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Nephew of the renowed Ravi Shankar and classicaly trained sitar player, Ananda Shankar made a name in popular during the 70s thanks to the release of various efforts, covering a large range of styles, from tripped out psychedelic pop music to funkadelism and world fusion. Published in 1975 on EMI, his album Shankar And His Music is considered as a masterwork. During the 80s and the 90s Shankar's music known a rebirth thanks to retrospective compilations and remixes.

Ananda Shankar, 1970 (LP, Reprise 6398)
Ananda Shankar, 1970 (CD, Collectors' Choice CCM-545)
Ananda Shankar And His Music, 1975 (EMI India)
Missing You, 1977 (EMI India)
A Musical Discovery of India, 1978 (EMI India)
Sa-Re-Ga Machan, 1981 (EMI India)
2001, 1984 (EMI India)
Temptations, 1992 (Gramaphone Company of India)
Ananda Shankar: Shubh- The Auspicious, 1995
Ananda, 1999 (EMI India)
Arpan, 2000 (EMI India)
Walking On, 2000 (Real World 48118-2, with State of Bengal)
Ananda Shankar: A Life in Music - The Best of the EMI Years, 2005 (Times Square TSQ-CD-9052)

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3.60 | 29 ratings
Ananda Shankar
1970
4.08 | 7 ratings
Ananda Shankar And His Music
1975
4.05 | 2 ratings
2001
1984

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 Ananda Shankar by SHANKAR, ANANDA album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.60 | 29 ratings

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Ananda Shankar
Ananda Shankar Indo-Prog/Raga Rock

Review by Earendil

1 stars I'm shocked that this album was ranked as the 2nd highest album in its category here. The covers of 60's pop songs are cheap-sounding and uninspired, as is the original music on the album. As each track ended, I thought that the next one would reveal to me why this album is well-regarded. It did not. To my ears, it sounds as if a rock musician picked up a sitar and began to clumsily strum in the same way he would play guitar, not realizing how uninspired the result sounded on an instrument where inspiration is everything. Most of the songs are slow, apparently meant to be introspective or aesthetically peaceful, and there is little change of pace, atmosphere, or tone from song to song.

My mind was already made up about the rating, but a nail in the coffin comes on the final track where he says, "Let us sing in praise of Rama, who is the eternal one... it matters little whether we call him Allah, Buddha, Christ, or Jehovah. He belongs equally to us all." My initial impression was that this seems out of place considering the overly commercial nature of the rest of the album, but then I thought about what was just said. I suppose the intention here is good, and I acknowledge the attempt at unity, but this statement is theologically ridiculous. Allah and Jehovah are indeed types of supreme beings, but Christ and especially Buddha are not compatible with this statement. Christ is the logos of the Christian faith, the bridge between man and God, and the Buddha is the great teacher in Buddhism. It is simply inaccurate to suggest that either Buddha or Jesus is comparable to the supreme being figures listed.

The primary faults of this album are the cheap 60's rock covers which appear to solely be attempts to cash in on the songs' popularity and the uninspired, repetitive, clunky playing comprising the rest of the album.

Rating: 2/10

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 2001 by SHANKAR, ANANDA album cover Studio Album, 1984
4.05 | 2 ratings

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2001
Ananda Shankar Indo-Prog/Raga Rock

Review by Kazuhiro
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4 stars Especially, the music characters that Ananda Shankar had carried out as a reason why the music that Ananda Shankar had done was liked by DJ and the fan might have been united.

Ananda Shankar had taken charge of the field of the theatrical art since the 80's. The directionality is a part that derives from the activity concerning own music and a flow. Or, the tradition and his parents having been succeeded by him might have at least influenced it.

Having given priority was true to uniting of Music in the Orient and the West. directionality concerning own Music Ananda Shankar actuallyThe expression is almost reflected in his album. And, his own music character always aimed at the consistency of the improvement and the tradition in the age.

