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Shankar, Ananda / A Life In Music
Album:A Life In Music Collection:World
Artist:Shankar, Ananda Added:03/2006
Label:Times Square Records 

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Add Date:2006-04-09 Pull Date:2006-06-11 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:11 Jun14 May7 May16 Apr
Airplays:2223

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2.Feb 21, 2015:Mix Tape
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5.Feb 20, 2010:Music Casserole
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3.Feb 16, 2015:Mix Tape
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6.Jun 07, 2006:the evils twins
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Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2006-04-10 
Indian Classical sound influenced by Rock & Funk from the nephew of Ravi Shankar, sitar teacher for Jimi Hendrix. The Asian Underground movement revived interest in his recordings. He passed away in 1999.
CD #1
1: 3: 34 Fast funky guitar, tabla and soaring violins
2: 5:21 fast guitar w/ tremolo? Flute, rock sitar Moog, big drum set fast minimal tabla . @ 3:40 slower than back up to full speed with sitar & fem chorus.
3: 4:35 keyboard Moog & sitar
4: 3: 03slower flute intro., mid tempo, with fem chorus.
5: 4:05 almost spy thiller intro., pounding percussion, some unusual sounds.
6: 4:06 percussion,Moog, violins minimal funky wah wah guitar, galloping tablas.
7: 4:37 Moog, keyboards,big drum kit, fast funk guitar & moog.
8: 5:17 appropriately named "Storm" , slow & low intro., bird chirps,,thunder,sitar & perc.,violins, flute & fast tabla.
9: 4:23 slower sitar,rock/funk guitar, Big sound.
10: 2:41 mid tempo, flute, sitar fem voc/wail
11: 4: 04 slower dreamy could be nice soundbed D Farrell 03/2006

CD#2
1: 5:58 mid to fast tempo sitar & other strings picking, big percussion, tabla.
2: 5:35 mid tempo sitar & tabla with big background sound nice flute.
3: 4:31 sitar sounding a bit like a banjo???, a dulcimer?? And minimal flute.
4: 5:14 flute?? Intro. slow to mid, nice soundbed.
5: 4:07 slow, chorus & flute??
**6: 3:54 slow almost drone intro., cool flute??
7: 4:04 big tabla & sitar.
**8: 4:11 fast smooth big orchestra sound. Reminds me of backup to Tuvan Throat singers.
9: 4:51 chorus reminds me of music from the "Spaghetti Westerns"
10: 6:12 slow smooth big orchestra sound.
***11: 5: 43 cool percussion intro., mid to fast tempo,nice sitar & tabla groove.
D Farrell 04/2006

Track Listing
1.Jungle Symphony 12.Anjali
2.Dancing Drums 13.Radha
3.Back Home 14.Celebration
4.The River 15.Namaskar
5.The Alien 16.Discovery Of India
6.Charging Tiger 17.Night In The Forest
7.Streets Of Calcutta 18.Universal Magic
8.Storm 19.Exploration
9.Renunciation 20.Gypsy
10.Cyrus 21.Indrasabha
11.Missing You 22.Rajput Bride