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Night Song review
from Billboard
24 Feburary 1996
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Night Song

A landmark in the cross-pollination of pop and world musics, the entrancing "Night Song" has the ability to touch a huge range of music lovers. Guitarist / producer Michael Brook has fashioned deep, dark ambient settings for qawwali master Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's incomparable voice, emphasizing Khan's plaintive side with introspective grooves and ghostly laments. "My Heart, My Life," "My Comfort Remains," and "Crest" are highlights among the album's host of highly accessible tracks. A work of great beauty, "Night Song" stands as an album for the ages, defying genre and solidifying Khan's stature as one of the world's pre-eminent singers.