Fairuz - Wahdon LP

Article number: WWSLP 022LP
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Wewantsounds continues to 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. The album includes the Lebanese dancefloor cult classic, "Al Bostah". 1978 was a turning point for the Lebanese diva, as her 22-year old son Ziad took over her musical reins and set to work on their first album together, Wahdon, 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 mesmerizing songs as "Habaitak Ta Neseet Al Naoum" or "Ana Indi Haneen", filled with gorgeous Arabic strings and percussion. The second side though is a whole different affair, seeing the diva embrace Western sounds of the time, shocking many of her fans. Whadon has since become a classic and, in our Material World opinion, is perhaps the best Fairuz album. Essential.
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