Live in Concert 2015

Date of release: 24 Nov, 2015

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Tracklist + Liner Notes

  1. Introduction (Navā) [Live]
  2. The Centre (Live)

    Why am I in this place torn asunder by blight?
    Shorn by the blades of inequity, drowned by darkness,
    Immersed in the turbid waters of negligence and forgetfulness?
    Question not why, but understand this simple truth:
    Here is the Centre that is the Centre of all wheres,
    Now is the moment at the heart of all times.
    Ask not why here and now

    But be in the here and now
    Here is the Centre that is the Centre of all wheres,
    Now is the moment at the heart of all times
    Ask not why here and now

    But be in the here and now
    To find the key to all existence

  3. Go (Live)

     

    One light, one hope
    One heart, one soul
    One chance to know
    One time to go

    There’s just one call from my heart
    It pulls me to a world apart
    There’s just one word that I hear
    One drum, that calls me near
    When the spring has been unwound
    What is lost will soon be found

    To the call that comes from inside you
    To the light that shines just to find you
    Go
    To the drum that beats from inside you
    To the one that’s calling to find you
    Go
    I know, know I must go, go
    I know, know I must go, go
    I must go

    One light, one hope
    One heart, one soul
    One chance to know
    One time to go

    In the mirror you stare
    Your eyes are calling me there
    Your friend has taken my hand
    Guides me beyond any land

    If you’re far I’ll soon be near
    What is faint will soon be clear

    To the call that comes from inside you
    To the light that shines just to find you
    Go
    To the drum that beats from inside you
    To the one that’s calling to find you
    Go
    I know, know I must go, go
    I know, know I must go, go
    I must go

    One light, one hope
    One heart, one soul
    One chance to know
    One time to go

    On to the drum
    To the voice of the one
    I must go, I must follow the
    Spark that lights us all
    Illuminated by the call
    With one heart, with one hope I will
    Go, go, I must go, go
    I know, know, I must go, go
    I must go

    And I know, know I must go, go
    I know, know I must go, go
    I must go

  4. Pearl (Live)

     

    I spent a thousand sleepless nights
    In wait of dreams I could not find
    I walked a thousand empty roads
    In search of signs to bring me home
    With every breath I spoke your name
    And heard it rolling in the waves
    Beneath a veil of ocean blue
    I broke illusion from the truth

    You said, walk to me and I’ll find you
    Call me and I’ll show you
    Hiding like a pearl for you
    To heal and guide you
    From deep inside you
    Hiding like a pearl for you

    And from the pulse beneath my skin
    You called me to a source within
    Where every layer revealed one more
    A secret brighter than before
    And at the heart there lay just one
    The root of all that I’d become
    I watched the surface start to break
    Free of form, free of shape.

    You said, walk to me and I’ll run to you
    Call me and I’ll show you
    Hiding like a pearl for you
    To heal and guide you,
    From deep inside you
    Hiding like a pearl for you.

  5. Khorasan (Live)

     

    Khorasan
    I have come
    Here alone

    In my dream
    Earth and stone
    Turned to gold

    Was that you
    Long ago
    Khorasan?

    Can you guide me to the treasures I have lost?
    Can you show me every secret I forgot?
    When I came you asked me where I had come from
    You said my homeland was my kingdom all along

    Khorasan
    I must go
    Send me home

    Breathe in me

    I have healed
    I have grown

    Give me peace
    In my soul
    Khorasan

    Can you guide me to the treasures I have lost?
    Can you show me every secret I forgot?
    When I came you asked me where I had come from
    You said my homeland was my kingdom and my secret all along

    Khorasan,
    Send me home
    Khorasan.

  6. Lament (Live)

     

    My father be the ransom of him for whose sake I melted with anguish!
    My father be the ransom of him for whose sake I died of fear!
    The blush of shame on his cheek is the whiteness of dawn conversing with the Redness of eve
    They left me at al-Uthayl and an-Naqá

    Who will compose my distracted thoughts?
    Who will relieve my pain?
    Guide me to him!
    Who will ease my sorrow?
    Who will help a passionate lover?

