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Beatles’ Indian Sojourn Sparks Fab Compilation

Songs Inspired By The Beatles And India is an exotic collction of covers and more.

Complementing the new film on The Beatles’ culturally groundbreaking visit to India, Songs Inspired By The Film The Beatles And India is available now — and showcasing on Tinnitist.

The album features covers of six songs the band wrote during their stay in Rishikesh, India — including Mother Nature’s Son, Revolution, Sexy Sadie, Dear Prudence and Child of Nature — as well as songs from their incredible catalogue coloured by the magical sounds of India. The two-disc set also includes an original score by award-winning composer Benji Merrison.

Featuring a diverse cast of Indian artists — including Vishal Dadlani, Kiss Nuka, Benny Dayal, Dhruv Ghanekar, Karsh Kale, Nikhil D’Souza, Anoushka Shankar, Farhan Ahktar, Soulmate and others — Songs Inspired By The Film The Beatles And India blends contemporary and classical Indian influences and techniques.

The hypnotic, lyrical soundtrack by Merrison and recorded at Abbey Road Studio, the legendary home of The Beatles, along with Budapest, Hungary and Pune, India. A classically trained composer and a skilled music producer and engineer, Merrison has created scores for film, television, installations and events.

The award-winning film The Beatles And India is a unique historical chronicle of the enduring cross-cultural love affair that started more than half a century ago. Rare archival footage, recordings and photographs, eyewitness accounts and expert comments along with location shoots across India bring alive the fascinating journey of George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. The four travelled from their high-octane celebrity lives in the West to a remote Himalayan ashram in search of spiritual bliss that inspires an unprecedented burst of creative songwriting. It is the first serious exploration of how India shaped the development of history’s greatest rock band and their own pioneering role in bridging two vastly different cultures. The Beatles And India was directed by Ajoy Bose and co-directed by Peter Compton. The film was produced by Reynold D’Silva (Renoir Pictures / Silva Screen Productions) with executive producers Adam Greenup and Keith Ferreira. The documentary won Best Film Audience Choice and Best Music at the 2021 UK Asian Film Festival.

Listen to Songs Inspired By The Film The Beatles And India below, watch the trailer for the documentary above, and get more information from the film’s website, Twitter and Facebook.