Veteran singer Sunil Edirisinghe will soon be releasing a limited-edition double album as a long play (LP) vinyl record, to coincide with his 50th anniversary in music. This is the first Sri Lankan double vinyl album release in this millennium.
Since making his tuneful debut in 1973, Sunil established himself as one of the most renowned and accomplished musicians in Sri Lanka. Trained in the classical form of music, his creations span across many a musical style and genre. His songs carry depth and meaning across a wide range of subjects; patriotism, religion (or spirituality), humanity, romance and folklore. His calming yet striking voice continues to touch many a heart and soul. He has received significant recognition for his work; Presidential Award (1983), Sarasavi Awards (1986, 1988, 2001), Swarna Sankha Awards (1987, 1990), State Tele Award (2004), State Music Awards (1999, 2011), Signis Award (2008), Raigam Tele Awards (2009, 2011).
The double album features a collection of Sunil’s evergreen hits; “Nidukanane”, “Dewani Budun”, “Aluth Wassak”, “Asuweda Kawurun”, “Ahasai Oba Mata”, “Kandulu Denna Mata Handanna”, “Ahasa Polowa” amongst a host of others. Lyrics were penned by some of the most respected artists; Kumaradasa Saputhanthri, Prof. Sunil Ariyarathne, Dharmasri Gamage, Sunil R. Gamage, Bandula Nanayakkarawasam and music is by renowned composers; Dr. Rohana Weerasinghe, Dr. Victor Rathnayake and H.M. Jayawardena.
Pressed in the UK, the double album will be released on the Sooriya label which is synonymous with innovation, quality and originality. The launch will be held on April 30, 2021 from 6 pm to 8 pm at The Sooriya Village, No 49, Skelton Road, Colombo 5. Pre-orders are open now. 10% discount is offered for or ders placed before April 15 while the first 100 copies will be autographed by Sunil Edirisinghe.
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