Halim (album)

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Halim
Halim atlas.jpg
Studio album by Natacha Atlas
Released 12 May 1997 (1997-05-12)
Genre Electronica, World music
Label Nation Records
Producer John Reynolds, Transglobal Underground, Jaz Coleman, Essam Rashad, Natacha Atlas, Aki Nawaz
Natacha Atlas chronology
Diaspora
(1995)Diaspora1995
Halim
(1997)
Gedida
(1999)Gedida1999
Singles from Halim
  1. "Amulet"
    Released: 1997
  2. "L'Égyptienne"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (dud)[1]

Halim (Arabic: حليم) is the second solo album by Belgian world music singer Natacha Atlas. It was released by Nation Records on 12 May 1997. The album was primarily produced by Transglobal Underground and John Reynolds.

The album is dedicated to Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez, whose "music meant everything" to her.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written and composed by Natacha Atlas, Count Dubulah, Hamid ManTu and Alex Kasiek, except where stated.

  1. "Marifnaash" (Atlas, John Reynolds, Justin Adams) – 4:49
  2. "Moustahil" – 3:33
  3. "Amulet" – 4:59
  4. "Leyli" – 3:42
  5. "Kidda" (Atlas, Reynolds, Adams) – 5:10
  6. "Sweeter Than Any Sweets" – 6:00
  7. "Ya Weledi" – 7:10
  8. "Enogoom Wil, Amar" (Atlas) – 6:45
  9. "Andeel" (Atlas) – 5:56
  10. "Gafsa" (Atlas, Reynolds, Adams) – 6:37
  11. "Ya Albi Ehda" (Atlas, Essam Rashad) – 9:00
  12. "Agib" (Atlas, Reynolds, Adams) – 7:34

Bonus tracks[edit]

All bonus tracks appear on the special edition Halim.

  1. "L'Égyptienne" featuring Les Négresses Vertes (Atlas, Matthias Canavese, Stéfane Mellino, Michel Ochowiak) – 3:28
  2. "Duden" (Spooky remix) (Atlas, Dubulah, ManTu, Ahlan) – 6:59

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to Halim:[3]

Charts[edit]

Charts (1997) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart 128[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Natacha Atlas". Robert Christgau. 
  2. ^ Goodman, John. "Atlas brings Arabic groove to folk fest". North Shore News. 16 July 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
  3. ^ Halim (CD liner notes). Nation Records. May 1997.
  4. ^ "UK Chart Long: 1994–2006: A – Azzido Da Bass". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 26 October 2008.

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