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Back From The Brink: Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran: 1973-1979

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Disc 1 of 2
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Gole Yakh
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Dar Enteha
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Hajme Khali
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Paiz
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Leila
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Del Dareh Pir Misheh
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Akhm Nakon
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Shirin Nakon
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Ghazal
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Tavalode Yek Seda
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Saghe
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Entezar
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Niyayesh
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Saraabe Toe
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Reyhan
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Baroona
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Mosafere Shar Baran
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Khaar
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Havar Havar
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Ashiooneh
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Bachehaye Khoobe Koocheh
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Akhtare Asemanha
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Tak Derakht
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Share Cheshmat
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Dokhtare Delkhasteye Shahr
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Daas
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Ghahr
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Aabere Shab
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Ghad Boland
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Kei Toe Miayee
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 30   Total Length: 129:19

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Jim Farber

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Jim Farber has been writing about music since the Ramones were new. For the last 21 years, he has been chief music critic for the New York Daily News. In additi...more »

08.24.11
Kourosh, Back From The Brink: Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran: 1973-1979
2011 | Label: Now Again Records

The mood of Kourosh Yaghmaei’s music mirrors the heady quaver we associate with psychedelic folk-rock. But the specific chords and melodies of his songs sift in something few Western listeners would associate with that genre: traditional Iranian folk music.

That’s the lush and revelatory mix you’ll hear in the songs of Kourosh Yaghmaei. In fact, it’s a near miracle we can hear them at all. Yaghmaei’s work had been banned in his native country… read more »

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A must have!

Chaibaba

Just picked this up locally here and I've been hesitant to put it down. So rare to find anything from Iran and this is a brilliant window into pre-revolutionary times. Track two on the second disc is especially fantastic and harkens to Funkadellic's Maggot Brain.

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Iran and the Mournful Pop Narcotic

By Richard Gehr, Contributor

The music of Iran has never made much of an impact on the West. It certainly doesn't lack a vibrant classical tradition, as albums by Hossein Alizadeh, Kayhan Kalhor and Mohammed Reza Shajarian will attest, and with Azerbaijanis, Bahtiari, Baluchi, and Kurds each contributing their own styles of folk music. But unlike that of India, Africa and the Arab world, the appeal of Persian music appears to have eluded us. For when it comes to… more »