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To The "Fab Four" from Liverpool...A Tribute From India
Most Unique BEATLE Tribute Album You'll Ever Hear!!
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REVIEWS, COMMENTS & LINKS
album is incredible – An Indian music-salute to The Beatles"–
Archer from 99.5 The Mountain's 'Breakfast With The Beatles', CO,
The Mountain's "Breakfast With The Beatles" brings you
three hours of Beatles & solo-Beatle music and audioclips each
Sunday morning at 9. The show includes special features, previews
of new releases and theme sets suggested by listeners. Your host is
the Mountain's morning guide, Archer, who has interviewed all four
Beatles over the course of his radio career and brings an extensive
audio archive to this unique, locally-produced weekly "fab fest."
was the first to feature MADOOO on American Radio in his show as EXTRAORDINARY
COVERS — Cover versions of Beatles songs that take the songs
to different levels. On
July 18, 2004 Archer played "If I needed someone" alongside
cuts by Elton John and Al Green.
to listen to Archer's Comments.
"Tribute to John Lennon" was chosen to open John's Birthday
Special morning program by 99.5
The Mountain's "Breakfast With The Beatles", on Oct 10,
2004. Songs were played in this order...
* John Lennon Tribute/Madooo
* Jealous Guy/Collective Soul
* Working Class Hero/Alarm
* Instant Karma/Toad The Wet Sprocket
* Gimme Some Truth/Sam Phillips
* Oh My Love/Wackers
* I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier/Mad Season
* Grow Old With Me/Mary Chapin-Carpenter
* Give Peace A Chance/Amnistie Internationale
signal coverage area -- Denver, Boulder, Littleton, Aurora, CO, they
have 600,000 listeners.
for the DEMO/VIDEO are: Concept, storyboard and production by MADOOO
(Madhukar Dhas), 1989. Videotaped and executed by KARL BAUER, 1989
Credits for the Music track are: All harmonies & lead vocals: Madooo,
Keyboards_1: Louis Banks (India's top music director)
Lead Guitar: Ehsaan Noorani, Bass Guitar: Karl Peters, Drums/programming:
Ranjit Barot, Tablas: supervision... Ranjit Barot
Recording Engineer: Rajiv Kenkre, Keyboards_2/Horns.. Uli Geissendoefer,
Arrangement & music direction: Madooo
Audio Track re-mixed, mastered and produced by Madooo at MADOOO RECORDS,
New York City, USA. Copyright of SR: 2004 MADOOO RECORDS
Lennon Dreamsite, http://www.johnlennon.it ,
is a cool site dedicated to John Lennon, the Beatles and
Dreamers of every age, gender and time.
Photos and writings from the book http://www.johnlennon.it/libri_imagine_eng.htm and
the exhibition "Imagine Your Dream: a Tribute to
John Lennon" (Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome)
by Fiorella Dorotea Gentile, the radio and tv photojournalist,
who is editor of the site. This exhibition is available to
The site contains beautiful photos of John Lennon, Yoko ono, Beatles,
Bowie, Dylan, Eno, MacLaughlin; lyrics,
biographies, quotes, essays, useful links, discography,
forum and an interesting showcase of selected guests with
essays, music and videos. Emotional!
"I really like the CD. My favorites are 'You can't do that', and
'Across the universe' (which has a very Roger Waters
kind of vocal arrangement). All of the album is very interesting...the
songs are very different...finally something
different for the Beatles' cover world." –
Madhu, You will be pleased to know I have included your version of "Norwegian
Wood" as the Odd Track Out feature on my show.
It will air on June 11 or 12 on my FM affiliates, and it will be available
to hear on-demand for a week beginning June 12 at www.beatlesradioshow.com.
Thanks again for your contribution!
– Dennis Mitchell, "Dennis Mitchell's Breakfast With The
have done a great job of your interpretations... It looks like you
are a very good part of the global scene in a very big way to me...
Congratulations... It is a great contribution to the fab four's legacy...”
– Richie Havens
DID play it a couple of weeks back - great job!” I will stay in
touch. Thanks, Madooo! Love -
Kenneth Dashow, Q-104.3 (New York’s Classic Rock Station.)
“Greetings Madooo, my friend: Interviewing
you and playing tracks from ‘To the Fab Four from Liverpool...A
Tribute from India’ on KMSU
fm was a real pleasure, for both Gully and me. Its definitely one of
the highlights of my fifteen years, as host of the World Beat.”
