Elias Rahbani – Mosaic of the Orient
Lebanon’s highest commercial success till mid 70s made a large space for artists to create great music to last & enjoy ..
Elias Rahbani considred the godfather of lebanese western music scene from the mid 60s ,composing music for almost every lebanese singer/band that sung in english-french and more , beside the fact that he is the younger brother of the rahbani brothers that established the modern music in lebanon he contrbuited to oriental music with unique genuis equel his unique mark in the western influnced music in the lebanese scene ,
Mosiac of the orient came out at the highest success of elias ,when he begin make unique instrumental soundtracks & compose special music released on albums carry his signature
Making this album with his orchestra plus adding oriental instruments like nai that present anguish voice with the buzuk that can be heard on almost every bedouin song , along with the 70s hammond …this mix with the arrangments of elias produced a unique fresh sound would please everyone at anytime..
sadly i could not recognize the maker of the artwork of the cover, though it represent the heart & soul of the music…
an essential album for every lover of music in general and a must for every elias rahbani fan..
titles : 1-let’s dance /2- la dance de nadia/3-my lovely elena/4-sweet eyes/5-take me with you/6- always in my heart/7-i love you lina/8-dance of maria/9-i think of you/10-smile for me/11-leila leila jolie fille/12-don’t forget me.
album- VDL 547
tape- TC-VDL 547
cartridge- 8X VDL 547
cd – VDLCD 547
VOIX DE L’ORIENT SERIES – PRODUCED BY A.CHAHINE & FILS
RECORDED AT POLYSOUND STUDIO – BEIRUT – LEBANON ,1974
SOUND ENGINNER: NABIL MUMTAZ