A Handful of Beauty

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A Handful of Beauty
Album A Handful of Beauty cover.jpg
Studio album by Shakti
Released 1976
Recorded Aug 1976
Length 47:55
Label Columbia
Shakti chronology
Shakti
(1976)
A Handful of Beauty
(1976)
Natural Elements
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz (not rated)[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

A Handful of Beauty is a studio album released by the world fusion band Shakti in 1976.

Tracklist[edit]

  1. "La Danse Du Bonheur" (John McLaughlin, Lakshminarayana Shankar) – 4:48
  2. "Lady L" (Shankar) – 7:23
  3. "India" (McLaughlin, Shankar) – 12:31
  4. "Kriti" – 2:58
  5. "Isis" (McLaughlin, Shankar) – 15:11
  6. "Two Sisters" (McLaughlin) – 4:41

Personnel[edit]

Additional Personnel[edit]

  • Dennis MacKay – engineer
  • Steven Berkowitz – assistant
  • Richard Laird – photography

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1977 Billboard 200 168[4]
1977 Billboard Jazz Albums 32[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S.. A Handful of Beauty at AllMusic
  2. ^ Kolosky, Walter (18 November 2002). "John McLaughlin and Shakti: A Handful of Beauty". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 135. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ a b "A Handful of Beauty - Shakti | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 5 November 2013.