Ofra Haza - Im Nin'Alu

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  1. VoR

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    Much loved Israeli diva records seemingly uncommercial album of traditional Yemenite prayers, gets remixed and scores massive Eurohit.



    I absolutely adore her voice. So rich and distinctive. The song is a total banger.
     
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    Ten SANS DOUTE

    'Galbi' was fabulous as well
     
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    I love her vocals on 'My Love Is For Real' by Paula Abdul too. The contrast between the first 30 seconds of Ofra effortlessly voxalising - then in comes Paula, flat as a pancake as ever. :D
     
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    Absolutely fucking MAGIC
     
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    FLAWLESS

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    Absolutely wonderful!
     
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    Ethnic pop, before it was thing. Groundbreaking lushness.
     
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    The original version is even better especially since she's singing it with the eastern/Yemenite dialect.

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    I remember hearing about her death and being very cut up about it, as it was around the time I was just discovering old Eurovisions and LOVED her song in 1983.

    The way she died was tragic. I'm sure if she were still alive now she would still have a fabulous career.

    As for Im Nin Alu, I first heard this on one f the Hits compilation tapes that I was given for a present. Loved it instantly as it seemed so exotic to a nine year old. I actually think this may be partly the reason why I got into Eurovision, with the different styles of music and language. Along with those other 2 foreign language hits from 1988.
     
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    I'm entranced.
     
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    Actually a 10 I think. I wish Vadge sampled her version on "Isaac" rather than that tone deaf codger who unfortunately was in the tour.
     
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    Every time I see this thread I read 'Abu Hamza'

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    It's a sick sad world when I realise I've neglected this for years now - how amazing to remember it existed and for it to sound as amazing as it always did. 11/10
     
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    A ten - but "the temple of love" is an 11
     
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    Following @monsta's recent revelation and her appearance on old TOTP this absolute banger has been played on a loop round these parts.
     
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    I love Galbi too, in spite (or perhaps because) of it being pretty much the EXACT SAME SONG :D

     
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    Both Galbi and this were big hits here, and the album was in the chart for weeks and weeks. Fantastic.

    Who is this troll Alex Range that gave this a 0? Fuck you!
     
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    He was a Russian fucking cunt.
     
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    Inspired by this post I've been listening to some Ofra this evening. This was a top 20 in the US dance chart apparently, I think I never heard it before but really like it.

     
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    Thrilled to see this on the TOTP: Big Hits 1988 show from last Friday :disco:
     

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