It was time of 1984 that this album was announced. The album was put on the market as an original only in India. As for the music character that he expresses, both sides of basic Raga and Rock are expressed enough as a nucleus though there is diversity. Point of music in the 80's that it characterizes and method concerning expression of keyboard improved greatly. Or, busy in the rhythm box might also have had the part where an original music character and a little inorganic impression were given. It is possible to listen to the music character carried out after Ananda Shankar debuts as Solo enough also in this album though this album is announced in indeed 1984. It might be proof where the culture and the tradition of India were always coherent as the groundwork. Bollywood Music and India Pops are the part that becomes the nucleus as a result and derive by uniting with other music characters. And, Ananda Shankar that had already done a reformative expression might have made some route in the field of Raga Rock. The name where the album is called "2001" is given. A concept and an element Kon futuristic are reminiscent. However, it is a content along the music character that Ananda Shankar always thinks about. Music character that looks like Raga Rock and a few Bollywood. Or, Sitar Funk often described might be music for him.

It took charge of the field of broadcasting and the art more worldwide at the time after he had them announce this album. It might also have had the part that derived from his own music character and the character. This album is dedicated to his mother's Uday Shankar. Situation in which method that should be done gradually by self through expression of music that oneself does is expanded. The reformative music that Ananda Shankar did is indeed handed down from heterodoxy up to the present time as validity though the music character of Ananda Shankar was often kept at a distance because of the field of the classics music.

The melody of "Explorations" with a bright strings and keyboard is impressive. However, the tune is expressed wonderfully as Upper Raga Rock. It might be a part where the concept of this album was exactly built. The melody of the guitar and Sitar also indeed has the dash feeling.

A gentle melody advances by "Universal Magic" with coherent. The sound of the vibraphone and Sitar is impressive. Uniting an expression of feelings melody to recollect a few Bollywood Music and the rhythm of the dash feeling is expressed well.

The feature in "The Voyager" is to use On-Beat and Off-Beat properly. Playing the percussion instrument also contributes. The melody of Sitar and strings gives a little aggressive impression attended with the dash feeling. Melody with beautiful strings. Rhythm that complete percussion instrument does. The tune might also have some elements of Ska. The sound of Tabla might be very comfortable.

"The Lost Galaxy" is a beautiful ballade. Sound of vibraphone and Sitar. And, the melody of the flute to get on Chord of a sentimental guitar makes a good flow. The melody by strings also contributes to the music character that Ananda Shankar does.

In "Vibrations", the sound of strings and Tabla is features. Flavor of Raga that flows incessantly. The sound of the wind instrument passes on the tradition and the culture. The tune never contains an element Kon futuristic. However, the music character of Ananda Shankar is consistent.

The performance of technical Tabla twines round the melody with "Planet X" expression of feelings. Concepts of the album might be indeed united. It is not Spacy Raga Rock at all. However, Ananda Shankar might calculate indeed and express music. The listener will learn the concept of this album by Raga Rock.

"Flight Of Fantasy" is complete Upper Raga Rock. The melody of aggressive Sitar and the rhythm where it dashes are features. And, strings to construct a graceful sound twine and the tune gives a little elegant impression. The result has been approved as Raga rock that Ananda Shankar thinks about as a collective impression.

"The Alien"might reflect the impression of the name of a song as music. Rhythm of Groove in close relation to heavy Riff. And, it is partial of the rhythm and the percussion instrument that carves an irregular beat. The tune invites the listener to a different space with the melody of gloss. The tune including Upper Beat heads for the top.

"2001" might be a highlight of this album. Sound of Sitar of solemnity in close relation to melody of keyboard that flows beautifully. It might be a tune that should be exactly called Spacy Raga Rock. The elegant atmosphere is continued by various sounds. It might be a tune in which this tune reflects the age. The tune will progress before long attended with a sentimental melody. Sound of graceful strings and Sitar. Or, the tune is constructed in union Tabla and the vibraphone. The sound effect of the keyboard that appears at the end and is repeated gives a completely progressive impression. Sound of Upper Beat and strings. And, the guitar and Sitar explode in union at the end.

It was not possible to actually live in Ananda Shankar as a result until 2001. However, it is not because Ananda Shankar that always did reformative Raga Rock learns how to have imagined the concept and the future of this album. However, he might already have gotten Raga Rock in the future that Ananda Shankar thought about one answer by this album.

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3.60 | 29 ratings

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Review by Kazuhiro
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5 stars The element of ethno and the exoticism that derived to the style concerning musical instruments used and music might always have been taken in the item of Pop Music that centered on Rock and Jazz in the age. The music of India will be able to be enumerated in one of the music characters have been stimulated the musician in Europe and America most frequently in the situation and the flow and intensely.

