Paul Simon ‎– Graceland

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Warner Bros. Records ‎– 9 25447-1, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 1-25447
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Specialty Pressing, Embossed Sleeve
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A1 The Boy In The Bubble
Accordion – Forere MotloheloaAcoustic Guitar – Paul SimonBacking Vocals – Paul SimonBass – Baghiti Khumalo*Drums – Vusi KhumaloEngineer [Assistant At Ovation Studios] – Peter ThwaitesEngineer [Assistant At The Hit Factory] – Mark CobrinGuitar Synthesizer [Synthesizer Guitar] – Adrian BelewMusic By – Forere Motloheloa, Paul SimonPercussion – Makhaya MahlanguSynthesizer – Rob MounseyWords By – Paul Simon
3:59
A2 Graceland
Backing Vocals – Paul SimonBass – Baghiti Khumalo*Drums – Vusi KhumaloEngineer [Assistant At Amigo Studios] – Steven StrassmanEngineer [Assistant At Ovation Studios] – Peter ThwaitesEngineer [Assistant At The Hit Factory] – Mark CobrinGuitar – Chikapa "Ray" Phiri*Pedal Steel Guitar – Demola AdepojuPercussion – Makhaya MahlanguVocals – The Everly Brothers*, Paul SimonWords By, Music By – Paul Simon
4:48
A3 I Know What I Know
Engineer [Assistant At Ovation Studios] – Peter ThwaitesEngineer [Assistant At The Hit Factory] – Mark CobrinFeaturing [With] – General M.D. Shirinda, The Gaza SistersMusic By – General M.D. Shirinda, Paul SimonSynthesizer [Synclavier], Vocals – Paul SimonVocals – Paul Simon, The Gaza SistersWords By – Paul Simon
3:13
A4 Gumboots
Accordion – Jonhjon Mkhalali*Backing Vocals – Diane Garisto, Michele Cobbs*, Paul SimonDrums – Petrus ManileEngineer [Assistant At Ovation Studios] – Peter ThwaitesEngineer [Assistant At The Hit Factory] – Mark CobrinFeaturing [With] – The Boyoyo BoysLead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar – Daniel XilakaziMusic By – Jonhjon Mkhalali*, Lulu Masilela, Paul SimonPercussion – Ralph McDonald*Saxophone – Barney Rachabane, Mike Makhalemele, Teaspoon NdlelaSynthesizer [Synclavier] – Paul SimonTambourine – Lulu MasilelaWords By – Paul Simon
2:42
A5 Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
Alto Saxophone – Alex FosterBass – Baghiti Khumalo*Drums – Isaac MtshaliEngineer [Assistant] – Mark CobrinGuitar – Paul Simon, Chikapa "Ray" Phiri*Percussion – Assane Thiam, Babacar Faye, Youssou N'DourTenor Saxophone – Leonard Pickett*Trumpet – Earl GardnerVocals – Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Paul SimonWords By, Music By – Paul SimonWritten-By [Beginning By] – Joseph Shabalala, Paul Simon
5:34
B1 You Can Call Me Al
Backing Vocals – Paul SimonBass – Baghiti Khumalo*Bass Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Ronald E. Cuber*Drums – Isaac MtshaliElectric Bass [Six-String] – Paul SimonEngineer [Assistant] – Mark CobrinGuitar – Chikapa "Ray" Phiri*Guitar Synthesizer – Adrian BelewPercussion – Ralph McDonald*Synthesizer – Rob MounseyTin Whistle [Pennywhistle Solo] – Morris GoldbergTrombone – David W. Bargeron*, Kim Allan CisselTrumpet – 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 [Assistant At Amigo Studios] – Steven StrassmanEngineer [Assistant At The Hit Factory] – Mark CobrinGuitar – Adrian Belew, Paul Simon, Chikapa "Ray" Phiri*Percussion – Ralph McDonald*Vocals – Linda Ronstadt, Paul SimonWords By, Music By – Paul Simon
3:34
B3 Homeless
Engineer [Assistant] – Andrew FraserFeaturing [With] – Ladysmith Black MambazoLead Vocals [Lead Singer] – Joseph ShabalalaWords By, Music By – Joseph Shabalala, Paul Simon
3:45
B4 Crazy Love, Vol. II
Backing Vocals – Paul SimonBass – Lloyd LeloseDrums – Isaac MtshaliEngineer [Assistant At Ovation Studios] – Peter ThwaitesEngineer [Assistant At The Hit Factory] – Mark CobrinFeaturing [With] – StimelaGuitar – Chikapa "Ray" Phiri*Guitar Synthesizer – Adrian BelewSoprano Saxophone – Morris GoldbergWords By, Music By – Paul Simon
4:17
B5 That Was Your Mother
Accordion – Alton Rubin, Sr. (Dopsie)*Bass – Alonzo JohnsonDrums – Alton Rubin, Jr.Engineer [Assistant] – Mark Miller (2)Featuring [With] – Good Rockin' Dopsie And The Twisters*Guitar – Sherman RobertsonSaxophone – Johnny HoytWashboard – David RubinWords By, Music By – Paul Simon
2:51
B6 All Around The World Or The Myth Of Fingerprints
Acoustic Guitar – Paul SimonBass – Conrad LozanoDrums – Louie PerezDrums [Additional] – Steve GaddEngineer [Assistant At Amigo Studios] – Steven StrassmanEngineer [Assistant At The Hit Factory] – Mark CobrinFeaturing [With] – Los LobosGuitar – Cesar RosasGuitar, Accordion – David Hildago*Percussion – Ralph McDonald*Saxophone – Steve BerlinVocals – Cesar Rosas, David Hildago*, Paul SimonWords By, Music By – Paul Simon
3:15

