The score for 'Pyaasa' [review]  seems to be widely regarded as one of Sachin Dev Burman's finest. And while I admittedly am not his biggest fan, and my knowledge of his work is somewhat limited, I'm not one to disagree. The songs on this EP are quite lovely. Slow-paced, low key and atmospheric; they have a pleasantly soothing effect on me, 'Jane Woh Kaise Log The' in particular.
Despite being made a full decade later (one obviously containing a lot of changes in Bollywood film music) I found 'Anupama' to be a suitable pairing with the above. For one, Hemant Kumar is involved in both, but mostly I find they're not entirely dissimilar in mood. Asha Bhosle's contributions are more upbeat than anything on 'Pyaasa', yet most of this EP sounds as if it could have been made during the so-called Golden Age. 'Dhire Dhire Machal' is my favourite at the moment.
Track listing, 'Pyaasa':
1. Hemant Kumar: Jane Woh Kaise Log The
2. Geeta Dutt: Jane Kya Tumne Kahi
3. Mohd. Rafi: Yeh Duniya Agar
Track listing, 'Anupama':
1. Lata Mangeshkar: Dhire Dhire Machal
2. Asha Bhosle: Bhigi Bhigi Faza
3. Hemant Kumar: Ya Dil Ki Suno
4. Asha Bhosle: Kyun Mujhe Itni Khushi