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|Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan|
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
Collection of tracks culled from various live concert recordings from the esteemed musician. Arranged in order of an actual Qawaali religious recital, this is one of the most fascinating and inspiring of all of his posthum... more »
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Collection of tracks culled from various live concert recordings from the esteemed musician. Arranged in order of an actual Qawaali religious recital, this is one of the most fascinating and inspiring of all of his posthumous releases. Eight tracks. Interra.
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IGNORE WHAT YOU READ ELSEWHERE. THIS IS THE BEST!!!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first heard about Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan while working in India. After seeing a performance on television, I ran out to my local music shop. I couldn't remember the name of the guy I had heard, so I tried to sing the tune to the shopkeeper. He smiled and handed me a cassette entitled Dum Mast Mast. The album was transformative. Since returning to the U.S., I've hunted for a CD version to no avail, until piecing together that Ecstacy was the one I was looking for (This tape I had all of the songs titles in Hindi, and they only vaguely match the English titles.) Joy at last! I've heard other albums and compilations, but none of them have the ingenuity and sheer energy of this one."
Rob O | AR United States | 07/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I picked up a version of this album with the green cover that is viewable in the user submitted images for this CD. The tracklisting features all 8 tracks, however with english titles:
1.Ecstacy, 2. By the Candle Light, 3. Magic Touch, 4. Heart of Gold, 5. Love Comes Home, 6. Precious Jems, 7. Prayer to Allah, 8. Star Crossed.
This is an amazing album. Hopefully this will help interested buyers make sure that the variant they have is legitimate, or that if you bought it, you haven't been ripped off. This disc is well worth picking up at any price, and an awesome entry album for those curious about Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's music or middle eastern music in general."
Sufi gets goofy
P. D. Folk | Arizona | 10/14/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is definitely a "love it" or "hate it" disk and I fall into the latter category. I bought Ecstasy based on glowing reviews here on Amazon, and was sorely disappointed by the rough and badly recorded mix of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's vocals with a dub-style accompaniment. Another reviewer captured the weirdness of this album with the image of James Brown and the funkadelic sound. Scat singing, be-bop, and Perry Como (no disrepect intended) are other random images that came to mind as I listened to this album. Truly scary!
Qawwali is devotional music at its core, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan attains his most powerful and lasting impact as a vocalist when religious fervor shapes his phrasing and delivery. You don't need to be a Sufi, or even a person with any religious beliefs, to appreciate the beauty of Khan's voice on a more traditional recording. Skip this disk and choose instead the intensity and finesse of studio recordings such as the Supreme Collection, volume 1, Greatest Hits, or even Mustt Mustt, which I would rate as a 5, 4, and 5.
This attempt to repackage qawwali as Western party music of the Buddha Bar variety comes off badly. I can't understand why other reviewers have raved about this disk; it's not representative of Khan's tremendous talent or his body of work."