Rare Gems

Rare Gems Ghazals
Jagjit & Chitra Singh Their Earliest Recordings
EMI: CDNF 152041

This album has the appropriate title, the ghazals compiled here are among the earliest recordings available, and they are certainly Rare Gems. This album is a must buy for any serious Jagjit & Chitra fan. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the record is the progression in Jagjit’s style that is painfully obvious. Thee earliest records have Jagjit straining his voice in a lilting classical style and one can see this change in the later records till we finally come across the Jagjit we know so well. The cover of the CD is quite amusing, perhaps second only to the cover on the “Live at Royal Albert Hall” disc. Jagjit looks like a relic out of 70s on the cover. Sorry, time out for some gentle humour. But in all seriousness, these 18 ghazals are among the finest by Chitra andd Jagjit that you will find anywhere.

 

  1. Apna gham bhool gaye (1966)
    Lyric: Faruk Kaiser
    Music: C. K. Chauhan
  2. Saqiya hosh kahan tha (1966)
    Lyric: Shamim Shahabadi
    Music: C. K. Chauhan
  3. Yeh kis ka tasavvur (1970)
    Lyric: Jigar Moradabadi
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  4. Mujhe de rahen hain tasalliyan (1970)
    Lyric: Jigar Moradabadi
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  5. Woh jo ham mein tum mein qarar tha (1970)
    Lyric: Momin (Traditional)
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  6. Bas ke dushwar hai (1970)
    Lyric: Ghalib (Traditional)
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  7. Ab to ghabrake yeh kahte hain (1973)
    Lyric: Zauq (Traditional)
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  8. Kab se hoon kya bataaon (1974)
    Lyric: Ghalib (Traditional)
  9. Dil ko kya ho gaya khuda jaane (1970)
    Lyric: Daag (Traditional)
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  10. Shahron shahron aaj hain tanha (1969)
    Lyric: Krishan Adeeb
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  11. Phir kuchh is dil ko beqarari hai (1973)
    Lyric: Ghalib (Traditional)
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  12. Os pade bahar par (1974)
    Lyric: Jigar Moradabadi
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  13. Ishq fana ka naam hai (1974)
    Lyric: Jigar Moradabadi
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  14. Ajab apna haal hota jo visaal-e-yaar hota (1970)
    Lyric: DaghDehlavi (Traditional)
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  15. Jab bhi aati hai teri yaad kabhi
    Lyric: Krishan Adeeb
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  16. Dhuan utha tha diwane ke jalte ghar se (1975)
    Lyric: Shamim Shahabadi
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  17. Patta patta boota boota (1970)
    Lyric: Meer Taqi Meer (Traditional)
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  18. Uski hasrat hai jise dil se mita bhi na sakoon (1975)
    Lyric: Ameer Meenai (Traditional)
    Music: Jagjit Singh

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