Wazir Dayer sent us this rare version, which was on my very first Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan LP, which he bought in 1987. On this LP were recordings from a concert he gave in Paris in 1985. A second LP with qawwalis from this concert was released. When both LPs were reissued as CDs, this particular version of “Mast Nazron Se Allah Bachaye” was not included. Some years ago a kind soul digitalised it and posted it on the internet.
When you listen to it, you can hear the crackling sound that characterizes vinyl records, but nonetheless it’s a joy to listen to this wonderful Urdu Ghazal!