Much as I enjoy Bollywood soundtracks, I don't often find myself wanting to see the films they're taken from. 'Awara' [review]  is an exception... looking at some of the YouTube clips, plus this one I found via Parties, Sarees and Melodies (where the album was posted some time ago), I'm really taken in by the art direction and b/w cinematography. So must buy, probably.
Anyway, the score: Shankar Jaikishan's second ever, and it's excellent. Some of it possessing a manic, tribal quality, like 'Title Music' and 'Naiya Teri Manjhdhar'; plenty of really lovely, atmospheric goings-on ('Hanste Bhi Rahe Rote Bhi Rahe', 'Ab Raat Guzarne Wali Hai' and 'Dam Bhar Jo Udhar Minh Phere'); an ace cabarat number in 'Ek Do Teen', sung by Shamshad Begum and performed by Cuckoo in the film... and the best saved for last, with the final two tracks constituting a miniature suite of sorts (soundtracking a dream sequence I think)... 'Tere Bina Aag Yeh Chandni' is stunning; orchestra in high drama mode, horror effects, pounding drums, a delicious melody... top notch Hindi exotica.
A splendid album. (Sorry about the noise on track 1; the rest is OK though.)
1. Title Music
2. Mohd. Rafi & Chorus: Naiya Teri Manjhdhar
3. Shamshad Begum: Ek Do Teen
4. Lata Mangeshkar: Jab Se Balam Ghar Aae
5. Mukesh: Hanste Bhi Rahe Rote Bhi Rahe
6. Lata Mangeshkar: Ab Raat Guzarne Wali Hai
7. Mukesh: Awaara Hoon
8. Lata Mangeshkar,& Mukesh: Dam Bhar Jo Udhar Minh Phere
9. Lata Mangeshkar: Ek Bewafa Se Pyar Kiya
10. Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey & Chorus: Tere Bina Aag Yeh Chandni
11. Lata Mangeshkar & Chorus: Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi