TERE BAGAIR (unreleased songs of Madan Mohan)
04 July 2009

A promo medley of all 15 songs from the album TERE BAGAIR

Madan Mohan, one of India's legendary composers, passed away at the young age of 51, on July 14, 1975.

In his composing career of 25 years, there were some songs he had recorded from films that remained incomplete - films that were shelved and never released for various reasons. And thus these songs, though recorded by Madanji in his lifetime, remained unheard and unused. While many were lost, 15 of such songs were found from his master tapes, which had been preserved by his family. Recorded from 1964 to 1972, these were sung by the legendary singers of India, and his own favourite singers, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Mohd. Rafi, Talat Mahmood and Kishore Kumar in their inimitable styles.

The tapes over the years suffered a little damage but all efforts were made to smoothen all the rough edges to make the songs sound as technically perfect as possible. An attempt was made to selectively add supportive music only for technical purposes, leaving the original recording untarnished.

These 15 songs were released on an exclusive album aptly titled TERE BAGAIR, which is the haunting refrain of its opening song, KAISE KATEGI ZINDAGI - it is a refrain oft heard from all lovers of Madanji's music, who have made his music a part of their lives even after over three decades of his having left us. TERE BAGAIR was released to commemorate Madanji's 85th birth anniversary on June 25, 2009.

With 3 songs each by Lataji and Ashaji, 1 each by Talat Mahmood Saab and Kishoreda, this album has 7 nuggets by Rafi Saab - and if it is a rare treasure for a Madanji fan, it is an unexpected treasure as well for all fans of these great singers, as some of these songs have never been heard before.



A promo of the song “Kaise Kategi Zindagi” - Mohd. Rafi
(from the album TERE BAGAIR)

Of the 15 songs on the album TERE BAGAIR, unreleased songs of Madan Mohan, the most appreciated was the song Kaise Kategi Zindagi Tere Bagair by the legendary Mohd. Rafi. With lyrics by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, this song is a haunting melody sung with so much feeling by the great singer. It was originally recorded in 1963, for a film titled JAHAN TUM WAHAAN HUM, which remained incomplete.







A promo of the song “Mere Ashqon Ka Gham” - Lata Mangeshkar
(from the album TERE BAGAIR)

Of the 15 songs on the album TERE BAGAIR, unreleased songs of Madan Mohan, three were solos by Lata Mangeshkar. Of these was the Naqsh Lyallpuri penned ghazal, Mere Ashqon Ka Gham Na Kar Aye Dil composed and sung with much feeling, and is much appreciated by connoisseurs. It was originally recorded in 1972 for a film titled REHNUMA, which remained incomplete.







A promo of the song “Aaj Mujhe Jal Jaane Bhi Do” - Kishore Kumar
(from the album TERE BAGAIR)

Of the 15 songs on the album TERE BAGAIR, unreleased songs of Madan Mohan, the one solo by Kishore Kumar Aaj Mujhe Jal Jaane Bhi Do written Naqsh Lyallpuri, was a modern youthful composition with western arrangements, completely different from the style expected from the composer. It was originally recorded in 1972 for a film titled REHNUMA, which remained incomplete.









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