Shakti with John McLaughlin Natural Elements 180g LP
Shakti with John McLaughlin Natural Elements 180g LP
Genre: Jazz
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Shakti with John McLaughlin Natural Elements 180g LP

Shakti with John McLaughlin

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SKU:
EUROS34980
UPC:
4260019714565
TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal

180g High Quality Pressing!

In the western world, the word shakti is taken to mean creative intelligence, beauty and strength. Guitar marvel John McLaughlin, who collaborated with the unique Mahavishnu Orchestra to tell the world of his conversion to Hinduism, created music past comparison with Shakti. Despite the frenzy of mass oriental pilgrimages, it was still unusual that McLaughlin’s ensemble was made up totally of musicians from India.

As the title of the third and last album – "Natural Elements" – suggests, all the participants work with body and soul and make no use of electronic equipment that was so popular in the Seventies. The very real natural energy, which emanates from the flow of melodies and rhythms from both western and eastern musical sources, fires all the musicians. And it is completely intentional that a cheerful fiddle tune, which might well be heard in the Emerald Isle, is joined by plopping volleys of sound on the tabla, inviting one to dance, or that dampened mariachi jubilation appears to be enveloped in the meditative atmosphere of a temple.

The short, light and cheerful pieces on this LP provide easy listening and offer an ideal insight into the world of Shakti. These natural sounds, far from time and space, are still enjoyed today – as is proved by the presence of a large audience at the concert "Remember Shakti", in which John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain celebrated their 40-year spiritual ties.

"The third and final Shakti recording from the '70s. The songs here are shorter than those on Shakti and Handful of Beauty, but no less impressive. The novelty of combining Eastern and Western musical styles had worn off and McLaughlin sounds comfortable. This allows for memorable compositions and interchanges, rather than the blistering virtuosity that characterized the first two releases. From the intense ("Daffodil and the Eagle") to the joyful ("Happiness Is Being Together"), Natural Elements stands as a milestone in McLaughlin's illustrious career." - allmusic.com

Features:
• 180g Virgin Vinyl
• High Quality Pressing
• Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering

Musicians:
John McLaughlin, acoustic guitar, vocals
L. Shankar, violin, viola, vocals
Zakir Hussain, tabla, timbales, bongos, dholak, nal, triangle, vocals
T.H. Vinayakram, ghatam, nal, kanjeera, moorsing (juice harp), vocals

Selections:
Side One:

1. Mind Ecology
2. Face to Face
3. Come On Baby Dance With Me
4. The Daffodil and The Eagle
Side Two:
1. Happiness Is Being Together
2. Bridge of Sighs
3. Get Down and Sruti
4. Peace of Mind

Recording: July 1977 at Aquarius Studios, Geneva (Switzerland), by Jean Ristori
Production: John McLaughlin
Description
TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal

180g High Quality Pressing!

In the western world, the word shakti is taken to mean creative intelligence, beauty and strength. Guitar marvel John McLaughlin, who collaborated with the unique Mahavishnu Orchestra to tell the world of his conversion to Hinduism, created music past comparison with Shakti. Despite the frenzy of mass oriental pilgrimages, it was still unusual that McLaughlin’s ensemble was made up totally of musicians from India.

As the title of the third and last album – "Natural Elements" – suggests, all the participants work with body and soul and make no use of electronic equipment that was so popular in the Seventies. The very real natural energy, which emanates from the flow of melodies and rhythms from both western and eastern musical sources, fires all the musicians. And it is completely intentional that a cheerful fiddle tune, which might well be heard in the Emerald Isle, is joined by plopping volleys of sound on the tabla, inviting one to dance, or that dampened mariachi jubilation appears to be enveloped in the meditative atmosphere of a temple.

The short, light and cheerful pieces on this LP provide easy listening and offer an ideal insight into the world of Shakti. These natural sounds, far from time and space, are still enjoyed today – as is proved by the presence of a large audience at the concert "Remember Shakti", in which John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain celebrated their 40-year spiritual ties.

"The third and final Shakti recording from the '70s. The songs here are shorter than those on Shakti and Handful of Beauty, but no less impressive. The novelty of combining Eastern and Western musical styles had worn off and McLaughlin sounds comfortable. This allows for memorable compositions and interchanges, rather than the blistering virtuosity that characterized the first two releases. From the intense ("Daffodil and the Eagle") to the joyful ("Happiness Is Being Together"), Natural Elements stands as a milestone in McLaughlin's illustrious career." - allmusic.com

Features:
• 180g Virgin Vinyl
• High Quality Pressing
• Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering

Musicians:
John McLaughlin, acoustic guitar, vocals
L. Shankar, violin, viola, vocals
Zakir Hussain, tabla, timbales, bongos, dholak, nal, triangle, vocals
T.H. Vinayakram, ghatam, nal, kanjeera, moorsing (juice harp), vocals

Selections:
Side One:

1. Mind Ecology
2. Face to Face
3. Come On Baby Dance With Me
4. The Daffodil and The Eagle
Side Two:
1. Happiness Is Being Together
2. Bridge of Sighs
3. Get Down and Sruti
4. Peace of Mind

Recording: July 1977 at Aquarius Studios, Geneva (Switzerland), by Jean Ristori
Production: John McLaughlin
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
2.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Shakti with John McLaughlin
Title
Natural Elements
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
03-04-2014
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
08-25-2014
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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