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Kronos Quartet And Asha Bhosle / You've Stolen My Heart: Songs From R.D. Burman's Bollywood
Album:You've Stolen My Heart: Songs From R.D. Burman's Bollywood Collection:World
Artist:Kronos Quartet And Asha Bhosle Added:08/2005
Label:Nonesuch/Atlantic 

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Album Review
Sadie McFarlane
Reviewed 2005-08-29 
Kronos Quartet & Asha Bhosle – You’ve Stolen My Heart (Nonesuch)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 8/29/05
Kronos Quartet remakes songs from Bollywood’s “Golden Age” composed by R.D. Burman, the most renowned and inventive film composer until his death in 1994, with vocals by his wife Asha Bhosle, famed pop and playback singer with more than 13,000 songs under her sari sash. Unique and compelling melodies, Asha’s distinctive earthy singing and the Quartet’s often spacey delivery make this a GREAT one to light up to. Features Zakir Hussein on tabla and Wu Man on Chinese stringed instruments. Some of the songs are VERY famous in Bollywood circles – notably 1, 3 and 11.
All in Hindi – no FCCs. 1, 3, and 11 are fine places to start, and you’ll probably get phone calls from NRIs (non-resident Indians) at work in Silicon Valley.
1. **midtempo and easy to relate to – a bit like spy movie soundtracks. Starts and ends with someone taking a toke and exhaling. That and “Hare Krishna Hare Ram” will make this a favorite with hippies. Cool tune, as well.
2. slow and ethereal, lovely, with some Chinese instrumentation. Very quiet for last minute or so.
3. **no vocals. Remake of show-stopper tune from the most famous of all Bollywood movies, Sholay. Interesting how the original (male) quasi-yodeled vocals are referenced musically. Low-key and strange, gaining speed at end.
4. unique vocals, mellow music.
5. slow and dreamy instrumental, heavy on the cello. Some elephant trumpeting, otherwise you can easily go to sleep to this.
6. *more uptempo and insistent music, with interesting harmonies (I think it’s all Asha, multitracked), nice tune.
7. slow and sad song of lost love.
8. melancholy and ethereal instrumental in waltz time.
9. *odd and sparse instrumentation at start. Man calling “Monica!”, odd panting as part of song. Interesting.
10. rhythm evocative of a train, “exotic” violin riffs.
11. **very famous song (Bally Sagoo also did a hit cover), more interesting instrumentation.
12. *particularly cool tabla, vocals include a female chorus. Easy to visualize a Bollywood dance scene to this one.

Track Listing
1.Dum Maro Dum (Take Another Toke) 7.Mera Kuchh Saaman (Some Of My Things)
2.Rishte Bante Hain (Relationships Grow Slowly) 8.Saajan Kahan Jaoongi Main (Beloved, Where Would I Go?)
3.Mehbooba Mehbooba (Beloved, O Beloved) 9.Piya Tu Ab To Aaja (Lover, Come To Me Now)
4.Ekta Deshlai Kathi Jwalao (Light A Match) 10.Dhanno Ki Aankhon (In Dhanno's Eyes)
5.Nodir Pare Utthchhe Dhnoa (Smoke Rises Across The River) 11.Chura Liya Hai Tum Ne (You've Stolen My Heart)
6.Koi Aaya Aane Bhi De (If People Come) 12.Saiyan Re Saiyan (My Lover Came Silently)