Tuesday 28 August 2007

S.D. Burman: Sharmilee (1971)


It's been ages since I've posted Sachin Dev Burman, so two of his next, both excellent. They're in fact as much Rahul Dev Burman as they are S.D. though; apparently Burman sr. wasn't very fond of the 'modern' sounds increasingly being implemented into Bollywood music, so instead he called on his son to help out when songs in such a vein were required. Which they must have been on 'Sharmilee' [review].

'Reshmi Ujala Hai' (my fave) is pure R.D.; cool jazzy beats, guitars, tempo changes, a sexy Asha Bhosle vocal – magic! 'Megha Chhaye Adhi Raat' is gorgeous Indian pop, alternating between modern and traditional. 'O Meri Sharmilee' is bouncy and fun, 'Khilte Hain Gul Yahan' (I like Lata's version best) is lovely - in short, a keeper!

Track listing:
1. Kishore Kumar: Khilte Hain Gul Yahan
2. Lata Mangeshkar: Megha Chhaye Adhi Raat
3. Kishore Kumar: O Meri Sharmilee
4. Kishore Kumar: Kaise Kahen Hum
5. Lata Mangeshkar: Khilte Hain Gul Yahan
6. Asha Bhosle: Reshmi Ujala Hai
7. Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar: Aaj Madhosh Hua Jaye


  1. Hey pc,

    What's going on with divshare?

    I've downloaded ALL the great albums so far from you but the last 3 just won't work, the page just sticks on divshare and it won't open up the download box :(

    This is really frustrating as I really want to carry on collecting these albums.

    Any ideas???



  2. Have you tried the 'If your download doesn't start momentarily, click here' link? That usually works for me when it sticks.
    PC x

  3. yeah divshare has been giving me a lot of problems for the last 3 albums as well... even when I do click the "click here" link

    Thanks for the great albums

  4. Don't really know what to tell you, guys... all's working fine my end, tried several browsers and smooth sailing on all. Hmm...
    PC x

  5. Yep, I have to struggle to download too, but eventually it comes through. Still, after all the problems recently if it's working for you PC, it's what counts. Thank you for SDB - as always - you're da man :smile:

  6. wow! You actually like this one! I was starting to wonder. Considering how great the others are, this one must be *amazing*

    Looking forward.

  7. There's a little box on teh right-hand side of the Divshare page that says "link" right above it. If you copy the url in that box into your browser window, if works fine.


  8. New download: http://lix.in/eaa77a

  9. thanks for reuploading much appreciated !