Monday, August 22, 2016

Sonik Omi: Do Chehere (1976)

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'Is Raat Ke Sannate Men' is a fantastic track, slightly reminiscent of the psychedelic marvels heard on Madan Mohan's superb 'Hanste Zakhm' from 1973. Rousing and hypnotic; it features an otherworldly melody, ominous horror effects, dramatic percussion and forceful guitar breaks – mesmerizing!

It is however pretty much the only song that impresses me on 'Do Chehere'. I confess a soft spot for Sonik Omi; they weren't the most original of duos yet I've many times found their often RD Burman-inspired soundtracks to contain plenty of worthwhile music. Occasionally forgoing the master's influence might have been a good idea, but what's left here is merely average. It's not that 'Mera Chhail Bhanwar Anguri Piye' and 'Chali Thi Thumka Deke Thaske' are actually bad songs, they're just a bit nondescript.

Track listing:
1. Asha Bhosle: Ek Buddhu Se Pyar Kar Baithi
2. Usha Mangeshkar: Mera Chhail Bhanwar Anguri Piye
3. Asha Bhosle & Minoo Purshottam: Chali Thi Thumka Deke Thaske
4. Mohd. Rafi, Manna Dey & Minoo Purshottam: Aaj Ki Raat Peene De Saqi
5. Asha Bhosle: Is Raat Ke Sannate Men


9 comments:

  1. Special thanks for Asha Bhonsle's song 'Is Raat Ke Sannate Me'. A rare gem indeed. Never heard before. Sound quality of the album very good.

    Regards
    Amit Kishore

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  2. Dear Vikramji,
    Nice to find you in the blog after quite sometime. Please share some RD Burman vinyl rips that U ripped a few years back.

    Regards
    Amit Kishore

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  3. Sorry Amit Bhai ...I am not in a position to share anything these days I know you are a big fan of RD like I am of Laxmi Pyare please give me your mailID when and as time permits I will contact you privately

    Adv. Vikram Singh

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  4. Dear Vikramji, LP is also great. Kishore Da-LP had lots of hits. Will be always exciting to hear these vinyl rips. I am a big fan of vinyl rips. U can send me any vinyl rip(LP,RD and others) at bts11@rediffmail.com .

    Regards
    Amit Kishore

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  5. Vikram Bhai I am also a Fan of your amazing Vinyl Rip quality.Please add My email with amit Kishor Bhai I love R d burman and laxmi Pyare both.. mukesh106206@gmail.com

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  6. Dear Vikram Bhai.. Please add My mail too with amit kishor bro for your amazing quality Rip... mukesh106206@gmail.com
    Regards
    Mukesh sharma

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