180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - Pressed at RTI
Mastered by Ryan K Smith at Sterling Sound
The Absolute Sound Super Disc List
TAS Harry Pearson Super LP List
Stereophile Magazine Record to Die For!
This reissue has an overall tonal richness and clarity as well as dynamic impact only hinted at on the original. I played the test pressing at the recent New York City audio show and everyone who heard it was wowed. - Michael Fremmer Sound 10/10
"...Quiet-as-a-whisper LP... the tribal rhythms, percolating guitar lines, midrange thump of Baghiti Khumalo's fretless bass, and haunting vocal incantations of Ladysmith Black Mambazo are as fresh today as when first introduced to mainstream audiences." - Greg Cahill, The Absolute Sound
25th anniversary of Paul Simon's Graceland celebrated with a 180-gram commemorative reissue!
Paul Simon Graceland: 25th Anniversary on 180g LP + Poster + Download Card with Bonus Tracks
Eclectic Multi-Grammy-Winning Effort Remastered on High-Quality 180g Vinyl
Includes Collectible Poster, Download Card, and Bonus Material
1986 Album Sold 14 Million Copies, Forever Changed the Relationship Between Pop and World Music
With Graceland, Paul Simon hit on the idea of combining his always perceptive songwriting with the little-heard mbaqanga music of South Africa, creating a fascinating hybrid that re-enchanted his old audience and earned him a new one. It is true that the South African angle (including its controversial aspect during the apartheid days) was a powerful marketing tool and that the catchy music succeeded in presenting listeners with that magical combination: something they'd never heard before that nevertheless sounded familiar.
"This lacquer cut processed and pressed at RTI on 180 gram vinyl sounds dramatically superior to the original in every way. The overall tonal balance is far superior. The low bass is as powerful as on the original but much better controlled. If the opening drum thwacks on 'Boy In the Bubble,' don't sound deep, ultra-tight and tuneful, blame your system, not the record. You are guaranteed to hear heretofore hidden musical details and parts that on the original slipped through the musical cracks. This reissue has an overall tonal richness and clarity as well as dynamic impact only hinted at on the original."
– Michael Fremer, Analog Planet
Paul Simon Graceland: 25th Anniversary
Recorded At – Abbey Road Studios
Drums – Isaac Mtshali
Guitar – Chikapa "Ray" Phiri
Percussion – Ralph McDonald
Synclavier – John Mahoney
The Boy in the Bubble
I Know What I Know
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
You Can Call Me Al
Under African Skies
Crazy Love, Vol. II
That Was Your Mother
All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints
Mastered at Sterling Sound from the original analog masters and pressed at RTI. Includes collectible poster plus download MP3s of the full album plus three bonus songs
"Prior to Graceland, the music of South Africa was largely unknown outside the country, except to a small minority of world music fans ..." — Peter Gabriel
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