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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 

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Add Date:2003-08-18 Pull Date:2003-10-20 Charts:Reggae/World
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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, Pathane Mera Isqh Bhi Tu
2.Parween, Abida Yaar Di Gharoli
3.Tsiganes De Sind Popular Melodies
4.Khanum, Farida Aaj Jane Ki Zid Na Karo
5.Channe, Sultan Muhammed Traditional Pashtoun Song
6.Hassan, Mehdi Thumri in Raag Desh
7.Vital Signs Guzray Zameney Waley
8.Ali, Sajjad Jhullay Lal
9.Faakhir Dil Na Lagay
10.Khan, Adnan Sami Lift Kara De
11.Jehan, Noor Jis Din Se Piya
12.Khan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Aj Rang Hai Hai Maa