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You've Stolen My Heart [Soundtrack]

Asha Bhosle Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (22 Aug 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • ASIN: B0009X1PAM
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 131,390 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Dum Maro Dum (Take Another Toke)Kronos Quartet 4:420.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Rishte Bante Hain (Relationships Grow Slowly)Kronos Quartet 6:140.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Mehbooba Mehbooba (Beloved, O Beloved)Kronos Quartet 3:510.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Ekta Deshlai Kathi Jalao (Light a Match)Kronos Quartet 3:590.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Nodir Paare Uttchhe Dhnoa (Smoke Rises across the River)Kronos Quartet 6:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Koi Aaya Aane Bhi De (If People Come)Kronos Quartet 5:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Mera Kuch Saaman (Some of My Things)Kronos Quartet 6:540.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Saajan Kahan Jaoongi Main (Beloved, Where Would I Go?)Kronos Quartet 5:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Piya Tu Ab To Aaja (Lover, Come to Me Now)Kronos Quartet 5:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Dhanno Ki Aankhon (In Dhanno's Eyes)Kronos Quartet 4:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Chura Liya Hai Tum Ne (You've Stolen My Heart)Kronos Quartet 5:080.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Saiyan Re Saiyan (My Lover Came Silently)Kronos Quartet 5:460.79  Buy MP3 


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BBC Review

Most of us know Asha Bhosle from Cornershop's cheeky 1999 tribute "Brimful of Asha" and the Kronos Quartet as the daring (and daringly populist)outfit that makes headlines with new musical excursionsand reworkings of early music.

This celebration of Rahul Dev Burman's (1939-1994) groundbreaking soundtracks for Indian cinema is a unique project, in that the members of Kronos have devoted themselves fully to aping the master's sound.

While the cello might be a tad more elegant on lovely ditties like "Mehbooba, Mehbooba" and the flourishes a little less celestial throughout, this is a faithful, warm-hearted selection of 12 lovely songs. Septuagenarian Bhosle gasps and pants and croons almost as gorgeously as she did when recording with Burman, and her virtuosity matches up to the demands of the compositions as they switch mood, change rhythm and hop across genres: there's gypsy music, can-can, and even mariachi in this musical marsala.

Some say the Kronos Quartet is a bit too canny and commercial when conceiving projects, but this is more than a cynical bit of bandwagon-leaping, and will draw new audiences to the trance-inducing beat of Bollywood. --Chris Moss

