Connections (album)

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Connections
Studio album by A. R. Rahman
Released October, 2008 (As a gift), June 27, 2009 (initial)
Recorded 2008, 2011
Genre World music, Indian pop
Label Universal Music for Retail Edition & Sony Music for Collector's Edition (2011)
Producer A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman chronology
Connections Connections Gems

Connections is a compilation album by A. R. Rahman. It is his personal handpicked favorites in a Collector's Edition Pack of various films that he worked.[1] A fresh track titled "Jiya Se Jiya" was composed for the album. It was released in 2009 under the label of Universal Music Group.

Development[edit]

A. R. Rahman stated that it was developed at various stages of his life.[2] The album has songs of various film such as Rang De Basanti, Dil Se.. and Ada... A Way of Life. It also has Rahman's first English-language release "Pray for Me Brother" and his immensely popular and cult classic "Bombay Theme".

Release[edit]

In October 2008, Nokia Edition of this album was released as an exclusive gift along with Xpressmusic 5800 in India.

The retail album was released on Universal Music on 27 June 2009, it is also available in a Collector's Edition pack that features the 'Rockstar Version" video of "Jiya Se Jiya". For the first time ever Rahman appears in a zingy new avatar grooving alongside ace-percussionist Sivamani.[3]

In 2011, another 2 CD version was released. It included all 8 Nokia Edition tracks along with a compilation CD of 10 A.R.Rahman hits.

Track listing (Nokia Edition, 2008)[edit]

# Song Singer(s) Notes & Lyrics
01 "Silent Invocation 1" Naveen Kumar (Flutist)
02 "Silent Invocation 2" Naveen Kumar (Flutist)
03 "Silent Invocation 3" Naveen Kumar (Flutist)
04 "Mylapore Blues" A. R. Rahman Additional Keyboards: Jim Satya
05 "Himalaya" Michael Mc Cleary (Additional Arrangements and Keyboards)
06 "Mosquito" Sabir Khan (Sarangi)
07 "Kural" BlaaZe, Gomthi Thiruvalluvar & Blaaze
08 "Mann Chandra" Sukhwinder Singh, Shraddha Pandit Lyrics: Sukhwinder Singh Additional Vocals: Vijay Prakash & Dilshad

Track listing (Retail Edition, 2009)[edit]

# Song Singer(s) Notes
01 "Jiya Se Jiya" Karthik, A. R. Rahman, Raqueeb Aalam A. R. Rahman on vocals featuring percussionist Sivamani and Drum Café (Mustafa Kutoane & Mpho Masinga)
02 "Khalbali" A. R. Rahman, Aslam, NACIM From Rang De Basanti OST
03 "Meherbaan" A. R. Rahman From Ada... A Way of Life OST
04 "Dil Se Re" A. R. Rahman From Dil Se OST
05 "Ek Mohabbat" A. R. Rahman, Karthik, Naresh Iyer From the album One Love
06 "Pray for Me Brother" A. R. Rahman feat Blazee Sung and composed by Rahman in aid of the United Nations Eradication of Poverty by 2015 programme.
07 "Bombay Theme" A. R. Rahman From Bombay OST
08 "Pray For Me Brother (Instrumental)" A. R. Rahman Instrumental version of the original song
09 "Jiya Se Jiya (Club mix)" A. R. Rahman remixed by DJ A-MYTH

Track listing (Collector's Edition, 2011)[edit]

CD_# Song Singer(s) Notes/Original Album
101 "Silent Invocation 1" Naveen Kumar (Flutist)
102 "Silent Invocation 2" Naveen Kumar (Flutist)
103 "Silent Invocation 3" Naveen Kumar (Flutist)
104 "Mylapore Blues" A. R. Rahman Jim Satya (Additional Keyboards)
105 "Himalaya" Michael Mc Cleary (Additional Arrangements and Keyboards)
106 "Mosquito (Macchar Khan)" Sabir Khan (Sarangi)
107 "Kural" BlaaZe, Gomthi
108 "Mann Chandra" Sukhwinder Singh, Shraddha Pandit Lyrics: Sukhwinder Singh Additional Vocals: Vijay Prakash & Dilshad
201 "Jashn-E-Baharaa - Flute" Naveen Kumar (Flutist) Jodhaa Akbar
202 "Jessie's Land " Megha & A. R. Rahman Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa
203 "Missing" A. R. Rahman, Anuradha Sriram, Sujatha Mohan, Kalyani & Seema Vande Mataram
204 "Khwaja Mere Khwaja - Oboe" Leigh Ann Woodard & A. R. Rahman Jodhaa Akbar
205 "Cyclist's Rhythm" Sivamani, Naveen Kumar & A. R. Rahman Meenaxi
206 "Restless Mystic" A. R. Rahman, Seenu Raavanan
207 "Lagaan.. Once Upon A Time In India" Anuradha Sriram & A. R. Rahman Lagaan
208 "The Lament Of The Leaves" Bruno Conn & A. R. Rahman Raavanan
209 "Potter's Village" Hossam Ramzy, John Themis, A. R. Rahman Meenaxi
210 "Yaaro Evalo" Chinna Ponnu, Sangeetha & A. R. Rahman Raavanan

Composer Note[edit]

"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."[1]

References[edit]