Like Greatest Hits of the Kali Yuga, The Best of Krishna Das samples the singer's earlier devotional works, here drawing upon his albums One Track Heart, Pilgrim Heart, Breath of the Heart, Live on Earth, and Door of Faith. A devotee of Maharaj Ji Neem Karoli Baba, Krishna Das has spent much of his adult life making good on his vow to use his singing voice to alleviate suffering in the world. Krishna Das is that most wonderful blend of Eastern and Western cultures; originally a resident of Long Island, N.Y., he studied in northern India as a young man and has since spent decades reinterpreting the sacred music of that land in ways that are pleasant and often surprising. As a man who sounds at times like Waylon Jennings and who is obviously enamored of the "lila" or divine playfulness, Krishna Das seems to enjoy deliberately toying with the unusual and even humorous aspects of the East/West dichotomy, as when on the album One Track Heart he sang a "Krishna Waltz" that sounded more than a little like the old cowboy tune "Get Along Little Dogies." As an encapsulation of his life's work, this Krishna Das best-of collection is entirely devoted to Sri Neem Karoli Baba and through him to the One Deity with a thousand names and as many aspects as there are atoms in the universe.
Lord Krishna is perhaps the most well known deity throughout the world is one of the very important GOD's in the Hindu mythology who is also connected with flute as it's ultimate master. This particular special box set's music is sourced from the live recording on Krishna Janmashtami celebrations conducted in Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia's own house in 1998 where he performed all night. Pandit Hairprasad Cahurasia was accompanied on Bansuri Flute by Rakesh Chaurasia (His disciple as well as his nephew), Rupak Kulkarni (One of His outstanding disciples) and on Tabla By Pandit Madan Mishra and Santosh Mishra.
"Nauka Charitram aka The Boat Performance" was the first ever Opera kind of composition set in Carnatic Classical music written by Saint Thyagaraja in 18th century. IMO, It's very difficult to explain this kind of music. So, I would advice you to go through the scans that I included to read the superb sleeve notes written by Christian Ledoux. 'Trichur Ramchandran', One of the greatest legends of Carnatic Classical music has performed this auspicious performance along with his wife 'Charumathi Ramachandran' and many revered Carnatic Musicians were superbly accompanied in this rare piece of Carnatic Opera. Heartily Recommended.