Friday, November 14, 2008

Rahul Dev Burman: Seeta Aur Geeta (1972)

Seeta Aur Geeta

Moving on, and quick... from Geet to Geeta, from naff to nifty; another fab RD Burman score. And whereas most Bollywood soundtracks contain, at best, one instrumental or background music piece, this one has three - all wild, all wonderful. Full of the inventiveness that makes Burman the mad musical genius he was. The first is out-of-control Moogs, dramatic strings and surf guitars; the second is bonkers Bollywood mariachi (sort of); the third is sirens, orchestral funk and RD's own frenzied panting. All three storming along at a thousand miles an hour. Zooom!

Good songs on 'Seeta Aur Geeta' [review] as well, a few anyway. 'O Saathi Chal' is 'El Manisero' inspired with loads of cool details, 'Han Ji Han Main Ne Sharab Pi Hai' is gorgeous drunken lounge with a choppy beat, and 'Zindagi Hai Khel' is energetic, percussive... and fun!

This is the stuff my love of Bollywood soundtracks is made of!

Track listing:
1. Asha Bhosle & Manna Dey: Zindagi Hai Khel
2. Manna Dey: Abhi To Haath Men Jaam Hai
3. Lata Mangeshkar & Kishore Kumar: Koi Ladki Koi Ladka
4. Music
5. Asha Bhosle & Kishore Kumar: O Saathi Chal
6. Lata Mangeshkar: Han Ji Han Main Ne Sharab Pi Hai
7. Title Music
8. Music

26 comments:

  1. Incidently, I think I may have omitted Kishore when tagging track 3... I trust y'all can fix it yourself if need be :-)
    PC x

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  2. Aieeee! Imperfect tags! Life ends! Hearts explode! Satan rapes the newborns!

    FLEEEEEE-EEEE-EE-E-EEEEEEEE!!!!

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  3. what's a tag?

    :P

    Thanks once again, I am glad to come back and see even more goodness emanating from your turntable.

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  4. A tag in this context is the metad... Hang on! Are you being ironic?
    PC x

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  5. I love the music and I love the film...in fact #2 was in my recent "favorite ten Dharmendra songs" post :-P

    Am v. glad to get the OST of it, thanks PC!

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  6. oh and I LOOOOOVE the instrumentals, thanks again!

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  7. Dev-Anand-Hair-Club-4-MenNovember 14, 2008 at 8:23:00 PM GMT+1

    hey pc -

    This tag-chatter reminds me: I've been following your blog for a few months now and realized i've never thanked you! How rude! Your blog is the best, not only for the fabulous write-ups of the albums, but most of all for the quality of your uploads. I've downloaded from other sites before, and yours is by far the luv-liest for labelling/tagging all the songs so well. And the LP covers! Fabulous. Thanks again!

    (no offense if you're reading, memsaab; i love you 2!)

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  8. Glad you like :-)
    And yeah, the tagging thing... possibly just me being geeky, but there are about 13000 different tracks in my iTunes library, from ALL manner of sources. Quite a few of them are untagged; those I tend to forget what the hell are, and it annoys me. Hence, the studiousness in that area.
    PC x

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  9. No words......no words......no words man! Simply excellent! What a movie! What a soundtrack! Excellent! Thank you so much.........this one is a killer. =)

    Harshi

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  10. From someone who is *ANAL* about my tagging... (I have a 400 album backlog in my download folder just cuz I have to fix everything when I import into iTunes)... I really appreciate the quality control over your sharing!!! thanks again and this one sounds like a wonderfully madcap killa!

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  11. Awesome PC, Thanks a million !!!....the quality is out of this world (as usual from you).

    Thanks for also posting a link to my blog on your page, much appreciated =)

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  12. Hey PC, hope you are well.. any chance you could upload the "Chor Police" OST? thanks!

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  13. I would if I had it, but I don't.
    Unfortunately.
    PC x

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  14. bollywood news at http://bollywoodnbuzz.blogspot.com
    Vist please

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  15. Thanks for the great post. My favorite from the film is "Han Ji Han Main Ne Sharab Pi Hai." LOVE IT!
    All the best!
    Sita-ji

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  16. Of the songs, that would be my fave as well :-)
    PC x

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  17. This is a great album, thanks for sharing.

    Going back to the tagging of tracks, what do you use ? I had a fantastic program called 'MP3-Info Extension' that allowed multi-file renaming etc. Unfortunately I have now have Microsoft Vista & it doesn't work any more !

    Any advice ?

    Asli Jat

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  18. I tag them in 'Sound Studio' which is the (Mac) software I use when ripping.
    PC x

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  19. Oh, sweet soundtrack. I have a mild obsession with the song "El Manisero," too, so it was doubly great to hear. Thanks!

    Oh, and I've always appreciated your tagging diligence. I'm a manic about that stuff.

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  20. oilà, a new discover for me...what amazing blog is this? awesome music and cover too

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  21. Can't seem to be able to download it.

    Would you be so kind to put it back? Please? Pretty please?

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  22. it should still be downloadable from at least a couple of the mirrored sites (badongo, zshare...)
    PC x

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  23. got it now!

    you were right and I was wrong...

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