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Serenata India
Serenata India Monophonic
(Orchestra) - Indian Seranade, from live performance in Bucharest, Romania.  Note: playtime includes voice introduction.  ( 2:22)
Recorded in 1961

Review and Analysis of Serenata India by Nicholas E. Limansky
From Yma Sumac - The Art Behind the Legend
used with permission - all rights reserved, © Nicholas E. Limansky
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The various instrumental selections are only of passing interest as to the types of compositions that framed Yma's sections.  They are basically inoffensive if uninspired.  That is all except Serenata India which is an instrumental remake of the 1951 Suray Surita.
Serenata India  is included on the following releases
catalog no: EDE 073
Only release of live Yma Sumac performance. It is interesting to note some differences between pressings that are not readily noticeable without playing it. Those with the label shown here usually - but not always - include voice intros in Romanian for each song. Some also have visible track breaks . . . 1961 Romania
catalog no: EDE 073
Only release of live Yma Sumac performance. It is interesting to note some differences between pressings that are not readily noticable without playing it.  Those with the label shown here do not generally include voice intros in Romanian for each song and have visible track breaks. Also importan . . . 1961 Romania
Vinyl 12" LP reissue of Yma Sumac's 1961 LP of the same title using masters from the 2006 CD reissue on the same label as part of their 50th anniversary series.  This latest release, as in the previous one, does not benefit from any mastering and simply uses the raw Electrecord tapes that were supp . . . 2013 United States
catalog no: Play Music - 0000
Bootleg release of the 1961 album, Recital, which was originally pressed in Bucharest, Romania and licensed exclusively for reissue through ESP-disk.  This Peruvian release was made without license or permission of the copyright holder. The booklet notes are both in Spanish and in English. 2011 United States
catalog no: CD-2116
Contrary to the title, this is a compact disc reissue of a concert that took place in Bucharest, Romania and not Russia. The original LP pressed in Romania on the Electrecord label was called Recital and used the same cover art although the colors were different and the photo was in black and white. . . . 1992 United States
catalog no: ESPDISK4029
Remastered CD reissue of Yma Sumac's 1961 concert in Bucharest, Romania contains all original 13 tracks and one additional track that was previously unreleased on the original LP. The tracks are in an all-new order in which they were likely performed. Unlike an earlier CD release, which came from ca . . . 2006 United States
catalog no: ESP 4029
Compact Disc reissue of Yma Sumac's 1961 LP of the same title using masters from the 2006 CD reissue on the same label as part of their 50th anniversary series.  This latest release, as in the previous one, does not benefit from any mastering and simply uses the raw Electrecord tapes that were supp . . . 2013 United States
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