Paul Simon - Graceland - The Remixes

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Graceland - The Remixes is a remix album by American singer songwriter Paul Simon, released in June 2018 via Legacy.

Acclaimed as one of the most iconic records in rock and roll history, Paul Simon’s Grammy Award winning 1986 album Graceland has received a special 2018 reworking with the likes of MK, Richy Ahmed, Paul Oakenfold, and Groove Armada all spinning their own unique interpretations across the release.

Significantly, this is the first time a classic album has been reimagined in its complete entirety.

The project, consisting of 12 remixes from a range of artists representing a wide array of styles from Deep House, Afro House, DnB, Tech House, and many more, was overseen by producer and project curator Michael Gaiman, AKA The Duke of New York.

Having sold over 16 million copies worldwide, Graceland became a legendary production with Paul Simon sampling diverse sounds and world music styles, creating an eclectic mixture of pop, rock, African Zulu isicathamiya, and mbaqanga dance styles.

A celebration of Graceland’s impact on world music, the release marks 32 years since the album introduced a diverse cast of musicians, including the bold use of native South African performers at a time when the Western world had boycotted them due to the apartheid that threatened to tear the country apart. Exposing audiences to the notion of “world music” from diverse corners of the globe, this cultural exchange eventually created a through-line to contemporary electronic music, the cornerstones of which involve capturing and sampling other instruments, field sounds and recordings to create bold, alternative compositions.

“To say it was an honour to mix one of Paul Simon’s tracks is an understatement,” said Richy Ahmed, referring to his thunderous remix of ‘The Boy In The Bubble’. “It is one of my favourite tracks ever.”

“What do you say when someone asks you to remix a classic? Well normally, No!” laughs Andy of Groove Armada. “It’s a rule we’ve managed to follow for 20 years. Until we got a call about remixing a track from Graceland. Here was an album...which had opened our ears to a new world of sound. We decided to break the rule because we could choose a tune. In “You Can Call Me Al” was a horn riff which we’d been dropping in our sets ever since we tried it at Fais Do-Do’s Ballroom in LA back in 1998 and it created an electric moment of dancefloor unity. So the remix wrote itself and our ace-in-the-pack Horn Drop is now public property.”

This double album 2LP record set is on black vinyl with printed inner sleeves and a digital download code, pressed in Europe via Legacy and Sony Music.

(10724)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Remix Artist

Time

A1

Homeless

Joris Voorn Remix

6:05

A2

Gumboots

Joyce Muniz Remix

6:49

A3

I Know What I Know

Sharam's Motherland Mix

7:28

B1

Crazy Love, Vol. II

Paul Oakenfold Extended Remix

3:55

B2

The Boy In The Bubble

Richy Ahmed Remix

8:34

B3

You Can Call Me Al

Groove Armada Dub Redemption

7:23

C1

Under African Skies

Rich Pinder/Djoko Vocal Mix

6:37

C2

Graceland

MK's KC Lights Remix

4:46

C3

That Was Your Mother

Gui Boratto Remix

6:17

D1

Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes

Thievery Corporation Remix

6:01

D2

All Around The World Or The Myth Of Fingerprints

Photek Remix

4:35

D3

Homeless

Joris Voorn Kitchen Table Mix / The Duke Of New York's Edit

1:13

SKU 10724
Record Label Legacy
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number 19075846611
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 01 June 2018
Original Release Date (Year) 01 June 2018
Barcode # 190758466118
Shipping Weight 0.4600kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Heavyweight Black Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeves, Digital Download Code
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

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