'Paul Simon: Under African Skies' will be included on the re-issued album this spring
Paul Simon: Under African Skies, a brand new documentary about Paul Simon‘s seminal ‘Graceland’ album is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah later this month.
The film, directed by Emmy winner Joe Berlinger, will be screened on UK TV later in the year and will also be included in the new edition of ‘Graceland’ and 25th anniversary box set which is set for release in May.
The film covers the making of the Grammy Award winning ‘Graceland’ and sees Simon traveling to back to South Africa, where he recorded the album with local musicians, including Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and the political and musical implications of his initial journey. The film features interviews with anti-apartheid activists and Quincy Jones, Harry Belafonte, Paul McCartney, David Byrne and Peter Gabriel.
‘Graceland’ will be re-issused later this year in a commemorative edition deluxe collector’s box set as well as a two-disc set. Both feature the original album, bonus tracks and the director’s cut of Paul Simon: Under African Skies.