R. D. Burman – Title Music

• “Title Music” set to a picture of the man himself. Thanks to RDXTheBoss.

9.2 “Classic Film Score / Incidental from India”

From his album “Shalimar” (Polydor 2392-147) released in 1978.

I shed a tear for Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) yesterday; what an artist, I just loved the guy. I dedicate my blog post to his memory, and I’m smiling with his immortal lyrics “we are ugly but we have the music” swimming around my head. Thanks for everything Leonard : – )

Thankfully, today’s piece isn’t as evil and ugly as yesterdays’; it’s a classy shaker of which I’m sure the great man would approve.

I knew before I picked up this soundtrack that I was getting this classic for my money – an epic of the cinematic big-beat variety, and sheer heaven for tasteful crate diggers and samplers the world over.

From the Wiki:

Rahul Dev Burman (27 June 1939 – 4 January 1994) was an Indian film score composer, who is considered one of the seminal directors of the Indian film industry. Nicknamed Pancham, he was the only son of the composer Sachin Dev Burman.

From the 1960s to the 1990s, Burman composed musical scores for 331 films. He was mainly active in the Hindi film industry as a composer, and also provided vocals for a few of compositions. Burman did major work with Asha Bhosle (his wife) and Kishore Kumar, and scored many of the songs that made these singers famous. He also scored many songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar. He served as an influence to the next generation of Indian music directors, and his songs continue to be popular in India.

You can read my favoured album reviews from ’78 here.