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Paul Simon: Graceland

Series about the creation of some classic rock albums. This edition looks at how Paul Simon's Graceland made an enormous impact with its blend of rock and African rhythms.

Since its release in 1986, Paul Simon's Graceland has had an enormous impact on rock music with its blend of rock and African rhythms. Simon and engineer Roy Halee demonstrate the multi-tracking and mixing of the album and reveal the inspiration behind the songs, and composer Philip Glass assesses the album's place in musical history. Featuring interviews with major artists involved in the album, including Joseph Shabalala of Ladysmith Black Mambazo and guitarist Ray Phiri, who shatter the myth about their relationship with Simon.

1 hour

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Role Contributor
Director Jeremy Marre
Executive Producer Nick De Grunwald
Producer Jeremy Marre


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