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  • Improvisations Improvisations Quick View

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    Improvisations

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    Some of the first eastern-jazz fusion ever recorded, finally reissued on LP!! Originally recorded in 1962 for World Pacific and featuring jazz musicians Gary Peacock on bass and Bud Shank on flute, the album opens with improvisations on the theme that Shankar wrote for the 1955 Indian neorealist film Pather Panchali, by legendary Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray. "Fire Night" was another jazz-fusion piece, recorded to commemorate the fires that were burning all around LA when this session was recorded. The remaining two tracks, however, are traditional Indian pieces and serve to juxtapose the two major styles in Indian classical music. The first piece, Karnataki, is in the Carnatic (southern Indian) style, while the second, Raga Rageshri, is in the (northern) Hindustani style (which, of course, Shankar's himself was a master of). Includes original liner notes.

    1. Improvisation on the Theme Music from Pather Panchali
    2. Fire Night
    3. Karnataki
    4. Raga Rageshri: part 1 (alap) part 2 (jor) part 3 (gat)
    Ravi Shankar
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  • Traces Of You Traces Of You Quick View

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    Traces Of You

    Anoushka Shankar returns with another outstanding recording: Traces of You, featuring three new songs with her half-sister, Norah Jones.


    Traces of You developed from the notion that everything in the universe leaves an indelible mark - or a subtle trace - on everything it encounters.
    Inspired by her relationships, multicultural upbringing and global career, Anoushka traces a journey of love, change and loss.


    Produced by British composer and multi-instrumentalist Nitin Sawhney, Traces of You features contributions by Anoushka's longtime associates, tabla
    genius Tanmoy Bose, flutist Ravichandra Kulur, and percussion wizard Pirashanna Thevarajah. Other highlights are the collaboration with Norah Jones,
    and explorations of the unique sound of the Hang drum, played by its foremost exponent, Manu Delago.


    Traces of You draws on Indian classical ragas, Western classical string arrangements, mid-20th century-style lyrics of extended poetry and modern
    soundscapes. Anoushka finds modern and fresh ways to reinterpret and keep alive Indian musical traditions learned from her father, the legendary Ravi
    Shankar.

    1. The Sun Won't Set
    2. Flight
    3. Indian Summer
    4. Maya
    5. Lasya
    6. Fathers

    7. Metamorphosis

    8. In Jyoti's Name

    9. Monsoon
    10. Traces Of You
    11. River Pulse
    12. Chasing Shadows
    13. Unsaid
    Anoushka Shankar
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  • The Lady In The Van Soundtrack The Lady In The Van Soundtrack Quick View

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    The Lady In The Van Soundtrack


    First Pressing Of 500 Numbered Copies On 180 Gram Light Blue Vinyl


    Gatefold Sleeve / Insert


    PVC Protective Sleeve


    The Lady In The Van is a big screen adaptation of writer Alan Bennett's celebrated memoir, directed by Nicholas Hytner. The film tells the true story of the relationship between Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who 'temporarily' parked her van in Bennett's London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. Their unique story is funny, poignant and life-affirming.


    Best known for his work in film and television, George Fenton is one of the UK's most successful composers, who has written scores for over 100 films and collaborated with some of the most influential filmmakers. His transition from television to film scoring began in 1982 with Richard Attenborough's biopic Gandhi for which he was nominated, with his collaborator Ravi Shankar, for an Academy Award.


    About the work on The Lady In The Van, George Fenton said: ''The Lady In The Van was a unique experience for me, writing a score for a story about someone I actually know ( Alan Bennett) and someone I knew or at least met (Mary Shepherd ). The film not only tells an extraordinary story but also celebrates an extraordinary character - her triumphs and failings. I hope the music in some way belongs to her because music was at her heart. She was a musician, albeit a cantankerous one. In the score I've tried to show both sides. A great opportunity for me certainly and a special occasion thanks to the beautiful playing of the Philharmonia Orchestra The BBC Concert Orchestra and the brilliant pianist Clare Hammond.''

