Mustt Mustt

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Mustt Mustt
Studio album by
GenreQawwali, world fusion
LabelReal World
ProducerMichael Brook
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Mustt Mustt is the first Qawwali fusion album collaboration between singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and guitarist and producer Michael Brook, although the album itself is credited purely to Khan. It was rock musician Peter Gabriel who suggested that Brook and Khan work together.[1] It was released in 1990 on Gabriel's Real World Records label.

This album, along with Night Song, contributed tracks to the remix album Star Rise.

The song "Mustt Mustt" was remixed by British trip hop group Massive Attack and was a club hit in the United Kingdom, being the first song in Urdu to reach the British charts.[1][2] It was later used in an advert for Coca-Cola.[3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[4]

Mustt Mustt was voted one of the Top 100 albums of the 1990s by American music magazine Alternative Press.[5] It reached #14 on the Billboard Top World Music Albums chart in 1991.[6] David Lynch of The Austin Chronicle called the album a "seminal fusion".[7] British musician Nitin Sawhney said that it "changed the face of British music forever".[8] It was considered a "secularized" or "Western" version of Khan's other Qawwali albums.[3][5][9]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mustt Mustt (Lost in His Work)" (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) – 5:15
  2. "Nothing Without You (Tery Bina)" (Khan) – 5:04
  3. "Tracery" (Michael Brook) – 4:48
  4. "The Game" (Robert Ahwai, Brook, Khan) – 4:59
  5. "Taa Deem" (Khan) – 4:47
  6. "Sea of Vapours" (Brook) – 3:55
  7. "Fault Lines" (Brook) – 4:13
  8. "Tana Dery Na" (Brook, Khan) – 4:23
  9. "Shadow" (Khan) – 3:04
  10. "Avenue" (Brook) – 4:51
  11. "Mustt Mustt (Massive Attack remix)" (Khan) – 4:24


  1. ^ a b Mustt Mustt, Official Michael Brook Website, retrieved 2009-09-25
  2. ^ "Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Biography", NME, retrieved 2009-09-25
  3. ^ a b Tarte, Bob (2004-02-19), "Capturing the essence of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan", Miami New Times, retrieved 2009-09-25
  4. ^ Allmusic review
  5. ^ a b Punn, Goher Iqbal (2003-01-31), Remembering a legend,, retrieved 2009-09-25
  6. ^ Mustt Mustt — Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Billboard, retrieved 2009-09-25
  7. ^ Lynch, David (2001-07-27), "Review — Nusrat Fateh Qawwali Khan", The Austin Chronicle, retrieved 2009-09-25
  8. ^ Sawhney, Nitin (2004-06-17), "Observer Music Monthly — Nitin Sawhney", The Observer, retrieved 2009-09-25
  9. ^ Givens, Ron (1991-04-19), "Mustt Mustt Music Review", Entertainment Weekly, retrieved 2009-09-25