11.07.2006

Guru Fever Catches up

So, finally Sony BMG has launched the Guru album without actually releasing the audio. This is a strange trend that is catching up but sure enough to create more hype and expectations. They is no information about the release date of the actual audio uet. But the event spill little beans about the movie and the music. Catch the spilled beans here and here. From what A.R.Rahman says, Gujarati-turkish, north indian, symphonic opera stuffs to expect in the album, it sure must be an unique soundtrack like that of Iruvar. And here is the track details of the album

1. Barso Re – Shreya Ghoshal & Uday Mazumdar

It is good to see Shreya again in ARR's composition as ARR don't chooses her often and from the 15 secs clip of the song here, it sure sounds like a good song with catchy beats which mayl go down well with the masses.

2. Tere Bina – AR Rahman, Chinmayee, Additional Voices – Murtaza, Qadir

It is great to see Chinmayee in the credits. I hope this time she has got something more to do in this song than she did in Mangal Pandey. And one can never guess the kind of track from Murtaza and Qadir in the credits, because these duo sang in 'Theekuruvi' also which has nothing to do with hindustani alaaps.

3. Ek Lo Ek Muft – Bappi Lahiri, Chitra Additional Voices – Tanvi, Saloni,
Boney, Jaidev


After Rang De Basanti, ARR uses Chitra again for a title track of the movie. This time too in an odd combination with Bappi Lahiri.

4. Baazi Laga – Udit Narayan, Madhushree, Swetha, Bhargavee Additional
Programming – Pravin
Mani


Pravin Mani and Ranjit Barot are back with A.R.Rahman.

5. Mayya – Maryem Toller, Chinmayee, Keerthi Programming & Additional
Arrangements Ranjit
Barot


Here is the song sung by the Toronto based singer and I think this is the song which ARR hums in the video clip. Humming sounds catchy on the very first especially the way he ended is too good.

6. Ey Hairathe – Hariharan, Alka Yagnik Additional Voices – AR Rahman, Aslam
Mohammed


Even Hariharan has not sung many song for ARR in the recent past and here he is again and we have Alka Yagnik, a regular in ARR's albums.

7. Jaage Hain – Chitra , AR Rahman and Madras Choral Group

So this is the song about which he said Symphonic opera stuff. Let us see.

2006 started with a bang for A.R.Rahman with the release of Rang De Basanti (which was the most successful album of ARR in recent past) and i hope it ends in the same way with Guru.

Can't wait for the audio.

9 comments:

Nitin said...

i read nov15th is the release date. cant wait.

Anonymous said...

I really can't say...there used to be a time when I used to count the days till ARRs next release.

I have barely heard anything from him, since 2000. If you are not someone who listens to music from the technical sides but for just pure entertainment, then it is hard to appreciate the music he makes nowadays.

But MR is able to bring the best out of ARR. Neither Alaipayudey or Kannathil Muthamittal were in line with the phenomenal touch in their earlier collaborations. I hope Guru doesn't disappoint.

-Kajan

Suresh Kumar said...

nitin : it is november 18, i got the news

kajan: you must be kidding...

Anonymous said...

Contrary to what kajan thinks, I think that ARR is actually reinventing himself back now.Range De Basanti was great, Anbe Aruyire (2 songs were great), Godfather (2 songs are good) Jillunu Oru Kadhal (2 songs are great). By today's standards 2 songs being good are very good, though ARR has more potential.Even today I expect atleast one masterpiece from ARR. he is better than the Srikanth deva's and Himesh reshammiya's.

Anonymous said...

another flop album from rahman

Nitin said...

suresh, the tune that arr hums in that video is part of tere bina. i downloaded a 30sec of that song, great music, cannot wait for the entire album

Suresh Kumar said...

Nitin, I too heard the song and liked it very much.

Anonymous said...

I wish I was:-)

But I do hope Guru is another Bombay or Taal. Fingers crossed.

-Kajan

Adiya said...

hi Paruthi veeran got released. very folky and first attempt for yuvan. IR rocks with one melody.. plz give your insight.