Hari Raya- the end of the fasting season of Ramadan- complilation from Malaysia's most popular female singer. Rootsy Malay pop.
1. Sesuci Lebaran 2. Nazam Lebaran 3. Air Mata Syawal 4. Anugerah Aidilfitri 5. Meriah Suasana Hari Raya 6. Bila Hari Raya Menjelma 7. Mekar Hari Raya 8. Suara Takbir 9. Anugerah Aidilfitri (Instrumental) 10. Sesuci Lebaran (Instrumental)
Pewaris Lagu- Lagu Tradisional - Best Traditional Music
Wonderful compilation album of traditional style songs by Malaysia's biggest star. Includes her first hit Cindai, as well as other songs recorded for the Suria record label.
1. Zapin Bernasib 2. Sireh Piang 3. Sri Mersing 4. Keroncong Endang Endong 5. Nirmala 6. Es Lilin 7. Joget Berhibur 8. Balqis 9. Cindai 10. Hati Kama 11. Ya Maulai 12. Pandang Pandang Jeling Jeling 13. Bungar Melor 14. Bisikan Hati
All Your Love
Fifteenth and first English language album from Malaysian superstar Siti Nurhaliza. Engineered and mixed like a western pop record by people such as Richard Furch who has worked with Prince, Whitney Houston and Eddie Schreyer who has engineered Lady Gaga among others. All tracks produced and written by two Australians, Bryan Bouro and Christian Alexanda. Despitea all this, unlikely to cross over beyond her Malaysian fan base.
1. All Your Love 2. Nobody Else 3. Tonight 4. All Over Again 5. I'll Wait Forever 6. Falling In Love 7. I Cry Out 8. Fight For Love 9. Stand Up 10. Remember You feat. Sean Kingston
SITI NURHALIZA, NORANIZA IDRIS, NATASHA
Pilihan Terbaik Rentak Zapin
Three Malaysian female singers' modern versions of the traditional Zapin dance style of Johor and other states. Zapin is believed to have Arabic origins, introduced into Malaysia in the fifteenth century, Excellent compilation of the best of modern Malaysian roots music.
1. Zapin Cinta Asmara / Siti Nurhaliza 2. Zapin Pusaka / Noraniza Idris 3. Awallah Dondang / Noraniza Idris 4. Ya Maulai / Siti Nurhaliza 5. Cindai / Siti Nurhaliza 6. Zapin Bahari / Natasha 7. Bunga Melor / Siti Nurhaliza 8. Ya Salam / Noraniza Idris 9. Ya Allah Ya Saidi / Noraniza Idris 10. Dondang Dendang / Siti Nurhaliza & Noraniza Idris 11. Semali Rimba / Noraniza Idris 12. Sapta / Noraniza Idris 13. Canggai / Siti Nurhariza 14. Syair Kamelia / Siti Nurhaliza
Siti & Friends- Rare Tracks
Compilation of rare tracks from the ever popular Malaysian singer. These included songs used in commercials,a duet with a Chinese singer, a covers of Teresa Ten, her song Cindai covered by a Taiwanese singer.
Fourteenth studio album by the Malaysian music icon. Her first 'holistic' album apparently- songs of praise, more pop than roots. 1. Asma Ul Husna 2. Pintu Rindu 3. Tahajjud Cinta 4. Batasku Asaku 5. Ku Percaya Ada Cinta 6. Ya Rasulullah 7. Ketika Cinta 8. Selawat.
The wonderful Siti Nurhaliza has released her fourth 'traditional' (or 'ethnic contemporary', well let's just call it rootsy) album, following Cindai, Sahmura and Sanggar Mustikar. The album credits read like a roll-call of Malaysia's top producers and composers, including Pak Ngah, M. Nasir and S. Atan, all listed after the tracks below in brackets. Possibly more pop than her other rootsy albums but nevertheless an excellent album of contemporary Malay roots music.
