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Details of Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ anniversary edition revealed

In 2011, it was announced that Paul Simon was to release a 25th anniversary edition of ‘Graceland’.

It has been announced that the deluxe reissue will be released on June 5th in a variety of formats.

The new edition of the album will be released on a heavyweight vinyl, CD+DVD set and deluxe 2CD+2DVD set.

CD/DVD set track details (courtesy of the Paul Simon website):

CD
The Boy In The Bubble
Graceland
I Know What I Know
Gumboots
Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
You Can Call Me Al
Under African Skies
Homeless
Crazy Love, Vol II
That Was Your Mother
All Around The World Or The Myth Of Fingerprints
Homeless (Demo)
Diamond on the Soles of Her Shoes (Alternate version)
All Around the World or The Myth of Fingerprints (Early version)
You Can Call Me Al (Demo)
Crazy Love (Demo)
The Story of “Graceland” – as told by Paul Simon

“Under African Skies” documentary – The story of the making of Graceland, and the controversy created when Paul Simon went to South Africa to record with local artists, is told in “Under African Skies,” the new full-length documentary from two-time Emmy, Peabody Award winner and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger (“Brother’s Keeper,” “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster,” the West Memphis Three/”Paradise Lost” trilogy).Featuring interviews with key anti-apartheid activists of the time and such musical legends as Quincy Jones, Harry Belafonte, Paul McCartney, David Byrne and Peter Gabriel, “Under African Skies” travels with Paul Simon back to South Africa, 25 years after his first visit, and recounts the making of the record, surveying from the vantage of history the turbulence and controversy surrounding the album’s genesis.


The 2CD/2DVD edition will include all of the above, plus these extra goodies:

CD2:
Homeless (Demo)
Diamond on the Soles of Her Shoes (Alternate version)
All Around the World or The Myth of Fingerprints (Early version)
You Can Call Me Al (Demo)
Crazy Love (Demo)
The Story of “Graceland” – as told by Paul Simon

DVD2:
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 four disc edition will be housed in a hardback, cloth covered book which includes new essays and copies of Simon’s own handwritten lyrics.

Fans can expect the four disc edition to retail between £70-£80.

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