Fairuz, Wahdon  
Fairuz
Wahdon
EUR 1xLP 
Label: WeWantSounds
Release Year: 2019
Style: Funk & Soul
 
  Tracks  
  1. Habaitak Ta Neseet Al Naoum 5.35
2. Baatilak 4.36
3. Ana Indi Haneen 5.56
4. Al Bostah 8.57
5. Wahdon 6.15
 
  The highly sought-after 1978 album by lebanese diva Fairuz produced by her son Ziad Rahbani and featuring the cult arabic groove classic "Al Bostah."

Following the reissue of Ziad Rahbani's "Abu Ali" album, Wewantsounds is pursue its exploration of great Lebanese music with the reissue of "Wahdon," released in 1978 by legendary Middle Eastern diva Fairuz and recorded during the Abu Ali sessions and including the Lebanese dancefloor cult classic “Al Bostah“.

1978 is a turning point for the Lebanese Diva. The 70s had seen her rise as an international star, playing sold out concerts in the US and in Europe, and appearing on national TV in France. She had had a long-lasting artistic collaboration with her husband Assi Rahbani and his brother Elias (aka The Rahbani Brothers) who, together, had penned most of the singer's classics. In 1978, Assi who had suffered a brain haemorrhage in 1972 got weaker and the collaboration finally ended (together with their personal relationship). Their 22 year old son Ziad took over Fairuz's musical reins and set to work on their first album together, "Wahdon" ("Alone"), serving as her mother's producer, composer and musical director.

Wahdon typifies this key moment in Fairuz's career when she switched from traditional to more modern arrangements. The first side of the album encapsulates the more traditional side of the singer with such mesmerising songs as "Habaitak Ta Neseet Al Naoum" ("I loved you so much i forgot to sleep") or "Ana Indi Haneen" ("I'm Nostalgic"), filled with gorgeous arabic strings and percussion.

The Second side though is a whole different affair. Recorded in Athens at the EMI Greece studio at the same time as the Abu Ali sessions, the two long tracks brings a hipper, contemporary funk and disco feel that has made the album such a collector's item with DJs and diggers around the world. Clocking at almost nine minutes "Al Bostah" ("The Bus") tells the story a woman in love remembering a bus journey with her lover under a scorching heat, enhanced by an hypnotic uptempo funkified disco beat, while "Wahdon" brings a slower and jazzier underlay to Fairuz's superb singing. These tracks shocked some of the diva's fans at the time but they've since passed the test of time and have become highly sought after.

Whadon has since become both a classic Fairuz album and a cult Ziad Rahbani production that Wewantsounds is delighted to bring to a wider audience for the first time.
 
      Wish List  
  Price: CHF 37.00   Add to Cart  
  Releases of the same artist  
  No items found ..  
  Releases of the same label  
  Jaye P. Morgan, Jaye P. Morgan  
Jaye P. Morgan
Jaye P. Morgan
[WeWantSounds]
FRA 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 38.00 Add To Cart
 
Al Green
Love Ritual
[Kickin]
Bobby Oroza
This Love
[Big Crown]
Bunny Brissett
Better Safe Than Sorry
[Message ]
Calman Scott
Lickin Stick
[Negus Roots]
Fairuz
Wahdon
[WeWantSounds]
Flee Lord
Gets Greater Later
[GGBR Records & Tapes ]
Ghost Vision
Mirador
[Pinchy Friends]
Holy Hive
Oh I Miss Her So
[Big Crown]
Jason Joshua & The Beholders
Rosegold
[Mango Hill]
Jazzquarterz
Nightfall - Tape
[Haus Und Baum]
Karl Hector & The Malcouns
Mother Seletta
[Field Records]
Lexx
Cosmic Shift
[Phantom Island]
Morrison Kincannon
Beneath The Redwoods
[Spacetalk]
Niki & The Dove
You Want The Sun
[Potions]
Niominka Bi
Wa Diour Yi
[Hornin' Sounds]
Shuggie Otis
Inspiration Information
[Epic]
Skyrager
Magic Wand Special Editions Vol 1
[Magic Wand]
So.Crates, Nelson Dialect, Alnitak Kid
Sunset Cities
[Bedroom Suck Records]
Sugar Minott
In The Ghetto
[Wackies]
Sunny & The Sunliners
Smile Now, Cry Later
[Big Crown]
The Abyssinians
Declaration Of Rights
[Soul Jazz Records]
The Doppelgangaz
Aaaaggghh
[Groggy Pack / hhv.de]
The Doppelgangaz
Beats For Brothels Volume 4
[Groggy Pack / hhv.de]
The Mauskovic Dance Band
The Mauskovic Dance Band
[Soundway]
The Robotiks/ Paulette Tajah
Blood Is Thicker Than Water / Baby, Baby, My Love’s All For You
[Ariwa]
Thee Lakesiders
Si Me Faltaras Tu
[Big Crown]
Trailer Limon
Love Don't Pay The Bills
[Austin Boogie Crew Records]
Wailing Souls
Back Back
[Live & Learn Records]
  1. Lexx
Cosmic Shift
 
  2. Danase & Tru Comers
Colt 45
 
  3. Flee Lord
Gets Greater Later
 
  4. Domi Chansorn
Strawberry Moon
 
  5. Bobby Oroza
This Love
 
  6. Daringer
Baker's Dozen
 
  7. Mystic Harmony
Night Over Egypt
 
  8. So.Crates, Nelson Dialect, Alnitak Kid
Sunset Cities
 
  9. The Mauskovic Dance Band
The Mauskovic Dance Band
 
  10. Ronald Langestraat
Apollo