    LP 1
    1. Miss Shepherd's Waltz
    2. Moving In
    3. Two Women - Tango
    4. Re-parking
    5. In Care
    6. The Neighbours
    7. Special Paint
    8. Collision and Confession
    9. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op.11 (Excerpt)
    10. The New Van 3. Broadstairs
    11. Impromptu No. 3 in G-Flat Major, Op. 90, D 899
    12. Curtain Down
    13. Alive and Well
    14. Freewheeling
    15. The Day Centre


    LP 2
    1. A Sepulchre
    2. Remembering Miss Shepherd
    3. Walk Through the Cemetery
    4. The Ascension (Miss Shepherd's Waltz)
    5. Impromptu No. 3 in G-Flat Major, Op.90, D 899
    6. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Romanze
    7. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Vivace

    George Fenton
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  • Ananda Shankar Ananda Shankar Quick View

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    Ananda Shankar

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    180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Album Is Included In The Book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die


    Including The Hit Jumpin' Jack Flash & The Track Raghupati Which Was Later Used In The Game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories


    Ananda Shankar was a Bengali musician best known for fusing Western and Eastern musical styles.


    Ananda Shankar is the debut album by the Indian musician, the son of dancer and choreographer Uday Shankar and the nephew of Indian classical musician Ravi Shankar. It was released in 1970 and was among the first works in the rock genre by an Indian musician. Consisting mainly of instrumental recordings featuring sitar and Moog synthesizer, it includes a cover version of the Rolling Stones' 1968 hit song Jumpin' Jack Flash and a thirteen-minute Indian-style piece titled Sagar (The Ocean).


    In the decades since the LP's release, Jumpin' Jack Flash became a popular club hit, while the album has been recognized for its influence on world music fusion, particularly the East-West styles developed in the UK. It is one of the albums featured in Robert Dimery's book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.


    In 2005, his song Raghupati was used in the game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories soundtrack.

    1. Jumpin' Jack Flash
    2. Snow Flower
    3. Light My Fire
    4. Mamata (Affection)
    5. Metamorphosis
    6. Sagar (The Ocean)
    7. Dance Indra
    8. Raghupati
    Ananda Shankar
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  • Passages Passages Quick View

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    Passages

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    Passages is a collaborative chamber music studio album co-composed by Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass, released in 1990. The album is a hybrid of Hindustani Classical music and Glass' distinct American minimal contemporary Classical style.


    A collaboration between an avant-garde modern Classical composer and a traditional Indian/Hindi composer/performer seems pretty unlikely. However, Passages works splendidly. Shankar's smooth style fits nicely with Glass' dissonant orchestrations.


    The album reached a peak position of number three on Billboard's Top World Music Albums chart. Recommended to fans of other minimalist composers such as John Cage, Steve Reich and Terry Riley.

    1. Offering
    2. Sadhanipa
    3. Channels And Winds
    4. Ragas In Minor Scale
    5. Meetings Along The Edge
    6. Prashanti
    Ravi Shankar & Philip Glass
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  • West Meets East West Meets East Quick View

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    West Meets East

    The Rga chosen by Ravi Shankar for his piece Prabhti for solo violin and tabla (drums) is nearly identical with the national Japanese scale. Others are equivalent to our major and harmonic minor scales, to Greek modes, to those used in Gypsy and Flamenco music and there are hundreds more, each expressing a different world of feeling and thought, of which we in the West have never even heard. I have chosen as the Western contribution to this recording the remarkable and haunting Sonata in the Popular Romanian Style by George Enescu. Although it is a Western composition in the purest sonata form, the piece exudes the rhapsodic and improvisatory atmosphere characteristic of the Rumanian Gypsy violinist and it is thus a rare and authentic example of improvised folk music giving birth to a composition in an evolved Western form. The Sonata on this record could only have come from the mind and heart of one born and bred of a union between the intuitive world of the East and the crystallized and consolidated world of the West.


