Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook album Night Song to get a vinyl release

As part of Record Store Day 2019, we are excited to announce that we will release Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Michael Brook's Night Song on vinyl for the first time.

The album was Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan‘s final album for Real World Records before his premature death in 1997, and has never had a vinyl release. The LP will finally be available to purchase in independent record stores as part of the annual Record Store Day on 13 April.

Originally released in 1996, Night Song was the legendary Qawwali singer’s second collaboration with the Canadian producer Michael Brook, following the success of Mustt Mustt in 1990. The album was a fusion of Western and Asian musical influences, and upon its release Billboard called it “an album for the ages, solidifying Khan’s stature as one of the world’s pre-eminent singers”. Time Out called it “the best world music album… ever!” and Mojo listed the album in their Top 40 albums of 1996. The following year the album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best World Music Album.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook - Night Song

Night Song is the third in a series of vinyl re-issues of classic albums by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, following Mustt Mustt and Shahen Shah in 2017. The LP will also come with a digital download of the album that includes the previously unavailable R+D Division Remix of ‘Sweet Pain’.

Support your local record store on Record Store Day 2019 and pick up a copy of this classic Real World album. Further information and details of participating stores are available on the official website.

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The Making of Night Song

Featured release

  • Night Song

    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook

    Released 01 March 1996

    The potent relationship between Qawwali legend Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Canadian rock musician Michael Brook reached compelling emotional heights on this Grammy nominated sequel to Mustt Mustt. Once again the partnership tests the emotional boundaries of the human voice. It wasn't made in Detroit or Memphis, but this truly is soul music.

By Online Editor

Main image: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Michael Brook at Nusrat's home in Pakistan. Photo credit: Stephen Lovell-Davis

Published on Thu, 28 February 19

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