Or, it was not simply introduced into Pop Scene of Europe and America as a flavor of the exoticism and it is also true to have acquired the fan and the listener by an indeed original expression. The respect and the flow that contributes by the music character that derives from India for a variety of music characters and has succeeded might be included.

The classics music of India might always have valued the tradition and the style from old. Existence and meaning of Ravi Shankar to contribute to activity of music to make Hindustani known to the world. Or, one main current and derivation in India Pop and Bollywood that can be listened in recent Indian music. The activity of Sheila Chandra and Talvin Singh of it might be remarkable. Point for power and charm of music character that derives from India as the reason and shade of meaning to have a route that is more original than other regions. Or, it is guessed that it is in one of the music to which it sounds the route and the profundity of the classics music of India in the method of expressing various music in top condition.

If the dawn of the item that is called time and Raga Rock that a famous music character of India is united with Pop Scene is considered, relations and the contribution of The Beatles might be large as an important correlation. They had the experience to have gone on a visit to India from the degree of interest in the religion by all members. Especially, the India intention that George Harrison had had interest might have contributed to the following Raga Rock. The flow that studied under Ravi Shankar and spread the sound of Sitar to the market greatly contributed to scene. Or, the route of Raga Rock often introduced into the music character of The Rolling Stones and Traffic is also important together. The flavor and the establishment of Raga Rock that derives appear remarkably of course in the item of Prog Rock and Jazz Rock.

The music character that this Ananda Shankar did in the situation in which the situation of psychedelic and Hip had carried everything before one the market with the fashion since the latter half of the 60's might have a lot of points that should make a special mention very much. Technical degree of freedom of method and expression that will cultivate this debut album as result by announcement. And, it flows of Ananda Shankar's having always pursued music as Shankar clan. It is expressed very well in the content of this album. Man who had learnt the performance of Sitar in full scale in Varanasi of India was always pursuing uniting the music character of the classics music and Europe and America. The zeal is recorded in this Album Cover.

To inform the world of the classics music of India indeed, Ravi Shankar at the uncle of Ananda Shankar might have spent a lot of efforts and labors. However, the method of establishing and expressing the music character that Ananda Shankar always pursued. Something might already have been gripped in the experience of the visit to America to some degree. Experience of competing with Jimi Hendrix in San Francisco. And, it means it. from be produced this album in Los Angeles in 1969This debut album talks no entire expression of classics music that Ananda Shankar is simple alone.

If the overall work group of Ananda Shankar is considered, it might often have the different kind of element. Part of a few psychedelic and parts of Funk. Or, it might be special if it thinks about the expression in Bollywood Music in the part of India Pop Scene and Indo Prog. However, he might already have had the establishment of the music character that he was liking, the expression, and the purpose. If his of that zeal is taken into consideration, the expression has diversity. Element of India Pop, psychedelic, and Funk that can often be listened. And, it is partial where the sound of the Moog synthesizer was boldly introduced. It is in uniting the directionality of music to have to express while surely following the classics music and the music character of Europe and America. Anyway, the mistake is not found in a very important album in the item of Raga Rock this album even if the age is considered. The expression of the free music that he gave might be splendid.

"Jumpin' Jack Flash" has succeeded in the conversion of the tune of famous Rolling Stones as complete Raga Rock. Part of Riff of aggressive guitar. Sound of effective synthesizer. Melody of Sitar to get on complete Groove. And, a complete melody that the chorus contributes is harmonized. All are complete. An old sound will not feel it. A complete expression is done as Raga Rock. This is neither monde music nor ethno. It is Raga Rock that Ananda Shankar does.

"Snow Flower" is a ballade that an expression of feelings melody gets on the flavor of Raga Rock. Flow of melody of glossy Sitar. The impression of the tune has been decided to the obbligati of the synthesizer and the part of Syncopation of the rhythm. Or, the sound of the keyboard that diversity and shines. The tune has been approved as a good Raga ballade while following an original melody of the classics music of India.

