Graceland - Remixes by Paul Oakenfold, Groove Armada, Photek, Thievery Corporation a.o.
1 x LP
2018 EU issue on 180g 2xLP - Paul Oakenfold, Groove Armada, Photek, Thievery Corporation and more rework classic 1986 LP in its entirety. Acclaimed as one of the most iconic records in rock and roll history, Paul Simon’s GRAMMY-winning album Graceland ha
Release date: 05-10-2018 (Originally released in 1986)
2018 EU issue on 18g LP- remixes of Paul Simon's 1986 Classic album. Paul Oakenfold, Groove Armada, Photek, Thievery Corporation and more rework classic 1986 LP in its entirety.
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.
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
Released while Paul Simon was in the thick of his Homeward Bound farewell tour of North America, Graceland: The Remixes pushes his monumental 1986 album into the realm of modern electronic music. Considering how Simon wrote nearly all of the album's songs to rhythmic tracks, it's a curious choice and the execution is even curiouser, as the assorted DJs -- including Paul Oakenfold, Groove Armada, Thievery Corporation, and Photek -- essentially keep large portions of the vocal tracks in place and ditch everything surrounding them, including the elastic bass and winding guitars.
Acclaimed as one of the most iconic records in rock and roll history, Paul Simon’s GRAMMY-winning album Graceland has received a special reworking, with the likes of MK, Richy Ahmed, Paul Oakenfold, Thievery Corporation, Photek and Groove Armada all spinning their own unique interpretations across the release - the first time a classic album has been reimagined in its entirety.
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 forms.
Originally released: 1986/2012
This release: 2017