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The Rough Guide to Bollywood CD


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  • Audio CD (31 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: World Music Network
  • ASIN: B00005OW5M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,893 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Dum Maro Dum - Asha Bhonsle
2. Roop Tera Mastana - Kishore Kumar
3. Piya Tu Ab To Aaja - Asha Bhonsle & Rahul Dev Burman
4. Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein Khayal Aata - Lata Mangeshkar & Mukesh
5. Chura Liya Hai Tum Ne - Asha Bhonsle & Mohammed Rafi
6. Pyar Diwana Hota Hai - Kishore Kumar
7. Yeh Dosti Hum Nahin - Kishore Kumar & Manna Dey
8. Aap Jaise Koi - Nazia Hassan
9. Jaadu Teri Nazar - Udit Narayan
10. Tujhe Dekha To - Lata Mangeshkar & Kumar Sanu
11. Kehna Hi Kya - Chitra
12. Didi Tera Devar Deewana - Lata Mangeshkar & S. P.Balasubhramiam
13. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai - Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik
14. Ek Pal Ka Jeena - Lucky Ali
15. Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani - Udit Narayan

Product Description

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As the Indian film phenomenon sweeps mainstream Britain, The Rough Guide To Bollywood is the essential introduction to the colourful, vibrant and dramatic soundtracks of the Indian film industry--a multi-million dollar operation that is more prolific than Hollywood. Compiled by DJ Ritu, broadcaster and DJ for London club nights Kuch Kuch and Club Kali with assistance from BBC Asian Network's Bhagwant Sagoo, this is a collection of the biggest and best Bollywood has to offer.

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With Andrew Lloyd Webber getting in on the act, and Bollywood films making it into Leicester Square, India's film music has finally moved centre stage. But as DJ Ritu points out in her liner-notes to The Rough Guide to Bollywood, it's been a long haul to get it there. "My English India is no longer a secret," she confides with relief.

The tracks she and her colleague Bhagwant Sagoo have compiled offer a comprehensive survey of Bollywood's music from the 1960s up till today: what's striking is how frequently the same few voices crop up behind the multitudinous faces to be seen on screen. The voice of Kishore Kumar--India's answer to Al Bowlly--recalls a bygone musical age of graceful elegance. Asha Bhosle shows how a voice can change, chameleon-like, to suit the needs of the moment: in one track she radiates raunchy sleaze, in another dreamy seduction, yet the shaping of the phrases remains recognisably her own. Meanwhile her sister Lata Mangeshkar is to be heard duetting with a variety of male singers.

On some of these tracks the boxy acoustics betray the venerable age of the recordings, while on others you can feel the atmosphere of the club all around you. That's where these tracks have been tried and tested, and that's where they will now be most appreciated. For a different take on these same singers, check out Manteca's I Love Bollywood. Sugar-coated escapism rules OK! --Michael Church

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Moody on 13 Jan 2005
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This is a good review of some classic old bollywood tracks. The sure fire test was when I took it to my mum, who was born in Pakistan, and even she was impressed. My only qualm is that they have added a few more recent tracks at the end of the compilation that I think don't quite cut the mustard. Nevertheless a good introduction.
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A very good compilation and sadly my CD got damaged and I can't play it anymore. This shows how much I played it! Seriously, there are many great classic Bollywood tracks in this compilation. However, as with many current Bollywood songs that are not great and some did feature in this "Rough Guide to Bollywood". Luckily, only couple of tracks I was not impressed with but in general a very good compilation.

It is well worth buying and listening to!
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Such a great album and cheap as chips. Gives a great taste of Bollywood's finest
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By Mr. M. Mistry on 22 July 2014
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rodney twyman on 19 Mar 2014
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not got round to playing it yet but hopefully it will be better then the frist one i got well i hope it will be
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