Asia Worships - Mukti Dil-Aye: He Saves

Wednesday 1st December 1993
Asia Worships - Mukti Dil-Aye: He Saves
Asia Worships - Mukti Dil-Aye: He Saves

STYLE: World
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Kingsway Music KMCD712
RELEASE DATE: 1993-11-19
RRP: £13.00

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

There are mountains of poor/average/good albums. There are a handful of essential/brilliant albums. And every now and again there are epoch making albums, song collections that not only abound in musical excellence but have a whiff of the prophetic about them. This is such an album - a collection of praise and worship songs way, way above puny artistic ambitions and dreams, marketing stratagems and Bible week hype. In one play 'Mukti Dil-Aye: He Saves1 convinced me that this is possibly THE most important album released since Cross Rhythms commenced publication. On a factual level it can be briefly described - a fusion of Eastern and Western musics overseen by South Asian Concern, produced by exciting new discovery Martin Smith and featuring a bevy of famed Western musicians including (deep breath) lona percussionist Terl Bryant; Bryn Haworth on slide guitar; woodwind man Dave Fitzgerald; Stuart Townend on keys; chapman stick wizard Nick Beggs and guest vocalists like Kevin Prosch, Helen Burgess and David Grant. But it's the (literally) inspired Asian singers and musicians who give the album its focus and flavour. Never have the haunting ethereal sounds of Hindi worship been better captured than on the small group vocals here. Fusing the cultural elements into musical coherence must have taken a Herculean effort from Martin Smith but his production hand never falters so that tablas fuse with Flemish bagpipes and synths swirl around sitars in unforgettable soundscapes. The material from the beautiful Asian originals like "Mukti Dil-Aye" and "Aavone Saatho Praathnaano Vakhat Chhe" to Ramon Pink's "Jesus Christ Is Lord" and Kevin Prosch's "Come To The Light" is an inspired selection too. In an age where the electronic realities of the global village means that the West is coming alive to different cultures and musics like no other one and where God's Spirit is thrillingly beginning to breathe over a whole continent for so long cloaked in spiritual darkness, here is an album to reflect these truths. Repent of your irrelevant prejudices about 'curry house music' or 'the praise and worship conveyor belt', buy this album and allow it to minister to your heart, mind and soul.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Mukti Dil-Aya [Listen]
2. Aavro Saathio [Listen]
3. Let The Flame Burn Brighter [Listen]
4. Come To The Light [Listen]
5. Azhangal Thedunna Daivam [Listen]
6. Mourning Into Dancing [Listen]
7. Hallelujah Tarif Karenge [Listen]
8. Thank You For Saving Me [Listen]
9. Hamd Teri Yahova [Listen]
10. East Meets West [Listen]
11. Jesus Christ Is Lord [Listen]
12. What Kind Of Love Is This [Listen]

This track data is supplied by the Cross Rhythms CD/DVD review library. Please note that CD tracks may vary according to release region or product version.

Reader Comments

Posted by Aditya in India @ 09:43 on Jan 29 2017

Finally the copy is available at the following linkLink - sic
All the songs in “Asia Worship” are included in “Celebrating Together”

Reply by Y.G Kumar in Bangalore @ 12:55 on Oct 24 2017

Hi Aditya,

I am searching for this album from last 15 years or more. Can you let me know how to procure it from Bangalore.


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Posted by Noel in India @ 14:18 on Jan 5 2017

I finally got an original copy today from amazon uk.
Had to pay a hefty price but so much worth it. Feels so blessed listening to the songs. Positive way start this new year!

Posted by Hannah Paul in India, Chennai @ 21:25 on Oct 22 2015

i heard this casette in 2004. it was one of my favorites, sadly i gave it away to a few friends who were blessed to have it, nevertheless I don't have it anymore. I have been desperately looking for these tracks and cannot describe the joy when i found it here, sadly these were just the sample music. These are powerful and beautiful songs, if someone knows how or where i can get a copy of it, please do let me know.
SOMEONE, ANYONE, PLEASE REPLY. I went throught the comments above and doesn't look like any of them have received any reply. please do get back... :(

Posted by Angeline Kiruba in Malaysia @ 04:02 on May 23 2013

I've been looking for these songs for a long time. Finally found them here. Is there anywhere I can get the album. Listened to them during my childhood times. Really hoping to get to listen to the songs soon.

Posted by Grace in India @ 04:07 on Jan 30 2013

I listened to all these songs when i was a kid frm the casette that we had, bt now that the audio tape player is damgaged and the casette lost, i'm desperately searching for all these tracks. If anybdy gets to know any details as to where the whole tracks are available, please notify.

Posted by Jack in India @ 14:17 on Jan 3 2013

I have Mukti Dil Aya, Gao Hallelujah, Azhangal Thedunna Daivam, More love more power from this album.. hunting for the rest.

Posted by jacqueline tan in in kedah malaysia @ 13:43 on Jun 12 2010

where and how to get this album(Mukti Dil Aye) .Am so sad cant even to hear this songs.After so long years.

Posted by Dinakar in India @ 19:56 on Mar 29 2009

i have been desperately searching the net for this album Mukti Dil-Aye: He Saves but in vain.plz if any one knows frm where to buy it or download it do tell me plz.....

Posted by Helen Tremenheere in Leeds, UK @ 15:32 on Aug 24 2008

I am also looking for this CD. Where is it available? I would love to have a copy. Why is it no longer available?

Posted by Noel in Bangalore @ 13:42 on Feb 17 2008

Where can I find Asia Worships - Mukti Dil-Aye: He Saves? Looking for almost 2 yrs.

Reply by Suresh Nair in Singapre @ 05:07 on May 26 2008

Where can get a cd a and are they anymore such album as this .

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