Issabre.........it's been awhile-- looks like this is one I'll have to look up. Craig
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Monsoon and Sheila's subsequent efforts were the conception of the producer/write/instrumentalist Steve Coe. Monsoon launched the Indipop fad in Britian of the mid to late 80's. I believe that Monsoon is their best effort. The later solo albums on The Indipop label in the 80's are good but lack the entrancement of Monsoon.
For discography and reviews try http://www.rahul.net/hrmusic/discos/scdisc.html.
If you can find the original vinyl (Mobil 1) it is better than the first CD remaster of the original Monsoon vinyl which was pretty harsh (1985). The second CD version (1995)which includes some of the songs sung in Hindi is better. A rarity that has even better sound is a 45 rpm dance remix of Tomorrow Never Knows on Mobile Suit which was for years my wife's standard belly dance encore.
The Real World 1999 CD reissue of Moonsung was a bit of a disappointment to me. Not because of the music mind you but the recording was poor enough to be distracting. Sibilents were too pronounced and edgy. The overall sound is mechanical and has the breaking glass sound of so many Indian issue CD's when she sings loud upper midrange notes. On a rock or similar CD this poor recording/production could be overlooked but on a work that is supposed to be ethereal and intimate it certainly puts me off my meal. I'll be looking for a better, preferably vinly, alternative. Maybe one of the other CD releases is better?