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LATA MANGESHKAR PENS OPEN LETTER TO RECORDING LABELS

By Ritika Nath . 5th June 2018 04:06pm
LATA MANGESHKAR PENS OPEN LETTER TO RECORDING LABELS

Looking at how the famous golden era songs are being repeatedly remixed and altered, Lata Mangeshkar has expressed her despair in a recent tweet. She has put forth how the new remixes have added vulgarity to the otherwise decent songs. She also wrote that it is the responsibility of recording companies to preserve the essence of the songs without any distortion. [caption id="attachment_38271" align="alignnone" width="440"]Lata Mangeshkar Source[/caption] The queen of melody wrote that there is nothing wrong in the principle of creating remixes and showcasing a song in a different way without losing its essence, but to twist a song out of shape is just wrong.

I hear that this is what has been happening these days, and the credit for the song is being given to somebody else... To ruin the core of the tune, to arbitrarily change the lyrics and to add cheap thoughts to them – this kind of nonsensical behavior causes me immense distress
Lata Mangeshkar has also talked about the golden period of India cinema and the difficulties the filmmakers faced.
At that time the technique was not strong. The song was recorded on the record of wax. If one mistake was made, then the record was broken and replaced to record for the second time
She has also praised the works of singers, lyricists, composers, music directors, fil producers and all the technicians, like Sahir Ludhianvi, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Rajendra Krishan, S. D. Burman, Chetan Anand, Mehboob Khan and many other people who put in their hard work in the music industry. She also wrote, “There was lack of facilities, but there was no lack of talent”. https://twitter.com/mangeshkarlata/status/1002448539534970880 She ended the tweet by saying that the ability to solve the problem is in the hands of recording companies. But they have forgotten it. Instead of looking at music for the sole purpose of commerce, it should be looked as the cultural heritage of the country. Many old Bollywood songs have been altered recently, like ‘Woh Subah Kabhi To Hogi’ from the film ‘Phir Subha Hogi’ was changed to ‘Woh Subha Hami Se Aaegi’ in Vidya Balan starrer 'Begum Jaan’. Also, the famous songs like 'Gulabi Aankhein Jo Teri Dekhi' from 'The Train' was remixed into a dance song in ‘Noor’ and ‘Student of the Year’, and 'Haseeno Ka Deewana' from 'Yaarana' into an item number in 'Kabil'.