Shakti With John McLaughlin ‎- Natural Elements (1977) US 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Shakti With John McLaughlin ‎- Natural Elements (1977) US 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Shakti With John McLaughlin - Natural Elements
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Label: Columbia/JC 34980 | Released: 1977 | Genre: Acoustic-Fusion

A1 Mind Ecology
A2 Face To Face
A3 Come On Baby Dance With Me
A4 The Daffodil And The Eagle
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B1 Happiness Is Being Together
B2 Bridge Of Sighs
B3 Get Down And Sruti
B4 Peace Of Mind


Recorded At – Aquarius Studios
Mixed At – Aquarius Studios
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Published By – Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Published By – Chinmoy Music, Inc.
Published By – Seethalakshmi Music Inc.
Copyright © – CBS Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Credits
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – John McLaughlin
Design – Paula Scher
Engineer – Jean Ristori
Ghatam, Percussion [Nal], Kanjira [Kanjeera], Jew's Harp [Moorsing (Juice Harp)], Vocals – T.H. Vinayakram*
Illustration [Cover] – John Alcorn
Management – Joseph D'Anna, Nat Weiss*
Producer – John McLaughlin
Tabla, Timbales, Bongos, Dholak, Percussion [Nal], Triangle, Vocals – Zakir Hussain
Violin, Viola, Vocals – L. Shankar*
Notes
Recorded and Mixed at Aquarius Studios, Geneva, Switzerland, July 1977.

John McLaughlin Publishing: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. and Chinmoy Music Inc. (BMI)

L. Shankar Publishing: Seethalakshmi Music Inc. (BMI)

© 1977 CBS Inc. / ℗ 1977 CBS Inc. / Manufactured by Columbia Records
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): AL 34980
Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): BL 34980
Matrix / Runout (Side A Stamp): AL 34980-1B
Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamp): BL 34980-1B
Matrix / Runout (Side A & B Pressing Plant Etching): I T
Matrix / Runout (Side A Stamp): C
Matrix / Runout (Side B Stamp): A


Shakti With John McLaughlin ‎- Natural Elements (1977) US 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Shakti With John McLaughlin ‎- Natural Elements (1977) US 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Shakti With John McLaughlin ‎- Natural Elements (1977) US 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz



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Vinyl Condition: NM-
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« Natural Elements » is Shakti ultimate masterpiece. John Mc Laughlin shows once again his determination to bring jazz rock guitar on new territories. The Shakti ensemble is only composed of Indian musicians (tabla, violin players). McLaughlin is accompanied by L. Shankar for all compositions' writing. The project is entirely acoustic, dominated by fast, technical, very talented Laughlin's guitar style, often in trio with eastern violin parts and repetitive, awesome tabla sections. The first track of side one is an incredible, furious rhythmical composition, an eastern "trip" with "trance" like effects. "Face to face" is a perfect duet mixing different violin / guitar contrasts. A brilliant, technical improvisation. An "eastern" modern jazz combination with possessed tabla parts. Composed by Shankar "come on baby dance" is an other improvisation with colourful raga elements. "The daffodil & the eagle" is an enthusiastic ballad with folk accents and enchanting violin passages. The second side is less impressive (technically speaking) with large, calm pieces with my exotic guitar rhythms and vocals ("happening is being together"). "Piece of Mind" is a peaceful jazzy ballad with detached guitar / violin parts. Quite beautiful! An original effort that can only enrich your CD collection.
Review by philippe, progarchives.com
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