    Whenever I keep secret the torments of desire
    My tears betray the flame within and the sleeplessness
    They left me at al-Uthayl and an-Naqá

    And whenever I say, ‘Give me one look!
    The answer is, ‘Thou art not hindered but for pity’s sake.’
    My father, my father, my father

  7. You Came to Me (Live)

     

    You came to me
    In that hour of need
    When I was so lost
    So lonely
    You came to me
    Took my breath away
    Showed me the right way
    The way to lead

    You filled my heart with love
    Showed me the light above
    Now all I want
    Is to be with you
    You are my one true love
    Taught me to never judge
    Now all I want
    Is to be with you

    Allahumma Salli ‘ala Sayyidina Mustafa, ‘ala Habibeeka, Nabi’eeka, Mustafa

    You came to me
    In a time of despair
    I called on you
    You were there
    Without you
    What would my life mean?
    To not know the unseen
    The worlds between

    For you I’d sacrifice
    For you I’d give my life
    Anything…
    Just to be with you
    I feel so lost at times
    By all the hurt and lies
    Now all I want
    Is to be with you

    Allahumma Salli ‘ala Sayyidina Mustafa, ‘ala Habibeeka, Nabi’eeka, Mustafa

    Showed right from wrong
    Taught me to be strong
    Need you more than ever
    Ya Rasul Allah
    You came to me
    In that hour of need
    Need you more than ever
    Ya Rasul Allah

    You filled my heart with love
    Showed me the light above
    Now all I want
    Is to be with you
    You are my One True love
    Taught me to never judge
    Now all I want
    Is to be with you

  8. Ya Mustafa (Live)

     

    Ya Mustafa ya Mustafa ya Mustafa
    Allahumma salli ‘alal Mustafa
    (O Allah send your blessings on the Chosen One)
    Mustafa Mustafa Mustafa

    You’re our prophet,
    Our beloved,
    Truly you are,
    Most just and kind

    Allahumma salli ‘alal Mustafa
    Mustafa Mustafa Mustafa
    Ya Mustafa ya Mustafa ya Mustafa

    You’re the Guide
    Sent by Allah
    To lead us
    Towards the light

    In your manners
    And in your deeds
    All the Prophets
    You did exceed

  9. Hasbi Rabbi (Live)

    O Allah the Almighty
    Protect me and guide me
    To your love and mercy
    Ya Allah don’t deprive me
    From beholding your beauty
    O my Lord accept this plea

    CHORUS:
    Hasbi rabbi jallallah
    Ma fi qalbi ghayrullah
    My Lord is enough for me, Glory be to Allah
    There is nothing in my heart except Allah

    CHORUS

    Hindi:
    Wo tanha kaun hai
    Badshah wo kaun hai
    Meherba wo kaun hai
    Who is the only One?
    Who is the King?
    Who is the Merciful?

    Kya unchi shan hai
    Uskey sab nishan hai
    Sab dilon ki jan hai
    Who is the most praised and benevolent?
    Whatever you see in this world is His sign
    He’s the love of every soul

    CHORUS
    Turkish:
    Affeder gunahi
    Alemin padisahi
    Yureklerin penahi
    He is the Forgiver of all sins
    He is the King of the universe
    He is the Refuge of all hearts

    Isit Allah derdimi, bu ahlarimi
    Rahmeyle, bagisla gunahlarimi
    Hayreyle hem aksam hem sabahlarimi
    O Allah hear my sorrows and my sighs
    Have mercy and pardon my sins
    Bless my night and days

  10. Cadence (Live)

     

    On that moment before all moments,
    On that morn before the world was born,
    When we did Thy Lordship witness,
    Seeing Thy Countenance, hearing Thy Command,
    Uttering the yea that echoes forever within,
    Did we the cadence of Divine Music hear.

    In this lowly world I hear that Music near and far,
    In the plucking of the oud and the tar,
    In the drone of the sitar and the gong of the gamelan,
    In the haunting melodies of those monks
    Singing in unison of Thy Glory,
    In the rhythmic drumbeats issuing from verdant forests,
    And the shepherd’s ney breathing upon the hills,
    In all those voices chanting of the love for Thee,
    In all music that celebrates Thy Beauty inviolable,
    I do hear that cadence of Divine Music,
    And so in the chanting of the birds and the singing of the whales,
    In the murmur of the wind through those majestic trees,
    And even in the silent invocation of the mountains and the stars,
    For is not the substance of all Thy creation,
    But invocation of Thy Blessed Names
    chanted in the cadence of Divine Music?

