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 K.M. Musiq Ltd. under exclusive License to 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 and Studio album produced by A. R. Rahman. It was published by his label K.M. Musiq Limited. under License to different record labels for different editions. Retail Edition Pack contains his handpicked favourites from various films that He worked and was released by Universal Music Group [1] and the Collector's edition, a 2-disc edition, contains all his original compositions in Disc 1 which were composed during various stages of Composer's life. And Disc 2 contains various instrumentals and scores from his movies. It was released by Sony Music. Track Jiya se Jiya (Original Version) featuring Karthik and Raqueeb Alam is available only on Nokia Edition released on Nokia Xpress Music devices and Ovi Music. Jiya se Jiya (Rockstar Version) and Jiya se Jiya (Club Mix) were released on Retail Edition by Universal Music Group. Track 'Mosquito' on Nokia Edition and 'Macchar Khan' on Collector's Edition are the same tracks performed by Sabir Khan

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 Deluxe 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]

Music by
# Song Singer(s) Notes & Lyrics
01 "Jiya Se Jiya (Original Version)" Karthik, Raqueeb Alam Lyrics: Raqueeb Alam (Released only on Nokia Xpress Devices and Nokia Ovi music)
02 "Mann Chandra" Sukhwinder Singh, Shraddha Pandit Lyrics: Sukhwinder Singh Additional Vocals: Vijay Prakash & Dilshad
03 "Kural" BlaaZe, Gomthi Thiruvalluvar & Blaaze
04 "Silent Invocation A" Naveen Kumar (Flutist)
05 "Silent Invocation B" Naveen Kumar (Flutist)
06 "Silent Invocation C" Naveen Kumar (Flutist)
07 "Mylapore Blues" A. R. Rahman Additional Keyboards: Jim Satya
08 "Himalaya" Michael Mc Cleary (Additional Arrangements and Keyboards)
09 "Mosquito" Sabir Khan (Sarangi)

Track listing (Retail Edition, 2009)[edit]

Music by
# Song Singer(s) Notes
01 "Jiya Se Jiya (Rockstar Version)" 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]

Music by
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]

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