Body And Soul
Recorded shortly before the qawwali master's death, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's posthumous album is brimming with rich vocal harmonies, upbeat Indian rhythms, and plenty of hand clapping. It is easy to understand why Ali Khan became such a celebrated figure, for his music exudes passion and warmth. However, given that Body and Soul features four cyclical tracks that sprawl over 68 minutes, it might not seem an ideal album for casual listeners. But even when played as background music, people should find themselves drawn to many of the amiable rhythms, even if some of the music runs a bit long. And Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan aficionados will be left to debate how Body and Soul measures up against the rest of his catalog. --Bryan Reesman
- Language: : English
- Product Dimensions : 5 x 5.75 x 0.5 inches; 3.16 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Real World
- SPARS Code : DDD
- Date First Available : February 13, 2007
- Label : Real World
- ASIN : B00005NDVH
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #628,975 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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The man's joyous love of God shines through even though I, like most westerners, have no idea what he is saying. This album, apparently recorded shorly before he died consists of tradtional, religious Qawwali's. I don't know enough about the songs or Nusrat's demise to speculate whether he made these songs with his own death in mind. But I like to imagine that he did.
I especially like the first cut: "Mayey Nee Main Dhak Farid Dey Jana" (Mother,I have to go to Farid) and the final cut:"Tasbeh Delik Ik Dhaneh" (Each and every rosary bead). I own several NFAK CD's and I probably don't like all the cuts on any of them. The same is true here. I could easily skip the third cut "Barsoon Kay Intizarka" (Waiting for years). One plus on this CD is the english translations, something I have not seen on his other CD's.
I do wish Amazon had picked a reviewer who was more knowledgeable and interested in Nusrat's work. Describing it as overly long but pleasant background music with lots of handclapping is sad. Nusrat deserves better, he has opened so many people's eyes to what they otherwise would never see.