    But most of all it is in solitude with Thee,
    When I and Thou are alone in intimacy,
    That I hear so clearly the cadence of that Music Divine
    Which I heard on that pre-eternal dawn,
    And which ceases not to resonate within,
    Bearing witness to the reality of Thy Presence,
    Echoing the cadence of that Divine Music,
    Echoes from the myriads of created beings
    That are but nothingness reflecting Thy Theophanies.

    Let me be alone in Thy intimacy,
    So as to hear again in the clearest of sounds,
    The cadence of that Music Divine
    Which I heard at the moment of encounter with Thy Face,
    In that pre-eternal moment of creation,
    The moment that is now and ever shall be the eternal now.

  11. Circle (Live)

     

    I see you in the wings that chase the night
    Circling the warmth of candlelight
    I hear you in the wind as the two poles spin
    Whispering the truth your heart holds in
    I feel you in the chill as the seasons turn
    Laying down a seed, with its lessons learned.

    The circle spins a perfect line
    Free from borders, free from time
    I close my eyes and clear my mind
    The circle joins your love with mine

    I feel you in the sand of the desert earth
    You know my hunger, know my thirst
    I hear you in the cry of distant rain
    Coming back to answer the call again
    I meet you in the centre of the sacred dance
    Reminding me your truth is in my heart

    The circle spins a perfect line
    Free from borders, free from time
    I close my eyes and clear my mind
    The circle joins your love with mine

  12. Forgotten Promises (Live)

     

    Tonight The World Will Sleep
    But Hunger Will Not Wait
    For Promises We Made
    We Share One Soul
    We Share One Land
    We Have One Time To Understand

    We Are One Humankind
    Brothers Side By Side
    We’ll Have No Regret
    We Will Not Forget
    We Are One Humankind
    Sisters Side By Side
    We’ll Have No Regret
    We Will Not Forget

    (Arabic)
    سامحنا يا الله
    Samihna Ya Allah
    Forgive Us O Lord

    وارحمنا يا رباه
    Wa Irrhamna Ya Rabbah
    Have Mercy On Us O Lord

    وامنح رزقك للأفواه
    Wa Imnah Rizqaka Lil-Afwah
    Give Your Bounty To The Mouths

    وابعد عنها كل الــ آه
    Wa Abi’d Anha Kul Al-Aah
    And Keep Away From Them All The Moans And Groans

    Our Words Must Count
    Hunger Will Not Wait
    For Promises We Made
    We Share One Soul
    We Share One Land
    We Have One Time To Understand

    We Are One Humankind
    Brothers Side By Side
    We’ll Have No Regret
    We Will Not Forget
    We Are One Humankind
    Sisters Side By Side
    We’ll Have No Regret
    We Will Not Forget

    (Arabic)
    سامحنا يا الله
    Samihna Ya Allah
    Forgive Us O Lord

    وارحمنا يا رباه
    Wa Irrhamna Ya Rabbah
    Have Mercy On Us O Lord

    وامنح رزقك للأفواه
    Wa Imnah Rizqaka Lil-Afwah
    Give Your Bounty To The Mouths

    وابعد عنها كل الــ آه
    Wa Abi’d Anha Kul Al-Aah
    And Keep Away From Them All The Moans And Groans

    (Swalihi)
    Sisi Binadamu
    We Are Humankind

    Wa Roho Moja Sisi Binadamu
    With The Same Spirit As One Humankind

    Wa Nchi Moja Sisi Binadamu
    With The Same Land As One Humankind

    Wa Nisa Moja Kwaroho Moja, Nchi Moja
    With One Spirit As All, The Same Land

    Sisi Binadamu
    We Are Humankind

    Wa Roho Moja Sisi Binadamu
    With The Same Spirit As One Humankind

    Wa Nchi Moja Sisi Binadamu
    With The Same Land As One Humankind

    Wa Nisa Moja Kwaroho Moja, Nisa Moja
    With One Spirit As All, The Same As All

    Our Words Must Count
    Hunger Will Not Wait
    For Promises We Made

  13. Ya Rasul Allah (Live)

     

    Ya sadiqal aqwal ya Muhammad
    Ya tahiral akhlaq ya Muhammad
    Ya hadiyal akwan ya Muhammad
    Ya taja ruslillah ya Muhammad
    Ya khayra khalqillah, ya rasulallah

