For two other excellent LPs by them, I refer you to Tawfiq's superb blog posts here and here.
For a different transfer of this same album please see bolingo's wonderful blog here and for yet another LP released on the Hannibal Records label in the US, please see here. I've always wondered about that one on Hannibal -- as far as I can tell that was the only Indian Classical LP on the label.
I have purchased a fantastic mono cartridge, the AT-mono3/LP. I've always been a little skeptical when I have read glowing reports of people listening to mono records with a "true" mono cartridge, as opposed to simply switching the pre-amplifier to mono. It is absolutely true that a monophonic cartridge designed to respond only to horizontal motion and not vertical motion will produce a sound that is cleaner and features less surface noise. The AT-mono3/LP is by far the best audio equipment I have purchased since buying an inexpensive Chinese-made ultrasonic cleaner on eBay.
Nazakat Ali Kahn: vocal
Salamat Ali Khan: vocal
Zahoori Khan: sarangi
Allah Dutta: tabla
Equipment used in transfer:
Preparation: Ultrasonic cleaning for 20 minutes in pure clean water
Turntable: Audio-technica AT-LP-1240Recorder: Sony PCM-M10 at 24bit/96kHz resolution
note: some apps which play FLAC files (such as "Golden Ear") will not play mono FLAC files. I would suggest if you are unable to play the FLAC file, then please convert to a .WAV or .AIFF file and all should be well and good. The resulting WAV or AIFF file will be approximately 4 times the size of the FLAC, however (about 40% data compression combined with doubling the number of channels).