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Legendary Fairuz
Fairuz
Legendary Fairuz
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
 
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Her legend continues to dwell in the shadow of the great Um Kalthoum, but the voice and fame of this Lebanese legend are really just as potent, and after decades of immeasurable fame in the Arab world, her incredible body ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Fairuz
Title: Legendary Fairuz
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Note Records
Original Release Date: 5/19/1998
Re-Release Date: 7/15/1998
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Middle East, Lebanon, Arabic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724382357223

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Her legend continues to dwell in the shadow of the great Um Kalthoum, but the voice and fame of this Lebanese legend are really just as potent, and after decades of immeasurable fame in the Arab world, her incredible body of work is beginning to get recognition everywhere else. This collection of her music is one of the best introductions you could ask for, given that it not only presents some of her most brilliant work, but it does so via live recordings before her adoring audiences. The works presented here are all major orchestral accompaniments written and directed by her long-lived partners, the Rahbani brothers. Lebanese and pan-Arabic folk instruments are mixed with a western orchestral arsenal of excessive strings and woodwinds. The sound is huge, but to contain a voice like this, maybe huge is what they needed. The voice of Fairuz is undeniable--rich, complex and soulful. --Louis Gibson

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CD Reviews

Poor quality album. It looks pirated!
04/22/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This album fails to show Fairuz' and the Rahbani Brothers' musical greatness. The low quality of the album is one reason, and it's because it was recorded poorly from live concerts. If you want to learn about Fairuz, check her album 'The Very Best of Fairuz'. It contains the most popular songs that everyone enjoys. I think that album works the best as an introduction to the music."
She is just a remarksble singer
Ensio N Mikkola | 08/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been listening to Fairuz for as long as I can remember. Although I haven't listened to this particular album, Fairuz's songs and voice continue to put me in a feeling of awe and admiration to her. It makes me proud to know that she is a fellow Lebanese who represents my country in a respectful way, especially that she will be singing in Geneva on August 12, 1999, for the International Red Cross. In general, the songs of Fairuz have a mix between Western and Eastern, some being jazzy while others having the Arabic touch. Some albums I suggest to Fairuz fans: The Very Best of Fairuz, To Assi, and Keefak Inta [How Are You]. Anyone who listens to these CD's will definitely enjoy them, whether he or she speaks Arabic or not."
Fantastic vocals, schmaltzy instrumentation
galexy3 | 06/11/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Fairuz must have one of the best female voices in the Arab world, but the overly sentimental instrumentation seems inappropriate and distracting. I would have loved to hear her beautiful voice with a more traditional, non-Western orchestra. If a recording of that nature exists, someone please let me know about it!"