|Studio album by Niyaz|
|Released||June 24, 2008 (U.S.)|
|Genre||Dance, Electronica, World|
|Producer||Azam Ali, Loga Ramin Torkian and Carmen Rizzo|
The album is divided into 2 discs. One is the electronic version of the album, while the second disc presents eight of the songs as acoustic versions with the exception of "Iman", which is mostly an electronic/ambient piece and features no acoustic instruments but includes Azam Ali's vocals. Many of the track titles were revealed on site of the band's label.
- "Beni Beni"
- "Feraghi - Song Of Exile"
- "Ishq - Love And The Veil"
- "Allah Mazare"
- "Allah Mazare" (acoustic)
- "Beni Beni" (acoustic)
- "Sadrang" (acoustic)
- "Tamana" (acoustic)
- "Feraghi - Song Of Exile" (acoustic)
- "Hejran" (acoustic)
- "Ishq - Love And The Veil" (acoustic)
- "Molk-E-Divan" (acoustic)
"Beni beni" is based on an 18th-century Turkish Sufi folk song.
"Molk-e-Divan" is based on the ghazal Khiz tâ bâde dar pyâle konim by Sufi poet Khâju-ye Kermâni (خواجوی کرمانی) with a few alterations, and "Sadrang" draws the lyrics from works by Amir Khusrow (امیر خسرو دهلوی), a 13th-century mystic and poet who, like Niyaz's vocalist Azam Ali, was a Persian raised in India.
In other media
- Allmusic review
- "New Niyaz album, to be released 24th of June". 2008-05-23.
- "Niyaz's New Album Nine Heavens A Double Disc Set". 2008-05-25.
- "The upcoming Niyaz album". 2008-05-25.
- "Nine Heavens chart listing at Billboard Top World Albums". Retrieved 7/12/08. Check date values in:
- Missing - Music Lounge - ABC.com