Udaas Paani

Udaas Paani is unlike any other album I have listened to. It is a collaboration between poet Gulzar and musician Abhishek Ray and was released in 2002 by Times Music.

Every track (the album has eight of them) has Gulzar reciting his poetry with background vocals by various artists (the only one credited being Ray himself) and melodious music by Ray. The cd includes information on each track – the poetry in hindi, its english translation (in part, when it is provided), the musical instruments used and the ragaa on which the composition is based.

All the tracks are equally good; but my favourites are Taskeen and Ek Nazm. This album is one of my personal favourites and is a good listen.

Aristotle says : 7.75 / 10

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  • Rashminder Kaur  On October 31, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Have you checked Abhishek Ray’s new releases after Udaas

    Raat chand aur Main
    khajuraho, Taj , Jaiselmer
    and Ritu…
    I have listened to all and have loved all….

    Have a Nice Day!

  • Aristotle The Geek  On October 31, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    I have two of his albums – Paani and Raat Chand Aur Main; the only reason I bought them was because they were a collaboration between Gulzar and Ray. Paani was a ’02 release; Raat was a ’03 – early ’04 one. Didn’t buy anything after that.

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