1. Di Kayangan Kita ( Johari Teh) 2. Bintang Malam (Johan Nawawi) 3. Cinta Ini (Katon Bagaskara) 4. Ada Masa Mata (M. Nasir) 5. Bulan Yang Mesra (Khairil Johari Johar) 6. Seloka Budi 7. Rasa Antara Kita ( Khairil Johari Johar) 8. Senyum Minang Manis (Zul Mahat) 9. Joget Menanti Kasih (S.Atan) 10. Di Taman Teman (Fauzi Marzuki) 11. Jelmakanlah Ayumu (Pak Ngah)
Hadiah Daripada Hati
Siti continues to be Malaysia's top female singer. This is her 12th album and unforunately it's another pop album, contrary to the original plan of releasing a traditional album. For that traditional album we'll have to wait until later in 2008 we are told. In the meantime, if you enjoy Siti's pop material this is as good as any of her previous albums. The track Mulanya Cinta is taken from the musical about the life of P.Ramlee. 11 tracks. 1. Ku Mahu 2. Melawan Kesepian 3. Mulanya Cinta 4. Tanpa Kalian 5. Biarkan 6. Kerana Dirimu 7. Hati 8. Wanita 9. Cintamu 10. Sutramaya 11. Sekian Lama
Siti Nurhaliza is probably Malaysia's most popular singer of recent years. She can sing the rootsy 'Irama Malaysia' style, but also pop, r&b and soft ballads. This album mainly concentrates on those more pop style hits that have made her into a national icon. 12 tracks.
Latest album from the brilliant singer Siti Nurhaliza is more pop/r&b than our preferred rootsy material. Nevertheless there are some so-called 'ethnic' crossover tunes with Indian and Arabic elements. Features the wonderful Mac Chew and Jenny Chin (of Blue Asia). 13 tracks.
An album for Hari Raya, for the end of Ramadan in Malaysia. Celebratory songs with traditional and orchestral backing, accordion, and Siti's wonderful singing. Nice blend of Malay and Western influences from one of Malaysia's biggest stars.
Siti Nurhaliza can be infuriating. She has sung on some of Malaysia's best modern roots and traditional albums, (Irama Malaysia) but is equally prone to making insipid pop with warbling piano, cheesy synthesizers, dire electric guitar solos, power ballad drumming, drums machines, all glossily produced for general consumption. Unfortunately this album mostly falls into this category.
Exceptional album by the extremely popular Malaysian female vocalist, spearheading what is probably Asia's most vibrant roots music scene, 'Ratu Pop Tradisional'. Mostly Arabic, Indian influenced, with other south east Asian, Chinese and Western influences all present somewhere. Somewhat similar to Indian film music or Indonesian dangdut. Uptempo, rhythmic, orchestral backing, accordions, lutes, great songs and truly inspiring singing.
Untukmu Sudir 100% Live 1
Was £14.99. Recorded live with the Diiringi Orkestra Simfoni Kebangsaan, with lush accompaniment and arrangements, lacks the energy and rawness of her rootsy studio albums, but still great vocals.
Untukmu Sudir 100% Live 2
Was £14.99. Complete with a symphony orchestra, Siti's live album lacks the rootsier feel of her studio albums. It's very definitely a show, with Siti even singing in English at times. Nevertheless, Malaysia's greatest female vocalist is in good form in front of an adoring audience.
Was £20.99. Mainly Western influenced typical Asian pop.
Was £21.99. Not only is Siti Nurhaliza one of Malaysia's most popular female singers, she is also brilliant, a rare combination in most of Asia. Her music reflects the diversity of Malaysia itself. Arabic, Indian and western music is combined to produce, well, Malaysian roots music. Malaysia can boast possibly the best contemporary music scene in Asia. This album is more pop than roots, but is well crafted.
Second album from young singer, up to the high standards she has subsequently set herself.
Massive seller in Malaysia, young female singer, mixing pop with various influences.Recommended.
Young Malay singer mixing various Malay roots music with pop in varying degrees. Very popular in Malaysia.
SITI NURHALIZA AND NORANIZA IDRIS
Excellent releaase by two Malaysian singers. Strong arabic flavour, with other Malay elements in contemporary roots setting. One of the best Malayasian albums around.
KRISDAYANTI AND SITI NURHALIZA
Duo album from Malaysian icon Siti Nurhaliza and Indonesian singer Krisdayanti. Krisdayanti was the first winner of the Asia Bagus pan-Asia talent contest in 1992. She is now known throughout southeast Asia. CTKD stands for Canda- joke, Tangis - cry, Ketawa - laugh, and Duka -sad, and they are known as CT -Siti and KD- Krisdayanti.
1. Jika Kau Tak Datang 2. Sebagai Teman 3. Tanpamu 4. Amarah 5. Hanya Dia 6. Dalam Diamku 7. Tanpamu 8. Amarah 9. Hanya Dia 10. Dalam Diamku