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Self-exiled Iranian pop star’s album re-released
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TEHRAN -- Iran Gaam, a major Iranian recording studio, has recently re-released self-exiled Iranian pop star Shadmehr Aqili’s album “Rural”, the Persian service of ISNA reported on Tuesday.
 
The album was first released in 1999, when Shadmehr was still in Iran.
 
He had made many modifications to the songs in “Rural” to obtain the approval of the then officials of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance for the release of the album.
 
Aqili immigrated to Canada few years later and then moved to Los Angeles, where he collaborated with a number of Iranian musicians who had also left Iran after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
 
There is no prohibition on the re-release of the album, Iran Gaam Director Sadreddin Hosseinkhani told the Persian service of MNA. 
 
“He was in Iran when the album was released for the first time and that time there was no ban on his activity,” he added.
 
“In the license that was issued by the Culture Ministry for the album, there is no clause to limit the release of the collection to a specific number of times. Also, the company has permission to publish the work whenever it wants unless it receives a warning from the organizations relating to the issue,” he stated.    
 
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