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Ravi Shankar - In Celebration (4CDs, 1996)

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Ravi Shankar - In Celebration (4CDs, 1996)

Ravi Shankar - In Celebration (4CDs, 1996)
Indian classical, Jazz, World | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 640 Mb
Label: Angel Records | Release Year: 1996

Ravi Shankar: In Celebration is a compilation box set by Indian classical musician and composer Ravi Shankar, released in 1996 on Angel Records in conjunction with Dark Horse Records. The four discs cover Shankar's international career, from the 1950s to the mid 1990s, and include recordings originally released on the World Pacific, HMV, Angel, Apple, Dark Horse and Private Music record labels. Shankar's friend George Harrison compiled and co-produced the set, which was issued as part of year-long celebrations for Shankar's 75th birthday.
Each disc of In Celebration adopts a musical theme covering a facet of Shankar's varied career – specifically, traditional ragas; orchestral works; collaborations with Western classical musicians; and vocal and experimental pieces, particularly in the jazz genre. Although Indian classical music receives relatively little coverage, the compilation includes examples of Shankar's work with artists such as Yehudi Menuhin, Bud Shank, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Philip Glass, André Previn, Harrison and the Music Festival from India. Among the previously unreleased selections, "Adarini" marks the recording debut of sitarist Anoushka Shankar, the youngest daughter of Ravi Shankar.
The box set has received critical acclaim for providing an effective retrospective of Shankar's musical career. It was followed by In Celebration – Highlights, an abbreviated, single-disc version of the full compilation, and led to further joint projects by Shankar and Harrison, including the 1997 studio album Chants of India.
Ravi Shankar - In Celebration (4CDs, 1996)

Tracklist:

Disc one: "Classical Sitar"

1. "Charu Keshi" India's Master Musician (1963); Richard Bock, 1957 13:27
2. "Bhatiyar" Unique Ravi Shankar (1991); Shefali Nag, 1988 18:38
3. "Adarini" previously unreleased; Ravi Shankar, September 1995 8:48
4. "Marwa" Ravi Shankar in New York (1967); Richard Bock, 1967 17:40
5. "Dhun Kafi" India's Master Musician/Recorded in London (1964); Richard Bock, 1963 12:31

Disc two: "Orchestral and Ensembles"

1. "V 7½" previously unreleased; Richard Bock, 1968 18:09
2. "Jait" Ravi Shankar's Music Festival from India (1976); George Harrison, 1974 9:42
3. "Sandhya Raga" Inside the Kremlin (1989); Peter Baumann and Kurt Munkacsi, 1988 11:19
4. "Ghanashyam" The Musical Genius of Ravi Shankar (1992); Sukanya Shankar, 1991 5:06
5. "Tilak Shyam" New Offerings (1984); Ravi Shankar, 1983 23:21

Disc three: "East–West Collaboration"

1. "Sitar and Violin Duet" West Meets East, Volume 2 (1968) 14:32
2. "2nd Movement Sitar Concerto No. 1" Concerto for Sitar & Orchestra (1971); Christopher Bishop, 1971 6:13
3. "3rd Movement Sitar Concerto No. 1" Concerto for Sitar & Orchestra (1971); Christopher Bishop, 1971 3:28
4. "Morning Love" West Meets East, Volume 3 (1977); John Mordler, 1976 12:05
5. "Indo-Japan Finale" previously unreleased; Alan Kozlowski, 1985 12:55
6. "Enchanted Dawn" West Meets East, Volume 3 (1977); John Mordler, 1976 11:45
7. "4th Movement Raga Mala (Sitar Concerto No. 2)" Raga-Mala (Sitar Concerto No. 2) (1982); John Fraser, 1982 12:45

Disc four: "Vocal and Experimental"

1. "Vandana" Ravi Shankar's Music Festival from India (1976); George Harrison, 1974 2:37
2. "Hey Nath" Passages (1990); Ravi Shankar, 1989 6:07
3. "Pather Panchali" Improvisations (1962); Richard Bock, 1962 7:00
4. "Supaney Mein Aye" Shankar Family & Friends (1974); George Harrison, 1973 4:11
5. "West Eats Meat" Tana Mana (1987); Peter Baumann, 1986 6:08
6. "Oh Bhagawan" Joi Bangla EP (1971); George Harrison, 1971 3:35
7. "Friar Park" Tana Mana (1987); George Harrison, 1986 5:50
8. "Tana Mana" Tana Mana (1987); Frank Serafine, 1983 3:40
9. "I Am Missing You" Shankar Family & Friends (1974); George Harrison, 1973 3:40
10. "Ta Na Nom" previously unreleased; George Harrison, 1974 6:42
11. "Fire Night" Improvisations (1962); Richard Bock, 1962 4:30
12. "Sanwaréy, Sanwaréy" Anuradha soundtrack (1960) 3:12
13. "Dispute & Violence" Shankar Family & Friends (1974); George Harrison, 1973 2:29
14. "Shanti Mantra" Inside the Kremlin (1989); Peter Baumann and Kurt Munkacsi, 1988 6:49