Thursday, October 25, 2007

Kalyanji Anandji: Geet (1970)

From the liner notes: "The most memorable musical experience in recent movie history is Ramanand Sagar’s eastman colour 'Geet'. Award winning music maestros Kalyanji Anandji have delved deep down the rich storehouse of Indian musical tradition – both classical and modern, both oriental and occidental – and evolved a musical score of incomparable richness."Be that as it may... this isn't really my

Friday, October 12, 2007

Jaidev: Gharaonda (1978)

Here's a short soundtrack from Jaidev, the neglected man of filmi apparently. Fair enough; 'Gharaonda' is actually the only score I have by him, but it sounds alright to me. There's a nice, mellow feel to the record; best track is arguably the duet 'Do Diwane Shaher Men', but really it's one to be enjoyed as a whole I think.Track listing:1. Bhupinder: Ek Akela Is Shaher Men2. Runa Laila &

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Rahul Dev Burman: The Burning Train (1979)

Highly rated, much wanted... and already posted elsewhere, so some will have it already. For the rest of you then...A few things to point out regarding 'The Burning Train': Anyone thinking this is a R.D. Burman mad funk freak out will be disappointed. Because it's not; in fact a lot of the album is traditional... albeit with a modern twist. The one standout track however ('Title Music'), is as

Monday, October 1, 2007

Sonik Omi: Beti (1970)

This one doesn't excite me much either. As has been demonstrated earlier, Sonik Omi were capable of some ace stuff; 'Beti' however I think is a run-of-the-mill job. (And the pressing's rubbish.)There are bits in it that are OK; 'Mere Mehboob' is quite a nice song, and the happy version of 'Aaja Nindiya Suhani' has a, well, happy feel to it (the other version sounds more melancholy than sad)...