This listing is for Paul Simon - Graceland: The African Concert VHS Video Tape.
Actors: Paul Simon
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
Label: Warner Music Vision – 38136-3
Rated: NR - Not Rated
Number of tapes: 1
Run Time: 90 minutes
Genre: Rock, Pop, Folk, World, & Country
Style: African, Pop Rock, Ballad
This is one of the most amazing concerts ever! Not only is the music amazing, but the players are royalty. It is a powerful example of the potential music has to speak the truth and move the soul. Somebody complained about the quality of the sound or whatever -- but I don't understand how that can even be an issue you'd want discuss in the review of such a powerful piece of musical history. This concert is a celebration of freedom, and the music is a celebration of truth. It is a joy to watch, and even if you're not a Paul Simon fan, you probably still won't be able to keep yourself from being moved -- either figuratively or literally: my friend (who's not a big Paul fan) said she couldn't stop dancing. Miriam Makeba -- who had been in exile from her homeland for 27 years because of her political beliefs -- has an inspired presence, as does Hugh Masakela -- also a political exile. Ladysmith Black Mambazo is both a force to be reckoned with and a perfect example of gentle humility. All the "back-up" players are astounding, and Paul is as full of love and humility and sincerity as he could possibly be. I have watched this concert a dozen times, and look forward to the next dozen. It is a rare gem that I enjoy sharing with the people in my life I love the most. To sum it up? GET THIS CONCERT.
1 Township Jive
2 The Boy In The Bubble
4 Whispering Bells
5 Bring Him Back Home
6 Crazy Love, Volume Il
7 I Know What I Know
8 Jinkel E Maweni
9 Soweto Blues
10 Under African Skies
12 Hello My Baby
15 You Can Call Me Al
17 Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
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