In the liner notes for ALL ONE, Krishna Das explains that he has longed desired to record an entire album based on one single chant. That vision comes to fruition with this release with this album, which offers a four part suite based on the "Hare Krishna" chant. Each part of the suite has subtle differences in terms of theme. For example, "Township Krishna" features African percussion and instrumentation mixed with kirtan chanting. Other influences incorporated into the album include pop/rock, Western classical and Western-oriented Indian music. The album was produced by Walter Becker (Steely Dan), David Nichtern, Jay Messina and Krishna Das and features the talents of a 70-member choir and a 20-piece orchestra. The entire session was recorded in one take. Considering the quality of the resultant suite, that was an amazing feat.