Hey folks, Paul Simon‘s Graceland is without a doubt one of the most seminal (and successful) albums of the last 25 years, that’s why I’m pretty excited to be giving away a copy of the Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition on CD/DVD. As you can see from the picture above, the deluxe CD/DVD edition looks pretty sweet and here’s what it includes:
The official Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition CD/DVD set – a two disc music and film set featuring the remastered original album with five bonus tracks and audio narrative “The Story of Graceland” as told by Paul Simon. The DVD features the “Under African Skies” film with extended interviews, three original music videos and “Saturday Night Live” performance of “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes.”
About “Under African Skies”
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) and firstname.lastname@example.org and A&E IndieFilms.
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. His artistic decision to collaborate with African musicians created a new world musical fusion, combining American and African musical idioms while igniting an intense political crossfire, with Paul Simon accused of breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime.
If you’d like to win your very own copy of the Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition on CD/DVD go to www.bumpershine.com/graceland. Contest ends on July 3 at 11:59 59 PM ET, 1 entry per person.
Paul Simon international tour dates and a video of GIVERS covering “That Was Your Mother” after the jump.
Paul Simon 2012 Tour Dates
2012-07-12 Dublin, Ireland The O2
2012-07-13 Dublin, Ireland The O2
2012-07-15 London, U.K. Hard Rock Calling – Hyde Park
2012-07-17 Brussels, Belgium Vorst Nationaal
2012-07-18 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ziggo Dome
2012-07-20 Herning, Denmark Boxen
2012-07-22 Stockholm, Sweden The Globe
2012-07-24 Oslo, Norway Spektrum
2012-07-26 Bergen, Norway Koengen