Sunday, January 24, 2010

Iktaara (wake up sid) with George Kuruvilla and arrangement by Anil.B.S

A song which I have fallen in love with, in recent times.

There are very few songs which Manohar, my better half enjoys quite a bit, and this happens to be one of them. Today marks our 11th year wedding anniversary, and this goes out to him.

Anil- Thank you! I wouldn’t be posting this today without your beautiful recreation, absolutely loved the track!

And, George- you completed what I started, and your vocals & mix makes all the difference to this cover :-) Thank you!

Movie: Wake up Sid
Originally composed by: Amit Trivedi
Originally sung by: Kavitha Seth & Amitabh Bhattacharya
Music arrangement: Anil.B.S
Cover version by: Meera Manohar & George Kuruvilla
Backing Harmonies: George Kuruvilla
Mixed by: George Kuruvilla

Monday, January 18, 2010

Naan Sirithaal ( cover version ) with Adithi Devarajan

This number is from Nayagan, probably one of the best movies of Kamal, and of Manirathnam’s probably.

To give a little background to those who aren’t familiar with the song, the song takes place in a brothel in Bombay/Dharavi area, and IR roped in 2 very popular singers of yesteryear’sTamizh film music- Jamuna Rani & M.S.Rajeswari ( the child like voice ). This song became popular back then, since it used old time instruments (andha kaalatthu baani types:-) which is very evident from the tones/style of the BGM’s.

My first time collaborating with Adithi Devarajan, and was such fun, and an absolute pleasure working with her! Here’s looking forward to more duets in the future.

And this song goes out to Raj, who requested that we try this out. And, here's wishing all listeners a very happy Sankaranthi/Pongal ( a little belated though :)

Movie: Naayagan
Original music by: Ilayaraaja
Originally sung by: Jamuna Rani & M.S.Rajeswari
Cover version by: Adithi Devarajan & Meera Manohar
Mixed by: Meera Manohar

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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Gems of Ilayaraaja- Sangathil Padaadha (cover version) with Sriram Srinivasan

I think every Ilayaraaja fan out there would definitely know and love this song. Inspite of a pathetic picturisation , and definitely not to mention pathetic people being starred in the original, this song is an anthem of sorts. The malayalam version of this is a show stopper as well.

The Tamizh version differs quite a bit from the Malayalam one, being a duet and romantic theme being a couple. I worked in re-arranging the track a little bit so it would fit the tamizh bill, so to speak :)

Sriram Srinivasan has lent the male vocals for this one, and I personally wanted a non-IL clone to sing this, and thought Sriram would bring a different flavour to this one. Thanks Sriram— my first collaboration with you and it was really fun :-)

Sriram passed me
a link on this song which made an interesting read. Please do check it out if you are interested

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Movie; Auto Raaja
Original music by: Ilayaraaja
Originally sung by: IL & S.Janaki
Cover version by:
Sriram Srinivasan & Meera Manohar
Backing harmonies & mixed by: Meera Manohar

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