Unforgettable Rahman Connections

A. R. Rahman

Connections (Wrasse Records WRASS265, 2010)

The great Indian composer A. R. Rahman handpicked the pieces included in his new album Connections, which is collection of some of his favorite compositions. “Connections is a very special compilation of songs done at various stages of my life. They all mean a lot to me and I hope the album will be enjoyed by all” says Rahman.

The album features captivating pop, R&B and rootsy bhangra songs, instrumentals and remixes with contemporary arrangements that bring the best of Indian rhythms, melodies and vocals combined with the latest electronic technology. Rahman’s personal favorites include ‘Khalballi’ (Rang De Basanti), ‘Dil Se Re’ (Dil Se) & ‘Meherbaan’ (Ada) and ‘Jiya Se Jiya’ with A. R. Rahman on vocals accompanied by master percussionist Sivamani, which was never released on CD. Connections also features Rahman’s first English-language release “Pray for me Brother” and the beautiful cult classic “Bombay Theme”.

With Connections, A. R. Rahman demonstrates once more why he is one of the most relevant figures in Indian pop and film music.

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