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Sumptuous and surreal, the Kronos Quartet and Asha Bhosle's You've Stolen My Heart is not unlike the colorful, melodramatic Indian film musicals to which it pays tribute. Eight of its twelve tracks feature superstar Bollywood film playback singer Asha Bhosle, widely considered the world's most recorded vocalist. The songs were chosen from the repertoire of her husband, the late composer R.D. Burman, who revolutionized the sound of the movies produced at Mumbai's (formerly Bombay) fabled studios, a.k.a. Bollywood.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars your heart will be stolen 6 Oct 2005
By bagoas
Format:Audio CD
What a wonderful record. The Kronos Quartet take on R.D. Burman's filmi sangeet, the songs for the Bollywood blockbusters, stars the Diva herself, Asha Bhosle, on 8 of the 12 record tracks. Also featuring, percussionist Zakir Hussain and Chinese's pipa player Wu Man. But the KQ doesn't just play the transcriptions of Burman's songs to a string quartet, they add flavour and spice to na already very spiced music. The result is exuberant, elegant and very funny. Asha's vocals are just superb, the arrangements are luxuriant, still retaining all the cinematic quality of the songs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Something different 11 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
I know next to nothing about Indian music, except that I've been sometimes quite taken with random pieces I've heard, and even some Ravi Shankar at times (although, doesn't he go ON sometimes?) You've Stolen My Heart is a collection of various styles of Indian film music (although, all written by the same composer), and wasn't always an easy album to listen to for a 30-something indiekid like myself, largely because it's such an unfamiliar style - and it can be difficult to appreciate such a very different genre from the usual. But, hell, we all need to break out from the usual once in a while, don't we?
So...on first listen I was sometimes intrigued, but equally often mystified, bored or even irritated by what was going on here.
My advice would be, however, to try listening again, because while this may never become an all-time favourite of mine it is a CD I'll be returning to, and it definitely improves, as the different styles becomes more familiar, over time. While at an unfamiliar first or second listen the whole thing can seem to blend into a bit of an unmemorable mishmash, over a few listens some beautiful and exotic tunes will differentiate themselves and you'll wonder how you missed them the first time around!
Recommended for patient listeners who want to hear something a bit different from the norm.
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4.0 out of 5 stars You've Stolen My Kronos 20 Sep 2005
By Akimon Azuki - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is a strange production: the famous string quartet's take on R.D. Burman's music left me rather confused at first. But I do like it more and more as I keep discovering very interesting nuances in the musical fabric.
My introduction to Kronos was through the violent soundtrack to Requiem for a Dream, and I was hoping for something radical here, a jazzy classical Bollywood fusion, but they almost disappear in the mix. The first question may be "Where's Kronos?"
I have been listening to Bollywood soundtracks for years; it's not easy getting these CDs in India, with 100 plus new movies out every month, anything older than a year is hard to find, and they are still relying on tape a lot, but thanks to wonders of technology leapfrogging, you can buy CDs of mp3 tracks, as did on my recent trips. Now my Bollywood playlist has hundreds of songs, from good ol' Kishore Kumar to all the latest flicks, and this Kronos outing would blend in there just fine.
And that's the problem- some tracks on this CD sound just like the originals, especiallly Dum Maro Dum. But there are some enhancements, too subtle to pick up at first: strange sound of the instruments, old fashion keyboards adding surreal touch, dissonances and weird sounds- elephants, occasional laughter, and a wicked James Bond thing in Saiyan Re Saiyan, plus that woozy feel of string quartet gone native.
Asha Bhosle's voice is as good as ever- her and her sister, the great Lata Mangeshkar are like Placido Domingos of the Indian music, and will only retire when they are 120 years old. And I really loved the subdued, instrumental Mehbooba Mehbooba- if you know the raunchy original version, from the Sholay movie soundtrack, it's something new and different.
In essence, Kronos have stripped these compositions, leaving the skeleton and adding their own subtle colors. Nothing radical- but it is a gentle, tickling listening pleasure...
Once you have ingested a whole lot of mainstream Bollywood songs and yearn for something new and interesting, you should get A.R. Rahman's Dil Se soundtrack and start exploring the brave new world of remixes, but if this music is new 4U, Stolen Heart will serve as a great Bollywood appetizer, and a very tasty Kronos dish, all at once.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bhosle, Pavrotti, Sinatra 12 Feb 2006
By Baizan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Some vocalists are one-of-a-kind, brilliant and beautiful, setting the standard for their particular music. Asha Bhosle is one of them. I heard her with the Kronos in performance in San Francisco, and they took my breath away. This album isn't quite the same as being there but it's very, very close. Asha, Kronos - please do it again!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Warning: this CD is addictive 12 Jan 2007
By E Harlan Cazalet - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Now in her early 60s, Asha Bhosle's voice has matured since the heyday of her Bollywood career in the 60s-70s and in these reworkings of some of her greatest hits (written by her late husband R.K.Burman) it's positively honey-like. The collaboration with Kronos Quartet is inspired: substitute electronically enhanced violins for Duane Eddy guitars and you have an inkling of the ideas flying around the disc. The liner notes are informative and there's plenty of information for the Bollywood novice. However, whether you understand Hindi or not, this is a collection of songs - humorous, romantic, tacky, and at times so hilariously naff in the way of Indian homages to western pop it's actually cool! I would be amazed if you don't want to keep going back to it, once heard.
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh my! 21 Oct 2005
By Protobaggins83 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
What a wildly salacious turn of music from the dynamic Kronos Quartet! Just when I thought I had them pigeonholed (lazy thinking on my part) they come up with something like this which radically rearranges my conception of what I previously thought they were capable of. Kudos! 5 stars.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Upping the average 11 Sep 2011
By William P. Carter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
...just a short review to help cancel the weight of the ridiculous one star review below...Kronos Quartet...impossible to categorize...always worthwhile...one of the few groups that I would buy their CDs without a prior listen...have never been disappointed...kudos...
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