The Chord of Love

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Baba Ram Dass born Richard Alpert is best known as Timothy Leary's sidekick during the lysergic era, but where Leary had a pranksterish quality that made him more of a media-friendly hippie icon, Ram Dass was a much more earnest spiritual seeker who went early into a devoted study of Indian religions and cultures and stayed there. This made for much less interesting copy, so he was largely forgotten by the time Altamont rolled around. 1994's The Chord of Love, however, proves that Ram Dass stuck to his beliefs long after they were no longer fashionable: an album of traditional chants led by noted singers Krishna Das and Jai Uttal -- "Govinda Jai Jai" and "Om Namah ...
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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Baba Ram Dass born Richard Alpert is best known as Timothy Leary's sidekick during the lysergic era, but where Leary had a pranksterish quality that made him more of a media-friendly hippie icon, Ram Dass was a much more earnest spiritual seeker who went early into a devoted study of Indian religions and cultures and stayed there. This made for much less interesting copy, so he was largely forgotten by the time Altamont rolled around. 1994's The Chord of Love, however, proves that Ram Dass stuck to his beliefs long after they were no longer fashionable: an album of traditional chants led by noted singers Krishna Das and Jai Uttal -- "Govinda Jai Jai" and "Om Namah Shivaya" are two that might be familiar to those who have explored Indian music and religion -- and readings from the Bhagavad Gita by Ram Dass in his familiar sonorous baritone, all set to simple, completely traditional Indian instrumentation, The Chord of Love is beautifully, deeply spiritual.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/9/2002
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • UPC: 793018522625
  • Catalog Number: 85226

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Prayer to Hanuman - Amazing Grace (2:37)
  2. 2 Reading 1 - Amazing Grace (4:28)
  3. 3 Govinda Jai Jai - Amazing Grace (5:33)
  4. 4 Shri Krishna Govinda - Amazing Grace (4:47)
  5. 5 Reading 2 - Amazing Grace (4:52)
  6. 6 Ram Bolo - Amazing Grace (4:24)
  7. 7 Om Namah Shivaya - Amazing Grace (5:25)
  8. 8 Sita Ram - Amazing Grace (3:21)
  9. 9 Reading 3 Ramayana - Amazing Grace (1:52)
  10. 10 Sita Ram - Amazing Grace (7:35)
  11. 11 Narayana - Amazing Grace (4:22)
  12. 12 Reading 4 - Ram Dass (3:17)
  13. 13 Devi Puja/Jai Jagatambe - Amazing Grace (6:20)
  14. 14 Jai Bhagavan - Amazing Grace (3:23)
  15. 15 Meditation - Amazing Grace (5:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ram Dass & Amazing Grace Primary Artist
Ram Dass Indexed Contributor, Vocals, Track Performer, Readings
Geoffrey Gordon Percussion, Vocals
K.D. Kagel Vocals
Jai Lakshman Vocals
Raghu Markus Vocals
Diana Rogers Vocals
Jai Uttal Harmonium, Vocals, Dotar, Background Music
Amazing Grace Track Performer
Ganga Dega Vocals
Leif Jenssen Vocals
Uma Willis Vocals
Technical Credits
Ram Dass Liner Notes
Guy Costa Mastering
Warren Dennis Engineer
K.D. Kagel Producer
Raghu Markus Producer
Coleman Barks translation
Parvati Markus Cover Photo
Ganga Dega Contributor
K.V. Zuclebil translation
Linda Hess translation
Shukdev Singh translation
John Moyne translation
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