Various Artists

Cambodia Rock Spectacular!

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Lion Productions

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Recorded in raw, bare bones conditions, mostly live and with traditional Cambodian instruments finding their place alongside found keyboards or guitars, the music of the Khmer rock musicians transformed the nightlife of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, and many years later seduced countless listeners around the world with their groovy sound. The rise to power of the anti-Western, fanatical Khmer Rouge in 1975 caused drastic and permanent changes for Cambodia. These years saw social upheaval in the form of massive famines, selective executions and a brutal campaign of genocide responsible for the deaths of an estimated two million Cambodians, many in the notorious “Killing Fields”.

Even the most famous and beloved Khmer musicians could not escape. Sinn Sisamouth (“the Emperor of Khmer Music”), Ros Sereysothea (“The Golden Voice of the Royal Capital”), and Pan Ron met their deaths at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. The music of these honoured musicians and others live on in this exclusive collection, assembled with much love and respect for the artists who made the Khmer rock scene so thrilling. The music here is wild and anarchic, rhythmic and undulating, sometimes sweet and lyrical, but always moving.

"Cambodia Rock Spectacular!" captures that deep soulfulness ingrained in the best music; and along with its soon-to-be-revealed sister album, "Cambodia Rock Intensified!", it is perhaps the most definitive collection of classic Cambodian rock music to appear on the scene to date.


01. Do You No Wrong Again - Thra Kha Band
02. Khnyom Jah Karake - Tet Somnang & Meas Samon
03. Pros Chang Reiy - Pan Ron
04. Tonight, Dance - Ros Sereysothea
05. Gon Som Merl Kon Mdong (Please Just One More Movie, Daddy) - Ros Sereysothea & Houy Meas
06. Jet Snaeh Theang Nov - Sinn Sisamouth & Ros Sereysothea
07. Pail Loung Rom (Go To Dance) - Pan Ron
08. Oun Chong Rom Leng Ning Bong (I Wanna Dance With You) - Ros Sereysothea
09. Pralkol Sene Eoui Oun Venh - Houy Meas
10. Srolanh Oun Jea Nich (I Love Mean Girls) - Pan Ron & In Yeng
11. Yuvachon Yuvatey Samai Tmai (New Generation Youth) - Sinn Sisamouth & Ros Sereysothea
12. Tgnai Nih Reabka Khnyom (Today My Friends) - Pan Ron
13. Satt Thee Thuy - Sinn Sisamouth
14. Saravan Jun Penh Boromey - Thra Ka Band Ft Keo Sokha
15. Srau'aem Dong Steung Songkae - Sinn Sisamouth
16. Bong Rau Roub Khnyom - Ros Sereysothea
17. Duang Netra - Sinn Sisamouth
18. Jomreang Oun Chreang - Choun Malai
19. Youm Os Tirk Pnake - Pov Vannary

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