    CHORUS
    Ya nabiyyallah, safiyyallah ya Muhammad
    Ya waliyyallah, hafiyyallah ya Muhammad
    Ya bashirallah, nadhirallah ya Muhammad
    Ya habiballah, shafi’allah ya Muhammad
    Ya khayra khalqillah, ya rasulallah

    Ya badrat tamam
    Nuradh dhalam
    ‘Aliyal maqam
    Sayyidul kiram
    Monqidhal anam
    ‘Alaykas salatu wassalam (repeat)

    CHORUS
    Ya nabiyyallah, safiyyallah, waliyyallah, Muhammad
    Ya habiballah, khalilallah, nadhirallah, Muhammad

    Ya khitamal anbiya’i ya rasulallah
    Ya imamal atqiya’i ya rasulallah
    Ya dawa’a kulli da’i ya rasulallah

    Ya rabbal Mustafa
    Bi jahil Mustafa

    Ighfiridh dhunub, usturil ‘uyub,
    ihdil qulub, likay tatub
    Dha’ifi thawab, yamminil kitab,
    ab’idil ‘athab, yawmal hisab

    Ya rasuli, ya habibi, ya nabiyallah
    Ya shafi’i, ya bashiri, ya safiyyallah
    Ya rasulallah

  14. Jaaneh Jaanaan (Live)

     

    O You whose thought seizes the heart of the young and old
    In your midst, the hearts takes flight at every moment

    You are the hope in hearts; the shelter of lives;
    The eternal light of the heavens and the earth, and the face of infinite beauty

    You have become my world, my dream, my Beloved!
    Tears stream down from my eyes when I linger in thought of You

    I am at safety with You, o desire of my soul, I have no home nor name without You
    I am in darkness without You, ignorant of any direction (to take)

    Your name will never leave my tongue till I am alive
    Your loving and desirous fragrance settles my heart

    You are boundless light, eternal grace, I’m a sinner but You are The Most Kind
    You are a signpost for the lovers’ hearts

    Without You, o the One who puts my heart at rest, I would be the loneliest soul in this world
    Till eternity, I will be Your most enraptured lover in this world

    I can only be in thought of You as I know naught but You
    O object of my everlasting desire, the reason for the peace of my heart and mind

  15. The Key (Live)

     

    In Andalucian morning light
    In seas of azure, in dawning skies
    I watch you bloom, the birth of spring
    You are the song that all lovers sing
    You are the key holding me in

    I am a prisoner, I can’t escape
    The key is inside the forms you take
    You are the web I cannot spin
    You are the pulse beneath my skin
    You are the key holding me in

    Your love is a door I cannot find
    The only way out is from deep inside
    I’m humbled by the light you take
    When you cover every colour of the day
    I’m brightened by the night you bring
    You are the divine eternal ring
    You are the end where everything begins
    You are the key holding me in

    I’m humbled by the light you take
    When you cover every colour of the day
    Illuminated in the night you bring
    You are the divine eternal ring
    You are the end where everything begins
    You are the key holding me in
    The only key holding me in

  16. Let Us Not Forget (Live)

     

    Let us not forget who we are, whence we came, where we shall go;
    Let us not forget that pre-eternal day when we bore witness,
    Bore witness to His Lordship with a resounding yea,
    Which does still echo under the vaults of the celestial realm.

    Let us not forget the intimacy of the Beloved’s embrace,
    The warmth of Her bosom when we in union were.
    We have now fallen and forgotten who we are,
    Wandering on earth with no compass in hand.

    But we can remember, so let us not forget.
    Let us not forget that although cast in this lowly world,
    Although blinded by veils of neglect and heedlessness,
    Although forgetfulness our second nature has become,
    We are placed here on earth to remember and can remember.

    Let us not forget then to remember our Origin and End,
    To remember who we really are as we make this journey of earthly life.

  17. Sari Gelin (Live)

     

    I fight for a love
    Knowing it can’t be won
    Sent from a light above
    Child of our golden Sun
    Sari Gelin

    I reach for hands
    Knowing they can’t be held
    Cursed by words I can’t tell
    Broken under your spell
    Sari Gelin

    And like a rose
    Turning in to thorns
    My love was taken
    Back to the light above
    What can I do, my love?
    Child of our Golden Sun
    Sari Gelin.

