Paul Simon Graceland WB 25447-1. Promo on Quiex II (only a small percentage of the promos were pressed on Quiex II)The best sounding version.This is only the 3rd such promo I had ever found,and I've looked at a lot of them starting back in '86! MY LAST ONE!!Condition of Cover is 9/LP is 9+.
With Graceland, Paul Simon hit on the idea of combining his always perceptive songwriting with the little-heard mbaqanga music of South Africa, creating a fascinating hybrid that re-enchanted his old audience and earned him a new one. It is true that the South African angle (including its controversial aspect during the apartheid days) was a powerful marketing tool and that the catchy music succeeded in presenting listeners with that magical combination: something they'd never heard before that nevertheless sounded familiar. As eclectic as any record Simon had made, it also delved into zydeco and conjunto-flavored rock & roll while marking a surprising new lyrical approach (presaged on some songs on Hearts and Bones); for the most part, Simon abandoned a linear, narrative approach to his words, instead drawing highly poetic ("Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes"), abstract ("The Boy in the Bubble"), and satiric ("I Know What I Know") portraits of modern life, often charged by striking images and turns of phrase torn from the headlines or overheard in contemporary speech. An enormously successful record, Graceland became the standard against which subsequent musical experiments by major artists were measured.
Have a nice big batch of all type music that I recently acquired from an audiophile.All discs in this collection have been closely inspected and have "no scratches" not even little ones!Will combine shipping.Buy multiple records and I will ship for discounted rates to Cont'l. US only or Worldwide. PayPal for free.Typical Media rates are $6 for 1 LP and Priority rates are $8 for 1 LP.To all my International friends,please shoot me a list of LP's you want and I will weigh/get actual shipping charges for you.Thanks for looking. Please click on my >>(other items)