Single Saturdays: Ragheb Alama Law Daret El-Ayam

Lebanese singer Ragheb Alama has released another remake of a classic entitled Law Daret Al-Ayyam (if the days turned around). It tells the story of heartache and grief from a break-up or a sad event.

The music is a mix of Arabic Pop and Tarab. There is a diverse variety of instruments, as seen in the video. The song starts slow, and then the tempo increases as it goes along. The faster pace is a detail that differs from the original version. Essam Karika composed the remake, just like he did with the first version of Law Daret Al-Ayyam. The composition is just as impressive as the other one.

Ragheb Alama’s voice is fantastic as always. He sings well with the back-up singers. His vocal rhythm differs from the original version. Ragheb Alama knows how to experiment with his singing. He’s bold in his vocal styles.

The lyrics have a different structure from the 1996 version of the song with fewer verses. Tarek Al-Turki changed the words without taking away the quality of the tune, while still honouring the original text. It’s impressive how a classic can get refurbished into another hit. The lyrics still have a poetic feel to them. That is remarkable work by Tarek Al Turki.

You can find the single on Ragheb Alama’s Youtube Channel.

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