SHADAY

Label
WM Germany
Release date
14 Jun 2005
Running length
9 tracks
Running time
37:24

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Im Nin'Alu (Yemenite Folk Song) 3:26 566
2 Eshal 3:56 2,697
3 Da'ale Da'ale 3:22 1,623
4 My Aching Heart 5:46 1,599
5 Love Song 2:26 3,386
6 Galbi 3:12 8,835
7 Face To Face 4:51 1,501
8 Take Me To Paradise 4:47 1,333
9 Shaday 5:38 4,114

About this album

Shaday was a 1988 album by Ofra Haza, released after the international chart success of the single “Im Nin’ Alu (English Mix).” Like the follow-up “Galbi,” it was originally included on the 1984 album Yemenite Songs, which consisted of traditional folk songs with lyrics coming from the poetry of 16th century Rabbi Shalom Shabazi. Both tracks were released in a wide array of dance remixes both in Israel and internationally, following Eric B. & Rakim, Coldcut, M/A/R/R/S, and a number of other hip-hop and dance acts sampling Haza’s voice.

In fact, the hit-single Im Nin’ Alu was preceded by a 12” remix of “Galbi” named Special Mix (Long Version and Short Version) released by the record label Globe Style. It was an underground club hit in both Israel, Europe and the United States in 1985 and 1986. For the Shaday album, the track was again remixed with an arrangement similar to that of “Im Nin’ Alu” and also partly re-recorded with English language lyrics and subsequently re-issued as the follow-up single in both Europe and the United States in 1988.

Shaday, recorded both in Tel Aviv and London, became Haza’s international breakthrough album and includes Hebrew-English language remixes of both “Im Nin’ Alu” and “Galbi,” as well as the singles “Shaday” and “Da’Ale Da’Ale,” also released as remix singles.

“Love Song,” an a cappella with lyrics from the Old Testament’s “Song of Songs” (8:6-7), first recorded under the Hebrew title “Azah Ka’Mavet Ahavah” on the 1979 album Shir HaShirim (Love Songs), has, just like the original 1984 version of “Im Nin’ Alu,” been sampled and remixed frequently through the 1990s and 2000s.

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