Saturday, February 10, 2007

Naushad: Saathi (1969)

Saathi

Naushad belongs to the old school of Indian music directors, widely recognized as one of the greatest, composing scores to a number of major Bollywood classics such as 'Mother India' (1957) and 'Mughal-e-Azam' (1960). I'm not sure if 'Saathi' is considered a classic; the soundtrack is certainly one though. Not in the usual as-perceived-by-hip-western-listeners sense, all beats and funk and rock 'n' roll etc. - Naushad didn't incorporate non-Indian elements into his compositions that often - it's great because of its haunting beauty.

Listen to 'Mere Jeevan Saathi' (which in fact does have non-Indian elements) with its sublime intro and wonderful melody. Or the moody 'Bhool Ja' (the intro to that had me thinking 'Saathi' might be a horror movie; it's not), or the two great 'Mera Pyar Bhi Tu Hai's. And savour the exquisite orchestrations throughout.

A wonderful album, I love it!

Track listing:
1. Lata Mangeshkar: Mere Jeevan Saathi
2. Mukesh: Husn-E-Jaanaa
3. Mukesh & Suman Kalyanpur: Mera Pyar Bhi Tu Hai (Happy)
4. Mukesh: Aankhen Khulee Thhen
5. Lata Mangeshkar: Yeh Kaun Aaya
6. Mukesh: Bhool Ja
7. Lata Mangeshkar: Main To Pyar Se
8. Mukesh & Suman Kalyanpur: Mera Pyar Bhi Tu Hai (Sad)

14 comments:

  1. awesome as always,you are one of the people who inspired me to start posting from my own collection.if you get a chance please check out my spot http://www2.blogger.com/profile/16115533678295635136

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  2. great!i m a fan of bollywood films and music,happy to find you!do you have the music from'hum'music from laxmikant pyarelal.it will be great!thanks

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  3. I always appreciate whatever music you're willing to share. Thanks a lot, I can't wait to listen to this!

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  4. this is beautiful! and your posts are fantastic. thank you!!

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  5. Thanks for the soundtrack of sathi
    All the songs in the film are very melodious.

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  6. Absolutely beautiful album. My favorite of what you've posted so far. Thank you so much.

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  7. greetings from pakistan........i must say you have done a great job by promoting the old bollywood OSTs keep up with the good work.i was wondering if you have the OSTs of NIGHT IN LONDON and the great classic of RD BURMAN HARE RAMA HARE KARISHNA.
    plz post them if you have :)

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  8. Can't help with with Night In London I'm afraid, but Hare Rama Hare Krishna will indeed be coming up in the near future.

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  9. This one is a beauty - love the cover design too. I'll keep my eye out for any more Naushad.

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  10. Yeah? It's actually a reissue sleeve, the original had a b&w photo of the two lead actors on it. And there'll definitely be more Naushad's coming up.

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  11. Does anyone else think Mera Pyar Bhi Tu Hai (both versions) sounds a bit like Bindiya Chamkegi from Do Raaste, particularly when they sing the title line? Or I should say Bindiya Chamkegi sounds like this one, since this apparently came first. An observation, not a criticism -all three are great songs!!

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  12. New DL link: http://sharebee.com/1c30967a
    Not sure how to do that link protector thing.. Thanks for all of the great music

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  13. Re.: New DL link (http://sharebee.com/1c30967a)

    There are only 5 files available after extraction of downloaded RAR. The CRC failed for rest of the 3 files.

    Can any one help please ?

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  14. This better? New DL: http://lix.in/15886a

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