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Raghu Dixit releases ‘Live in York’ album on download
12:36pm Friday 18th May 2012 in Music news and reviews
WORLD music hot property Raghu Dixit has released an EP recorded last July in York at the National Centre for Early Music.
Unplugged – Live In York is available on download only through the Believe Digital label, including a free download of Gudugudiya Sedi Nodo.
“I’m thrilled,” says NCEM director Delma Tomlin. “Raghu has the most wonderful voice and he sits at the top of the international tree – just where we like to be.
“It’s great that an international artist from an entirely different genre to that which we’re known for has used the building, enjoyed its remarkable acoustic and offered this download, which will bring pleasure to millions of listeners – and international recognition from artists that we’re ‘in business’. Win! Win!”
Recorded with the Raghu Dixit Band in the medieval St Margaret’s Church in Walmgate, the EP forms Raghu’s first project of 2012. Live In York is an intimate, largely acoustic affair in which Indian musician Raghu demonstrates his vocal prowess and intricate guitar work on five tracks, including No Man Will Ever Love You Like I Do, the song that transformed his career when he performed it on BBC2’s Later… With Jools Holland in 2009.
As mentioned earlier, the EP also features a version of crowd and You Tube favourite Gudugudiya Sedi Nodo, written by Kannada poet Saint Shishunala Sharif, and a new song, the poignant English-language ballad I Still Love You, which was inspired by a romantic story from another Kannada poet, written more than 100 years ago.