Graceland ultimately became one of the most successful albums of Paul Simon’s career. It sold 14 million albums, and won the Album of the Year Grammy in 1987. While it turned a new generation of fans on to the music of South Africa, Simon was often criticized that the songs didn’t do enough to point out the injustices of Apartheid. But as he remembers how the songs came together, he was merely reflecting the joyous, apolitical South African pop songs that inspired the project.
Paul Simon – Graceland: 25th Anniversary editions in stores 6/5 from Legacy Recordings
- CD/DVD set includes original album, bonus tracks and bonus DVD of Under African Skies documentary film.
- Collectors Edition Deluxe Box Set adds previously unreleased live tracks, additional concert film DVD and rare collectibles for the true fans.