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TERE AAYE NAVRAATE

T- Series, Rs.35

THOUGH THE music of this cassette has been made to coincide with the Navratras the music composers have laid more emphasis on providing entertainment rather than giving spiritual salvation to the listeners. Even while the lyrics have been penned keeping in mind the devotees, inspiration has been sought from Punjabi pop. Side A begins with "Aaye Navraate", which is average. "Maiya Ji Teri Baahon Mein" isn't impressive. "Sheranwali Ko Manane" and "Aao Ji Aao" prove that the singer Bhupi Chawla needs to rehearse more in order to sound more convincing while singing spiritual songs.

Side B commences with "Maiya Ji Tere Charnon Mein", which again isn't inspiring. "Jwala Maa Ki Jyot", "Saare Karlo Tyari" and "Nagarkot Ki Raniye" are the other three songs.

MAIN NAUKAR MAIYYA KA

T- Series, Rs.35

THOUGH THE songwriters have done their job brilliantly the vocalist, Swami Surendra Buddhiraja, has badly let them down as he doesn't possess the vocal chords to impart justice to the lyrics. Side A starts off with "Ik Vari Maa Ik Vari" in which meaning of the word vari won't be clear to an average Hindi listener. The filmy touch that has been attempted in this album is simply disappointing. "Main Naukar Maiyya Ka" has catchy lyrics. "Mere Gale Ka Gehna" and "Saari Umar Bitaai Tere Naam Mein" are the other two songs.

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"Beti Badi Pyari Lage Babul Ko" is the first song of side B. The other songs in this side - "Laal Chola Laal", "Der Nahin Hai" and "Milega Zaroor Aaj Nahin To Kal" - are simply lacklustre.

CHINTAN - OM JAAP

Music Today, Rs.50

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IMAGINE REVIEWING Naada Brahman! But such are the times we live in, since this chanting of `Om' - the Cosmic syllable believed to contain the seed of all creation - is accompanied by musical compositions of mortal origin. Cynacism aside, this is a soothing album featuring recitation of Om in harmony by a chorus of singers. There is also intermittent shloka recitation - in the style prevalent in the North of the country rather than the older tradition of Vedic recitation heard in South India - and some `pravachan' or sermon by Manuji, who explains the significance of Om. The script is by Ved Prakash Phondani. The Om chanting is accompanied by flute, sitar and percussion instruments.

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