It is expressed attended with an anacatesthesia and a transparent feeling that "Light My Fire" is complete. Respectfully in the music character of Europe and America along with "Jumpin'Jack Flash". mightSitar completely performs the melody. And, the work of the guitar and the keyboard that greatly decides the impression of the tune is perfect. Especially, the keyboard that announces the sound of diversity is splendid. This tune is complete Raga Rock that Ananda Shankar does.

A pastoral, bright melody of "Mamata" to emphasize an acoustic part is impressive. Melody of glossy, gentle Sitar. The rhythm of a steady percussion instrument also gives the listener the relief. The sound of the keyboard and the guitar doesn't obstruct the tune either. There might be some elements of India Pop. However, the arrangement of the tune might be good.

The anacatesthesia of "Metamorphosis" and the progress of Chord are perfect. Melody and arrangement of synthesizer that splendidly produces space. Sound of keyboard with diversity to get on steady rhythm. Complete transparency of sound of Sitar and keyboard. The melody has a little part of Pop. However, the tune heads gradually for the top attended with a complete sound of Moog. The tune keeps the quality further and makes complete Groove. The tune does to 6/8 rhythms from now on and rushes into the gaga part there further. The performance invites the listener to the abstruse world attended with a chaotic part.

"Sagar" might be a grand tune that mixes an experimental part and the part of the session with the element of the classics music of India. Sound of Sitar that expresses abstruse sound. The melody of a heavy keyboard flows there in the base. It is possible to listen to the sound of Sitar as two or more sounds come in succession. Abstruse atmosphere continues. When 30 seconds of seven minutes are passed, the tune will rush into the gaga session before long attended with the rhythm. Sitar might use pentatonic scale. An acoustic, by sound of an acoustic guitar and the keyboard good part is emphasized and it brings it close. The device of syncopation in eight rhythms and three rhythms is expressed well as a composition. The tune is profundity as much as possible.

"Dancing Indra" gives the melody that the synthesizer looks alike to the music of Arabia. And, the flavor of Raga Rock is emphasized from the part of Sitar and the unison further. The diversity of the Moog synthesizer included overall and the music scale of Arabia are features. The composition including the part of the transposition has gotten on well for the rhythm of three rhythms. I will not feel an old sound at all. It is expressed oppositely as fresh Raga Rock. The arrangement of the tune might be complete through this album.

As for "Raghupati", a complete fusion of the music character that Ananda Shankar cultivated and India Pop is given. Complete Groove and an acoustic part are accompanied from the part of the narration. The song and the chorus give complete Raga Rock. The music character of Europe and America where Ananda Shankar was influenced might be introduced as an element. The repeated song also has a little enchantment part. However, a blissout that he does and abstruse music are splendidly expressed by this tune with the music character of Europe and America.

It is said that Ananda Shankar returns to the home country after this album is announced and was involved in the music for a variety of national events and broadcasting. Or, the dance company of Indian music is organized and it is said that it was continued until later years of his life. However, it is especially true in an initial work that the work of fine quality was being offered at the term of growth of Raga Rock in the music that he was purely doing on the other hand and the work group. It is all blocked in this album. This is complete Raga Rock and the listener should consider it as an introductory chapter of Raga Rock.

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 Ananda Shankar And His Music by SHANKAR, ANANDA album cover Studio Album, 1975
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Ananda Shankar And His Music
Ananda Shankar Indo-Prog/Raga Rock

Review by Kazuhiro
Prog Reviewer

4 stars The blood of music is splendid talents and ability as the result. And, it is likely to have been succeeded as an expression. Ananda Shankar gave Shankar clan's important position as pursuit and establishment of the music character.

He has been born in India in 1942 between Uday and Amala. Ananda Shankar that gives the degree of freedom of music as excellent lineage hits the nephew of Ravi Shankar that plays the role of the preacher of the Hindustani music.

There might be some respects if the flow that he had them often establish music in the route besides pure Raga Rock is considered. Classics musical instruments spread to India as a result will be nuclei in important musical instruments for his music character. It is thought that man who was on the register in the Benares Hindu university for five years had them absorb the method of establishing and expressing the music character enough.

And, his having often had a special part for the content of the album might be in the point for him to visit America to Los Angeles and to have absorbed the part in the West at that time. It was necessary to have absorbed Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin that rose the name as a musician from whom Ananda Shankar had been influenced to his music character surely. The culture of those West and the melody of the Orient will have been nuclei of the music character of the album and him whom he had actually announced.

