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Retrieved 9 February Japanese Albums Chart . Italian Albums Chart . The 80 Best Records of the 80s. Graceland was recorded throughout much of —86, in simin locations including New York, Los AngelesLondonand Louisiana. Simon spoke with Jones and Belafonte about recording in South Africa, considering the region's charged political atmosphere, and they both encouraged him to do it.
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Harmonically, African music consists essentially of three major chords — that's why it sounds so happy — so I could write almost any melody I wanted in a major scale. Graceland features an eclectic mixture of musical styles including pop, a cappellazydeco, isicathamiyarock, and mbaqanga. Listen Now with Amazon Music. Want it Sunday, Oct. There is too much buffering.
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The album alternates between playful and more serious songs. On another note if you get a chance to see Paul Simon in concert, do it, one of the best shows I have ever seen I have seen many since the 70s and the man is 70 yrs old. We have every CD by them grraceland and solo. Canadian Albums Chart . There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists.
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Retrieved November 24, Rolling Stone 's Rob Tannenbaum characterized the record as "lovely, daring and accomplished. This page was last edited on 20 Octoberat The album came out and we heard nothing.
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I Know What I Know. We go into the studio, and he had quite literally nothing.