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Ghazal is a poetic form consisting of rhyming couplets. Mehdi Hassan and Ghulam Ali are considered as two of the most famous ghazal singers of all times. This compilation “Ghazal- For the First Time Together-VOL-1” is a rare recording of ghazals sung by the two maestros on the same stage. This is Mehdi Hassan & Ghulam Ali Live First time.

Ghazal is an ancient form of music originating in the 6th century Arabic verses. Ghazals came to South Asia through the Sufi mystics and the new Islamic Sultanate. Initially the poetry which was Urdu shayeri and the language used in Ghazals were of a very high standard and demanded an erudite listenership. But gradually it evolved into more popular formats to attain mass listenership. Gradually these urdu songs often shifted from the classical background it was based from.

This particular album has two of the most noted Ghazal ustads singing together in a concert. The first artist is Mehdi Hassan who is fondly known as the Ghazal King. Mehdi Hassan was born in Rajasthan in India but his family along with him moved to Pakistan after partition. Mehdi Hassan is well known for his typical style of singing which infused Thumri, Khayal, Dadra, Dhrupad all the genres. Mehdi Hassan was known for creating atmospheric effects through his singing. Mehdi Hassan was also a noted playback singer and sang for lot of films. In this live album he has sung one very popular Ghazal “Ranjish Hi Sahi”. The taankari and voice modulation in this song is almost unbelievable.

The other noted Ghazal artist in this album is Ghulam Ali. Ghulam Ali was born in Punjab district of British India which is now in Pakistan. He is often mistaken with the legendary Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Sahib of whom he was a disciple. He is fondly known as chhote Ghulam Ali. Ghulam Ali started his playback career with B.R. Chopra’s film Nikaah which released in 1982. He is quite a popular singer in the entire South Asian Diaspora. In this album Ghulam Ali has sung some very popular Ghazals one of which is “Baharon Ko Chaman Yaad”. This one is a typical soulful Ghulam Ali rendition. This album is a rare collection of ghazals and historically unique because it is Mehdi Hassan Ghulam Ali Live First time.

== Tracks in this Album ==
►Introduction 0:00:03

►Ranjish Hi Sahi 0:01:11
Lyrics: Mehdi Hassan
Composition: Mehdi Hassan

►Para Para Hua 0:24:26
Lyrics: Ghulam Ali
Composition: Ghulam Ali

►Fasiley Eaisey Bhi 0:28:18
Lyrics: Traditional
Composition Traditional

►Dilmay Ek Lahade Si Uthi 0:35:51

►Baharon Ko Chaman Yaad 0:45:22

►Hangama Hai Kiu Barbad 0:48:38
Lyrics: Traditional
Composition Traditional

►Shola Tha Jalboojha 0:57:14
Lyrics: Mehdi Hassan
Composition: Mehdi Hassan
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