Music review analysis of The Xpose unplugged live studio performance by Himesh.

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Dard Dilon Ke

Sung with heartfelt vocals. Better than the original version. Great piano interlude.

Best lines are TERE BINA, NA AAYE SUKOON, NA AAYE KARAAR MUJHEEEE with terrific profound descending Sufi Rwak feel twists.

Himesh’s line, SAARE (pre ABA twist) at 2.12

Catch Me If U Can

Sung with arrogant feel vocals.

Ice Cream Khaungi

Himesh line, O PRIYA-AAA…ME HU TERA JIYA (vintage Sufi Rwak vocals)

Himesh’s line,  ICE CREAM KHAUNGI (well sung) from at 5.26

Great piano interlude from 5.34 onwards enhances the rhythm.

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Himesh sings the song with a ‘higher’ underlying scale than the original version, and hence some of the lines are in super high pitch, whereas others are in lower octave (and they sound really good) with emphasis on lines, BASAAYA HAI (terrific feel twist) from 1.50 to 1.52

Hai Apna Dil

Sung in a upbeat happy mood.

Terrific constant underlying scale from 2.27 to 2.30 followed by terrific short short HOOOO from 2.30 to 2.31

Honey’s rap in Himesh’s vocals sound really good along with the piano interlude and gets listener into the zone, with emphasis on line FINE-INE-INE (descending feel good twist) from 3.24 to 3.27

Best line is, TOH (terrific singing) at 3.42, 4.14 & 4.19 sung better than original version.

Sheeshe Ka Samundar

Its his best sung song in the unplugged performance.

Himesh’s standout lines in mukhda,

BHARAM HAI (terrific feel twist)from 4.56 to 4.58, 5.22 to 5.23,  IS DUNIYA MEIN JOH BHI GAYA (sung with lot of kashish) from 5.04 to 5.09, HOOO (terrific catchy twist) from 5.11 to 5.12 &5.36, HAI (terrific voice rise) from 5.20 to 5.21, 6.32, GAYA-AAA (terrific quick twist)WOH (well sung) from 5.32 to 5.34, HOOOO 9off-da-hok catchy heartfelt well structured alaap) from 5.45 to 5.56, DUNIYA (well sung) from 6.39 to 6.40

Himesh’s standout lines in stanza,

KAAA (awesome feel twist) at 6.02 & 6.09, JAHAAN (awesome feel twist) at 6.17

Dard Dilon Ke

Himesh goes full on in high pitch alaap from 8.22 to 8.27

Himesh’s line, MAIN AUR TUM (given a different twist) from 7.42 to 7.43, 8.38 to 8.40

Best lines in his Sufi Rwak twists, TERE BINA-AAA…NA AAYE SUKOON-NNN NA AAYE KARAAR (terrific profound descending) MUJHE-EEEE (terrific profound descending twist) from 8.54 to 9.04

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Best performance on Sheeshe Ka Samundar, followed by Dard Dilon Ke, Hai Apna Hil and Suroor (all 3 tie).

Given how Himesh sung Sheeshe Ka Samundar and Dard Dilon Ke in the unplugged mode with the ambiance, perhaps there should have been unplugged versions of these songs in his voice in the OST.