Wednesday, August 06, 2008

As Promised (the ultimate cover)

A few posts back, I posted Native Deen's version of Tala'albadru Alayna, and in the comments there was a discussion about the Yusuf Islam version, which some of you weren't able to find. Well, here it is.
Basically, he uses voices and percussion drums as the instruments in the background. Enjoy:

8 comments:

VioletSky said...

Oh, thank you for finding this. It is very different.
I have been listening to the Native Deen version in the mornings when I make my tea. I must admit it makes me happy and I do a little dance around the kitchen. Yusuf Islam's sounds more of a swaying version than dancing.

Hope that isn't disrespectful, I don't mean it to be - I really like the music

noha said...

It is very different, and actually, it is much more true to the original, or at least the traditional version that has been passed down from generation to generation in the Muslim world. It's what we call a "Nasheed", meaning Islamic song. They're not very dancy, more sway-y, you're right. Most Nasheeds are the same way. Glad you enjoyed it.

VioletSky said...

I suspected that it was truer to the original - has a more spiritual sound to it.

will try to decipher all the links in wikipedia for anasheed to learn more when I've more time.

noha said...

Here's an old post I stole from my brilliant friend Sajda (in my blogroll) about Nasheeds vs. Songs. Take a look if you're interested. No pressure.

http://meetmyshadow.blogspot.com/2007/02/stealing-not-plagiarizing-from-friend.html

VioletSky said...

I'm learning so much from you! Thanks.

noha said...

No worries! Happy to discuss...

citizen of the world said...

I'm just catching up. Thanks for posting this version of the song. I like it.

noha said...

COTW, glad you enjoyed. He has a great voice.