Man who had returned from Los Angeles to India had them announce the debut album as a name in 1970. His music character had been expressed enough as an original interpretation in the album though other musicians' Cover was given. And, the leap and degree of freedom might increase in this album for the music that he expresses further.

This album might have been caught because it had been put on the market only of the home country at that time beyond price as the album. Or, it doesn't stay in the expression and the recurrence of simple classics music for his music character. It is said that uniting with other genres is often kept at a distance for the musician who performs the classics music. It is said that the music that Ananda Shankar did is often criticized if it considers it from the respect. However, music that Ananda Shankar expressed it is not a translation at all that softens the classics music.

It is said that Ravi Shankar had various musicians, Rock Musician, and the exchange to hand down Hindustani and the classics music. However, music that Ananda Shankar has already established it might have given an original route by uniting of the music character and the classics music of Rock that had been absorbed when visiting America and introducing various musical instruments. Shade of meaning of name of this album. And, it means it by dedicating this album to his father. Ananda Shankar that developed an original music character might have completely established the expression by this album.

"Streets Of Calcutta" is a tune that fuses Funk overall with Raga Rock. The performance combines while giving a complete dash feeling. Sitar and the Moog synthesizer decide the impression of the tune. Cutting of the guitar supports the part of Funk enough. Or, an original melody and the arrangement are given including the percussion instrument in close relation to the rhythm. The part of the wind instrument and the sound of Tabla are also good each other. Sitar and Moog might pull the impression of this album as a result. Anyway, ensemble is complete.

Sitar and Flute give "Cyrus" the melody of pastoral Raga Rock. The melody of the scat also puts out atmosphere a little. The obbligati of the guitar and Moog also helps the element of the Orient of Raga Rock. It might be a tune from which the melody is emphasized.

A little part of Raga Rock and the flavor of the western exist together in "The Lonely Rider". The performance of Tabla that does to Riff of the decided guitar at high speed twines. The obbligati of Flute is suitable for the tune, too. A gay sound of Moog doesn't appear so much.

"The River" produces a sound the sound of Moog space. The flute pulls the melody of Raga Rock that flows gently. Part of unison of Sitar and guitar. The part of a little Bollywood music and the monde music might be included. The tune gives a graceful melody as much as possible.

Raga Rock that "Vidai" is graceful is offered. Melody that Sitar and Flute are bright. Or, the sound of Violin and Harp effectively used might be also good. The atmosphere of Raga Rock done overall has a good flow. The Moog synthesizer hardly appears.

"Back Home" has the flavor of the monde music overall. The rhythm that gives the device to the original melody that Moog does twines. Or, the stringed instrument and the wind instrument emphasize the atmosphere of the tune further. And, Solo of Sitar and Flute joins, too and the width of the tune is expanded. The composition is very calculated.

"Dawn" is offering the listener a completely abstruse flavor and an enchantment melody. Introduction of melody of native flute and experimental sound effect. The melody of Violin and the song might completely make the culture and the expression of India an embodiment by music. The part where the name of a song was expressed by music has succeeded. Expression of melody by complete Sitar. Following the classics music is completely expressed. The flow with good rhythm of the percussion instrument that twines when 30 seconds of six minutes pass is constructed.

Riff of a heavy guitar twines round "Renunciation" with the flute. Sitar twines with Tabla and the atmosphere of Raga Rock is given at once. The tune explodes attended with the part of Rock because of the part. There are a few elements of psychedelic and parts of Rock, too and it is true that Raga Rock is a nucleus. Melody of guitar and flute in close relation to rhythm of complete percussion instrument. And, the melody that Moog does is effective. The melody of Riff and Moog of the guitar is features.

"Dancing Drums" is a tune that it fuses Raga Rock with Funk. The melody of Moog that pulls the tune overall is often aggressive. The atmosphere of the tune is decided to Sitar and Flute to get on the rhythm that gives the dash feeling. The tune emphasizes the monde and Groove. It is an original tune that is including the part of the negotiation on the percussion instrument.

The music character that Ananda Shankar had already established it might have originality very much. Following a variety of music characters and the acquired free expression appear remarkably in this album. And, the popularity of this album might always be high in his work group.

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