Published Aug 18, 2010As every amateur Beatles historian knows, soft-spoken guitarist George Harrison had a long, fruitful relationship with beloved sitar player Ravi Shankar. The two met in the mid-'60s and developed a long-lasting friendship and working relationship. Collected for the first time, many of the duo's works will be available this fall on a box set called Collaborations, which will be released in honour of Shankar's 90th birthday.
The limited-edition set will include 1974's Shankar Family & Friends, 1976's The Ravi Shankar Music Festival From India and 1997's Chants of India. It will also come with a DVD of the Festival From India, which was filmed at London's Royal Albert Hall in 1974 and a 56-page book containing a foreword by Philip Glass, as well as a history of Harrison and Shankar "in their own words" and rare photos from family archives.
Look for the Collaborations box set on October 19 via Dark Horse Records, which is distributed via Rhino.