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The Resource Graceland, Paul Simon

Graceland, Paul Simon

Label
Graceland
Title
Graceland
Statement of responsibility
Paul Simon
Creator
Contributor
Composer
Film director
Interviewee
Performer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Paul Simon's groundbreaking album that continues to influence and inspire generations by celebrating its 25th anniversary with an exclusive two disc set. Features the remastered original album with five bonus tracks and audio documentary, and Under African Skies film with bonus features, three original music videos and Saturday Night Live performance of Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
Accompanying matter
  • libretto or text
  • historical information
Cataloging source
JBL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simon, Paul
Credits note
Produced by Paul Simon
Date time place
Recorded at Ovation Studios, Johannesburg, R.S.A.; The Hit Factory, New York, N.Y.; Amigo Studios, Los Angeles, Calif.; Abbey Road Studios, London, England; and Master-Trak Enterprises, Crowley, La. (tracks 1-11); Oct. 10, 1985 (track 12); at Ovation Studios, Johannesburg, R.S.A., Mar. 6, 1985 (tracks 15-16); and Jan. 2012 (track 17)
Form of composition
multiple forms
Format of music
not applicable
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Paul Simon, guitar, vocals ; The Everly Brothers (track 2) ; General M.D. Shirinda and the Gaza Sisters (track 3) ; The Boyoyo Boys (track 4) ; Ladysmith Black Mambazo (tracks 5, 8) ; Linda Ronstadt (track 7) ; Stimela (track 9) ; Good Rockin' Dopsie and the Twisters (track 10) ; Los Lobos (track 11) ; with, variously: Forere Motloheloa, accordion ; Bakithi Kumalo, bass ; Vusi Khumalo, Isaac Mtshali, drums ; Makhaya Mahlangu, Youssou N'Dour, Babacar Faye, Assane Thiam, percussion ; Chikapa "Ray" Phiri, guitar ; Demola Adepoju, pedal steel guitar ; additional assisting musicians
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1932-1993
  • 1955-
  • 1927-
  • 1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Shirinda, M. D.
  • Ronstadt, Linda
  • Motloheloa, Forere
  • Kumalo, Bakithi
  • Khumalo, Vusi
  • Mtshali, Isaac
  • Mahlangu, Khaya
  • N'Dour, Youssou
  • Faye, Babacar
  • Thiam, Assane
  • Phiri, Ray
  • Adepoju, Demola
  • Rockin' Dopsie
  • Berlinger, Joe
  • Goldberg, Whoopi
  • Belafonte, Harry
  • Rachabane, Barney
  • Masekela, Hugh
  • Everly Brothers
  • Gaza Sisters
  • Boyoyo Boys
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Musical group)
  • Stimela (Musical group)
  • Twisters (Musical group)
  • Lobos (Musical group)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Simon, Paul
  • Goldberg, Whoopi
  • Belafonte, Harry
  • Phiri, Ray
  • Rachabane, Barney
  • Masekela, Hugh
  • Popular music
  • Rock music
  • Zydeco music
  • World music
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Graceland, Paul Simon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Legacy: 88691914712D1 (on accompanying DVD: 8869797715203; on container: 88691914712)
  • Popular songs, with South African and zydeco influences
  • Tracks 1-11 originally released in 1986 as Warner Bros. 25447. [i.e. 1-25447]
  • Compact disc
  • Accompanying DVD: In English with optional English, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish subtitles
  • Accompanying DVD includes the 2012 documentary film Under African skies : Paul Simon's Graceland journey (ca. 2 hr.) / a film by Joe Berlinger ; interviews with Whoopi Goldberg, Harry Belafonte, Ray Phiri, Barney Rachabane and Hugh Masekela ; and a selection of music videos for the songs You can call me Al, The boy in the bubble, and Diamonds on the soles of her shoes (from Saturday Night Live, Nov. 22, 1986)
  • Program notes by Jesse Kornbluth and Paul Simon with lyrics (26 p. : ill., ports. (chiefly col.) ; 15 cm.) inserted in container
Accompanying material
1 videodisc (approximately 2 hr., 23 min. : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.)
