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Googoosh / Googoosh
Album:Googoosh Collection:World
Artist:Googoosh Added:01/2012
Label:B-Music 

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Album Reviews
Abu Ramses
Reviewed 2012-03-10 
An addendum to Don Farrell's review with translations of the tracks and some more history (as you would expect from a historian)

Googoosh “Googoosh” (B-Music/Finders Keepers, 2011)
ALL TRACKS FCC CLEAN Reviewed by Abu Ramses

Googoosh (stage name of Faegheh Atashin) is an icon and standard-bearer of secular and open-minded Iranians throughout the world who consider her “Iran's Daughter” (the title of a 2000 bio-pic). After the 1979 Iranian revolution, the clerics who seized power declared that women’s voices corrupted men & banned her music. Many of her 33 & 45 vinyl recordings were hidden away or destroyed. Some were transferred to cassette tapes in the 1980s. Her passport was seized & Googoosh could not leave Iran until 2000, under the relatively liberal Khatami presidency. She now resides in Los Angeles, where she has many fans among the 750,000 Iranians there. This CD offers her most popular recordings of the early 1970s. Strong rhythm sections & elaborately orchestrated strings back up her luscious voice singing mid-tempo torch songs. Googoosh combines the long tradition of classical Persian love poetry & Middle Eastern musical techniques with jazz, bossa nova, & early disco influences.

Try (9, 10 - her biggest hits on the album)

Track list

1. Shekayat (Complaint) 4:49
2. Nimeyeh Gomshodeyeh Man, (Midway in My Being Lost) 4:26
3. Pishkesh (Gift) 3:39
4. Ma Beham Nemiresim 5:36
5. Talagh (Divorce) 4:45
6. Gharibe Ashena (Familiar Stranger) 3:56
7. Bemoun Ta Bemounam (Stay So I Can Stay) 2:54
8. Mano Tou, (Me and You) – 3:55
9. Digeh Geryeh Delo Va Nemikoneh (Tears Don't Open My Heart Anymore) – perhaps her biggest hit – 5:31
10. Man Aamadeh-Am (I Have Come) – another gigantic hit – 4:35
11. Mano Gonjishkaye Khooneh (Me & the Sparrows [or finches] of the Home) - 4:13
 
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2012-02-05 
Iranian Pop music, film star, banned from performing after the 1979 revolution, political in 2009 when she spoke about the June 12th election being stolen. This is a collection of her recordings that were forbidden, banned, hidden or destroyed. Beautiful voice and style.
full orchestra bowed strings, Great Persian singer.
1: 4:49 mid tempo
2: 4:26 Big pounding bass, mid to fast, with chorus
3: 3:39 fast
4: 5:36 mid tempo, big bass line
****5: 4:45 Big pounding bass, soaring violins, mid tempo vocal
6: 3:56 slow to mid
7: 2:54 fast
8: 3:55 fast
9: 5:31 mid tempo, violins, swirl vocal chorus?
10: 4:35 mid to fast, flute & violins
11: 4:13 big symphonic intro. mid tempo D  Farrell 02/2012

Track Listing
1.Shekayat 6.Gharibe Ashena
2.Nimeyeh Gomshodeyeh Man 7.Bemoun Ta Bemounam
3.Pishkesh 8.Mano Tou
4.Ma Beham Nemiresim 9.Digeh Geryeh Delo Va Nemikoneh
5.Talagh 10.Man Aamdeh-Am
 11.Mano Gonjishaye Khooneh