Mark R. Thomas, World Beat host/producer: KMSU/KMSK FM , The Maverick
Madooo, I'm glad you found out that the "Tribute" was doing
well here. New releases have 2 months during which we chart &
report and your record placed into the Top 20 on at least one of our
reports to CMJ! The "Tribute" is now in our regular library
-- for now it's filing in the International section, but I may create
a section specifically for covers & tributes which will make it
easier for DJs to locate it in the years to come. Thanks so much for
thinking of us ... & congratulations.”
Matthew Finch, KUNM Music Department
Madooo - Congratulations! You're being featured on the ubl Featured
Artist - World section. I really enjoyed your version on
"Norwegian Wood". I'm certain you're going to have a great
experience. You can find your feature at the URL below: http://www.ubl.com/genres/world
– Adam, Product Manager for ARTISTdirect_UBL
quite an engaging meld of "East Meets West". It's got
just enough Indian influence to be interesting, but not overpowering.
There are 14 Beatles songs covered as well as two versions of Madooo's
John Lennon Tribute. I really like the John tribute.
Actual newscasts of Dec 8, 1980 are woven into an "Imagine/Watchin'
the Wheels/Give Peace a Chance" medley. This is the second time
I've listened to it and both times I choked up."
Mara from email@example.com
is not interested in simply translating Beatles songs into traditional
Indian arrangements. Rather, he is a contemporary
musician with a combination of Indian and Western rock infleunces, and
his versions are hybrids.They tend to work best when he is trying lesser-known
Beatles songs such as 'You Can't Do That' and 'Things We Said Today',
although he demonstrates that Harrison already had a certain Indian
leaning in 'I Needed Someone' even before he went public with his interests.
The best of his remakes is 'I Saw Her Standing There', probably because
Madooo seriously alters it, creating a dance-rock version reminiscent
of the Power Station, even down to his Robert Palmer-like vocal."
William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide, Sept. 21 2005
latest album, 'To
The ‘Fab Four’ From Liverpool...A Tribute From India' is
a heady concoction of the East
and West, featuring hypnotic strains of the sitar and rhythmic pulsations
of the tabla married to vintage melodies."
By Archana Jayakumar, Asian Age, Sept 5, 2004
and creative input has made the album an absolutely delight to listen
to. My favourites are 'Norwegian Wood',
'With a little help' and 'The John Lennon tribute', which I think is
very moving and very cleverly put together."
Jeevan Soorya Dhas, Australia
"Even before he became famous in
1974 for playing the role of Jesus in Alyque Padamsee’s
Jesus Christ Superstar,
Madhukar Chandra Dhas (Madooo) used to sing Beatles numbers for a Chennai-based
band named Voodoos."
two worlds, these songs have been deliberately chosen for their `Indianness,'
which has been further
enhanced by Madooo using Indian instruments as a measure of his tribute
to John, Paul, George and Ringo."
the rest of the article
by CHITRA KRISHNAN, Wednesday, September 29, 2004 – THE HINDU
Fab Four album is available only in USA so far. Madooo is trying to
market it here (INDIA)..."
SM City Express, With The New Indian Express (Chennai) Saturday, October
album brings Indian sounds into popular Beatles' numbers (Norwegian
the rest of the article
by HEMANGINI GUPTA, Monday, September 27, 2004 – THE HINDU (BANGALORE
found it enjoyable on many levels - shades of Pop, Trance, Lambada,
Bhangra, Psychedelic Rock,
etc.- all the hallmarks of the current 'masala' bands that I come
across on the college radio stations."
– FRED MILLER, TX, USA
Lemon Curry? – June 12, 2005
"Another album which defies easy description or classification.
Imagine an alternate universe in which the Beatles started out
as an Indian raga band instead of a British skiffle band, and
then years later somebody decided to update and modernize those
old raga songs. That's not really the whole picture here - Madooo
grew up in India, toured the Midwest with a Vietnamese band, and
is known for his Elvis and Jim Morrison impersonations - this
CD is a mix of Western rock and Indian percussion. Beatles music
helped introduce sitar music and some of Hindu culture to America,
it's clear from this CD that Beatles music was influential introducing
Western rock to India as well. -
John Holderried (Queens, NY United States)
left India when he became part of the CBC band and spent a good
time of his initial years in the United States
touring various parts of the country. But he is no longer part
of the troupe. He now works with Deutsch Advertising, owns a recording
studio ‘Madooo Records’ and has released his second
album, “To the Fab Four...A Tribute from India”
the rest of the article by By INDIRA RODERICKS, Thursday,Sept.
23, 2004 – Afternoon Despatch & Courier, Mumbai, INDIA
full version of Madooo's "John Lennon Tribute"
(with a 4-star rating) appears on a MSN_MUSIC search in the 1st
and the "Radio Edit" version is in 13th place with a
5-star rating, among a total of 397 listings. – November