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Shankar Family & Friends


Download links and information about Shankar Family & Friends by Ravi Shankar, George Harrison. This album was released in 1974 and it belongs to World Music genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 48:42 minutes.

Artist: Ravi Shankar, George Harrison
Release date: 1974
Genre: World Music
Tracks: 14
Duration: 48:42
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No. Title Length
1. I Am Missing You 3:42
2. Kahan Gayelava Shyam Salone 2:53
3. Supane Me Aye Preetam Sainya 4:12
4. I Am Missing You (Reprise) 3:59
5. Jaya Jagadish Hare 4:52
6. Overture 2:33
7. Festivity & Joy 3:56
8. Love - Dance Ecstasy 3:13
9. Lust (Raga Chandrakauns) 3:12
10. Dispute & Violence 2:43
11. Disillusionment & Frustration 2:50
12. Despair & Sorrow (Raga Marwa) 3:03
13. Awakening 3:04
14. Peace & Hope (Raga Bhatiyar) 4:30



This 1974 album by Indian music legend Ravi Shankar was recorded largely in 1973 in Los Angeles with producer George Harrison. It combines traditional Indian music, Western pop, jazz, funk, and rock and features an eclectic array of musicians from Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner, David Bromberg, and Nicky Hopkins to Lakshmi Shankar, Shivkumar Sharma, L. Subramaniam, and G.S. Sachdev. The single “I Am Missing You” was a rare Shankar composition written in the Western pop style; it features the stunning female vocals of his sister-in-law Lakshmi Shankar. Four traditional Krishna bhajans (a type of Hindu devotional song) follow. The second half, which starts with “Overture,” was written as a proposed ballet, Dream, Nightmare & Dawn; it features compositions improvised over two days by a large ensemble. Western musicians Emil Richards (marimba) and Tom Scott (saxophones, flutes, handclaps) are at the center of the composition “Dispute & Violence.” The album remains among the most unusual of the era, and it's attained cult status among serious Harrison and Shankar collectors.