Spondan, a popular rock band of ‘70s, which disbanded in 1975, has been recently revived by the children of its two founding members.
The late singer Firoz Shai’s three sons Neaz, Nazim, Naim and Kazi Hablu’s son Anan have reformed the band which will release its debut album Spondan under the banner of G-series after Eid-ul-Fitr.
The album will contain nine songs including two covers of popular songs Ishkul khuilache and Mon tui chinlina, which were released by Spondan in ‘70s. Besides, the album will also contain a song glorifying the liberation war titled ‘Joy Bangla, Banglar Joy’.
The full album is available on GP Music app and its web platform.
Videos of Ishkul khuilache and Shunaiya nai from the album will be uploaded on the Facebook page of GP Music, which is the digital promotion partner of the album.
The album is mastered by the chief mastering engineer of Westside Mastering Studios Woody Pornpitaksuk, who got recognition at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards for his work on the Historical Album: Louis Armstrong – The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings.
Spondan was formed on June 17, 1972 and within a very short time the band won the hearts of the music lovers.
Founded by Nasir Ahmed Apu and late Firoz Shai, the band pioneered rock music in post liberation war Bangladesh. The other members of the band, patronised by late Sheikh Kamal, included Ferdous Junior, Aftab Kamal, Larry, Musa, Kamal, late Happy Akhand, Kazi Hablu, Shahedul Huda and Ferdous Wahid.
Neaz, Nazim, Naim and Anan reformed the band in 2016 with the name Spondan 72. The band members later decided to rename the band as Spondan. The present members of the band are Rezwan Firoz Neaz (guitar), Raihan Firoz Nazim (vocal and percussion), Kazi Anan (guitar and vocal), Redwan Firoz Naim (drums) and Kazi Shishir (bass).
‘We would like to restore the band to its former glory,’ Raihan Firoz Nazim told New Age.
‘I am happy that the band has been reformed and I have given my consent to reform the band,’ Ferdous Wahid told New Age.
Kazi Hablu, one of the original Spondan team members, has played percussion in one of the songs in the album.
‘If we receive positive response from the music lovers, we will release more albums along with covers of Spondan’s old songs in future,’ said Kazi Anan.
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