Arooj AftabVulture Prince

Label:Verve Records – none
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Deluxe Edition
Genre:Electronic, Jazz, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country
Style:Minimal, Fusion, Ghazal


A1Baghon Main
Double Bass [Upright Bass]Petros Klampanis
A2Diya Hai
Arranged ByMagda Giannikou
Arranged By [Strings Arr. By]Juliette Jones (3)
CelloMalcolm Parson
FeaturingBadi Assad
StringsRootstock Republic
ViolaJarvis Benson
FlugelhornNadje Noordhuis
Piano, Double BassPetros Klampanis
B2Last Night
Double BassMario Carrillio
DrumsJorn Bielfeldt*
GuitarBhrigu Sahni
FlugelhornNadje Noordhuis
GuitarGyan Riley
PercussionJamey Haddad
SynthShahzad Ismaily
C2Saans Lo
GuitarKenji Herbert
Lyrics ByAnnie Ali Khan
SynthShahzad Ismaily
Bass [Bass synth]Shahzad Ismaily
Double BassPetros Klampanis
D2Udhero Na
FeaturingAnoushka Shankar
FlugelhornNadje Noordhuis
Harp, Bass [Bass synth]Maeve Gilchrist



In loving memory of the true vulture prince, Maher Aftab

A Verve Records release ℗© 2022 Arooj Aftab, under exclusive license to Verve Label Group, a division of UMG Recordings Inc. All rights of the producer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring, renting, public performance and broadcasting of this record is prohibited.
Universal International Music B.V. 's-Gravelandseweg 80, 1217 EW Hilversum, Netherlands. Made in the EU. BIEM/SDRM. 00602445427826.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (On sleeve (back)): 6 02445 42782 6
  • Barcode (On labels): 602445427826
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (Etched, -59928-I & Sterling stamped)): B0035138-01-A (2) -59928-I JW-H Sterling
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (Etched, -59928-I & Sterling stamped)): B0035138-01-B (2) -59928-I JW-H Sterling
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C (Etched, -59929-I & Sterling stamped)): B0035138-01-C (2) -59929-I JW-H Sterling
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D (Etched, -59929-I & Sterling stamped)): B0035138-01-D (2) -59929-I JW-H Sterling
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM

Other Versions (5 of 7)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Vulture Prince (7×File, FLAC, Album, 24bit/96kHz)New Amsterdam RecordsnoneUS2021
New Submission
Vulture Prince (LP, Album)New Amsterdam RecordsNWAM153US2021
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Vulture Prince (CD, Album, Cardboard sleeve)New Amsterdam RecordsnoneUS2021
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Vulture Prince (2×LP, Album, Deluxe Edition)Verve RecordsB0035138-01US2022
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Vulture Prince (CD, Album, Deluxe Edition, Reissue)Verve Records00602445427857Europe2022



  • Nova-Records-UK's avatar
    This is the second copy I've purchased of the deluxe issue of this Album. Unfortunately, the same problems with playback on Side A especially track 1. Judging by the other comments on here I'm not the only one. Whats happened to quality control? Not sure I'll bother again? Maybe the US version is OK?
    • Rootsmania's avatar
      A friend had heard this album recently and raved about it. l had never heard of Arooj or her sing. Today I was in a local record shop and the owner recommended this album saying it was the best record he had heard. So that was two recommendations for this album/singer. Naturally l bought it, and l write whilst listening to it. WOW!! I’m blown away, what a beautiful voice, instruments are separated. It plays without crackle or pop & more importantly my wife commented on how nice it is. Beautiful music. Highly recommended.
      • boussven's avatar
        Edited one year ago
        I’m totally in love with her voice. Music and pressing on par. Recommended
        • abg_gpl's avatar
          Spread out over 4 sides of flat, quiet vinyl, the sound quality on this is stunning - as is the music.@Frederic1974 the reason it's on a double record is it allows the grooves to be wider, providing better sound quality. It's one of the reasons this sounds so amazing.
          Anyone know where this was pressed?
          • souljazzrap's avatar
            This is absolutely astounding, grab it while it's still cheap!!!
            • Frederic1974's avatar
              why is this on double vinyl? pointless 'deluxe edition' really.
              • Jonfo's avatar
                Edited one year ago
                Music and mastering on this release is very good but unfortunately the pressing isn't.
                First one i got had 2 records with side a/b, side c/d was missing. One of them had a rather big scratch on the first track. Loads of vinyl shavings inside the inner sleeves.
                second one had all four sides, but there are a lot of crackle.
                This was played on high quality equipment, even tried to clean it on okki nokki rcm but it made almost no difference.
                • Eirikstim's avatar
                  Stunning sound quality here. Detail and presence is quite remarkable. Total respect for the 2 x lp release that does this record justice.
                  • nomaD-Records's avatar
                    Great sounding record, wax is quiet and mastering is great. What more could you want? Arooj has an amazing voice and the instruments supporting make for a stunning record.
                    • Josephines_Jukebox's avatar
                      Great album, great vocals. However, delux it is not. Not a gatefold, poor quality sleeves, quite a thin pressing and a very shabby insert.


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