Friday, June 21, 2002

Music for the evening

The first pick was Aa Gale Lag Jaa (one of the few R D Burman/Sahir Ludhianvi collaborations) coupled with Tere Mere Sapne (S D Burman and Neeraj). The latter had an interesting song "phur ud chala", which with its bossa nova-esque rhythm points to the contribution of son R D Burman to the recording.

The next, and final pick for the day was a double R D Burman combo: The Burning Train (another R D Burman/Sahir collaboration) and Alibaba aur 40 Chor. The former is a very strong album, that surprisingly didn't merit too much mention in retrospect although it has

* The wonderful picturisation-friendly Pal Do Pal Ka Saath Humaara set in Raag Kedar

* The deliciously variegated picturisation-friendly Meri Nazar Hai Tujhpe, a fine example of R D Burman's "everything but the kitchen sink" music: electric and acoustic guitars, sitar, tabla, mridangam, brass, drum choke.

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