Thursday 13 November 2008

Jagjit Singh: Prem Geet (1981)

Prem Geet

Oh dear. This one's so bland it's annoying.

My first inclination was to describe 'Prem Geet' as piss poor, but after another listen (ever the masochist) I've decided I find 'Aao Mil Jayen' just about bordering on mildly tolerable. So perhaps not all that bad then. Not piss poor. Just very, very dull.


(Now I just have to rephrase the above to make it attractive for eBay...)

Track listing:
1. Jagjit Singh: Hoton Se Chhu Lo Tum
2. Asha Bhosle: Dulhe Raja
3. Anuradha Paudwal & Suresh Wadkar: Aao Mil Jayen
4. Jagjit Singh: Lover's Theme (Instrumental)
5. Anuradha Paudwal: Dekh Lo Awaz Dekar
6. Asha Bhosle: Dilber Jani
7. Suresh Wadkar: Khwabon Ko
8. Asha Bhosle: Kitne Ahsan Kiye Ham Pe


  1. I am still gonna try it =)


  2. I love the Honthon Se Chu Lo Tum. In my opinion that is one of the most poetic ghazal I have ever heard.

  3. Have to agree with Anonymous above, I know this is not one of your run-of-the-mill funky '70's soundtracks, but that ghazal by Jagjit Singh (Hoton Se Chhu Lo Tum) is simply exquisite.

    Also, I had always loved the theme music & had it buried on an old cassette somewhere, but I could never find it ... Now I don't need to ! - Many Thanks

    Asli Jat

  4. Not really a fan of ghazals myself I think... but happy you guys are liking it :-)
    PC x

  5. C'mon, "Hothon Se Chhoon Lo Tum" is surely not 'piss poor' :)

  6. How about cloying?
    Sorry, I just can't stomach this stuff. But again, as I said in the previous comment...
    PC x

  7. PC, I love your posting all this Bollyood vinyl. Ghazals, poems set to music with a centuries-old heritage, are a big can of worms - Jagjit Singh's popular style (hugely popular alone and with his wife Chitra Singh) is but one of many variants. You might prefer some of the crossover efforts of people like Najma Akhtar and Kiran Ahluwalia - although even that is definitely a different vibe from RD Burman, say. Actually Asha Bhosle did some rather compelling ghazal recordings with Hariharan some years ago, in a commercial light-classical style but a cut above the usual; one divine song Yuhun Na Thi made it to the WOMAD Talking Book Asia comp.

  8. Thanks for posting this, even if it isn't really your cup of tea.

  9. thanks PC

    i lso haave this OST audio cd

    PREM GEET [1981] & MAIN AUR MERI TANHAI [1981]

    see covers :

    if any body wts this cd

    reply me