Paul Simon: Under African Skies (Trailer)
This year’s SXSW film schedule has been released and with comes a series of feature-length music documentaries, all due to screen at the 2012 Austin festival.
Above is the trailer for the new Paul Simon film, Under African Skies. Director by Joe Berlinger, the documentary follows Simon as he returns to South Africa to reunite with the musicians that worked on his mega-selling 1986 album, Graceland. Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney and David Byrne all contribute.
Paul Simon: Under African Skies, a new documentary chronicling the making of Simon’s 1986 multi-million-selling Graceland, will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 22.
Director Joe Berlinger - the man behind Metallica's Some Kind of Monster - follows Simon as he returns to South Africa to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Graceland recording sessions. Under African Skies also features interviews with key anti-apartheid activists of the time and a host of musical luminaries such as Quincy Jones, Harry Belafonte, Paul McCartney, David Byrne and Peter Gabriel.
The documentary will also be included on the 25th anniversary deluxe editions of the album, due for release later this year.
Paul Simon - Songwriter (video preview, 2011)
A new Paul Simon, 2-disc collection is due for release on October 24. Songwriter celebrates 50 years of the Newark legend’s output. It forms part of a comprehensive Simon reissue schedule that includes special editions of One Trick-Pony, Hearts and Bones, Graceland and The Rhythm Of The Saints, also due for release on Monday, October 24.
To view the full Songwriter track list, head over here.
Simon is set to reunite with his Graceland musicians next year for a 25th anniversary tour.
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