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Gipsy Kings - Rare & Unplugged (2003)

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Gipsy Kings - Rare & Unplugged (2003)

Gipsy Kings - Rare & Unplugged (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 203 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans included
Label: New Sound 2000 | # NFM015 | Time: 00:29:03
Flamenco, Rumba Catalana, World Fusion

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. Their eponymous 1988 album sold tremendously in France and appeared on the Top Ten album charts in 12 European countries, including England; in 1989, it spent 40 weeks on the U.S. charts and went gold, becoming one of the few Spanish albums to do so.

Gipsy Kings - Compas (1997)

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Gipsy Kings - Compas (1997)

Gipsy Kings - Compas (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 416 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans ~ 85 Mb
Flamenco, Rumba Catalana, World | Label: Sony/Columbia | # 487993 2 | Time: 01:07:38

The Gipsy Kings' main strength is their consistency. Throughout their career, they have managed to craft an accessible, pop-oriented version of flamenco and gypsy music that also pushes boundaries. During it all, they recorded classy, satisfying albums like Compas. There's not much different about Compas, but since the album is so well made and enchanting, that isn't a curse; it's a blessing.

Gipsy Kings - Este Mundo (1991)

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Gipsy Kings - Este Mundo (1991)

Gipsy Kings - Este Mundo (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
Flamenco, Rumba Catalana, World Fusion | Label: Columbia | # 468 648-10 | 00:45:36

Formed in France, but rooted in Spanish flamenco tradition, the Gipsy Kings began incorporating pop into their buoyant Latin sound in the late 1980s, eventually leading to massive international success. Released in 1991, ESTE MUNDO finds the ensemble offering up a potent set of acoustic guitar-driven tunes that are marked by percussive strumming, dexterous lead work, and the husky, emotive vocals of bandleader Nicholas Reyes. The core group of six-string players is bolstered on some songs by bass, horns, and/or drums, giving ESTE MUNDO a vibrant atmosphere, particularly on songs such as the surging "Baila Me" and the dreamy title track. Although much of the album is upbeat, the Gipsy Kings also ease into a few mellow instrumental numbers, including the gentle "Lagrimas" and the slightly funky "Ternuras." One of the most consistent and confident outings in the Gipsy Kings' catalogue, ESTE MUNDO is sure to please flamenco aficionados and many other world music fans.

Gipsy Kings - Roots (2004)

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Gipsy Kings - Roots (2004)

Gipsy Kings - Roots (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Flamenco, Rumba Catalana, World | Label: Nonesuch | # 79841-2 | Time: 00:57:31

The Gipsy Kings are never going to have the kind of critical acclaim that Paco de Lucia has, but their popularization of poppy rumba flamenca among non-Spanish speakers is nothing to be ashamed of. Nonetheless, here on Roots, the octet turns back to the tradition while making their own imprint on it. Having the band record in an old farm house, producer Craig Street, it seems, simply told them to sit down to play their bittersweet songs. Without electric instruments or a drum set to clutter the mix, brisk acoustic guitars will sweep listeners up in the driving rhythms as lead guitarist Tonino Baliardo soars overhead, particularly on the instrumental songs. When Nicolas, Canut and Patchai Reyes take turns on lead vocals, Street adeptly captures the timbre and nuance of the singers' voices while also delicately balancing the guitar, hand percussion and bass. No pop songs or bombastic rock beats:here's one that purists cannot argue with.

Gipsy Kings - Luna de Fuego (1983)

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Gipsy Kings - Luna de Fuego (1983)

Gipsy Kings - Luna de Fuego (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 210 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 86 Mb | Scans ~ 70 Mb
New Flamenco, Rumba Catalana, World Fusion | Label: Columbia | # 466763 2 | 00:37:27

The Gipsy Kings had major crossover success with their splendid and innovative third album, which used drums, bass, percussion, and synthesizer to beef up the sound. This French import is their first album from 1983, and it is a much more traditional affair, with only acoustic guitars, voices, and hand claps. It shows that artistically the sound did not need to be beefed up; the music is still wonderful. How can an array of seven guitars and full-throated passion not be wonderful? Commercially, the additions to their sound helped break The Gipsy Kings through to a larger audience, but now that their name is known, it should be possible for more people to go back and appreciate this album. It is in no way crude or unpolished, and the artistry and playing are of an equally high quality.

Gipsy Kings - The Real... Gipsy Kings, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3 CDs

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Gipsy Kings - The Real... Gipsy Kings, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3 CDs

Gipsy Kings - The Real… Gipsy Kings, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.4 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 491 Mb | Scans included | 03:28:45
Flamenco, Rumba Catalana, World Fusion, Ethnic Pop | Label: Columbia/Sony | # 88875010792

The Gipsy Kings are a group of flamenco, salsa and pop musicians from Arles and Montpellier in the south of France, who perform in the Spanish language with an Andalusian accent. Although group members were born in France, their parents were mostly gitanos, Berber-Moroccan and Spanish gypsies who fled Catalonia during the 1930s Spanish Civil War. They are known for bringing Catalan rumba, a pop-oriented music distantly derived from traditional flamenco music, to worldwide audiences. The group originally called itself Los Reyes. Their music has a particular rumba flamenca style, with pop influences; many songs of the Gipsy Kings fit social dances, such as salsa and rumba. Their music has been described as a place where "Spanish flamenco and gypsy rhapsody meet salsa funk".

Gipsy Kings - Gipsy Kings (1987) [Re-Up]

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Gipsy Kings - Gipsy Kings (1987) [Re-Up]

Gipsy Kings - Gipsy Kings (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans included
Label: Columbia/Sony/PEM | # 469123 2 | Time: 00:43:24
Flamenco, Rumba Catalana, World Fusion, Ethnic Pop

The mega-hit album that introduced the general public to the flamenco flavors, ebullient vocals and rushing rhythms of the Gypsies.

Gipsy Kings - Allegria (1982)

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Gipsy Kings - Allegria (1982)

Gipsy Kings - Allegria (1982)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 229 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Flamenco, Rumba Catalana, World Fusion | Label: Sony/Columbia | # 466762 2 | 00:38:50

Allegria was the first album the Gipsy Kings released under their own name. It consists primarily of more traditional flamenco-style pieces, featuring, of course, Tonino's otherworldly guitar. It includes two songs never released on a U.S. album (Pharaon and Recuerda) and the original acoustic version of Djobi Djoba. Note that this album and its successor, Luna de Fuego, are very different from the Gipsy Kings' later albums. They are both "unplugged" and have no instruments besides guitars, voices, and hand clapping.

Gipsy Kings - Estrellas (1995)

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Gipsy Kings - Estrellas (1995)

Gipsy Kings - Estrellas (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sony / Columbia / P. E. M., 481345 2 | ~ 330 or 119 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 62 Mb
Flamenco, Flamenco Rumba

Estrellas is the seventh studio album by the Gipsy Kings released in 1995 in Europe and a year later in the United States, under the title Tierra Gitana…