A Handful of Beauty

A Handful of Beauty is the second studio album released by the world fusion band Shakti in 1976.

A Handful of Beauty
Album A Handful of Beauty cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released1976
RecordedAug 1976
Length47:55
LabelColumbia
Shakti chronology
Shakti
(1976)
A Handful of Beauty
(1976)
Natural Elements
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz(not rated)[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "La Danse du Bonheur" (John McLaughlin, Lakshminarayana Shankar) – 4:48
  2. "Lady L" (Shankar) – 7:23
  3. "India" (McLaughlin, Shankar) – 12:31
  4. "Kriti" – 2:58
  5. "Isis" (McLaughlin, Shankar) – 15:11
  6. "Two Sisters" (McLaughlin) – 4:41

PersonnelEdit

MusiciansEdit

TechnicalEdit

  • Dennis MacKay – engineer
  • Steven Berkowitz – assistant
  • Stephen W Tayler – assistant
  • Richard Laird – photography

Chart performanceEdit

Year Chart Position
1977 Billboard 200 168[4]
1977 Billboard Jazz Albums 32[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S.. A Handful of Beauty at AllMusic
  2. ^ Kolosky, Walter (18 November 2002). "John McLaughlin and Shakti: A Handful of Beauty". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 135. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ a b "A Handful of Beauty - Shakti | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 5 November 2013.