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Traces of You

Anoushka Shankar , Norah Jones Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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listen  1. The Sun Won't Set (feat. Norah Jones)Norah Jones 3:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. FlightAnoushka Shankar 3:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Indian SummerAnoushka Shankar 4:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. MayaAnoushka Shankar 5:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. LasyaAnoushka Shankar 4:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. FathersAnoushka Shankar 2:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. MetamorphosisAnoushka Shankar 4:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. In Jyoti's NameAnoushka Shankar 3:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. MonsoonAnoushka Shankar 3:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Traces Of YouNorah Jones 3:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. River PulseAnoushka Shankar 3:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Chasing ShadowsAnoushka Shankar 8:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Unsaid (feat. Norah Jones)Norah Jones 4:28$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Anoushka returns with another outstanding recording: Traces of You, featuring Norah Jones


Anoushka Shankar was born in London, where she now resides with her husband, director Joe Wright and their son Zubin. By the time she was seven-years old she was also living for extended periods in India and California.
The only artist to be comprehensively trained by her father, Anoushka has been playing and studying the sitar with him since she was nine. At the age of thirteen she made ... Read more in Amazon's Anoushka Shankar Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 22, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • ASIN: B00DEFW998
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,147 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Traces of You, featuring three new songs with Norah Jones!

After the great success of her DG debut Traveller which spent 6 weeks in the top 10 of the Billboards World Music chart and received a Grammy nomination, Anoushka Shankar returns with another outstanding recording: Traces of You, featuring three new songs with her half-sister, Norah Jones.

Named Best Artist (Songlines Awards 2012) for Traveller its hybridism feels as natural as conversation (The New York Times) sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar has created a strikingly original new album.

Produced by British composer and multi-instrumentalist Nitin Sawhney, Traces of You features contributions by Anoushkas longtime associates: tabla genius Tanmoy Bose, flutist Ravichandra Kulur, and percussion wizard Pirashanna Thevarajah. Other highlights are a musical exploration of the unique sound of the Hang drum, played by its foremost exponent, Manu Delago.

Traces of You draws on Indian classical ragas, Western classical string arrangements, mid-20th century-style lyrics of extended poetry and modern soundscapes.

Filmmaker Joe Wright (Atonement, Anna Karenina, Pride & Prejudice) has filmed a music video for the title track, Traces of You, featuring Anoushka and Norah.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Inspired Requiem October 24, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album was inevitable. The two daughters of Ravi Shankar, both talented in their own fashion, have come together in honor of their late father and produced an extraordinarily fine album of contemporary world fusion tunes with an Indian flavor, thanks to Anoushka Shankar's sweet and precise sitar. Except for one track with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Shankar is the composer. She had the assistance of producer Nitin Sawhney, who was personally responsible for arrangements and electronic programming. Instrumentation is fairly minimal: chiefly the sitar, the piano of Norah Jones and Sawhney, cello, hang ("han", a hollow-sounding, flying saucer-shaped metallophone of nitrited steel played by hand), some percussion (mridangam, ghatam, tabla), tanpura drone, shehnai double reed, bansuri flute, and on one track guitars, ukelele, and glockenspiel, plus electronic programming. Jones sings on three tracks. The music varies from the style of Hindustani dhuns and thumri (light classical and folk melodies) to free jazz (Scandanavian style) to Vedic chant. Some tracks are based on ragas, Shree for "In Jyoti's Name" and Manj Khamaj for "Monsoon". In the notes, Shankar provides comments to each track, reflecting on her father and on Hindu philosophy. Lyrics to Jones' songs and the Vedic prayer are also included. As mentioned by Shankar, Jones' song "Unsaid" is similar to her father's theme music to Satyajit Ray's film Pather Panchali, music that she never heard. [I just compared both and it does raise eyebrows.) This is Anoushka's finest nonclassical album to date. The famous German classical label DGG, which long ago had issued some raga performances by Ravi Shankar, recognized her work as a wonderful, beautiful, and meaningful cross-over album. Ravi would have been proud. 56 minutes.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely mesmerizing album. October 22, 2013
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I found some of Anoushka's previous albums to fall short of what I felt was their full potential. This album finally reaches the heights that I had previously hoped her music would reach. Anoushka has always been a phenomenal sitar player, however some of her previous albums had a bit of a cheesy feel to them in their attempts to blend traditional Indian sounds with other genres.

