Thursday, July 6, 2017

Rahul Dev Burman: Jheel Ke Us Paar (1973)

Jheel Ke Us Paar

'Jheel Ke Us Paar' [review] is a prime-period RD Burman score that, while certainly worthwhile, doesn't quite match up to his finest works. There are a likeable songs on it but I'm not convinced any of them will stick with me for very long. If pressed for favourites I might choose Lata Mangeshkar's 'Chal Chalen Ai Dil', 'Kah Rahe Hain' and 'Do Ghoont'; all really good (I like Asha Bhosle's 'Hae Bichhuwa' too) so it does feel kind of strange that I'm not raving about this soundtrack more than I am. But then there's the knowledge that Burman made 'Anamika' and 'Yaadon Ki Baaraat' at around the same time, and well, those are some benchmarks.

But hey, you know what? Comparisons are daft so I'm just going to go ahead and enjoy it anyway. Feel free to join me.

Track listing:
1. Lata Mangeshkar: Babul Tere
2. Asha Bhosle: Hae Bichhuwa
3. Kishore Kumar: Yeh Nazare
4. Lata Mangeshkar: Do Ghoont
5. Lata Mangeshkar: Kah Rahe Hain
6. Lata Mangeshkar: Chal Chalen Ai Dil


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11 comments:

  1. Thank you PC , if you have Narsi bhagat 1957 Music Director Ravi & padosan 1968 please share

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  2. Good Album PC but Electronic Stereo killed it. Its SPs are in MONO and sound great but size is small

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  3. I suspect the 7" versions have shortened tracks though? But yeah, it seems it was all the rage at the time, so many of my 1973 soundtracks have electronic stereo.

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  4. hmmmm can't say PC if it was in rage but only EMI published that format but majority of music love don't like this Electronic Stereo Sound later EMI released EPs and SPs of such albums which are still most sought after records. And Mumbai [Bombay} is the hub of Hindi movies EP and SPs

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  5. Thank you so much PC for nice siundtrack

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  6. Excellent share PC. I think the songs in this OST are very much situation specific and hence this deviation from the contemporary Pancham da (R.D.Burman) releases. This is just a thought to your description. Film producers were the controller, precisely the last word, to the usage of songs and the duration in the movie. Mono SPs and the EP sound superb but the songs were little butchered. I even jum to the movie sound tracks from You Tube or DVD for the mono versions.

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  7. At the end of the day I'd rather have a full-length electronic stereo version (I can always press the mono button on my amplifier) than a shortened original mono I think.

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  8. Yes PC. Using mono button through amp are a little solace to the ERS versions. Parallel binding at cartridge level or using Y cable also works. Sorry for deviating the topic. My recent Sansui AU 717 or Luxman LV series do not contain mono buttons while Sansui AU D7 contain mono button. Shall share a few SP versions mono.

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