Friday 4 April 2014

Mohd. Rafi: Rare Hits Vol. 1 (1987)

Rare Hits

I'm not sure about this one's origin, or indeed its legality... I suspect 'Rare Hits Vol. 1' (I've never seen a second volume) might not be entirely sanctioned. But never mind; neither is this blog, technically. Concluding this week's Mohd. Rafi series then; sixteen tracks he recorded between 1961 and 1966, presented in chronological order. Whether or not they're actually rare, I have no idea.

It's back to regular services next.

Track listing:
1. Agar Dil Kisise (from Bada Admi)
2. Woh Saadgi Kahen Ise (from Shama)
3. Cheda Jo Dilka Fasana (from Nakli Nawab)
4. Zara Sun Haseena (from Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya)
5. Phir Aane Laga Yaad (from Ye Dil Kisko Doon)
6. Teri Tasveer Bhi Kuch (from Kinare Kinare)
7. Hamne Kya Pyar Kiya (from Naag Mohini)
8. Zindagi Tu Jhoomle Zara (from Kaise Kahoon)
9. Mere Mehboob Kahin Aur (from Ghazal)
10. Paas Baitho Tabiyat (from Punar Milan)
11. Mana Mere Haseen Sanam (from The Adventures Of Robin Hood)
12. Jaane Woh Kaun Hai Kya (from Bheegee Raat)
13. Haye Tabassum Tera (from Nishan)
14. Jaane Kahan Dekha Hai (from Biwi Aur Makan)
15. Teri Zulfen Pareshan (from Preet Na Jane Reet)
16. Khamosh Zindagi Ko (from Naag Mandir)


  1. Is this LP or an Audio Cassette rip coz HMV generally came out with Cassetttes with Superior Catalogue?

  2. It's an LP. I doubt HMV had anything to do with this release, there's nothing on cover or label to suggest they were. No country of origin either, although the record's Discogs entry says it's Dutch.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing this vinyl rip.

  4. Thanks PC, Yes! it is a cassette cover. Incidentally, I have this cassette though in poor sound quality, I purchased this when cassettes were in fashion and vinyls were loosing its grip over music lovers due to maintenance or whatever the reasons. It is really a gem of collection not easily available, that too in vinyl quality that makes it really must have collection for every music lover especially Mohd. Rafi fans.

    Vikram Singh

  5. right kahan vikram ji.....mohd rafi fans ke liye ye 24 carat gold hai....main ye kehna chahuga ki is blog ki jo bhi posting hai....wo tareef ke kabil hai ...kyonki no compromise in sound quality...abhi jaani dushman ..share kiya pc ne but if u compare with original cd...the sound quality vinyl ripped is better than cd..thanks pc.....

  6. I appreciate comments/feedback, but as a non Hindi speaker I must admit I have no idea what you're saying.

  7. i say ur quality is better than original u

  8. None of the links is functional. Pl. suggest any active link.

  9. Wrong. I've just checked and they work fine.