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Impossible Love... [Enhanced]

Kazem Al Saher Audio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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1. Aghazalek
2. Al Mustabeddah
3. La Titnahad
4. Waledee Al Tayeb
5. Al Hob Al Mustaheel
6. W'endak Ein
7. Min Tikoun
8. Mustakeel
9. Rakhasit Dam'ee
10. Ma'darshe
11. Masikan 'Udi
12. La Titnahad (Remix)

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5.0 out of 5 stars a world music idol Jan. 4 2003
Format:Audio CD
Kasem is a charismatic superstar of international fame who has sold over 30 million albums, and whose beautiful, agile voice has made him one of the premier interpreters of Middle Eastern music. Using a traditional orchestra, rather than the synthesizers many use today, he sings in a classical style that was more prevalent a few years ago, and his songs are rhythmic, moderately up-tempo pieces, many of them which he has composed himself.
The musicianship is top notch, and I especially like the arrangements that feature the zither. All the tracks are good; track # 3, "La Titnahad", has a catchy refrain that will keep you humming long after playing the CD, and is repeated as a re-mix on track # 12. Being an enhanced CD, it includes a video of this song, which is about a store mannequin who comes to life when a certain pretty girl looks at him, and one can see that Kasem is not only wonderful to listen to, but very attractive as well.
Born 41 years ago in Iraq, Kasem was a child prodigy and received extensive musical training, specializing in the oud, and was writing poetry at an early age; he is one of the most critically acclaimed artists of this musical genre, and this CD is a fine addition to any world music collection. It comes in a sturdy fold-out cardboard case with the meaning of the lyrics translated into English. The sound is excellent, and the total time is 62'53.
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Kazem Al-Saher hails the millennium with this long awaited release The Impossible Love (Al-Hob Al-Mustaheel), which has proven to be an outstanding album that confirms the diversity of Kazem's musical capabilities. Not only does it hold the beautiful ballads for which Kazem is renowned, but also an exhilarating mix of dance rhythms that reveal a Kazem that has not been known before. Kazem's two personas jointly present in The Impossible Love a collection of simple melodies that capture the senses instantly, along with some of the most difficult and intricate compositions in Kazem's career. The works include collaborations with the Arab world's most distinguished poets, as well as a fine team of music arrangers. This Mondo Melodia release, also Kazem Al-Saher's first U.S. release, includes a diverse selection of Arabic and Iraqi music styles, and is therefore a very appropriate introduction to classical and contemporary Arabic music.
Furthermore, this Enhanced CD is an upgrade to the original Impossible Love album. This release has two new tracks not available in the original release: Masikan Udi and La Titnahhad the remix. Masikan Udi, one of Al-Saher's most poignant songs, is released in this studio recording for the first time ever, years after its first concert presentation, and at a time when the authenticity of patriotic songs has come into wide uncertainty. La Titnahhad is remixed by the notable Transglobal Underground. In addition, this ECD includes the music video of La Titnahhad, and that is quite a treat. The music video of La Titnahhad has earned the highest ranks in Arab charts since it started airing, and not with out merit. It serves as a visual indication of the fresh soul that has invigorated Kazem's distinguished classicism.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD Jan. 30 2001
Format:Audio CD
I got two cpies from this wonderful Cd for our great arabic singer kazem Al SAher all the 12 songs are wonderulf including two more we miss in the Arabic release. I like all his voice, music, and songs.
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Format:Audio CD
It's a masterpiece collection of 12 exquisite songs. The voice, the lyrics, the music, and the cover all scream out Kazem Al Saher!! His name is simply a synonym for great and amazing!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Nov. 15 2000
Format:Audio CD
I liked the album, and also the addition of Masikan and the remix.
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