Monday, January 19, 2009

Yuvvraaj--ARR at his all time best!

Probably one of the best albums of ARR's I would say. Except for 1 or 2, the album has amazingly mind blowing orchestration and more so, beautiful execution by artists who have performed. Unfortunately, based on the audio I recently made the mistake of seeing this movie- unsure if I can even call it that!! (ARR, hope you are still sane enough to churn out more music even after this visual disaster so to say)

Anyways, now that being said, this song is probably the most dreaded post of mine in a long long time, and only one reason -- it's Hindi :)Well, to give a little history, I did try posting a Hindi number a while ago ( hmm, let's see, about say 2.5 years ago), and after that, I decided not to torture people more than necessary. So, graciously stuck to languages I knew, which aren't many just incase you are wondering :-D

And, now I am back again :)

Recently, had a chance to become a member of Muziboo and pity, didn't know until I researched that it was an online music community! I saw posts by fellow muzibians ( hope I said it right), and  here I am having mustered up the courage to venture into this language yet again, hoping to do more numbers in the future. Diction/pronounication might suck, but then I guess will improve as I go along. Thanks for your patience in advance :D

George Kuruvilla is a long time muzibian, and a quite popular one I should say . He has got an originality which shows up in every cover version he does, and that, in my opinion is very difficult, given that you are always guided by the original! Has a very nice distinctive voice which flows effortlessly through any song. I know you weren't that crazy about the song in the first place, George. So I really appreciate you doing it inspite of that!! The final part of the song (from aawaaz ka dariyaa) has pretty messed up chords. So I have sung that part of the song with my ears literally shut. I would appreciate if listeners could shut their mind off to the background score in that part  *LOL*

George has tried some innovative variations in this song. He has also done a few harmonies, which makes it stand out from the original. Please let us know how you liked it. You can also check out George's muziboo page for more comments and discussions on this post.

Song: Tu Hi Meri Dosth 
Movie: Yuvvraaj
Originally sung by: Benny Dayal, ARR & Shreya Ghosal
Cover version by: George Kuruvilla, George Kuruvilla & Meera Manohar
Mixed by; George Kuruvilla

Tu hi tho | Music Codes

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Dhaam Dhoom

Here's wishing all the readers of this blog, and audiobloggers around the globe, a very wonderful and prosperous New Year! 2008 has been a mixed bag in many respects, just as any other year I guess. Musically, quite a satisfying year I should admit, with a lot of avenues opening up for me personally. 

The song featured today is from the movie Dhaam Dhoom starring Jeyam Ravi and 2 heroines not worth mentioning!! Richard Gere, should, on all accounts hang himself if he gets to see this rather poorly made remake of his movie "The Red Corner". Movie was barely passable with some insane location shoots in the then USSR, but for the saving grace of HJ's music. Some of the songs in the OST are okay, and 2 main reasons I have done this song are:

1. Got a nice karoake soundtrack and
2. Song didn't require too much concentration *LOL*.

Typically, recordings seem to happen on my day off and I have realized that it takes way, way more motivation to sit and record an equivalent of paadariyaen padiappariyaen types. This number by Bombay Jayashree follows HJ's typical equation:

A bassy voice + some harmonies interspersed here and there= HJ's soft hits

This track opens with a harmony by Krish, a voice that I have always liked, given his ease of rendition and voice clarity. Interestingly, I wish I had sung his part and not the main female lead :)

So, here it is folks, listen in and do let me know.

Yaaro manadhilae (cover version) | Upload Music

Song: Yaaro.....
Movie: Dhaam Dhoom
Original music by: Harris Jeyaraj
Originally rendered by: Bombay Jayashree
Cover version by: Meera Manohar