    -Yehudi Menuhin

    1. Prabhti (Based On The Raga Gunkali)

    2. Rga: Puriy Kalyan

    3. Swara-Kkali (Based On The Raga Tilang)

    4. Sonata No. 3 In A Minor, Op.25 (In The Popular Roumanian Style) - 1st Movement: Moderato Malinconico

    5. Sonata No. 3 In A Minor, Op.25 (In The Popular Roumanian Style) - 2nd Movement: Andante Sostenuto E Misterioso

    6. Sonata No. 3 In A Minor, Op.25 (In The Popular Roumanian Style) - 3rd Movement: Allegro Con Brio, Ma Non Troppo Mosso
    Yehudi Menuhin & Ravi Shankar
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  • Fifth Dimension (MONO) Fifth Dimension (MONO) Quick View

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    Fifth Dimension (MONO)

    By 1966, the Byrds had powered up like a mammoth Atlas rocket boosting Astronauts into orbit around the Earth, with their third album, Fifth Dimension. This amped-up new soundimmediately dubbed raga-rock due to the Byrds newfound fascination with the music of Ravi Shankar and John Coltraneis best exemplified by Eight Miles High, yet another national pop smash, and 5D (Fifth Dimension), both swirling, multi-hued masses of sonic energy on an interplanetary scale. 5D is tethered to a generation newly interested in LSD mind-trips, while Eight Miles High details the Byrds' first transcontinental flight to the United Kingdom. Folk-rock, always a Byrds staple, appears in the luscious form of Wild Mountain Tyme and John Riley. Hey Joe, soon to become a standard of shaggy-haired garage rock nation, is a standout, while Mr. Spaceman, a brilliant, humorous blend of deep space and country-rock also scaled the national charts.


    Unavailable for over 40 years, we're proud to present the first ever reissue of this monumental recording in its original, highly-sought-after mono incarnation, cut directly from the original Columbia Recordings analog mono masters, with perfect artwork restoration and meticulously faithful mastering.

    1. 5 D (Fifth Dimension)
    2. Wild Mountain Thyme
    3. Mr. Spaceman
    4. I See You
    5. What's Happening?!?!
    6. I Come And Stand At Every Door
    7. Eight Miles High
    8. Hey Joe (Where You Gonna Go)
    9. Captain Soul
    10. John Riley
    11. 2-4-2 Fox Trot (The Lear Jet Song)
    The Byrds
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  • Take Refuge In Clean Living Take Refuge In Clean Living Quick View

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    Take Refuge In Clean Living

    Remastered For Vinyl From Original Recordings


    Opening with a nod to Syd Barret's Pink Floyd (Piper at the Gates of Dawn) Take Refuge In Clean Living begins with morse code and drops into one of the heaviest slow-burn grooves in the Grails canon. Sounding something like Hawkwind and Ravi Shankar scoring Blade Runner, it's lysergic and earthy for Grails in a new way. The rest of the record moves from blissful Eno-inspired ambience, to epic Morricone rock hymns, to an unexpected take on a Ventures tune that returns the listener to the very beginnings of instrumental rock music. The touring incarnation of Grails in 2006 and 2007 included good friend and drummer Ben Nugent, allowing Emil Amos to switch to 3rd guitar for the band's live instrumentation. The DNA of this guitar-heavy line-up allowed for new kinds of arrangements and bigger melodies. In early 2007, the then-5-piece entered Steven Lobdell's (Faust) Audible Alchemy studio to document the new songs written with this augmented ensemble. Those sessions make up Take Refuge In Clean Living.


    Remastered for vinyl and reissued for the first time in nearly a decade, Take Refuge In Clean Living sees Grails pulling back their already wide lens on multiple sonic horizons. Grails often take what would sound over-ambitious on paper and make it sonically flow in an effortless, laid-back style. The band is defined by exploration and they've created a template for themselves where any style or method can be ingested to reap legitimate rewards. Take Refuge In Clean Living rightly suggested that Grails wouldn't run out of ideas.

    1. Stoned at the Taj Again
    2. PTSD
    3. 11th Hour
    4. Take Refuge
    5. Clean Living
    Grails
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  • Sanctuary Sanctuary Quick View

