This year sees the 25th anniversary of Paul Simon’s groundbreaking album ‘Graceland’. The record continues to be a reference point and influence on many artists, you only need to listen to Vampire Weekend’s witty lyrics and nods to afrobeat to hear Simon’s inspiration. Pitchfork described the album as “a phenomenal musical achievement” and in 2006 Time listed ‘Graceland’ in their Top 100 albums. Recorded at the height of apartheid, Simon travelled to South Africa and worked with local musicians, which introduced the likes of Ladysmith Black Mambazo to a global audience.
To coincide with the anniversary, the Joe Berlinger directed documentary ‘Under African Skies’ premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Following the recording and documenting the albums lasting influence, the film is set to be broadcast on BBC1 this summer.
Sony Music are commemorating the occasion with the 25th Anniversary Eidtion; which includes a CD/DVD with bonus tracks, a copy of Under African Skies’ and bonus extended interviews. Luckily, we have five copies to give away!
Simply email your answer to the below question to firstname.lastname@example.org
Which of these tracks does NOT appear on Graceland?
B) Mrs Robinson
Terms And Conditions: 1. Closing date for the competition is the 18th June 2012 17:00 GMT. Any entries after this point will be void. 2. The winner will be notified by email by 22nd June 2012. 3. Five winners, chosen at random, will receive a copy of Paul Simons ‘Graceland: 25th Anniversary Edition’ on CD. 4. There’s no cash alternative to the prize. 5. The decision of Shazam Entertainment is final. 6. Employees of Shazam Entertainment are not eligible to enter this competition. 7. Prizes are non-exchangeable.