Banyen Rakkaen
Lam Phloen World-Class: The Essential Banyen Rakkaen
EM Records
4 page insert with liner notes and rare photos
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1Spinning Cotton On A Full Moon Night
2Lam Phloen To Soothe The Heart
3Promise Of March
4Lam Phloen World-Class
5I Won’t Move
6Lam Yao Salab Toei
7Toei From The Heart
8Lam Phloen Bar Girl Banyen
9Lam Phloen I Don’t Love You
10Whose Guy Is It
11Lam Phloen Daen Isan
12Lam Toei Salab Chak

An exciting collection from pioneering Thai molam idol Banyen Rakkaen, featuring her most thrilling performances from the early to mid-70s, with innovative genre-bending arrangements and production from Thepphabut Satirodchomphu.

These tracks, all originally released on 7-inch vinyl, showcase her powerful yet alluring voice, revolutionary yet rooted in tradition. Her exciting performance style was revolutionary and shocked traditionalists, but none could dispute the fact that she was a truly gifted singer, and Theppabut’s visionary production skills added to the feeling of freshness and vitality.

The early 1970s saw a growing demand in Thailand for exciting and danceable music, and the recordings compiled in this release filled that demand perfectly. Banyen was one of the great singers of that era who propelled Isan music to nationwide popularity. A true star who in 2013 was designated a living national treasure, Banyen stole hearts with these hard-driving hits, while inspiring a new generation of aspiring singers. Banyen will now steal your heart.