Jagjit & Chitra Singh: The 00s

Solid Gold

Jagjit and Chitra Singh (2001) Disc: 1

  1. Tum Itna Jo Muskura Rahe Ho
  2. Hothon Se Choo Lo Tum
  3. Kal Chaudvin Ki Raat Thi
  4. Sarakti Jaye Hi Rukh Se Naqab Aahista Aahista
  5. Apne Hathon Ki Lakeeron Mein
  6. Woh Kagaz Ki Kasthi
  7. Apni Ankhon Ke Samundar Mein
  8. Der Lagi Aane Mein Tumko
  9. Phir Kuchh Dil Ko Beqarari Hai
  10. Baat Niklegi To Phir Door Talak Jayegi
  11. Jhuki Jhuki Si Nazar
  12. Koi Paas Aye Savere Savere
  13. Pareshan Raat Sari Hai Sitaron Tum So Jao
  14. Gham Ka Khazana Tera Bhi Mera Bhi
  15. Apni Marzi Se Kahan
  16. Tamanna Phir Machal Jaye
  17. Aah Ko Chahiye
  18. Jaate Jaate Woh Mujhe

Disc 2

  1. Tere Khushboo Mein Base Khat
  2. Dost Bn Ban Ke Mile Mujhko Mitane Wale
  3. Gham Bade Aate Hain Qatil Ki Nigahon Ki Tarah
  4. Kabhi Guncha Kabhi Shola
  5. Aye Khuda Ret Ke Shera Ko Samandar Karde
  6. Meri Zindagi Kisi Aur Ki
  7. Tum Nahin Gham Nahin Sharab Nahin
  8. Chupke Chupke
  9. Pyar Mujhse Jo Kiya
  10. Aye Gham-E-Dil Kya Karoon
  11. Sadma Hai Mujhe Bhi Ki Tujhse Juda Hoon Main
  12. Kisko Aati Hi Masihai
  13. Main Nashe Mein Hoon
  14. Jhoom Ke Jab Rindon Ne Pila Di
  15. Ek Chameli Ke Mandve Tale
  16. Yeh Mojeza Bhi Mohabbat Kabhi Dikhaye Mujhe
  17. Har Taraf Har Jagah Besumar Aadmi
  18. Medley:

 

 

The Unforgettable Hits of Jagjit and Chitra (2005)

EMI: CD-PSLP-5027

Though it has a similar title, this disc is not a re-issue of the original Unforgettables LP of 1977.

  1. Bahut pahle se un qadmon ki aahat jaan lete hain
    Lyric: Firaq Gorakhpuri
  2. Raat bhi neend bhi kahani bhi
    Lyric: Firaq Gorakhpuri
  3. Yeh mojeza bhi mohabbat kabhi dikhaye mujhe
    Lyric: Qateel Shifai
  4. Kisi ranjish ko hawa do ke main zinda hoon abhi
    Lyric: Sudarshan Faakir
  5. Aaye hain samjhane log
    Lyric: Kunwar Mahendra Singh Bedi ‘Sahar’
  6. Kabhi ghuncha kabhi shola
    Lyric: Rana Sahri
  7. Dard badhkar fugan na ho jaaye
    Lyric: Jigar Moradabadi
  8. Jawan hai raat saqiya sharab la sharab la
    Lyric: Madan Pal
  9. Ek na ek shama andhere mein jalaye rakhiye
    Lyric: Tariq Badayuni
  10. Tumne sooli pe latakte jise dekha hoga
    Lyric: Sahir Hoshiarpuri
  11. Manzil na de charagh na de
    Lyric: Rana Sahri
  12. Kabhi to khul ke baras
    Lyric: Prem WarbartoniSometimes you wish there were more naked emotion audible in a Jagjit & Chitra rendering. In this record, Chitra’s “Kabhi to khul ke baras” seems so resigned as if to be out of sync with the theme of the ghazal.
  13. Aye khuda ret ke sehra ko samundar kar de
    Lyric: Shahid MeerJagjit Singh seems to walk gingerly through this one, testing gently each turn of the ghazal and slowly infusing conviction into his voice with each repetition. Yet he almost holds on to words by stretching their vowels, perhaps searching got stability in a sound drawn out in time.
  14. Yeh to nahin ke gham nahin
    Lyric: Firaq Gorakhpuri
  15. Tere Khat
    Lyric: Rajindarnath Rahbar
  16. Ham hi mein thi na koi baat
    Jagjit &’ Chitra Singh accompanied by Talents ’80
    Lyric: Hafeez JullundhariI find the fact that Jagjit & Chitra sing this ghazal together problematic. The chorus is perhaps inappropriate for the mood I would like for this ghazal, that of the reflective lover. Here, it becomes an exposition of their shared realization, in my opinion something less than the thrust of the ghazal.

 

Best of Jagjit and Chitra Singh (re-issued 2005)

Originally released “Enchanting hour with Jagjit and Chitra Singh”

  1. Ahista Ahista
  2. Duniya jise kahte hain
  3. Ishq mein ghairat-e-jazbaat ne rone na diya/Yaar ko mein ne
  4. mujhe yaar ne sone na diya
  5. Tum nahin gham nahin sharab nahin
  6. Baat niklegi to door talak jaayegi
    Lyric:
  7. Bahut pahle se un qadmon ki aahat jaan kete hain
  8. Jab bhi aati hai teri yaad kabhi
  9. Uski hasrat hai jise dil se mita bhi na sakoon

Occassionaly, I want to share something with the world.