LPs and Cassettes simply dropped off at my doorstep. No hint of who the generous donor was. Everything within seemed in mint condition. No dust and all labeled and properly maintained by someone who had an obvious love for the contents. A day later however I got a text message from my biking buddy explaining where he acquired them from and how he thought I'd be the best person to make good use of them :-D
This 1974 EMI Pakistan LP is the second of the LPs that I have digitized so far. The recordings in it quickly demonstrates how different qawwali used to be forty years ago. The style of singing is contained and measured and has fewer intense climaxes. The focus is more on building a mood around the verses and allowing the listener time to take in the words. I particularly enjoyed the Kirpa Karo Maharaj and Aya Banna Aya Hariyala Bana Aya. Noteworthy is the use of instruments other than the harmonium.