The melodious voices of legends who
have left us and those who are still with have been brought to life with
quality music inserted into the CDs. The collections will no doubt take
the pride of the place on the CD racks of many music fans
Eight prominent figures who have contributed immensely to the music
scene will reawaken their voices through a collection of CDs titled
'Legends'. The artistes in focus are Clarence Wijewardena, Milton
Mallawarachchi, H.R. Jothipala,Gypsies, Annesley Malawana, Desmond de
Silva and singing couple Rookantha and Chandralekha.
Four of Clarence's well loved CDs and a CD comprising his non-stop
hits are available in the market. Wijewardena had made his mark as the
pioneer of the use of electric guitar in Sinhala music. He
revolutionized the local music scene in the 1960s with his melodious
voice and is dubbed as the
father of Sri Lankan pop.
The CDs contain hits like Kanda Surinduni, Hiruge Lovedi, Gamen
Liyumak Avilla, Andura Ira, Malata Bambaraku Se and Ran Dunuke Mala Se.
All together it is around 68 songs with the non-stop CD.
Milton Mallawarachchi who had contributed a number of heartwarming
songs to the local music scene can be heard once again through the
He is well known for his love songs and 81 of them will be revived
through five CDs.
Prolific playback vocalist H.R. Jothipala's CDs will comprise Saman
Mal Piyalle, Siriyame Sara, Geetha Rathriya, Ayubowan Thushara and a
non-stop CD. Rookantha Gunatileke and Chandralekha Perera who held a
live in concert event recently in Sri Lanka have 81 songs included in
the five 'Legends' CDs. Ai, Gypsies gold, Singyore, Gypsies Platinum and
non stop CDs will be included in the Gypsies - I don't know why CD.
Annesley Malawana's Golden Hits, Vana Bambaro, Top 20, annesley and
Indrani, Thotiya and non stop songs will be a part of his latest
Sri Lankan 'Baila King' Desmond de Silva will have some of the
favourite songs sung by him for nearly four decades along with the
Apart from the 'Legend' series, two three more CDs have made it to
the market. Vikasitha Pas Pumi Vol 1 and 2 includes 84 songs and 81
songs by Pandit W.D. Amaradeva, Victor Ratnayake, Sunil Edirisinghe,
Somathilaka Jayamaha, Edward Jayakody, Sanath Nandasiri, Sunil
Edirisinghe and Amarasiri Peries. Chandimal: the unforgettable
collection with music by Chandimal Fernando and his band will come in
five CDs. All the CDs are launched by Torana.