Get ready to break out the incense.
On October 19, Dark Horse Records will release Collaborations, a limited-edition 3 CD/1 DVD set of music by George Harrison and his mentor, Indian master musician Ravi Shankar, recorded over a period of twenty years.
“The personal and musical friendship between Ravi Shankar and George Harrison has been known and well documented for decades now,” writes Philip Glass in the accompanying 56-page book. It was a friendship that was powerful enough to make an impact on the large, musical life of the late nineteen sixties and it reverberates, as clearly, even today.”
The CD portion covers Chants Of India (1997), The Ravi Shankar Music Festival From India (the 1976 studio version) and Shankar Family & Friends (1974). The DVD, Music Festival From India, features a live 1974 concert from Royal Albert Hall, with Shankar backed by a 17-piece Indian classical ensemble.