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Various Artists / Rough Guide Pakistan
Album:Rough Guide Pakistan Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:07/2003
Label:World Music Network 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-08-18 Pull Date:2003-10-20 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:14 Sep7 Sep24 Aug

 Recent Airplay
1.May 16, 2017:It's Bollywood, It's Hollywood
Lift Kara De
4.Oct 06, 2004:Bigger than Bollywood
Popular Melodies, Jis Din Se Piya
2.Dec 17, 2011:Music Casserole
Jis Din Se Piya
5.Sep 12, 2003:15 MIles til Sunday
Aj Rang Hai Hai Maa
3.Aug 14, 2007:"In Your Ear ..." with David Bug, an observance of independence - pakistan, 60th
Jis Din Se Piya, Dil Na Lagay
6.Sep 05, 2003:15 Miles til Sunday - Jeff Buckley Quarter-Tribute
Aj Rang Hai Hai Maa

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-08-11 
World Music Network, 2003

Yet another fine entry in the Rough Guide series, this time focusing on styles from Pakistan: qawwali devotional music, lovely "light-classical" ghazal and kaafi, and modern film-industry pop tunes. As usual, a pretty good sampler.

Fo's Picks: 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 11

1. 5:05 – excerpt from a song based on Sufi poetry: slow, moaning, vox+harmonium
2. 8:04 – uptempo medley of Sindhi & Punjabi poetry, excellent fem vox
3. 3:16 – fast and folksy instrumental; exciting and danceable
4. 7:07 – a very popular ghazal, relaxing and pretty; somewhat croaky fem vox.
5. 5:13 – instrumental feature for rabab (lute): lively folk melody w/drums
6. 7:19 – live ghazal excerpt, male vox w/famous accompanists on tabla & sarangi
7. 3:42 – modernized folk tune, light and happy w/male vox. Cute.
8. 4:52 – soft-edged pop rendition of a sufi hymn. Pleasantly cheesy synths.
9. 4:29 – patriotic song, blending a trad source with bouncy pop trappings
10. 4:11 – big pop hit: bubbly beat, cute horns, and [I'm told] funny lyrics
11. 4:09 – 1950s film music: very cool fem vox and mystery atmosphere w/strings
12. 10:40 – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan excerpt. Great, but it fades without ending! Grrr!

[ Fo ] - 8/11/03

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Khan, PathaneMera Isqh Bhi Tu
2.Parween, AbidaYaar Di Gharoli
3.Tsiganes De SindPopular Melodies
4.Khanum, FaridaAaj Jane Ki Zid Na Karo
5.Channe, Sultan MuhammedTraditional Pashtoun Song
6.Hassan, MehdiThumri in Raag Desh
7.Vital SignsGuzray Zameney Waley
8.Ali, SajjadJhullay Lal
9.FaakhirDil Na Lagay
10.Khan, Adnan SamiLift Kara De
11.Jehan, NoorJis Din Se Piya
12.Khan, Nusrat Fateh AliAj Rang Hai Hai Maa