One need not introduce the sensational music composer Jodi Laxmikant- Pyarelal. They have been in the industry for decades now, giving beautiful melodies to the world of glamour. However, after the death of Laxmikant the melodies seized to come from Pyarelal Sharma. But after a decade of exile the ace composer returns to the musical world. Pyarelal has composed for the album “Aawaaz dil se” which launches a debutante singer Pankaj Chaturvedi. The album is released by Music Company Eternal Dreams and the lyrics are penned by Sameer. We spoke to Pyarelal Sharma about his new venture. Here are excerpts from an exclusive interview with Pyarelal Sharma
After 14 years, the audience once again gets to hear your music, but what was the reason for being away from your fans for such a long time?
No, no, we were never away from our fans. We had only taken a break for few years. We worked continuously from year 1963 to 1998. During this period we read about folk music, classical and western music, we also performed abroad. But we are feeling good that after such a long gap we return with “Aawaaz dil se” to meet our audience.
Tell us something about your album. This being your first album how was the experience of working on it? Why name it “Aawaaz Dil se”?
The album released by music company Eternal Dreams introduces new singer Pankaj Chaturvedi. There are 6 songs in the album, one is on mother “maa”, one is a romantic number and there are a few remixes as well. To christen the album “Aawaaz dil se”, there was only one reason and that is- when a person sings from heart, the voice has a soul which reaches million other hearts. And Pankaj is a prolific singer who has sung all the songs with utter dedication and soul. My experience of working on the album was that I had all the freedom and there was no restriction which is often faced when composing for the film where you need to think and compose as per the situation. So here there was no such restriction.
Was there any special reason for working with Pankaj?
Pankaj’s voice reaches the listener’s heart. Neither his voice is like that of Kishor,Rafi, Manna Dey, Sonu Nigam or Shaan. His voice is versatile and doesn’t sound like any of the singers. He has worked hard, dedicatedly and has sung more than expectations. I am saying this not because I have worked with him on this album, but I am saying this because I have heard the soul in his voice and when you listen to him, you will say so too.
What kind of songs are there in this album and when the audience listens to the songs will they be reminded of The Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s music?
There will be melodies of Laxmikant-Pyarelal but it will also have a unique fragrance to it. I have full faith that not only this album “Aawaaz Dil se” will cast a spell on the audience but so will Pankaj’s voice.
You have added the song “Main shayar toh nahi” in this album, so any particular reason behind adding this song?
This song is liked by every person no matter what age group he belongs to. The song retains the flavours from its original track but we have also modernized the song.
Any other specialty of this album?
The album has the combination and coordination of 100 musicians and 160 A cappella singers which usually doesn’t happen. We have done the recording live and we have also used the keyboard.