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Specialty Records Corporation pressing per "E A S T" deboss near spindle holes, "B-#####" sequence and "AL-SP" etch in runouts.

Issued with printed inner sleeve containing full lyrics.
Catalog number 1-25447 on center labels, catalog number 9 25447-1 on spine and inner sleeve.

A1, A3, A4, B4: Recorded at Ovation Studios, Johannesburg, R.S.A. & The Hit Factory, New York, U.S.A.
A2: Recorded at Ovation Studios, Johannesburg, R.S.A., Amigo Studios, Los Angeles, U.S.A., & The Hit Factory, New York, U.S.A.
A5, B1: Recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, U.S.A.
B2: Recorded at Ovation Studios, Johannesburg, R.S.A., & Amigo Studios, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
B3: Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England.
B5: Recorded at Master-Trak Enterprises, Crowley, Louisiana, U.S.A.
B6: Recorded at Amigo Studios, Los Angeles, U.S.A., & The Hit Factory, New York, U.S.A.

Originally Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York.
DMM Direct Digital Mastering.

Warner Bros. Records Inc., a Warner Communication Company
© 1986 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.
℗ 1986 Paul Simon.
Made in U.S.A.

Icon courtesy of Langmuir Collection, Peabody Museum of Salem

All Songs Copyright © 1986 Paul Simon BMI

Demola Adepoju appears courtesy of Addlar Records
Adrian Belew appears courtesy of Island Records
The Boyoyo Boys appear courtesy of Gallo Records
The Everley 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

