Volare! The Very Best of the Gipsy Kings

Volare! The Very Best of the Gipsy Kings

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The funky royals of Gypsy rumba expand here on 1995's Best Of anthology with a bountiful two discs of their biggest tunes. Combining studio and live material, Volare! ("I Shall Fly") culls 37 hip-swaying, foot-stomping cuts from the band's nine-album discography with a bouquet of bonus tracks to boot. Always crackling with

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The funky royals of Gypsy rumba expand here on 1995's Best Of anthology with a bountiful two discs of their biggest tunes. Combining studio and live material, Volare! ("I Shall Fly") culls 37 hip-swaying, foot-stomping cuts from the band's nine-album discography with a bouquet of bonus tracks to boot. Always crackling with passion, singer Nicholas Reyes has won over audiences worldwide with his fiery, rustic style, backed by an exhilarating wash of nylon-string guitars, rumbling percussion, pulsing basslines, and warm synth-flourishes. Highlights here include the gentle beauty of "Caminando Por La Calle" and bittersweet melancholy of "Triste Pena," as well as the indispensable dance riot of "Bamboleo." Released in the U.S. for the first time are the amorous "Pida Me La" and triumphant soccer anthem "Oh Eh Oh Eh." Also included are two English-speckled rarities: the cheery chestnut "I've Got No Strings" and a forceful reading of the Eagles classic, "Hotel California." In all, it's a brimful treasure chest for any flamenco fusion, Gypsy folk or world beat devotee.

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All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Although this compilation contains many of the songs featured on their 1995 release Best of the Gipsy Kings, this expanded two-CD set features many stellar tracks recorded since then. Featuring their unique style of pop-influenced flamenco, ¡Volare! The Very Best of The Gipsy Kings is a passionate and uplifting collection featuring familiar, but not exhausted, Spanish-language songs.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/05/2000
Label:
Nonesuch
UPC:
0075597954128
catalogNumber:
79541
Rank:
25173

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Volare! The Very Best of the Gipsy Kings 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
graybeard37 More than 1 year ago
A delightful and satisfying album for Gypsy King fans!
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