Sometimes magnificent music can be let down by meaningless lyrics, and sometimes significant words are undermined by trite tunes, but this `Graceland' CD is magnificent from all standpoints. Haunting melodies and moving messages are blended together via Paul Simon's innovative integration of African and American styles - great rhythms, great lyrics, great solos, great duets and great backing. It is captivating listening, and for those seeking to join in there is a full print of songs on the CD sleeve. All tracks are glorious - from the introductory drum beats of `The Boy In The Bubble' to the final plaintive and poignant poetry of `All Around The World' (The Myth of Fingerprints'). Between is a variety of instruments and styles such as the percussion on `Graceland', backing vocals on `I Know What I Know', duet on `Under African Skies', African singing on `Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes' and `Homeless', up-tempo for `Gumboots', integration of penny-whistle on `You Can Call Me Al', syncopated sounds on `Crazy Love' and use of accordion on `That Was Your Mother'. This truly masterful CD is awe-inspiring and makes compelling listening. In the past `Graceland' was produced on cassette, and subsequently it has been subject to re-mastering - but this original CD is the pre-eminent edition - it is a genuine classic.