Ananda Shankar's Temptations is a multi-dimensional extravaganza of contemporary music and dance. It narrates a story which is as true as today, and yet whose denouement is as ancient as ancient as human history itself. It is a story of pitfalls and upliftment. of temptations and redemptions sit back and succumb . .
Ananda Shankar's Temptations is a music studio album recording by ANANDA SHANKAR (Indo-Prog/Raga Rock/Progressive Rock) released in 1992 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette.
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Ananda Shankar (11 December 1942 – 26 March 1999) was a Bengali musician best known for fusing Western and Eastern musical styles. He was married to Tanusree Shankar. Born in Almora in Uttar Pradesh, India, Shankar was the son of Amala and Uday Shankar, popular dancers, and also the nephew of sitar player Ravi Shankar. He studied in The Scindia School, Gwalior. Ananda did not learn sitar from his uncle but studied instead with Lalmani Misra at Banaras Hindu University.
Ananda Shankar (11 December 1942 – 26 March 1999) was an Indian musician best known for his fusion of Western and Eastern musical styles. He was married to Tanushree Shankar. Born in Almora, Uttar Pradesh, India, Ananda was the son of Amala and Uday Shankar, popular dancers. He was also the nephew of renowned sitarist Pandit Ravi Shankar. Ananda did not learn sitar from his uncle but studied instead with Dr. Lalmani Misra in Varanasi.
Out of print for many years, the album was re-released on CD in 2005. After working in India during the late 1970s and 1980s, Shankar's profile in the West began to rise again in the mid-1990s as his music found its way into club DJ sets, particularly in London. His music was brought to a wider audience with the release of Blue Note Records' popular 1996 rare groove compilation album, Blue Juice Vol. including two tracks from Ananda Shankar And His Music, "Dancing Drums" and "Streets of Calcutta".
August 25, 2017 In News. Seminal 1970s Bengali rock. Ananda Shankar’s debut Ananda Shankar is being re-released this September by Music on Vinyl. Listen next: Bombay Mix: An hour of super rare Bollywood synth funk. Noteworthy for its fusion of rock with Indian music, featuring sitar and a Moog synthesiser, the LP includes a cover of the Rolling Stone’s ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ as well as Indian-style song ‘Sagar (The Ocean)’. More by Gabriela Helfet.
|A1||The Unknown Future|
|A3||The Happy Bunch|
- Dilruba – Nimal Biswas
- Drums [Indian Drums] – Babua Ladh
- Keyboards, Drums, Arranged By, Effects – Nanda Kumar Das
- Sarod – Tejendra Majumdar
- Sitar – Rahul Chatterjee
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Ananda Shankar's Temptations is a multi-dimensional extravaganza of contemporary music and dance. It narrates a story which is as true as today, and yet whose denouement is as ancient as ancient as human history itself. It is a story of pitfalls and upliftment ... of temptations and redemptions.
While the grandeur of the visual dimension is missing in a purely audio format as a cassette, the diverse movements eloquently portray nuances of pathos and gaiety, as an untold story gradually unfolds itself through music that moves - as only Ananda's music can. So ... sit back and succumb to Ananda Shankar's "Temptations"
|STHVS 24392||Ananda Shankar||Ananda Shankar's Temptations (Cass, Album)||His Master's Voice, The Gramophone Company Of India Ltd.||STHVS 24392||India||1992|