Paul Simons album »Graceland« ble sluppet 12.august 1986. Man kan derfor innvende at det er noe upresist at albumets 25 års jubileum feires nå i sommer.
Uansett, Sony & Simons strategi synes å være å slå så hardt på stortromma at noen måneder fra eller til forsvinner i rabalderet.
Det starter med dokumentarfilmen »Under African Skies« (Joe Berlinger) og fortsetter med ny-utgivelser (rundt 5.juni) i flere formater og størrelser.
Her er Sonys detaljerte gjennomgang:
GRACELAND 25TH ANNIVERSARY
25th ANNIVERSARY OF PAUL SIMON'S GRACELAND CELEBRATED WITH THEATRICAL SCREENINGS AND PRIMETIME TELEVISION SPECIAL OF »UNDER AFRICAN SKIES« DOCUMENTARY; RELEASE OF 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS: CD/DVD, BOX SET, VINYL AND BLU-RAY DISC
»Under African Skies,« New Documentary About Graceland From Two-Time Emmy, Peabody Award Winner And Oscar Nominated Filmmaker Joe Berlinger
A Premiere Television Event on A&E Following Limited Theatrical Run
Graceland 25th Anniversary Editions on Legacy Recordings To Be Released June 5th
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The 25th anniversary of Graceland, Paul Simon's groundbreaking album that continues to influence and inspire generations, will be commemorated with musical and film celebrations stretching into the summer. Following its Sundance Film Festival premiere, the Joe Berlinger-directed documentary »Under African Skies,« chronicling the creation and lasting influence of Graceland, will have its US television premiere on A & E this spring. The documentary has been garnering critical acclaim on the film festival circuit with screenings at SXSW 2012, where it received an Audience Award, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and the Sundance Film Festival. The film is slated for variety of screenings this spring and summer including showings at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the Florida Film Festival and the RiverRun Film Festival. In May, »Under African Skies« will screen at the Seattle International Film Festival and Sundance UK as well as other festivals worldwide. The film will enjoy a limited theatrical engagement in New York and Los Angeles, beginning May 11th (check local listings for screening times).
To help commemorate the anniversary and celebrate the indelible musical legacy of Graceland, Legacy Recordings will be offering several 25th Anniversary versions of Paul Simon's Graceland on June 5th:
Special Graceland 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition Box Set – a 2 CD/2 DVD set which including the remastered original album, the »Under African Skies« documentary film extended interviews, the original 1987 »African Concert« from Zimbabwe, three original music videos and the iconic »Saturday Night Live« performance of »Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes.« The box set also features the audio narrative »The Story of 'Graceland'« as told by Paul Simon, replicas of an original Graceland poster and a handwritten lyrics pad, plus a deluxe 80-page book featuring new and archival photos and interviews with Paul Simon. The box set also includes a special short audio documentary of Simon discussing the making of the record.
The official Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition CD/DVD – an exclusive two disc set featuring the remastered original album with five bonus tracks and audio documentary, and »Under African Skies« film with bonus features, three original music videos and »Saturday Night Live« performance of »Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes.«
»Under African Skies« Blu-ray Disc – the feature documentary in state-of-the-art 5.1 sound with bonus extended interviews.
Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition Vinyl – This audiophile edition is remastered on 180-gram 12» vinyl and includes an art-quality collectible Graceland poster and a download card with the full album plus three bonus tracks. It will be available beginning Saturday, April 21 at independent retailers worldwide participating in Record Store Day.
An ultra-deluxe Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition Box Set package - The ultimate Graceland set includes the boxed set, the 180-gram 12« vinyl and a signed and numbered autographed commemorative poster--will be available direct-to-consumers during a limited time exclusive offer on the official Paul Simon website (www.paulsimon.com).
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