.A.
A3: Recorded at Ovation Studios, Johannesburg, R.S.A. Synclavier [...] recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, U.S.A.
A4: Recorded at Ovation Studios, Johannesburg, R.S.A. Synclavier, Percussion, Background Vocals [...] recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, U.S.A.
A5: Recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, U.S.A.
B1: Recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, U.S.A.
B2: 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: Recorded at Ovation Studios, Johannesburg, R.S.A. Soprano Sax, Guitar Synthesizer, Background vocals [...] recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, U.S.A.
B5: Recorded at Master-Trak Enterprises, Crowley, Louisiana, U.S.A.
B6: Recorded at Amigo Studios, Los Angeles, U.S.A. Acoustic Guitar, Additional Drums, Percussion [...] recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, U.S.A.

Made in Germany by WEA Musik GmbH

Barcode and Other Identifiers

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  • Label Code: LC 0392
  • Rights Society (Publishing): BMI
  • Rights Society: GEMA / BIEM
  • Other (Distribution code, France): WE 391
  • Other (Price code): Ⓤ

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1-25447, 9 25447-1 Paul Simon Graceland(LP, Album) 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
925 447-1, 925447-1 Paul Simon Graceland(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 925 447-1, 925447-1 Greece 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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Jef.Records

Jef.Records

July 28, 2015
Found this in Sound It Out, Teesside for under a tenner. Ozzy lass at work recommended it to me, said it was a family favourite. It's easy to listen to, fun, happy record. Not much you can dislike about it I can see its appeal. Different from my usual tastes but can see me revisiting it again and again.
stevenaaron

stevenaaron

February 14, 2015
Could be the best pop album ever made- 7 top-quality songs included in this album; better overall than Thriller and Bad if you ask me.

Best songs on the album;

Boy in the Bubble
Graceland
I Know What I Know
Diamonds on the Souls of her Shoes
Crazy Love vol. II
You Can Call Me Al
Gumboots

Everything else ranges from garbage to OK