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    Sanctuary

    Now heavily influenced by the earth-shaking creations of two master musicians -John Coltrane and Ravi Shankar-the Byrds began recording their new single, Eight Miles High and Why, along with tracks for their upcoming album Fifth Dimension at Columbia Studios in Hollywood. Growing more confident by the day in their studio acumen and songwriting skills, the Byrds logged long nights of hypnotic in-studio jamming, then hammered the white-hot magma into songs that will live forever. McGuinn's solos soared as never before, his technique now fusing the familiar, melodic overtones of the Rickenbacker 12-string with a powerfully new staccato dissonance absorbed from the majestic saxophone of John Coltrane. Michael Clarke's drumming never sounded better, his Elvin Jones-like cymbal splashes and rolling-tom thunder driving the band like an atomic generator approaching critical mass. Chris Hillman's swooping bass lines took on a McCartney-esque timbre that filled in every corner of the canvas with bold, melodic strokes. But it was perhaps David Crosby, playing in a brashly percussive way no one had ever heard before from a rhythm guitarist, who best digested and interpreted the Eastern influences of the day: the ragas and talas of Ravi Shankar. Crosby's contribution to Fifth Dimensionwas as outspoken and defiant as the man, himself. Acreative zenith in the Byrds' career, these fascinating sessions deserve closer scrutiny than they've previously been afforded. Alternate instrumental takes and extended experimental workouts give essential insight here into the songs' final versions. Also included are early versions of songs before the addition of any studio sweetening-strings, percussion or sound effects. To top things off, we've included a small handful of unique finds that give a fly-on-the-wall glimpse into the creation of one of the most important records of our time.
    1. EIGHT MILES HIGH
    2. WHY
    3. RYDER (I Know My Rider)
    4. JOHN RILEY I
    5. 2-4-2 FOX TROT (The Lear Jet Song)
    6. PSYCHODRAMA CITY
    7. JOHN RILEY II
    8. WILD MOUNTAIN THYME
    9. HEY JOE (Where You Gonna Go)
    10. I SEE YOU
    11. WHAT'S HAPPENING?!?!
    12. CAPTAIN SOUL(30 Minute Break)
    The Byrds
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  • Another Dimension Another Dimension Quick View

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    Another Dimension

    Now heavily influenced by the earth-shaking creations of two master musicians (John Coltrane and Ravi Shankar)the Byrds began recording their new single, Eight Miles High and Why, along with tracks for their upcoming album Fifth Dimension at Columbia Studios in Hollywood. Growing more confident by the day in their studio acumen and songwriting skills, the Byrds logged long nights of hypnotic in-studio jamming, then hammered the white-hot magma into songs that will live forever. McGuinn's solos soared as never before, his technique now fusing the familiar, melodic overtones of the Rickenbacker 12-string with a powerfully new staccato dissonance absorbed from the majestic saxophone of John Coltrane. Michael Clarke's drumming never sounded better, his Elvin Jones-like cymbal splashes and rolling-tom thunder driving the band like an atomic generator approaching critical mass. Chris Hillman�s swooping bass lines took on a McCartney-esque timbre that filled in every corner of the canvas with bold, melodic strokes. But it was perhaps David Crosby, playing in a brashly percussive way no one had ever heard before from a rhythm guitarist, who best digested and interpreted the Eastern influences of the day: the ragas and talas of Ravi Shankar. Crosby's contribution to Fifth Dimension was as outspoken and defiant as the man, himself. Acreative zenith in the Byrd's career, these fascinating sessions deserve closer scrutiny than they've previously been afforded. Alternate instrumental takes and extended experimental workouts give essential insight here into the songs' final versions. Also included are early versions of songs before the addition of any studio Sweetening of strings, percussion or sound effects. To top things off, we've included a small handful of unique finds that give a fly-on-the-wall glimpse into the creation of one of the most important records of our time.
    1. Eight Miles High
    2. Why
    3. Ryder (I Know My Rider)

    4. John Riley I
    5. 2-4-2 Fox Trot (The Lear Jet Song)
    6. Psychodrama City
    7. John Riley II
    8. Wild Mountain Thyme
    9. Hey Joe (Where You Gonna Go)
    10. I See You
    11. What's Happening?!?!
    12. Captain Soul (30 Minute Break)
    The Byrds
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  • Eight Miles High / Why (Mono) Eight Miles High / Why (Mono) Quick View

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    Eight Miles High / Why (Mono)

    "Eight Miles High" b/w "Why" - The Rare RCA Studios Versions Original Mono Masters!!!


    During an action-packed Byrds tour of the UK in August 1965, ideas began to form in Gene Clark's mind for a new song. After germinating for several weeks, he began to put his thoughts on paper during the band's U.S. tour in November 1965.