    A beating drum
    Searches on for your song
    Echoes will carry on
    Wondering where you’ve gone
    Sari Gelin

    Is that your voice
    Caught in the mountain air?
    Leading me to nowhere
    Drifting in silent prayer
    Sari Gelin

    And like a rose
    Turning in to thorns
    My love was taken
    Back to the light above
    What can I do, my love?
    Child of our Golden Sun
    Sari Gelin

    Saçın ucun hörməzlər Gülü sulu dərməzlər Sarı gəlin
    Saçın ucun hörməzlər Gülü sulu dərməzlər Sarı gəlin

    Bu sevda nə sevdadır Səni mənə verməzlər Neynim aman, aman Neynim aman, aman Sarı gəlin

    Back to the light above
    What can I do, my love?
    Child of our Golden Sun
    Sari Gelin

  18. Fire (Live)

     

    Peace be with you my brother, my friend
    Come join me at the fire, once again
    It bears no judgement, shame or pride
    It warms from every side
    Its light is lost without your eyes
    Come join me at the fire

    Peace be with you my sister, my friend
    The fire’s waiting for you to come again
    When you need comfort from tears you’ve cried
    It dances by your side
    It needs a partner, so dry your eyes
    Come join me at the fire

    Let it burn your troubles, clear your mind
    Watch these embers, sparks will fly
    Let it draw you closer, guide your soul
    Free your struggle in ash and smoke
    As one with others in search of truth
    Sisters, brothers, it waits for you
    Find your place at the fire, my friends

    Peace be with you my brother, my friend
    Peace be with you my sister, my friend
    Come join me at the fire, once again
    Come join me at the fire, once again

  19. Go (Encore) [Live]

     

    One light, one hope
    One heart, one soul
    One chance to know
    One time to go

    There’s just one call from my heart
    It pulls me to a world apart
    There’s just one word that I hear
    One drum, that calls me near
    When the spring has been unwound
    What is lost will soon be found

    To the call that comes from inside you
    To the light that shines just to find you
    Go
    To the drum that beats from inside you
    To the one that’s calling to find you
    Go
    I know, know I must go, go
    I know, know I must go, go
    I must go

    One light, one hope
    One heart, one soul
    One chance to know
    One time to go

    In the mirror you stare
    Your eyes are calling me there
    Your friend has taken my hand
    Guides me beyond any land

    If you’re far I’ll soon be near
    What is faint will soon be clear

    To the call that comes from inside you
    To the light that shines just to find you
    Go
    To the drum that beats from inside you
    To the one that’s calling to find you
    Go
    I know, know I must go, go
    I know, know I must go, go
    I must go

    One light, one hope
    One heart, one soul
    One chance to know
    One time to go

    On to the drum
    To the voice of the one
    I must go, I must follow the
    Spark that lights us all
    Illuminated by the call
    With one heart, with one hope I will
    Go, go, I must go, go
    I know, know, I must go, go
    I must go

    And I know, know I must go, go
    I know, know I must go, go
    I must go

Album Description

Recorded at London’s iconic Cadogan Hall on 1st of May 2015, Sami describes this outstanding performance as his most authentic musical expression to date.

As thrilling as it is meditative, as masterful as it is traditional, as artistic as it is sacred, listening to Sami Yusuf’s highest caliber live performance induces a feeling one can only imagine would have been felt by bystanders watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel: in awe of the Divine source of such beauty.

One has come to expect goose bumps from Sami Yusuf’s electrifying performances, and this is no exception. Without needing to bring his political ideals of world peace into the lyrics, this album creates peace in the heart of the listener. One almost slips into a trance of love and oneness with the divine with every beat.

A performance of this calibre will leave even the most sophisticated and discerning listeners feeling inspired, uplifted, and finally at home, in The Centre.

This unique package includes a combination of two discs giving you both the full audio CD and video DVD experience, including…

DISC ONE: DVD
Perfectly mixed and mastered, witness Sami Yusuf’s exhilarating live performance
18 masterfully & meticulously performed tracks
Exclusive interview with Sami Yusuf
Behind the Scenes moments
And much, much more…

DISC TWO: CD
Take this uplifting performance with you on the go and always be centred
18 inspirational tracks, all live from the album.
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