Wednesday, March 28, 2012

25th Anniversary of Paul Simon's Graceland

Paul Simon has announced that a 25th Anniversary addition of Paul Simon's most successful album Graceland will be released on June 5th!

We here at Classic Hits decide to take a closer look at the man who helped make a generation - Paul Simon.

In addition, watch two versions of perhaps the best-known song from the album - Call Me Al. The hilarious official video with Chevy Chase (check out the size difference!) and a live performance in Zimbabwe. 





To help commemorate the anniversary and celebrate the indelible musical legacy of Graceland, Legacy Recordings will be offering several 25th Anniversary versions of Paul Simon's Graceland on June 5th:

Special Graceland 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Box Set – a 2 CD/2 DVD set which including the remastered original album, the 'Under African Skies' documentary film extended interviews, the original 1987 "African Concert" from Zimbabwe, three original music videos and the iconic 'Saturday Night Live' performance of 'Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes'. The box set also features the audio narrative 'The Story of Graceland' as told by Paul Simon, replicas of an original Graceland poster and a handwritten lyrics pad, plus a deluxe 80-page book featuring new and archival photos and interviews with Paul Simon. The box set also includes a special short audio documentary of Simon discussing the making of the record.

The official Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition CD/DVD – an exclusive two disc set featuring 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'.

Under African Skies Blu-ray Disc – the feature documentary in state-of-the-art 5.1 sound with bonus extended interviews.
Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition Vinyl – This audiophile edition is remastered on 180-gram 12inch vinyl and includes an art-quality collectible Graceland poster and a download card with the full album plus three bonus tracks. It will be available beginning Saturday, April 21 at independent retailers worldwide participating in Record Store Day.

An ultra-deluxe Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition Box Set package - The ultimate Graceland set includes the boxed set, the 180-gram 12inch vinyl and a signed and numbered autographed commemorative poster--will be available direct-to-consumers during a limited time exclusive offer on the official Paul Simon website (www.paulsimon.com).


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