Tuesday, May 11, 2010
When I first saw the cover of 'Apna Desh' [review], I knew this was a record I needed to own. It took a while to get - copies always seemed to be snapped up right before my eyes - but after a few years my perseverance paid off. Hell, I even bought and watched the film while waiting (capsule review: It goes on and on, and then has a wonderfully camp last quarter) just to see the cover image in
This just in, the LP version of 'Nehle Peh Dehlaa'. What I said here then, but with dialogue, an extra qawwali, and all songs are full length. Upgrade at will.
1. Asha Bhosle: Main Choron Ki Rani
2. Aziz Nazan Qawwal & Chorus: Sunle Too Binati Meri Haji Ali (Qawwali)
3. Lata Mangeshkar & Kishore Kumar: Sawan Ka Maheena Aagaya
4. Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar & Manna Dey:
Friday, May 7, 2010
Another fine effort from the Shah brothers. Peppy and poppy in tone, mostly; check out 'Aaja Ya Aajane De Paas' and 'Do Qadam Tum Bhi Chalo'. And the fab Northern Soul instrumental serving as an intro to 'Yeh Nach Wach Kya Hai'; I kind of wish they'd made it into a separate track. Luckily the subsequent Rafi song is good as well.
Curiously, my copy of 'Ek Haseena Do Diwane' is pressed under
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Kalyanji Anandji again, old style. Predictably, 'Bluff Master's [review] main attraction is the 'Title Music', a fun, jaunty, rockin' dance nummer with Latin flourishes. A couple of the songs deserve mention as well though... 'Jabse Tujhe Jaan Gayi' is high drama with a galloping beat, castanets and lashing whips; 'Ae Dil Ab Kahin Na Ja' has a gorgeous melody and an exotic, atmospheric feel;