Aug 18, 2010. Dark Horse Records has announced the October 19 release of a limited edition deluxe box set entitled RAVI SHANKAR GEORGE HARRISON COLLABORATIONS. The release honors the sitar master's 90th birthday. Collaborations is a 3 CD and 1 DVD uniquely numbered limited edition box set. Dec 12, 2012. Harrison's collaboration with Mr. Shankar influenced the music of the Beatles, who went on to release several Indian-inspired songs. Among them was the 1966 track “Love You To,” one of the earliest examples of a pop song incorporating elements of Indian classical music. The song was composed.
To Watch A Short Clip Please to download Windows Media Player for MAC. Disc 1 Ravi Shankar 'Between Two Worlds' The definitive account of India's most celebrated musician follows two years of Ravi Shankar's life - filmed in India and America - against the backdrop of seven decades of innovative collaboration with Western musicians like George Harrison, John Coltrane and Yehudi Menuhin. Archive footage shows key performances filmed from the 1930s to the present day.
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Collaborations by and Released 18 October 2010 Recorded 1973–74, 1996,, Length 2: 39: 52 (CDs) 1:05:56 (DVD feature) 1:36:49 (DVD audio) Compiler chronology (2009) 2009 Collaborations (with Ravi Shankar) (2010) (2012) 2012 Collaborations is a four-disc by Indian classical musician and former. Released in October 2010 on, it compiles two studio albums originally issued on that label – the long-unavailable (1974) and (1976) – and, first issued on in 1997. Although all three albums were originally Shankar releases, for which Harrison served in the role of music producer and guest musician, both Shankar and Harrison are credited as artists on the box set. Each of the collaborative projects represents a departure from Shankar's more typical work as a and performer of, with the box set showcasing his forays into, variously, jazz and rock, Indian folk and orchestral ensembles, and devotional music. The fourth disc of Collaborations is a DVD containing previously unissued film of a performance by the Music Festival from India, recorded at London's in September 1974. Filmed by director, the footage required substantial restoration for its 2010 release. An audio-only track on the DVD, prepared by and, provides a more complete record of the concert.
Issued nine years after Harrison's death, the limited-edition release coincided with celebrations for Shankar's 90th birthday and was overseen by Harrison's widow,. Among the lavish packaging for the compilation, each disc appears inside enlarged, 8½-inch sleeves, and each copy of the set is individually numbered.
An accompanying book contains a foreword by American composer, rare photographs documenting Shankar and Harrison's 35-year friendship, and commentary from both artists on the projects featured in the box set. While Collaborations presents only a portion of Shankar and Harrison's work together, music critics have recognised it as a successful representation of the far-reaching cultural legacy of their partnership. Contents • • • • • • • • • • • • • Background [ ] In June 1966, while still a member of, met Indian classical musician in London and became a student of the. Harrison later said that, for himself, the music was 'like an excuse', and that in reality he was searching for a 'spiritual connection' with the culture of India. The association immediately brought Shankar and Indian music unprecedented popularity in the West, while Harrison's introduction of the sitar into the Beatles' sound inspired a new genre known as. By 1971, a year after, and having established himself as a solo artist with his triple album (1970), Harrison began working with Shankar, as his producer. These 1971 projects, all released on the Beatles' record label, included the soundtrack to the documentary film; Shankar's EP, recorded to raise international awareness for the plight of refugees of the; and the live album, which documented the benefit concerts that Harrison and Shankar staged in New York that August.
Twenty-three years older than Harrison, Shankar described their relationship as, variously, that of father and son (with each one adopting either role); close friends and brothers; and teacher and student. Author Ian Inglis has commented on the various differences between the two musicians, in terms of age, culture and social status: 'And yet, in another sense, those contrasting factors helped to prevent any personal or professional rivalries, produced spaces and separations that their music could fill, and ultimately created a partnership that was never competitive, but perfectly complementary.' While their collaborations continued only intermittently after the mid 1970s, the depth of their friendship remained, such that Harrison would credit Shankar as being 'the person who has influenced my life the most'. When Harrison died in November 2001, following a four-year battle with cancer, Shankar was at his bedside, along with members of Harrison's family. Musical content [ ] The 2010 box set Collaborations was one of several reissue projects celebrating Shankar's 90th birthday. It compiles three studio albums that he and Harrison worked on together between 1973 and 1996: (1974), (1976) and (1997). The first two of these albums had long been out of print, and their inclusion in the box set marked the debut CD release for both titles.
Disc four contains a previously unissued concert film from 1974, titled Music Festival from India – Live at the Royal Albert Hall. Harrison's role on the three studio albums was mainly confined to that of a, although his name appeared prominently on the front cover of Chants of India, and the latter was marketed as a collaborative work between Shankar and Harrison. Collaborations presents the albums in reverse chronological order, with Chants of India appearing on disc one. Chants of India [ ]. Chants of India is the most vivid in my mind.
It was fascinating to witness the creation of that album. The priority was to maintain the integrity of the mantras and verses, while setting them to music as timeless as the words. –, compilation producer, 2010 Shankar and Harrison recorded the album between January and August 1996, with sessions taking place in the southern India city of, and at Harrison's English home,, in. The majority of the selections consist of prayers and other -worded, religious texts that Shankar set to music. He also wrote new pieces in a similarly sacred vein, including 'Prabhujee', the only song on the album to contain lyrics. Among the many musicians and singers on Chants of India were Shankar's daughter, and player. The album's creation resulted from Shankar and Harrison having renewed their close friendship in recent years; this following a period when, by his own admission, Shankar had partially withdrawal from his Western-musician friends in the late 1970s, stung by persistent criticism from the Indian press that he was 'diluting' Indian classical music.
