Some ARR pieces repeated

Here are a couple of instances where A R Rahman has reused some of his earlier pieces in songs. These are just 1 or 2 line pieces and there is no harm in doing so since the originals are also his. You can hover your mouse over my photo on the comments bar at the bottom of the track to find out details about the songs mixed.



I also read that one of the re-recording pieces in Roja was later the charanam of Telephone Manipol song. Also the rerecording piece of Kannathil Muthamittal became the pallavi of a song from the hindi film Ada.

Other music directors have also done that. Harris Jayaraj has incorporated one rerecording piece from Vettaiyadu Vilayadu (plane sequence with Jo) in the song Mudhal Naal Indru from Unnale Unnale. Similarly HJ had used a rerecording piece from Minnale into a song, Pinju Thendrale, from Majnu.

What do you think of this? Also let me know if you know of any other similar reused pieces.

19 comments:

  1. excellant analysis

    Sathish
    http://docs.zoho.com

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  2. Good Catch and Great Editing.

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  3. Thanks Sathish and Jerald !

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  4. The second set was so amazing, I loved how you transitioned from Usilampatti to Konjam Nilavu right on the beat.

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  5. Ramesh -

    I think this pattern is prevalent in Hindi. Especially, I remember "Hum Aapke Hai Koun" had more than 2 songs in itself where pieces of "Kabutar Ja Ja" and "Didi Tera Deewana" were repeated.

    I think it may an expression of excess obsession towards some piece in some cases.

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  6. Thanks Kannan and Emjay !

    Emjay: There is a small difference. The HAHK example was intentionally done for the listeners to recollect the old songs, while this is not.

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  7. Ramesh ,

    That was a nice find . Editing is good (when Usilampatti blends into Chandralekha).
    I think you should have mentioned about the instruments that were having the same melody in both versions .
    A layman wont know the difference until you mention it in text.
    Cheers for the great work !
    Did it 1010 LT ?

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  8. Hi Kumar, Thanks for the feedback. Yes, even I thought I should have mentioned the instruments. I did this on my home PC where I have the 1010LT sound card. The editing was done entirely in Audacity. I used FLStudio's tap tempo feature to find the tempo of the songs and then edited the pieces in Audacity to match the tempo. I also changed the pitch of the "chitthirai nilavu" song in audacity to match with that of Rahna Tu.

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  9. Ramesh - Good find. Well edited and presented. And yes Rahman does this often and I have no problems with it.

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  10. Excellent analysis and interesting

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  11. Thanks Suresh and Prabhakaran !

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  12. awesome mixing work ! nice... continue ur work

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  13. Thanks Sundar :)

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  14. wow, that's brilliant, i could not have figured that out.

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  15. Anonymous1:59 AM

    awesome...cheers n GODBLESS

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  16. Ragavendra2:52 AM

    It was a cool Analysis.
    Thank you.

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  17. @anon and @ragavendra - Thanks a lot.

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  18. Thats some nice observation..ARR does it quite often..and there s nothing wrong with that.

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  19. Mahesh2:46 PM

    Hi Ramesh,

    I heard the Chandralekhs song after seeing this posting...but could not hear the usilampatti background. The beats are the same...ut not the instrumental mandolin piece

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