Mustt Mustt is the first Qawwali fusion album collaboration between singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and guitarist and producer Michael Brook, although the album itself is credited purely to Khan. It was rock musician Peter Gabriel who suggested that Brook and Khan work together.[1] It was released in 1990 on Gabriel's Real World Records label.

Mustt Mustt
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Studio album by
Released12 November 1990
GenreQawwali, world fusion
Length49:43
LabelReal World
ProducerMichael Brook
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan chronology
Shahen-Shah
(1988)
Mustt Mustt
(1990)
Magic Touch
(1991)
Michael Brook chronology
Sleeps with the Fishes
(1987)
Mustt Mustt
(1990)
Cobalt Blue
(1992)

This album, along with Night Song, contributed tracks to the remix album Star Rise.

The song "Mustt Mustt" was remixed by British trip hop group Massive Attack and was a club hit in the United Kingdom, being the first song in Urdu to reach the British charts.[1][2] It was later used in an advert for Coca-Cola.[3]

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [4]

Mustt Mustt was voted one of the Top 100 albums of the 1990s by American music magazine Alternative Press.[5] It reached No. 14 on the Billboard Top World Music Albums chart in 1991.[6] David Lynch of The Austin Chronicle called the album a "seminal fusion".[7] British musician Nitin Sawhney said that it "changed the face of British music forever".[8] It was considered a "secularized" or "Western" version of Khan's other Qawwali albums.[3][5][9]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Mustt Mustt (Lost in His Work)" (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) – 5:15
  2. "Nothing Without You (Tery Bina)" (Khan) – 5:04
  3. "Tracery" (Michael Brook) – 4:48
  4. "The Game" (Robert Ahwai, Brook, Khan) – 4:59
  5. "Taa Deem" (Khan) – 4:47
  6. "Sea of Vapours" (Brook) – 3:55
  7. "Fault Lines" (Brook) – 4:13
  8. "Tana Dery Na" (Brook, Khan) – 4:23
  9. "Shadow" (Khan) – 3:04
  10. "Avenue" (Brook) – 4:51
  11. "Mustt Mustt (Massive Attack remix)" (Khan) – 4:24

ChartsEdit

Chart (1991) Peak position
US World Albums (Billboard)[6] 14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Mustt Mustt, Official Michael Brook Website, archived from the original on 6 July 2009, retrieved 25 September 2009
  2. ^ "Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Biography", NME, retrieved 25 September 2009
  3. ^ a b Tarte, Bob (19 February 2004), "Capturing the essence of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan", Miami New Times, retrieved 25 September 2009
  4. ^ Allmusic review
  5. ^ a b Punn, Goher Iqbal (31 January 2003), Remembering a legend, ScreenIndia.com, retrieved 25 September 2009
  6. ^ a b "Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Chart History (World Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  7. ^ Lynch, David (27 July 2001), "Review – Nusrat Fateh Qawwali Khan", The Austin Chronicle, retrieved 25 September 2009
  8. ^ Sawhney, Nitin (17 June 2004), "Observer Music Monthly – Nitin Sawhney", The Observer, retrieved 25 September 2009
  9. ^ Givens, Ron (19 April 1991), "Mustt Mustt Music Review", Entertainment Weekly, retrieved 25 September 2009