Shakti (album)

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Shakti with John McLaughlin
ShaktiCover.jpg
Live album by Shakti
Released 1976
Recorded July 5, 1975, at Southampton College, Long Island
Genre World fusion
Length 52:00
Label Columbia
Producer John McLaughlin
Shakti chronology
Shakti with John McLaughlin
(1976)
A Handful of Beauty
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
All About Jazz [2]
Agha Yasir [3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[4]

Shakti with John McLaughlin is the first album by Shakti, described as "another brain blowing achievement" by Agha Yasir [1].

Track listing[edit]

Side one

  1. "Joy" (John McLaughlin/L. Shankar) – 18:13
  2. "Lotus Feet" (McLaughlin) – 4:44

Side two

  1. "What Need Have I for This–What Need Have I for That–I Am Dancing at the Feet of My Lord–All Is Bliss–All Is Bliss" (McLaughlin/Shankar) - 29:03

Personnel[edit]

Personnel - Production (Record)[edit]

  • John McLaughlin - Producer
  • Nathan Weiss - Manager
  • Joseph D'Anna - Engineer
  • Stan Tonkel - Engineer
  • Apeksha Bacciagallupi
  • Pranavanada - Photos
  • Gregory diGiovine - CBS Records
  • Danny Wong - Lettering
  • Marie de Oro - Design

Personnel - Production (CD)[edit]

  • Mike Berniker - Producer, Coordination
  • Larry Keyes - Digital Remastering
  • Gary Pacheco - Coordination
  • Penny Armstrong - Coordination
  • Tony Tiller - Package Coordination
  • Pete Cenedella - Package Coordination

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1976 Billboard 200 194[5]
1976 Billboard Jazz Albums 37[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S.. Shakti at AllMusic
  2. ^ All About Jazz review
  3. ^ Agha Yasir review
  4. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 135. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  5. ^ a b "Shakti with John McLaughlin - Shakti | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 5 November 2013.