Classic Albums Live and its roster of A-list musicians from across the country will be performing Paul Simon’s Graceland exactly as you remember hearing it, note for note, cut for cut.
Released in August 1986, Graceland is the seventh solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon. Graceland features an eclectic mixture of genres, including pop, rock, a cappella, zydeco, isicathamiya and mbaqanga. Simon wrote songs inspired by the recordings made in Johannesburg, collaborating with African and American artists. Graceland became Simon’s most successful studio album and his highest-charting album in over a decade; it is estimated to have sold up to 16 million copies worldwide. Lauded by critics, it won the 1987 Grammy for Album of the Year, and is frequently cited as one of the best albums of all time.