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Shakti With John McLaughlin - A Handful Of Beauty Album

Shakti With John McLaughlin - A Handful Of Beauty Album
Performer: Shakti With John McLaughlin
Title: A Handful Of Beauty
Released: 1977
Label: CBS
Country: Europe
Style: Fusion, Contemporary Jazz
Catalog #: CBS 81664, PC 34372
Genre: Jazz / World
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 924
Formats: Vinyl, LP, Album
FLAC size: 1453 mb
MP3 size: 1591 mb


Written-By – J. McLaughlin, L. Shankar
Arranged By – J. McLaughlin, L. ShankarComposed By [Traditional South Indian Composition] – Traditional
3Lady L
Written-By – L. Shankar
Written-By – J. McLaughlin, L. Shankar
5Two Sisters
Written-By – J. McLaughlin
6La Danse Du Bonheur
Written-By – J. McLaughlin, L. Shankar


  • Acoustic GuitarJohn McLaughlin
  • EngineerDennis A. MacKay
  • Ghatam [Claypot], MridangamT. H. Vinayakram (Vikku)
  • ManagementJoseph D'Anna, Nat Weiss
  • Photography By [Back Cover]Richard Laird
  • Photography By [Front Cover]Steinbicker-Houghten
  • ProducerJohn McLaughlin
  • TablaZakir Hussain
  • Tape OpSteve W. Taylor
  • ViolinL. Shankar


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
S 81664, 81664, CBS 81664Shakti With John McLaughlin Shakti With John McLaughlin - A Handful Of Beauty ‎(LP, Album)CBS, CBS, CBSS 81664, 81664, CBS 81664UK1977
PC 34372Shakti A Handful Of Beauty ‎(LP, Album)ColumbiaPC 34372Canada1977
CBS 32211Shakti A Handful Of Beauty ‎(LP, Album, RE)CBSCBS 32211SpainUnknown
SMM5030112Shakti A Handful Of Beauty ‎(CD, Album, RE)ColumbiaSMM5030112France2001
494448 2Shakti With John McLaughlin Shakti With John McLaughlin - A Handful Of Beauty ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)Columbia494448 2US1999


Recorded and mixed at Trident Studios, London, England—August, 1976

Mridangam misspelled "Mdidangam" on back cover.
Chinmoy Music, Inc. printed as "Chimnoy Music, Inc. on back cover.

℗ 1977 CBS Inc. / © 1977 CBS Inc.
Shorepak by Shorewood Packaging / Printed in Holland.

No printed inner sleeve.

Cat # CBS 81664 on spine and center labels,
original US cat # PC 34372 added in brackets on center labels.


  • Price Code (Circled): Y
  • Price Code (Stickered on back): 54
  • Other (Original US cat #): PC 34372
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Rights Society (Publisher on back cover ): BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix on label side A): CBS 81664-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix on label side B): CBS 81664-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix on label side A): AL 34372
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix on label side B): BL 34372
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, stamped): S-81664-1A-1 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, hand etched): AL 34372-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, stamped): CBS 0 -81664-2B-1


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
  • Made By – Shorewood Packaging
  • Published By – Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
  • Published By – Chinmoy Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Seethalakshmi Music Inc.
  • Recorded At – Trident Studios
  • Mixed At – Trident Studios


A Handful of Beauty is the second studio album released by the world fusion band Shakti in 1976. La Danse du Bonheur John McLaughlin, Lakshminarayana Shankar 4:48. Lady L Shankar 7:23. India McLaughlin, Shankar 12:31. Kriti 2:58. Isis McLaughlin, Shankar 15:11. Two Sisters McLaughlin 4:41. Zakir Hussain percussion, tabla. John McLaughlin acoustic guitar, guitar, arranger, producer. Lakshminarayana Shankar violin, arranger, vocals. Shakti with john mclaughlin - A handful of beauty 1976 1. La Danse Du Bonheur 2. Lady L 3. India 4. Kriti 5. Isis 6. Two Sisters. Shakti with John McLaughlin. SME от лица компании Columbia LatinAutor - Warner Chappell, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc. ShaktiJohn McLaughlin. Original Album Classics. SME от лица компании ColumbiaLegacy BMI - Broadcast Music Inc. Warner Chappell и другие авторские общества 1. Album 1976 6 Songs. John McLaughlin, Shakti & Shakti. A Handful of Beauty. Shakti headed for the safer confines of a London recording studio on its second album, minus R. Raghavan and minus some of the volatile energy that they generated on their debut record. They were, however, a more integrated, more subtle ensemble now, exploring quieter, more lyrical corners of their East-West fusion, with L. Shankar's spectacular violin and Zakir Hussain's tabla taking the solo foreground as much as, if not more than, McLaughlin's acoustic guitar. A Handful Of Beauty LP, Album, Promo. 25AP 512. 参照 A Handful Of Beauty, CD, Album, RE, RM, CK 91402. Shankar here is NOT singer Lakshmi Shankar, as indicated. Rather it is violinist Lakshminarayana Shankar. A Handful Of Beauty is a music studio album recording by SHAKTI WITH JOHN MCLAUGHLIN Indo-ProgRaga RockProgressive Rock released in 1977 on cd, lp, vinyl andor cassette. More places to buy SHAKTI WITH JOHN MCLAUGHLIN music online. John McLaughlin should have given this album a different name. Jazz-rock fans of the day early 1977 did not want to be seen purchasing an album with such a title. It didn't help any to have a picture of John McLaughlin on the cover dressed and smiling as if he were a guru himself. Lets face facts, even at this time: McLaughlins fans came from a rock background. Of the three original Shakti albums, Handful of Beauty features the best playing from McLaughlin. Somber does not mean boring. The two master Indian percussionists Zakir Hussain and T. Vinayakaram provide the rhythm and much of the dynamic. The incomparable L. Shankar helps provide the mood. To favorites 3 Download album. Listen album. Songs in album Shakti - Shakti With John Mclaughlin: A Handful Of Beauty 1976. Shakti - La Danse Du Bonheur. A Handful of Beauty With John McLaughlin, 2008. John McLaughlin. La Danse Du Bonheur, 04:50. Lady L, 07:28. Beautiful album. a handful of beauty at the absolute height of his quite reaching such a peak of creativity again ,great though a lot of his works are Saw Shakti perform this music in the '70's and for me was one of the most stunning performances ever A Handful of Beauty. most grab yourself a handful now before this gem disappears into the vaults at Sony Derek Pritchard. Read more. One person found this helpful

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