Collected from several 45s & his one lp issued between 1968–76, please enjoy Pharaway Sounds’ introduction to Iranian sitarist, the debonair Abbas Mehrpouya (1927–1993). Tehran’s most exotic musician led a swank & cosmopolitan life, and his deep, low voice lends itself easily to bursting arrangements of snazzy lounge funk. Get your ears on the cuts that have been making DJs drool across Europe and the States. And while you’re at it, introduce yourself to the aching, tear–filled flute & organ dirges of Mehrpouya’s earlier years. The most complete overview of his career ever released, so don’t miss one sumptuous instant. Triple LP and Double CD sets, both including linernotes.
TRACKLISTING: Soul Raga – Ghame tanhai (instrumental) – African Jumbo – Aseman migeryad emshab – Ghame tanhai – Nemimanad – Man ke mordeham – Ghabileye leyli – Dokhtare shab – Teshnehe mohabbat – To kojaye – Ahh – To bemani va man – Afsaneye eshgh – Saaze ghamgin va gharibe man – Nasim sard e mehregan – Khaleh siah – Lotfeh khodaye – Sahrah – Sareban – Bargizan – Seda kon mara – Solenzara – Ragseh golhaah – Hargez dobareh ashegh nakhaham shod – Maharaja dance (instrumental)