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Diamonds on the soles of her shoes
  • (5:51)
  • You can call me Al
  • (4:41)
  • Under African skies
  • (3:37)
  • Homeless
  • (3:48)
  • Crazy love, vol ll
  • (4:19)
  • The boy in the bubble
  • That was your mother
  • (2:53)
  • All around the world or the myth of fingerprints
  • (3:18)
  • Bonus tracks.
  • Homeless :
  • (demo)
  • (2:31)
  • Diamonds on the soles of her shoes :
  • (alternate version)
  • (4:00)
  • (4:41)
  • All around the world or the myth of fingerprints :
  • (early version)
  • (3:18)
  • The Ovation Studio recordings.
  • You can call me Al :
  • (demo)
  • (2:04)
  • Crazy love :
  • (demo)
  • Graceland
  • (2:32)
  • The story of "Graceland"
  • (as told by Paul Simon)
  • (9:39)
  • (4:51)
  • I know what I know
  • (3:13)
  • Gumboots
  • (2:45)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
25th anniversary ed.
Extent
1 audio disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
886919147124
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • 88691914712D1
  • 8869797715203
  • 88691914712
  • 1-25447
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794973384
  • (OCoLC)ocn794973384
  • 867709
System details
DVD video, region 0, NTSC; Dolby digital 2.0 PCM stereo., 5.1 surround
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Graceland, Paul Simon
Publication
Note
  • Legacy: 88691914712D1 (on accompanying DVD: 8869797715203; on container: 88691914712)
  • Popular songs, with South African and zydeco influences
  • Tracks 1-11 originally released in 1986 as Warner Bros. 25447. [i.e. 1-25447]
  • Compact disc
  • Accompanying DVD: In English with optional English, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish subtitles
  • Accompanying DVD includes the 2012 documentary film Under African skies : Paul Simon's Graceland journey (ca. 2 hr.) / a film by Joe Berlinger ; interviews with Whoopi Goldberg, Harry Belafonte, Ray Phiri, Barney Rachabane and Hugh Masekela ; and a selection of music videos for the songs You can call me Al, The boy in the bubble, and Diamonds on the soles of her shoes (from Saturday Night Live, Nov. 22, 1986)
  • Program notes by Jesse Kornbluth and Paul Simon with lyrics (26 p. : ill., ports. (chiefly col.) ; 15 cm.) inserted in container
Accompanying material
1 videodisc (approximately 2 hr., 23 min. : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.)
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Diamonds on the soles of her shoes
  • (5:51)
  • You can call me Al
  • (4:41)
  • Under African skies
  • (3:37)
  • Homeless
  • (3:48)
  • Crazy love, vol ll
  • (4:19)
  • The boy in the bubble
  • That was your mother
  • (2:53)
  • All around the world or the myth of fingerprints
  • (3:18)
  • Bonus tracks.
  • Homeless :
  • (demo)
  • (2:31)
  • Diamonds on the soles of her shoes :
  • (alternate version)
  • (4:00)
  • (4:41)
  • All around the world or the myth of fingerprints :
  • (early version)
  • (3:18)
  • The Ovation Studio recordings.
  • You can call me Al :
  • (demo)
  • (2:04)
  • Crazy love :
  • (demo)
  • Graceland
  • (2:32)
  • The story of "Graceland"
  • (as told by Paul Simon)
  • (9:39)
  • (4:51)
  • I know what I know
  • (3:13)
  • Gumboots
  • (2:45)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
25th anniversary ed.
Extent
1 audio disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
886919147124
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • 88691914712D1
  • 8869797715203
  • 88691914712
  • 1-25447
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794973384
  • (OCoLC)ocn794973384
  • 867709
System details
DVD video, region 0, NTSC; Dolby digital 2.0 PCM stereo., 5.1 surround
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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