Shankar, Ananda

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Shankar, Ananda - Ananda Shankar And His Music Ananda Shankar And His Music
Indian New - LP FOLP2011 Fallout
Factory Sealed 180gm Virgin Vinyl. This Genrebusting 1975 Album Seamlessly Fuses The Traditional Music Of Ananda Shankar ’S Homeland, India, With The Heavy Psych-Funk Of The West, Where He’d Spent A Good Deal Of Time. Featuring The Dancefloor Killers Streets Of Calcutta And Dancing Drums Alongside A Handful Of Mellower Tracks, The Original, India-Only LP Has Long Been One Of The World’s Most Sought-After Records, And Is Presented Here Complete With Historical Liner Notes. Ananda Shankar & His Music Became Legendary In The 1990s Simply Because Capitol Picked "Streets Of Calcutta" And "Dancing Drums" For A Blue Note Break-Beat Compilation.... more details
 
Shankar, Ananda - Sa-Re-Ga Machan Sa-Re-Ga Machan
Indian New - LP FOLP 2055 Fallout
Factory Sealed 180gm Virgin Vinyl. Highly Sought After For Years, 'Sa-Re-Ga Machan' Was Originally Released In 1981 On Vinyl Only And Showcased Shankar's Unmistakable Sound Which Fused Western And Eastern Music Perfectly. Shankar Had A Desire To Incorporate Both The Traditional Instrumentation Of Indian Classical Music And Modern Western Instruments Such As The Synthesizer And On 'Sa-Re-Ga Machan' The Two Distinct Sounds Are Infused Absolutely. The Album Opens With Possibly The Most Stunning Piece, A Ten-Minute Title Track Which Sums Up The Musician's Intent Perfectly, Sounding Like A Cross Between The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Ry Coder And Ravi Shankar, Ananda's Famous Uncle.... more details
 
Shankar, Ananda - Ananda Shankar Ananda Shankar
Psych New - LP RS 6398 Warner
Sealed 1970 Original. “Sure, This Record Really Isn't More Than An Exploitation Of The Crossover Between Psychedelic Music And Eastern Sounds, But That Shouldn't Detract Anyone From Listening To It In Its Entirety; In Fact, That Would Be A Huge Mistake. The Opener, The Sitar- And Moog-Soaked Take On "Jumpin' Jack Flash," Is Performed Perfectly, With Every Choice Accent Milked For Maximum Drama. Once The Novelty Of Sitar-Dosed Covers Of Your Favorite Songs Wears Off, You Really Begin To Notice How Excellent The Performances Are On This Record. Ananda Shankar Manages To Bridge The Gap Between Kitsch And Fine Art On These Tracks, From The Opener All The Way To The Cover Of "Light My Fire." One Minute He Is Playing Simple Notes Like It Was Taking The Place Of A Guitar, At Other Times Utilizing The Full Reign Of The Sitar's Sound Possibilities. The Originals On The Album Follow An Equally Impressive Path. The Dreamy, Hazy Bliss Of Tracks Like "Snow Flower" And "Mamata" Is Both Meditative And Slinky — Light Melodies With Twisted Atmospherics And Tweaked Moogs. The Drum Breaks In The Gurgling "Metamorphosis" Are Worth The Price Of The Album Alone. When The Track "Sagar" Ends, You Realize That This Record Could Have Been Much More Than It Was. This Specific Track Guides The Listener Through A Space/Water Odyssey Over The Course Of 13 Minutes. It's A Slow Build That Gains Momentum As The Music Progresses And Flashes Of Acoustic Guitar Help The Rhythm Along. The Final Track Is A Great Mixture Of Folk Guitars That Takes The Focus Away From The Sitar For Once, Instead Incorporating Vocals And A Chorus That Manages To Lock Into A Repeated Chant That Is The Unexpected Highlight Of The Album.” Jon Pruett, AMG.... more details
 
Shankar, Ananda - Ananda Shankar Ananda Shankar
Psych Used - LP RS 6398 Reprise
Rare 1970 White Label Promo. Jacket Has A Center Bottom Seam Split And Wear Near The Top Of The Spine, But The LP Appears Glossy, Unplayed. “Sure, This Record Really Isn't More Than An Exploitation Of The Crossover Between Psychedelic Music And Eastern Sounds, But That Shouldn't Detract Anyone From Listening To It In Its Entirety; In Fact, That Would Be A Huge Mistake. The Opener, The Sitar- And Moog-Soaked Take On "Jumpin' Jack Flash," Is Performed Perfectly, With Every Choice Accent Milked For Maximum Drama. Once The Novelty Of Sitar-Dosed Covers Of Your Favorite Songs Wears Off, You Really Begin To Notice How Excellent The Performances Are On This Record. Ananda Shankar Manages To Bridge The Gap Between Kitsch And Fine Art On These Tracks, From The Opener All The Way To The Cover Of "Light My Fire." One Minute He Is Playing Simple Notes Like It Was Taking The Place Of A Guitar, At Other Times Utilizing The Full Reign Of The Sitar's Sound Possibilities. The Originals On The Album Follow An Equally Impressive Path. The Dreamy, Hazy Bliss Of Tracks Like "Snow Flower" And "Mamata" Is Both Meditative And Slinky — Light Melodies With Twisted Atmospherics And Tweaked Moogs. The Drum Breaks In The Gurgling "Metamorphosis" Are Worth The Price Of The Album Alone. When The Track "Sagar" Ends, You Realize That This Record Could Have Been Much More Than It Was. This Specific Track Guides The Listener Through A Space/Water Odyssey Over The Course Of 13 Minutes. It's A Slow Build That Gains Momentum As The Music Progresses And Flashes Of Acoustic Guitar Help The Rhythm Along. The Final Track Is A Great Mixture Of Folk Guitars That Takes The Focus Away From The Sitar For Once, Instead Incorporating Vocals And A Chorus That Manages To Lock Into A Repeated Chant That Is The Unexpected Highlight Of The Album.” Jon Pruett, AMG.... more details
 

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