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Simon, Paul - Graceland +3 (1986)

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Simon, Paul - Graceland +3

WPCR-12417 (2006)

The famous and, for a while at least, somewhat controversial landmark album.

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Simon, Paul - Graceland +3, Slip on side mounting obi Simon, Paul - Graceland +3, Obverse side of obi Simon, Paul - Graceland +3, CD, inner cover and insert Simon, Paul - Graceland +3, Back cover
User Comments
ConradWZ  (Thu, 28 Feb 2008 (23:18))
This also had a release in the US, without obi, lyric sheet or bonus tracks. Catalogue number 9 25447-1

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Release Details
Manufacturer: Warner
This version released:2006-09-20
Original LP release:1986.08
Obi:Slip on side mounted obi showing other releases from the same period on the reverse side.

Single sleeve. Front cover square image is embossed.

Art Direction: Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff with Jeri McManus

Design: Kim Champagne

Icon [front cover] courtesy of Langmuir Collection, Peabody Museum of Salem, Photographed by Mark Sexton.

Back Cover Photograph by Gary Heery.

Inserts (as per original):Inner sleeve with lyrics on both sides (English and, of course, very small in this scaled down format).
Lyrics:Japanese and English on a thick 30 page black and white lightweight paper booklet. Includes all track credits and "liner notes" (from back cover) written by Paul in May 1986 (also translated into Japanese).
Editor Comments

Paul Simon received criticism on a number of fronts when this album was released.

The album was recorded in South Africa at the time of a variety of boycotts, including cultural. The United Nations Anti-Apartheid Committee did not object as the album used black South African musicians and offered no support to the South African government.

It was argued by others that the amount paid to these performers was less than would have been paid if the album had been recorded in, say, the US or Europe.

The counter argument to this was that these musicians would not have had the opportunity to participate in an album of this calibre if had been recorded elsewhere.

The latter argument has seen to hold true largely because the album was a major success and certainly Paul's best known solo album.

Bonus tracks are:

  1. Homeless (demo)
  2. Diamonds on the soles of her feet (unreleased version)
  3. All Around the World or The Myth of Fingerprints (early version)
Page credits and acknowledgments...
(Created : 2006 Aug 27 by System; Last mod: 2007 Mar 04 by sam2095)
(Modified 2006-Nov-21 by sam2095)
(Artist Oricon: 156920)