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The simple answer to the question, "What made Graceland the most successful album of Paul Simon's solo career and one of the best albums of the 1980s?" is that Simon hit on the idea of combining his always perceptive songwriting with the little-heard mbaqanga music of South Africa, creating a fascinating hybrid that re-enchanted his old audience and earned him a new one.
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5.0

Can't believe the price or the service!

By Bob and Sandy

from Tucson, Arizona

Comments about PBS Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition (Featuring Under African Skies) CD/DVD:

We received the CD and DVD of "Under African Skies" promptly and at a great price. We're looking through other offers right now. Thanks so much.

 
5.0

Great Deal

By Kathy

from Waikoloa Village, Hawaii

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Comments about PBS Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition (Featuring Under African Skies) CD/DVD:

This is a great deal getting both the cd and the dvd. The music is great, and learning the history of how the album came together is very interesting. I am so glad I made this purchase. I highly recommend it.

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5.0

A transcendental experience

By Dogmom

from San Diego, CA

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Comments about PBS Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition (Featuring Under African Skies) CD/DVD:

I just finished watching this excellent, emotional, and incredible show. I laughed, sang, danced, and cried during the two hours. Graceland was always one of my favorite albums, if not the most favorite, and this documentary does it all. Truthfully, I had forgotten the political controversy that surrounded the release of the album in 1987, and am certain I wouldn't have really understood it at the time. This show explains the history of its influence on the artistic boycott of South Africa of the '80s, and at the same time shows a somewhat naive Paul Simon, who just wanted to make music with an unusual -- to western ears -- sound. And boy, that is what he did. This is a fabulous show. I plan to buy several copies to give as gifts because I think it is that important to share!

 
5.0

Still excellent after all these years

By Sally the singer

from Overland Park, Kansas

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Comments about PBS Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition (Featuring Under African Skies) CD/DVD:

I have always loved Paul Simon since the days of Simon & Garfunkel. This Graceland cd/dvd combination is wonderful! It must be, because I already had the cd! I love listening to his music and the new rhythms (how he's always changing yet remaining true to himself). And the history that you learn regarding Africa is excellent!

 
4.0

Music helps end apartheid!

By Gayen the reader

from Rhode Island

Comments about PBS Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition (Featuring Under African Skies) CD/DVD:

I'm grateful for this account of the events: the original album's release and the results of Simon's confidence in their musical collaborations helped build the end of Apartheid!

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