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Gipsy Kings: Greatest Hits

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Album Review

After ten years of playing in the streets, at weddings, and in restaurants, the Gipsy Kings were swept away in a feast of commercial and critical success in the late '80s. By the late '90s, they had sold over 15 million albums worldwide and become one of the best-selling all-Spanish language acts in U.S. history. Their Greatest Hits collection, released in 1998, aptly reflects the time-perfected technique and soulful delivery that allowed them to transcend ethnic and age differences as few bands have. The introductory sequence of songs simply explodes out of the blocks. If consecutive hip-shakers "Djobi, Djoba," "Baila Me," "Bamboleo," "Pida Me La," "Bem, Bem, Maria," and "Volare" don't have you at least tapping your feet, someone ought to take your pulse. The tempo relaxes modestly in the middle section, with slower but equally moving love songs such as "Tu Quieres Volver" and "Mi Manera." The album finishes with a fluid medley of their most popular material. Wisely, seven of the album's 18 tracks were taken from the Gipsy Kings' 1988 self-titled debut, including "Bamboleo," "Djobi, Djoba," and "Moorea." However, it isn't easy to date their music, as most of it was written long before they had recorded in the studio. "Dona" and "Amor" are on a number of their earlier recordings, in addition to appearing on this compilation. Their seven-guitar version of the Migliacci Brothers' classic "Volare," a necessary addition for any greatest hits package, injects vigor and vitality into a song with dour lounge act connotations. If any fault is to be found with this collection, it might be the underrepresentation of the Love & Liberte album. But another, more complete double-CD greatest hits compilation (The Very Best of the Gipsy Kings) does exist for hardcore fans. This Greatest Hits album, accessible from start to finish, serves as an excellent introduction for just about any kind of music lover. [The UK edition slightly retitles the tracks from the original release]

Customer Reviews

Fantastic

Anybody who has ever eaten in an italian restaurant will already be familiar with many of these wonderful tracks. This album is full of classic spanish guitar and is absolutely perfect for background music in the height of summer. Gipsy Kings and a BBQ...can't be better!

Gipsy kings

This is the best chill out album I have ever listened to for a while!

Fantastic

As someone who has recently started listening to Mexican and Spanish music I felt that it was essential to have some Gipsy Kings songs in my small collection. It really sets the mood at parties and is great background music or for listening to when you want to feel energetic! A great purchase and one I would definitely listen to a lot more than once!

Biography

Formed: 1979 in Arles, France

Genre: World

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The Gipsy Kings are largely responsible for bringing the joyful sounds of progressive pop-oriented flamenco to the world. The band started out in Arles, a village in southern France, during the '70s when brothers Nicolas and Andre Reyes, the sons of renowned flamenco artist Jose Reyes, teamed up with their cousins Jacques, Maurice, and Tonino Baliardo, whose father is Manitas de Plata. They originally called themselves Los Reyes and started out as a Gypsy band traveling about playing weddings, festivals,...
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