Tuesday, August 14, 2007

UU - Rahman re-release Jana Gana Mana album (11 Aug 2007)

News Source:dnaindia.com
Video source:Uyirvani.com

A decade after he sang "Vande Mataram" to reflect of the mood of the nation when it turned 50, A R Rahman released "Jana Gana Mana", his version of the national anthem here on Saturday.The album -- which features some of the biggest names of the Indian music industry, ranging from D K Pattammal to S P Balasubramanium and Balamuralikrishna to Lata Mangeshkar -- is another venture from the Bharatbala-Rahman duo that was behind "Vande Mataram" in 1997.Speaking at the packed Music World store at Spencer Plaza here, Rahman said it was of great value to score music for the national anthem.Responding to a query, he said he could not single out any particular singer from a collection of 35 soundtracks as his favourite. "Everybody is so impressive," he said.The man, who is now tasting success in the international arena, has not performed any solo number on the album and declined to say why this was so.Bharatbala, the producer of "Jana Gana Mana", appreciated Rahman's support for the venture.