Other projects that the pair undertook together in the mid 1990s include (1996), a four-disc career retrospective compiled by Harrison, and, Shankar's second autobiography, for which Harrison served as editor. Shankar considered Chants of India to be among his best works, and he praised Harrison's contributions as a musician and producer on the album. Released on in May 1997, the album was critically well received. In his book The Dawn of Indian Music in the West, Peter Lavezzoli describes it as 'a quiet masterpiece, one of the most uplifting and musically engaging recordings of scared music', while critic Jim Brenholts writes: 'Among records of this nature, this one is special.' Chants of India was the last official musical collaboration between the two artists, after Harrison was diagnosed with cancer in August that year. Ravi Shankar's Music Festival from India [ ].
The Music Festival from India was something I've been planning since about '67. It was inspired by an incredible orchestral composition Ravi created around 1964 for.
– George Harrison, 1974 Harrison first got the idea to stage what became the 1974 during the Bombay sessions for his debut solo album, the 1968 film soundtrack, after hearing Shankar's orchestral work Nava Rasa Ranga. While in India in early 1974, Shankar and Harrison planned the venture, which consisted of a European tour by Shankar's hand-picked orchestra of Indian classical musicians, after which the ensemble would tour North America with Harrison and his band of Western musicians. For his orchestra, Shankar selected regular accompanists such as tabla player and singers and; other established players including (santoor), (flute), (percussion) and (); and musicians that went on to establish themselves internationally as a result of their participation, such as violinist and player. Before the European tour began in September 1974, Shankar and Harrison recorded a studio album with the sixteen Music Festival musicians at Friar Park.
Using the facilities from his upstairs studio,, Harrison recorded the album in Friar Park's drawing room, overlooking the property's expansive gardens. Shankar wrote the pieces in a variety of traditional Indian folk and classical styles, often composing on his way to Henley from his London hotel, while travelling along the. Harrison later recalled his fear that Shankar's directions to the assembled musicians would create a musical 'catastrophe', yet the result each time was 'the most amazing thing'. Among the tracks on Ravi Shankar's Music Festival from India, 'Raga Jait' is Shankar's interpretation of that for an orchestral ensemble, and the ten-minute 'Dehati' features extended interplay between the various percussionists. The album was released on Harrison's record label in February 1976.
Shankar Family & Friends [ ]. The album contains almost every possible style that you can think of we have Western instruments like sax, guitar, bass a few classical musicians from the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra, and I had three musicians flown in from Bombay. – Ravi Shankar, 2010 Shankar and Harrison began recording Shankar Family & Friends in Los Angeles in April 1973. In a marked departure from Shankar's more familiar work in the style, the album was a fusion of several musical genres, particularly Indian classical, and Western pop. The contributors ranged from American jazz proponents and to Indian players such as Rakha, Sharma, Chaurasia, Subramaniam, and, a former student and longtime associate of Shankar's, multi-instrumentalist. Adopting the pseudonym 'Hari Georgeson', since he was still contracted to -affiliated Apple Records, Harrison contributed on electric and acoustic guitars, and.
Shankar played, and, and otherwise served as director and conductor at the sessions. Other participants included guitarist, members of the, and artists and. One side of the original consisted of music that Shankar had composed for a ballet, titled Dream, Nightmare & Dawn, while among the album's other songs and was a rare English-language pop composition by Shankar, '. Harrison arranged the latter track in a setting, with backing from Western musicians such as Scott,, and; sung by Lakshmi Shankar, this version of 'I Am Missing You' was the first single released on Dark Horse Records, in September 1974. Music from Shankar Family & Friends featured in the setlist for the Harrison–Shankar North American tour later that year, during which the Music Festival personnel were accompanied on stage by Harrison and members of his touring band, such as Scott and Richards.
Music Festival from India – Live at the Royal Albert Hall [ ] Harrison sponsored Shankar's Music Festival from India concerts through his, for which the European tour was its debut event. The DVD issued on Collaborations is from the Music Festival's concert at the, London, on 23 September 1974, the first date of the tour. The footage was shot by director, whose film, made early the previous year, marked Harrison's first foray into film production.
After Harrison introduces Shankar to the London audience, Shankar conducts the musicians during the performance. He plays sitar on the twenty-minute 'Raga Yaman Kalyan', however, accompanied by Rakha.
Author Simon Leng recognises the Music Festival from India as the first Indian orchestra to have played in Europe, while Harrison's widow, in her role as producer of the compilation, notes singer and player among the musicians who went on to have 'incredible careers of their own'. Considerable restoration was required to prepare Live at the Royal Albert Hall for release in 2010, since much of Cooper's footage had been lost during the ensuing decades or damaged. Olivia Harrison explained: 'We laid music where we had picture and we cheated a little bit with picture where only sound existed to create over an hour of the concert ' A separate selection on the DVD presents the audio for a more complete version of the performance, lasting over 90 minutes. Also included is a short segment where Anoushka Shankar and, as producers, work on the concert audio in a studio and are visited by Shankar and Olivia.
Artwork and packaging [ ]. • The last of Shankar's releases on Apple, the double live album, recorded with his regular partner, was also produced by Harrison. • Among their occasional collaborations during the intervening years, Shankar wrote a piece titled 'Dhani' as a tribute to Harrison's newborn in 1978, which Shankar, Harrison and taped at Friar Park, and the two musicians recorded the instrumental 'Friar Park' in 1986 for Shankar's album.
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