Introducing A. R. Rahman

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Introducing A. R. Rahman
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Compilation album by A. R. Rahman
Released May 23, 2006
Recorded Panchathan Record Inn
Genre World Music
Label Times Square Records
Producer A. R. Rahman

Introducing A. R. Rahman is a compilation album of score and songs composed by Chennai film composer A. R. Rahman. It was released in 2006 on Times Square Records. It includes excerpts from soundtracks spanning 1993–2001 that changed the face of Indian film music and the cinema of India. Introducing A. R. Rahman features twenty-five tracks compiled by Iain Scott, taken from seventeen pictures in Tamil cinema.

Indian compositional forms, instrumentation, with train whistles, bells, looped bee–like vocals and dramatic percussion are coupled with orchestral sweeps and Carnatic accents with veena, pullanguzhal and chanting employed on the tracks.

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Richie Unterberger writing for AllMusic felt that the net grouping of tracks "by intention or design is not to establish an identifiable style, but to demonstrate Rahman's versatility," saying it was a contrast to the "stereotypes many viewers have of the flashy, sometimes cheesy music heard in much Indian cinema, the material here is thoughtfully assembled and dignified."[2]

Track listing

Disc 1

  1. "Bombay Theme Music" (from Bombay) (Instrumental) — 5:15
  2. "Chinna Chinna Aasai" (from Roja) — 4:55
  3. "Kannaalaney" (from Bombay) — 5:52
  4. "Mettuppodu" (from Duet) — 6:50
  5. "Ennavale Adi Ennavaley" (from Kadhalan) — 5:12
  6. "Anbe Anbe" from Jeans) — 5:32
  7. "Rasika" (from Star) — 7:07
  8. "Yaro Yarodi" (from Alaipayuthey) — 5:44
  9. "Maargazhi" (from Sangamam) — 6:58
  10. "Swasamae" (from Thenali) — 5:49
  11. "Thirakkaatha" (from En Swasa Kaatre) — 7:10
  12. "Minsara Kanna" (from Padayappa) — 6:15

Disc 2

  1. "Alai Payuthey" (from Alaipayuthey) — 3:42
  2. "Varaaga Nathi" (from Sangamam) — 6:19
  3. "Idhu Manmatha Maadham" (from Parthale Paravasam) — 4:47
  4. "Sowkkiyamma" (from Sangamam) — 5:55
  5. "Thom Karuvil Irunthom" (from Star) — 5:37
  6. "Kannodu" (from Jeans) — 5:10
  7. "Uyire Uyire" (from Bombay) — 7:16
  8. "Kulichaa Kutthalam" (from Duet) — 4:48
  9. "Anbendra" (from Minsara Kanavu) — 3:37
  10. "Kannamuchi" (from Kandukondain Kandukondain) — 5:11
  11. "Usilampatti Penkutti" (from Gentleman) — 4:40
  12. "Poraalae 2" (from Karuththamma) — 6:21
  13. "Nathiyae Nathiyae" (from Rhythm) — 6:52

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalog
World May 23, 2006 Times Square CD 9053
India SaReGaMa CD 1587889
Beatscience CD
Peace/Beat CD 74415872

Personnel

References

  1. Allmusic review
  2. Unterberger, Richie (2006). "Introducing A.R. Rahman: Original Soundtracks From the Musical Genius of Indian Cinema". AllMusic. Retrieved 2008-12-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[dead link]

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