Amidst all the anticipation around the huge Apple Records reissue program (scheduled for October 25), and the new George Harrison/Ravi Shankar “Collaborations” release (scheduled for October 19), there’s also further news about another previous Apple release called “Raga” (which is not part of the current official Apple Records reissue series).
Quite separately Ravi Shankar’s East Meets West company is re-issuing “Raga: A Film Journey Into the Soul of India”, a 1971 film about Shankar’s life and music, which features appearances by George Harrison.
The soundtrack is a former Apple vinyl title – but it won’t be part of the latest 16-title Apple CD reissues program.
Both the DVD and a soundtrack (available as a digital download) are coming out on October 14, released on the East Meets West label:
Further details about the DVD and the soundtrack (which will be available free via a digital download card with the purchase of the DVD, or which can be downloaded separately at all digital retailers) can be found here. There’s also a high quality YouTube sample from the film as well:
I just downloaded the Raga soundtrack today from the A to Z Media website using the code that came free with the DVD.
I compared the track names and times with the original Apple LP and it seems like something went wrong in the timings/track names on Side 2 of the LP compared to the new downloaded tracks. Has anyone checked this out?