The Record Collection

Ravi Shankar: Shankar Family and Friends (1974)

Shankar Family and Friends

Track list:

01. I Am Missing You
02. Kahãn Gayelavãm Saloné
03. Supané Mé ãyé Preetam Salnyã
04. I Am Missing You (reprise)
05. Jaya Jagadish Haré
Dream, Nightmare, Dawn (Music For A Ballet):
06. Overture
Part One: Dream
06a. Festivity & Joy
06b. Love-Dance Ecstasy
07. Part Two: Nightmare
07a. Lust (Raga Chandrakauns)
07b. Dispute & Violence
07c. Disillusionment & Frustration
07d. Despair & Sorrow (Raga Marwa)
08. Part three: Dawn
08a. Awakening
08b. Peace & Hope (Raga Bhatiyar)

Personnel:

Ravi Shankar – direction, spoken voice, sitar, surbahar, Moog synthesiser, backing vocals
Lakshmi Shankar – vocals, swarmandal, backing vocals
Jitendra Abhisheki – vocals
Tom Scott – saxophones, flute, handclaps
George Harrison – electric and acoustic guitars, autoharp, arrangement on “I Am Missing You”
Shivkumar Sharma – santoor, shaker, backing vocals
Shubho Shankar – sitar
Alla Rakha – tabla, pakavaj
Emil Richards – marimba
Hariprasad Chaurasia – bansuri, cowbell
Ashish Khan – sarod, swarmandal, backing vocals
W. Webb – esraj
L. Subramaniam – violin
Palghat Raghu – mridangam
Harihar Rao – spoken voice, dholak
Kamala Chakravarty – backing vocals
G.S. Sachdev, Sharad Kumar – bansuri
Pranesh Khan – dholak
Fakir Mohammad – tamboura
Nodu Mullick – kartal, tamboura
Krishna Temple – kartal
Gene Cipriano – oboe
Ray Pizzi – bassoon
Nicky Hopkins – piano
Billy Preston, Fred Teague – organ
Paul Beaver, Malcolm Cecil, Robert Margouleff – Moog synthesiser
Bobby Bruce, Gordon Swift – violin
Ray Cramer – cello
Al Casey – mandolin
Dennis Budimir – acoustic guitar
David Bromberg – electric guitar
Klaus Voormann – bass
Ringo Starr, Jim Keltner, Ed Shaunessey – drums
Vini Poncia – tambourine

Recorded: A&M Studios, Los Angeles, USA, and FPSHOT (Friar Park Studio, Henley-on-Thames), Oxfordshire, England; April 1973—early 1974
Released: 1974
Label: Dark Horse Records
SP-22002

Producer: George Harrison
Recording Engineer: Norman Kinney

Re-Mixed at the Record Plant, Los Angeles
Re-mix Engineer: Gary Kellgram

Art Direction: Fabio Nicoli
Design: Jack Katz, Nick Marshall
Photography (Front Cover): Jan Steward
Photography (Back Cover): Kumar Shankar

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