Right... the one that apparently injured some sad sorry sod and consequently (stupidly) had me a bit paranoid a few months ago, the one liable to get me unwanted visits from Indian gangsters. The one Bollywood record everyone's heard of and a lot of people seem to want. So let's get it over with. (Besides, the cover scan's been on the Flickr gallery for ages now, without me having posted the album.)
I'm not actually a big fan of 'Sholay' [review]  ; not enough great stuff on it to justify it's 'all-time classic' status. I reckon the soundtrack's reputation is exaggerated due to the film's enormous popularity... though I suspect a lot of you will disagree with that sentiment.
The title music's quite good, and I love 'Aa Jab Tak Hai Jaan', but that's it really... the obvious choices (ie. the hits) leave me cold. 'Yeh Dosti' sounds too ordinary, and 'Mehbooba Mehbooba' is ruined for me by the annoying voice; RD Burman is pretty much a genius, but leave out the singing!
With the risk of sounding like an elitist twat then; one for the masses, not so much for me.
1. Kishore Kumar & Manna Dey: Yeh Dosti (Happy)
2. Kishore Kumar: Koi Haseena
3. Lata Mangeshkar & Kishore Kumar: Holi Ke Din
4. Kishore Kumar: Yeh Dosti (Sad)
5. Title Music
6. Rahul Dev Burman: Mehbooba Mehbooba
7. Lata Mangeshkar: Aa Jab Tak Hai Jaan
8. Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Bhupendra & Anand Bakshi: Chand Sa Kai Chehra