October 21, 2019

GS Sachdev: Two Moods [CP 102] an LP recorded and released in the United States in 1981

Here we have a lovely bansuri recital by the great GS Sachdev. I am always enchanted with his playing as I feel that he conveys a sincerity that is both touching and refreshing.

This is a live recording with some various very low frequency artifacts which may have been a result of movement on the stage or near the microphones. You have to listen closely on side two with good speakers to hear most of this. If I were you, I would not let this stop from you from downloading. It's a great performance.

Equipment used in transfer:

Preparation: Ultrasonic cleaning for 20 minutes in pure clean water
Turntable: Audio-technica AT-LP-1240
Cartridge: Audio-technica Shure M97xE
Pre-amplification: Vintage refurbished Pioneer SX-780.
Recorder: Sony PCM-M10 at 24bit/96kHz resolution
Software: Audacity, ClickRepair, and xAct.


24bit, 96kHz FLAC files (959 MB)
highest resolution files I am capable of producing

after decoding to WAV files, these can be burned to CDR

320 kbps mp3 files (123 MB)
highest quality mp3 files possible 


  1. Thank you, dear Richard, for the resumption of your valuable work and and the promises of your previous email. Since we are orphans of Tawfik, you are our best hope to access to the jewels of Indian music! Cheers. Pierre.

  2. Thank you very much for this great Sahcdev live with Zakirji!

  3. Many thanks Richard !

  4. Than you Richard for this download. I am intrigued by one thing and that is the rip is in mono. I have a copy of the CD and that is definitely in stereo, although the two tracks are very similar and both flute and tabla are close to centre stage. I'm sure that a US label of that period would not be putting out mono LP's, but you never know?

  5. woah I just bought a copy of this the day before you posted it! great album