Breathing Under Water

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Breathing Under Water
Breathing Under Water CD.jpg
Studio album by
Released28 August 2007 (2007-08-28)
GenreIndian music, world music
LabelManhattan Records
ProducerAnoushka Shankar, Gaurav Raina, Karsh Kale
Anoushka Shankar chronology
Breathing Under Water
Karsh Kale chronology
Broken English
Breathing Under Water
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz(Positive)[2]
The New York Times(not rated)[3]
Okayplayer4/5 stars[4]

Breathing Under Water is an album by Anoushka Shankar and Karsh Kale released on 28 August 2007. Shankar and Kale expand beyond cultural and traditional borders of music with this collaboration. With the help of featured guests Ravi Shankar, Sting, Norah Jones, Midival Punditz, Salim Merchant, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and others, the duo blended Indian classical music, electronica, dance and folk styles.

Track listing[edit]

3."Breathing Under Water"2:29
4."Sea Dreamer" (featuring Sting)5:40
5."Ghost Story"5:47
7."Easy" (featuring Norah Jones)3:30
8."Little Glass Folk"5:13
9."A Perfect Rain"4:29
11."Oceanic, Part 1" (featuring Ravi Shankar)4:07
12."Oceanic, Part 2" (featuring Ravi Shankar)4:40


Technical personnel
  • John Stewart – engineering
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Herbert Waltl – executive production
  • Gordon Jee – art direction
  • Anoushka Shankar – arrangements, production, string arrangements
  • Saul Williams – author
  • Brian Montgomery – engineering
  • Karsh Kale – arrangements, production, string arrangements, drum programming
  • Gaurav Raina – programming, production, engineering, atmosphere
  • Salim Merchant – arrangements, production, string arrangements
  • Chad Lupo – assistant arranger
  • Jayant Luthra – programming
  • Jonathan Dagan – engineering


Chart (2007) Peak
French Albums (SNEP)[5] 177
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[6] 40
US World Albums (Billboard)[7] 6


  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Breathing Under Water - Anoushka Shankar | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  2. ^ Roberts, Rhonda. "Anoushka Shankar / Karsh Kale: Breathing Under Water". Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 June 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 25 September 2007.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ " – Anoushka Shankar – Breathing Under Water". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Anoushka Shankar Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Anoushka Shankar Chart History (World Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 May 2016.