The hits of Paul Simon will come to the stage at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., when Great Moments in Vinyl performs a tribute to the album “Graceland” on Friday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m.
The evening will feature songs from throughout Simon’s early career in the opening set and then present all the tracks on “Graceland” accompanied by a chorus of voices designed to capture the vibrant sounds of Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Great Moments in Vinyl takes the tribute experience to a new level. Every concert, the band chooses from memorable albums and performs them in their entirety.
Along with the music, the group supplies a series of stories and images about the songs, artists and the times that brought them into being.
The group has covered a wide array of records from their musical heroes including Pearl Jam’s “Ten,” Kate Bush’s “Hounds of Love,” Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” and many more.
“Graceland” is the seventh solo album from Simon, released in 1986. The record features an eclectic mixture of genres, including pop, rock, a cappella, zydeco and more. It won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1987, and the single, “Graceland,” won the Grammy for Record of the Year in 1988. It is Simon’s most successful album and widely considered to be one of the best.
Tickets to see Great Moments in Vinyl play Paul Simon’s “Graceland” are $30, $27 for BAC members, and can be purchased at the BAC box office, via phone at (773) 445-3838 or online at beverlyartcenter.org.