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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Colors of Raaja





FINALLY, Agi Music releases a compilation of Ilaiyaraaja's background score pieces; quite a quirky collection of pieces on this one, from films Raaja Paarvai, Prema, Aarilirundhu Arubadhuvarai, Kodai Mazhai, Japanil Kalyaana Raaman, Tik Tik Tik, Aur Ek Prem Kahani, Selvi, Aboorva Sahotharargal, Kaakki Chattai, My Dear Kuttichaaththan, Punnagai Mannan, Sathileelavathi and Johnny. I don't know if it is out on CD format as well.
You can listen to the samples of the tracks here Ilaiyaraaja | Colours of Raaja | CD Baby

9 comments:

RK said...

I hope this is just a beginning and that many more albums will be released on IR's soundtracks.

Praphul said...

Thanks a lot Suresh :)

Aishwarya Govindarajan said...

Only 14!! I wish the Colours to grow uncountable! :-)

V said...

Thank you Suresh ! Tip of the tip of the sweet iceberg

Sara P said...

I wish i could listen to Ilaiyaraaja. Has he ever performed with Maestro AR Rahman?

Kiran said...

Compilation - that's exactly what this is. Looks like AGI has collected some of the 'filler' tracks found in Echo Audio tapes, along with some instrumental pieces (eg: punnagai mannan) and released them as a compilation. Most of Ilayaraja's fans out there already have these MP3s in good quality. AGI is probably sitting on hundreds of backgrounds that are not available in any format. Hope the next series includes some of those scores.

There are a few mistakes in the labels. Eg: 'Sati Leelavathi' track is actually from Marupadium. There weren't enough tracks in Sati Leelavathi to fill the Audio tape. So, the makers filled it up with Marupadium's theme tracks.

Suresh Kumar said...

Kiran - About Sathileelavathi. Actually, it is not a mistake. Marupadiyum track was released as "Flight Theme" in Sathileelavathi audio cassette.

About the quality, yes, they are not from the master tapes. I guess the problem is in those days the background score was directly recorded onto the film. They were not recorded on any separate audio tapes. So, it is impossible to get 80s Ilaiyaraaja BGM pieces in recording quality.

Aakarsh said...

Have you bought this one? How good is this compilation?

Suresh Kumar said...

No. Waiting for the CD.