Chords & Notes
Gelupu... Bliss Music... Rs. 29
NO MAJOR experiments, no undue attempts to blend it with the present trends in music... Gelupu music is simple, down-to-earth, easy-going and of course pleasing to the ear. The highlight is lyrics for each song is written by different writers - that makes seven different writers for seven songs. Likewise, each one is different in their mood and tone.
Side A starts with Juju bi..juju bi by Rajesh and Kausalya. Rajesh, in recent times has come to be a promising singer to reckon with and he shows maturity and excellent moulding of his voice to the mood of the song in this film. He sings Em Cheddam with Nitya Santoshini, which is one of the best numbers in the album for its rendition, and slow lilting manner the notes run.
There is a medley of folk-MJ's Remember Me-revolutionary number that sounds interesting.
Dilli Nunchi Galli Dhaka is a peppy number sung by Koti. Nitya Santoshini sings Pothillalo... and the song reflects the singer's classical strength. Good collection of songs, but how they'll bind in the film as one track remains to be seen.
Ek Aur Ek gyarah... Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy... T-series... Rs. 50
WITH DIL Chahta hai the trio of Shankar Ehsaan Loy burst on the scene as composers. Their peppy youthful music was so popular that some of the songs became a mantra for the youth. Their flair for creating different, versatile music won them kudos. So the expectations of their next venture Ek aur ek gyarah will certainly be high. But somehow they are not able to reprise the Dil Chahta Hai magic in Ek aur ek gyarah.
It's not that the music is not good. It is but the refreshing effect is missing. One feels that one is listening to the regular kind of music. This David Dhawan film is sure to tickle the ribs. The lyrics are in keeping with the line of the film. So is the music.
The title song, repeated thrice (the three versions are sung by different singers - Shankar Mahadevan is the constant in the three versions while Udit Narayan and Sonu Nigam team up with him), is the fast-paced number which sets you tapping your feet. There is a classical feel in Yeh man mera (most of it sounds melodious barring a part of it). Thoda sone ka rang is another good number (Sneha Pant is the new name who sings with Udit Narayan). Sowmya Roah's husky voice suits O dushmana (a slightly `sensuous' number) which she sings with Sonu Nigam.
Stumped... Virgin... Rs. 50
THE ALBUM is so charged with cricket that one may think it is a cricket album and not a film. For this Raveena Tandon's debut production the music is lively but the lyrics are slightly inane at least in Aise hi bada hua Gavaskar. It is all about winning - the spirit and faith in winning.
The album begins with Shubha Mudgal's robust voice rendering Hum ko to poora yakien in a slightly classical tune with others joining in. A techno version of this song is included in the flip side. The first version sounds better and melodious to hear. Ek Sapna is a slow number which sounds good. That cannot be said of the remix version. The last song Yeh desh hai veer jawan ka is a poignant number which is worth hearing - reminds one of the army's role. This patriotic number is sung by Gurdas Mann.
Yeh kisne jadoo kiya... Falguni Pathak... Universal... Rs.55
FALGUNI PATHAK is back again with a new collection, which can be rightly defined as a springtime offering. The USP of the album is the feel-good music by Lalit, even if you are not a Falguni fan. Some of the good melodies with lyrics by Nida Fazli you can check out are Mera Kajal, Sun re peepal and Sajna dekha hai. While the title track Yeh kisne jadoo kiya, Mithu miyan, Jate jate phool kali are the typical Falguni renditions, she has brought in a bit of fresh rhythm in the album that can be seen in numbers such as Banni ka. The album can go in the Falguni collection.
Amour... Universal... Rs.125
IN CONTINUATION of the February 14 mood, Amour a collection of the most beautiful love songs ever written, comes your way, featuring assorted chart busters old and new. For the golden oldies, the selection features popular Your song in a soothing voice of Elton John, back to back with Wonderful tonight from Eric Clapton, and yet another classic rendition Up where we belong from Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes. And a little bit of melancholy comes to the album with The winner takes it all by the evergreen foursome ABBA and How deep is your love by the Beegees. Other popular romantic notes featuring on the album are Every breath you take (Police), Kiss from a rose (Seal), Power of Love (Jennifer Rush), Just the way you are (Billy Joel) and Back to you (Bryan Adams). On the contemporary side Hero (Enrique Iglesias), If tomorrow never comes (Ronan Keating), No matter what (Boyzone) and Flying without wings (Westlife) make the album complete.
One to pack with roses and chocolates or just sit back and experience the feelings of love locked in ballads across decades.
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