Traces of You

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Traces of You
Anoushka Shankar Traces of You.jpg
Studio album by
Released4 October 2013 (2013-10-04)
GenreMusic of India
LabelDeutsche Grammophon
ProducerNitin Sawhney
Anoushka Shankar chronology
Traveller
(2011)
Traces of You
(2013)
Singles from Traces of You
  1. "Traces of You"
    Released: 22 July 2013
  2. "The Sun Won't Set"
    Released: 11 April 2014

Traces of You is the seventh studio album by Indian sitarist Anoushka Shankar. It was released on 4 October 2013 through Deutsche Grammophon.[1] The album, which is Shankar's first release since her 2011 Grammy-nominated album Traveller, was produced by British composer and multi-instrumentalist Nitin Sawhney.[2] Traces of You features vocals by Norah Jones, Shankar's half-sister, on three tracks. In December 2014, the album was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best World Music Album category.[3]

Promotion[edit]

The lead single to promote the album, "Traces of You", was released internationally on 22 July 2013.[4] "People who have gone, are still here, in us. Places we came from, are carried to the places we go," said Shankar about the song.[2]

A music video for the track, which featured Norah Jones, was released onto YouTube on 12 September 2013.[5] It was directed by Shankar's husband, English film director Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Anna Karenina).[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Sun Won't Set" (featuring Norah Jones)Anoushka Shankar, Nitin Sawhney3:34
2."Flight"Shankar3:37
3."Indian Summer"Shankar, Sawhney4:54
4."Maya"Shankar, Manu Delago5:05
5."Lasya"Shankar4:38
6."Fathers"Shankar, Sawhney2:30
7."Metamorphosis"Shankar, Sawhney4:57
8."In Jyoti's Name"Shankar3:33
9."Monsoon"Shankar3:40
10."Traces of You" (featuring Norah Jones)Shankar, Sawhney3:45
11."River Pulse"Sawhney3:04
12."Chasing Shadows"Shankar, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt8:17
13."Unsaid" (featuring Norah Jones)Shankar, Norah Jones4:26

Personnel[edit]

Credits from Deutsche Grammophon website[1] and the album liner notes:

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[6] 190
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[7] 90
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 77
US Billboard 200[9] 185
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[10] 4
US World Albums (Billboard)[11] 1

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format(s)
Austria[12] 4 October 2013 Deutsche Grammophon CD, LP, digital download
Germany[13]
New Zealand[14]
Sweden[15]
France[16] 7 October 2013
United Kingdom[17]
Italy[18] 8 October 2013
Spain[19]
Japan[20] 9 October 2013
Australia[21] 11 October 2013
Canada[22] 22 October 2013
United States[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ANOUSHKA SHANKAR Traces Of You – Catalogue". Deutsche Grammophon. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Anoushka Shankar & Norah Jones: Traces of You – exclusive video". The Daily Telegraph. 25 August 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  3. ^ Grebey, James (5 December 2014). "Grammys 2015 Nominees: Sam Smith, HAIM, Iggy Azalea, and More". Spin. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  4. ^ "ANOUSHKA SHANKAR Traces Of You / eSingle – Catalogue". Deutsche Grammophon. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Anoushka Shankar – Traces Of You ft. Norah Jones". YouTube. 12 September 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Anoushka Shankar – Traces of You". Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Anoushka Shankar – Traces of You". Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Anoushka Shankar – Traces of You". Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Anoushka Shankar Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Anoushka Shankar Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Anoushka Shankar Chart History (World Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  12. ^ "Traces of You von Anoushka Shankar". iTunes (AT). Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  13. ^ "Traces of You von Anoushka Shankar". iTunes (DE). Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  14. ^ "Traces of You von Anoushka Shankar". iTunes (NZ). Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  15. ^ "Traces of You av Anoushka Shankar". iTunes (SE). Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  16. ^ "Traces of You by Anoushka Shankar". iTunes (FR). Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  17. ^ "Traces of You by Anoushka Shankar". iTunes (GB). Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  18. ^ "Traces of You by Anoushka Shankar". iTunes (IT). Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  19. ^ "Traces of You de Anoushka Shankar". iTunes (ES). Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  20. ^ "Anoushka Shankar「Traces of You」". iTunes (JP). Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  21. ^ "Traces of You by Anoushka Shankar". iTunes (AU). Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  22. ^ "Traces of You by Anoushka Shankar". iTunes (CA). Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  23. ^ "Traces of You by Anoushka Shankar". iTunes (US). Retrieved 14 September 2013.