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Pressing Plant ID (Embossed on center label): E A S T
  • Barcode (String): 075992544719
  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-25447-1
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched, var. 1): AL-SP △12646 2-1 125447-A-RE2-S41 DMM B-23620-Re2-5141 STERLING DMM O-35M1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched, var. 1): O-25M1-1 AL-SP STERLING DMM △12646-X 1-3 1-25447-B RE-1 DMM 544 B-23621-Re1-SH4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched, var. 2): AL-SP △12646 2-1 125447-A-RE2-S41 DMM B-23620-Re2-SH1 STERLING DMM O-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched, var. 2): AL-SP STERLING DMM △12646-X 1-2 1-25447-B RE-1 DMM 544 B-23621-Re1-SH4 0-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched, var. 3): AL-SP △12646 3̶-̶6̶ 125447-A-RE2-SH1 B-23620-Re2-SH1 STERLING DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched, var. 3): AL-SP △12646-X 1-25447-BRE-1DMM SH3 o B-23621-Re1-SH3 0-1 1̶-̶3̶ STERLING DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched, var. 4): AL-SP △12646 3̶-̶6̶ 125447-A-RE2-SH1 B-23620-Re2-SH1 STERLING DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched, var. 4): 3̶-̶6̶ AL-SP STERLING DMM △12646-X 1-2 5447"+ B-RE•1- DMM SH4 B-23621-Re1•SH4 [indeciperable -- looks like sideways lowercase d]-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched, var. 5): AL-SP △12646 2-1 125447-A-RE2-S41 DMM B-23620-Re2-SH1 STERLING DMM 0-25M11
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched, var. 5): AL-SP STERLING DMM △12646-X 1-3 1-2 5447-BRE 1-DMMSH4 B-23621-Re1-SH4 Soo 0-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched, var. 6): AL-SP △12646 3̸-̸6̸ 125447-A-RE2-S41 B-23620-Re2-SH1 STERLING DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched, var. 6): AL-SP 3-10 STERLING DMM △12646-X 1-2 5447-BRE 1-DMMSH4 B-23621-Re1-SH4 SPO-7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched, var. 7): AL-SP △12646 2̶-̶1̶ 125447-A-RE2-S41 DMM B-23620-Re2-SH1 STERLING DMM 0-35M1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched, var. 7): AL-SP △12646-X 1-25447-BRE1 DMM SH3 B-23621-Re1-SH3 0-15M1 1̶ 4 1̶-̶3̶ STERLING DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched, var. 8): Al-SP △12646 3̶-̶6̶ 1 25447-A-RE2-SH1 B-23620-Re2-SH1 STERLING DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched, var. 8): AL-SP △12646-X 1-2 5447-BRE1DMM SH 3 B 23621-Re1-SH3 0-1SM1 21 1̶-̶3̶ STERLING DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched, var. 9): Al-SP 0-6 △12646 1-10 12 5447-A-RE2-SH1 dmm B-23620-Re2-SH1 STERLING DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched, var. 9): AL-SP △12646-X 1-25447-B RE-1 DMM SH3 B-2-23621 - Re1-SH3 Δ-1Sm1 5 1̶-̶3̶ STERLING DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched, var. 10): 12 5447-A RE2-SH1-omm B-23620-Re2-SH1 STERLING -DMM SPO-7 SM1 -1 △12646 3-7 AL-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched, var. 10): STERLING DMM △12646-X 1̸-̸9̸ 1-2 5447-B RE 1-DMM SH4 B-23621 Re1-SH4 0-4-SM1-1 AL-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched, var. 11): AL-SP △12646 3-6 125447-A-RE2-S41 B-23620-Re2-SH1 STERLING DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched, var. 11): AL-SP STERLING DMM △12646-X 1-3 1-2 5447-BRE-1-DMM SH4B-23621-Re1-SH4 SPO-15AP O-25M1-1

Other Versions (5 of 241) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
25447-4 Paul Simon Graceland(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 25447-4 US 1986 Sell This Version
25447-2, 9 25447-2 Paul Simon Graceland(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 25447-2, 9 25447-2 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
SICP 20348 Paul Simon Graceland(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Sony Records Int'l, Sony Music SICP 20348 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
W1 25547 Paul Simon Graceland(LP, Album, Club, DMM) Warner Bros. Records W1 25547 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
WX 52 C, 7599-25447-4 Paul Simon Graceland(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Music Poland WX 52 C, 7599-25447-4 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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mervzila

mervzila

November 23, 2020
the way we look at a distant constellation that's dying in the corner of the sky
arnottsassorted

arnottsassorted

December 25, 2019
Does anyone know which release the 'Red Opaque' one is? It doesn't seem to be under here. I don't think its the Maroon one, because it isnt numbered and there's no poster.

Heres a link to what I'm talking about:
https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/vinyl-simon-paul-graceland-limited-red-opaque-vinyl-lp-1
MKmagna

MKmagna

May 19, 2019
edited over 3 years ago
Can someone help please. I have an embossed cover R/S Alsdorf pressing but it is clearly stamped "GB" on the run out. The etched matrix is difficult to make out but the stamp is "R/S Alsdorf 925477-1-A2" on side 1. The spine has "UK: WX52 925447-1" and the labels just have "925 447-1". On the face of it this should be a UK release pressed in Germany but it also has a hype sticker on the front printed in German. I also can't find any UK or European release with "GB" stamped on the run out. Is this a different release to those already listed?