    Traveling from gig to gig, David Crosby's cassettes of Ravi Shankar and John Coltrane provided the tour bus soundtrack. As Clark continued writing the song that would become ''Eight Miles High,'' this exotic music, especially Coltrane's recordings, found their way into the composition. Juxtaposed against lyrical snapshots of London, like ''rain grey town, known for its sound,'' the modal melody created a striking contrast and summoned a surreal, flight-like feeling.


    Despite Clark's increasing isolation from the group, it was obvious that ''Eight Miles High'' was a work of major importance and the group promptly made plans to record it. The band entered RCA Studios in Los Angeles on December 22, 1965, to track ''Eight Miles High,'' along with a new Roger McGuinn- David Crosby song ''Why.'' They had worked up an explosive arrangement for the Clark song, adding elements culled from their recent highway listening sessions. The Coltrane influence is especially evident in McGuinn's electric twelve-string solo, inspired by Coltrane's free-form sax lines on ''India.'' Shankar's sitar work is reflected in Chris Hillman's driving bass part, a hypnotic drone against which McGuinn's guitar lines shine in high relief. This Eastern influence also emerges on the high energy ''Why'' with McGuinn creating a sitar-like solo on his guitar while employing non-Western scales. Though not a conscious attempt, these songs were later cited as pioneering examples of raga rock, one of several innovative sub-genres, along with folk rock and country rock that the band explored in their career.


    Despite the unqualified artistic success of the RCA sessions, Columbia refused to release the tracks because they had not been recorded in a Columbia-owned studio. The band dutifully re-recorded the two songs at Columbia Studios in Hollywood and these recordings were released as a single and later included in the Fifth Dimension album. However, the band was not fully satisfied with this second attempt, believing that the RCA recordings were better.


    This special Sundazed release marks the first use of the recently located original mono mixdown masters. McGuinn has always felt that the first recordings of these songs were more spontaneous. And when asked about the RCA version of ''Eight Miles High'' Crosby declared, ''It was a stunner, it was better, it was stronger. It was the way we wanted it to be.''

    1. Eight Miles High
    2. Why
    The Byrds
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  • Concert For George (Live at Royal Albert Hall) Concert For George (Live at Royal Albert Hall) Quick View

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    Concert For George (Live at Royal Albert Hall)


    Released For The First Time Ever On Vinyl


    Featuring A Special Mandala-Design Etched On Side-8


    Includes The Complete Sound Recordings From The Concert, The First Time That All Songs Have Been Made Available On An Audio Configuration


    On November 29, 2002, one year after the passing of George Harrison, Olivia Harrison and longtime friend Eric
    Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honor. Held at London's Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening
    featured George's songs, and music he loved, performed by a lineup that included Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney,
    Tom Petty, Monty Python, Billy Preston, Jools Holland, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Joe Brown, Ringo Starr,
    Dhani Harrison and many more.


    In honor of George Harrison's 75th birthday, the Grammy®-winning
    release CONCERT FOR GEORGE, will be available for the first time on vinyl, released as a 4-LP Box Set.

    LP 1
    1. Sarve Shaam - Traditional Prayer
    2. Your Eyes - Anoushka Shankar
    3. The Inner Light - Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
    4. Arpan - Conducted by Anoushka Shankar


    LP 2
    1. The Lumberjack Song - Monty Python with Tom Hanks
    2. Sit On My Face - Monty Python
    3. I Want To Tell You - Jeff Lynne
    4. If I Needed Someone - Eric Clapton
    5. Old Brown Shoe - Gary Brooker
    6. Give Me Love - Jeff Lynne
    7. Beware Of Darkness - Eric Clapton
    8. Here Comes The Sun - Joe Brown
    9. That's The Way It Goes - Joe Brown
    10. Horse To The Water - Jools Holland & Sam Brown
    11. Taxman - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers


    LP 3
    1. I Need You - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    2. Handle With Care - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
    3. Isn't It A Pity - Billy Preston
    4. Photograph - Ringo Starr
    5. Honey Don't - Ringo Starr
    6. For You Blue - Paul McCartney
    7. Something - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
    8. All Things Must Pass - Paul McCartney
    9. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton


    LP 4
    1. My Sweet Lord - Billy Preston
    2. Wah Wah - Eric Clapton & Band
    3. I'll See You In My Dreams - Joe Brown

    Various Artists
    $124.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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