Amit Kumar`s puja album brings back the `70s

Updated: Sep 02, 2012, 12:26 PM IST

Kolkata: In a rerun to the 70s, considered the golden era of Bengali music, popular playback singer Amit Kumar has come up with his new puja album `Phele Asa Din` (Yesteryears) after several years.

"The tunes are a fitting tribute to the melodies of 70s and 80s. My fans and the audience will be able to relate to that era and hopefully will like the album," said Kumar, who first shot to fame with his melodious rendition of the 80s Hindi blockbuster `Love Story`.

When asked about the lyrics he said, "The songs are contemporary and well-written and yet very much retain the melodious touch of those times.

"I enjoyed singing for the album as it reminded me of the bygone era when puja numbers were a craze," Kumar said over the phone from Mumbai.

Music director duo Munna-Raj said, "We could only think of Amit Da while composing the music for the album as he had seen and also been a part of that wonderful era."

The album comprising of eight songs, to be launched on September 8, reflect love, pain and the pathos of life. There is also a track on the life and times of Kolkata.

Kumar last recorded Bangla numbers `Pran To Maane Na`, `Kato Din Aar`, `Patho Cheye`, `Sono Rubi`, `E Paar Bhange`, `Ki Kore Janle Tumi`, years ago.

Musicians from R D Burman`s team including Shyam Raj and Prem Sodha recorded for the album to be released by Asha Audio.