This album is a seamless blend of the enchanting sounds of the sitar, piano, guitar, tabla, and the vocals of Norah Jones. I assume that some adjustments were made to the tuning of the sitar to allow it to blend so phenomenally with the scales and tunings of the western instruments on display. I absolutely recommend this album to anyone with even a passing interest in Indian music or world music. It is incredibly beautiful and soothing to the soul. I cannot wait to hear her next efforts, based on her musical progression thus far.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars deep and beautiful October 22, 2013
Format:Audio CD
For anyone who has followed Anoushka Shankar's career it seems evident that she has improved with each album. Going from higly talented to one of the planet's greatest musicians.

A strong composer, an excellent sitarist with a beautiful tone and most importantly an artist with a strong vision. Making a near perfect blend of East and West.

On this album she has cooperated with Nitin Sawhney on most tracks. And come up with a nice very diverse musical adventure. Most of the tracks are instrumentals with a few mantras shown in and really making Indian music that should appeal to a wide audience. And a young audience too. Music that is completely contemporary and at the same time made with deep reverence to the tradition.

Maybe the biggest attraction for most listeners is the fact that half-sister Norah Jones lends her husky voice to three of the tracks.

Visionary and accesible world music at its best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Especially for Classical Music Lovers August 2, 2014
By Diver
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I failed to read the description carefully enough and bought the CD thinking I would get a heavy does of Norah Jones. When I got the CD, I was initially disappointed by Jones' small role. But I figured, I spent the money, I might as well listen to some sitar tracks, though I had never been a big sitar fan. Shankar blew me away and now I am turning into a sitar fan. The quality of the sound approaches audiophile level, rare for a Deutsche Grammaphone CD. Shankar clearly inherited a lot (all?) of her father's musical talent and is a music heavyweight. Those who like I enjoy classical music will especially enjoy this CD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning album! March 17, 2014
Format:Audio CD
I heard about this CD on Echoes with John Diliberto. I'd never heard the sitar used in a "modern" way like this and I had to hear the rest of the album. I am so happy I ordered this! It is so beautiful and relaxing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Anoushka does it again March 4, 2014
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Anoushka Shankar has a marvelous talent nurtured by her father's tutelage yet evolved in a way truly her own. This album is experimental in the way Breathing Under Water is (incorporating Western instruments and melodies with traditional ragas) yet far more unified in tone and theme. Half-sister Norah Jones (a very talented artist in her own right) makes several welcome appearances on this album. Her rich and at times smoky voice pairs beautifully with the sitar and accompanying instruments.

This is definitely an album that only improves upon repeated listening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful combo album with Anoushka and her sister July 15, 2014
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Beautiful combo album with Anoushka and her sister....I love Anoushka's work....I travel with her in all of her musical adventures...she always gets me to start stamping my feet, and grinning from ear to ear. I have "Rise" and "Traveller".....Traveller is a beauty because it brings the Sahara to you and the savannahs of Southern Spain.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Thought it was for me, but not crazy about it
Published 8 days ago by Johnnie g.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Nice, Thank you, Rick
Published 8 days ago by rix32coupe
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Excellent! Enjoy.
Published 10 days ago by Patrick Fleming
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely fabulous
I had heard about this tribute album by the daughters of Ravi Shankar and was blown away by the actual work itself. Who would've thought you could rock out on a sitar!
Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great album.. loved it!!
Published 12 days ago by Ricky Kej
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
awesome album.
Published 24 days ago by VIncente da Costa
3.0 out of 5 stars One needs to acquire a taste for this type of ...
One needs to acquire a taste for this type of music ... Having traveled in India and having Indian friends I do appreciate this type of music ... Read more
Published 27 days ago by Bruce Burkard
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love her playing - seeing her in person is on my bucket list. RpT
Published 3 months ago by Richard
5.0 out of 5 stars Luckily the CD was GREAT!! AWESOME music
Case was cracked upon arrival. Luckily the CD was GREAT!! AWESOME music.
Published 4 months ago by Aleesa Bojorques
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring
I really enjoy Anoushka's sitar playing, While she is not quite as accomplished as her father (who is?), she is certainly a very talented musician. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Joseph A. Verica
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