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Asia Classics V.1: Dance Raja Dance Import
|1. The Light Of Life: Dancing Is Beautiful - S.P. Balasubrahmanyam/Manjula Guru|
|2. The Emperor And The Prince: I Am The Emperor - S.P. Balasubrahmanyam/Manjula Guru|
|3. The Ramayana Of Today: Desire Soars Up High - S.P. Balasubrahmanyam/Vani Jairam|
|4. God Incarnated: Loving Hearts - S.P. Balasubrahmanyam/Manjula Guru/Chorus|
|5. Dance Raja Dance: Only You Were Mine - S.P. Balasubrahmanyam|
|6. I'm Not That Kind Of Guy: Love Is Everywhere - S.P. Balasubrahmanyam/Vani Jairam|
|7. Inspector Vikram: When I Say Come - S.P. Balasubrahmanyam/Manjula Guru/Chorus|
|8. The Emperor And The Prince: I Said I Love You - Manjula Guru/Chorus|
|9. Krishna, When You Danced: Dheem Thana Thana Nana - S.P. Balasubrahmanyam|
|10. The Ramayana Of Today: Lover You Speak Beautiful Words - S.P. Balasubrahmanyam/Vani Jairam|
|11. King Of Kings: The Drink That Has Gone Up - Manjula Guru|
Eh non ! La musique indienne ne s'arrête pas à Ravi Shankar ! Bollywood, l'industrie du cinéma indien, seul pourvoyeur de variétés là-bas, a depuis toujours mélangé tradition locale et modernité occidentale. Cette compilation du "directeur musical" Vijaya Anand centrée sur les années 1980 en est un parfait exemple. De vrais tablas doublent des programmations de base, des cuivres rebondissent sur des synthés kitsch. Visiblement le générique de Miami Vice a eu une influence profonde sur notre homme, mais imaginez le tout saupoudré de guitares surf et de mélodies indiennes. On a parfois l'impression d'entendre Sigue Sigue Sputnik jammer avec les Musclés dans un restaurant indien !!! Cauchemar pour les puristes, musique de rêve pour les plus curieux. Choisissez votre camp. --Hubert Deshouse
Top Customer Reviews
The CD revolves around the music of Vijaya Anand, the "Musical Director" and composer of the music of the songs on this CD. There are a great variety of songs here, from a great variety of performers, all of them are amazing musical experiences. "Aatavu Chanda" (or "Dancing is Beautiful") is a beautiful song that will have you dancing (how about that?) with the first tones of its driving bass riff; "Naane Mabaraja" (or "I am the Emporer") includes sampled banjo, which gives the music an almost country feel that is infectious; "Nalleya Savimathe" (or "Lover You Speak Beautiful Words") is lavishly spread thick with gorgeous strings -the melody and harmonies are unforgettable.
As with most Indian Film Music, it may sound derivative to Western ears, but it really has evolved into its own musical style out of the rich mesh of style it borrows from (rock, country, Indian classical music, etc.). Also, these songs all had their genesis in a movie; all were musical numbers with accompanying dance routines and plot lines. So these songs are extracted from their original context which for most Westerners will be very difficult to reconstruct (or possibly comprehend). Still, the music stands up on its own and is enjoyable in its own right.Read more ›
DANCE, RAJA, DANCE!!!
The singing is incredible, with the two featured vocalists doing things that most opera singers can barely do. My favorite track is "Aase Hechchagideh" -- ... It really makes you want to see the movies these songs come from...
Most recent customer reviews
This really was the first CD that I picked up of Bollywood tunes and David Byrne's label is what sold me on this. Read morePublished on July 29 2009 by Brian Maitland
ok well.......maybe not. Back when I used to work at a record store, a co-worker and I would get bored and dig into the used cd section to see who could find the most horrible cd... Read morePublished on Nov. 7 2001 by epsy