From an adolescence spent hustling gigs with their mandolin and violin, to maturity as one of Bollywood’s most successful composers, the story of Laxmikant Pyarelal seems a rags-to-riches fable.
Perhaps this was true for Laxmikant, but Pyarelal came from an established musical family and both got their first break when spotted by Lata Mangeshkar. Attending her home-based music academy, they met and formed a friendship that would last a lifetime.
Whether writing seperately or together, they always credited themselves as a duo, and it’s under the Laxmikant Pyarelal name that some of Bollywood’s best-loved soundtracks are remembered. Covering all styles and winning many awards they left an indelible mark on some of the most productive years for India’s massive film and music industry. From the 1960s through to the 90s, including rare tracks and classic hits, these 2 CDs tell their story.
Boolywood Remembers Laxmikant Pyarelal – TSQCD9070