Archive for June, 2007
The world famous Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar is making a comeback with her new untitled music album. This is her next album after a gap of 2 years. There are lots of expectations.
Lata Mangeshkar the legendary playback singer of India celebrated her 80th birthday last week. And guess what was her birthday gift ? Her wish to sing along with acclaimed Pakistani ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan.
Lata always wanted to do a duet with Mehdi but could not do so due to ill health of Mehdi. The Indian singer has been a fan of Pakistani ghazal maestro since she has heard him. This is the first time they will feature together in a song and that too in duet.
The lyrics of the songs have been personally penned down by Mehdi Hassan. The song is titled 'Tera milna bahut achcha lagta hai'. The song will appear in the next album released from Saregama music company which is scheduled to release some time in next month.
Hassan could not come to India because he was not keeping well so he recorded the song in Pakistan only and sent to half made song to Lata, where now she has completed with her own voice. Talk about technology !
The name of the album in not known yet but it surely will be hit. Majority of her songs have been huge hit in India. Also, her last album came 2 years ago. So there will be lots of anticipation.
The album will also feature acclaimed singers such as Sonu Nigam, Hariharan and Suresh Wadkar. Plus the music composers are looking for another female artist for which Javed Akhtar have already written the lyrics.
Lata's has made a comeback with her new song from Hindi film Jail directed by Madhur Bhandarkar. The music is given by Shamir Tandon. The song is more of a prayer and will be liked by few only.
Her previous album was 'Saadgi' and was loved by fans all acroos the world. The music was composed by Mayuresh Puri and the lyrics written by Javed Akhtar
She is not active in Bollywood music industry probably because of her age and moreover she does not like the present status of Indian Hindi songs. She claims songs these days are meaningless and does not do justice to singers voice. She prefers well written lyrics only. Thats why now her own album will make way and compete with other popular film albums.
Bob Tremblay: Opening your ears to classical music
With all those different eras, composers and types of compositions to consider, how does one start building a classical music library without going crazy or broke or both? Perhaps this mildly subjective guide will help.
228. Brahms' Lullaby