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    A compilation of love songs culled from seven albums released over ten years, Cantos de Amor features such classic Gipsy Kings ballads as “Un Amor,” “Tu Quieres Volver,” and “Love and Liberté,” plus three instrumentals composed by lead guitarist Tonino Baliardo. The recording also features one new song, Nicolas Reyes’s “Gitano Soy, which the Boston Globe praised for Reyes's "melismatic exclamation" and "huge resonant moments."

     

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Gipsy Kings:
    Nicolas Reyes, vocals (1-4, 6-9, 11-14), guitar (2-4, 7-12, 14, 15)
    André Reyes, vocals (1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11-15), guitar (3, 4, 8, 10-14)
    Canut Reyes, guitar (2, 4, 13), vocals (4)
    Paul Reyes, guitar (1, 2, 3, 12, 13, 15)
    Patchaï Reyes, (13)
    Tonino Baliardo, guitar (1-15)
    Paco Baliardo, guitar (1-8, 10-15)
    Diego Baliardo, guitar (1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10-15)
    Georges Reyes, guitar (13)

    Additional Musicians:
    Jahloul Bouchikhi, guitar (1, 3, 6, 8, 12, 14, 15)
    Dominique Perrier, synthesizer, (1, 6, 12)
    Gérard Prévost, synthesizer (1, 3, 6, 15), bass (1-3, 5, 6, 8-15), double bass (11, 13)
    Marc Chantereau, percussion (1, 3, 6, 12, 15)
    Dominique Droin, keyboards (2, 5, 9, 13), synthesizer, (8, 10, 14), piano (8, 10, 14)
    Négrito Trasante-Crocco, clave (4), drums (8, 13), percussion (8, 13, 14), cajon (13), timbales (13)
    Charles Benarroch, percussion (5, 8, 9, 10, 14)
    Laurent de Gasperis, guitar (7, 10)
    Leila Sakaï, violin (7)
    Vinh Than, violin (7)
    Yves Brouillier, cello (7)
    Frèdèric Goudot, alto violin (7)
    François Debricon, soprano sax (8)
    Claude Salmieri, drums (10)
    Mark Parker, keyboards (11)
    Bruce Keen, triangle (11)
    Rodolfo Pacheco Jiminez, congas (13), bongos (13), darbouka (13), percussion (13)
    Claude Maissoneuve, oboe (14)

    Jean-Claude Vannier, conductor (4)
    François Kallos, conductor (7)


    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Gérard Prévost, except tracks 1, 3 by P.E.M.; tracks 4, 11 by Nick Patrick

    Tracks 1, 3, 12, 15 recorded and mixed in 1987 by Daniel Michel at Pathé Marconi Studio, Boulogne, France
    Track 2 recorded in 1995 by Philippe Cusset at StaKato Studio, Paris; mixed 1996 by Simon Derasse at Palace Studio, Boulogne
    Track 4 recorded in 1991 by François Delabrière at Pathé Marconi Studio, Boulogne; mixed in 1991 by François Delabrière and Nick Patrick at Guillaume Tell Studio, Suresnes, France
    Tracks 5, 9 recorded in 1993 by François Delabrière at Guillaume Tell Studio, Suresnes, and mixed at South Beach Studios, Miami
    Track 6 recorded in 1987 by Daniel Michel and mixed by Claude Wagner at Pathé Marconi Studio, Boulogne
    Track 7 recorded and mixed in 1995 by Pierre Branère at Harryson Studio, Pantin, France
    Tracks 8, 10, 14 recorded and mixed in 1989 by François Delabrière at Pathé Marconi Studio, Paris
    Track 11 recorded in 1991 by François Delabrière at Pathé Marconi Studio, Boulogne; mixed in 1991 by François Delabrière and Nick Patrick at Guillaume Tell Studio, Suresnes
    Track 13 recorded in 1995 by Pierre Branère at Miraval Studio, Miraval, France, and mixed at Harryson Studio, Pantin, France

    Mastered by Robert Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine

    All songs written by Gipsy Kings, except track 1 also by Los Reyes, track 8 also by Ruben Blades, track 10 also by Dominique Droin; track 2 by Nicolas Reyes; track 3 by G. Thibault / C. François / J. Revaux; track 5, 7, 9 by Reyes/Baliardo; track 13 by Nicolas Reyes / Tonino Baliardo / Canut Reyes / Patchaï Reyes / Paul Reyes / Paco Baliardo / Diego Baliardo / Georges Reyes

    All tracks arranged by Gérard Prévost, except track 1 by Dominique Perrier, track 4 by Jean-Claude Vannier; track 7 string arrangement by François Kallos

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Friday, August 28, 1998 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79510

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
45
108
Saturday, August 1, 1998 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
Gipsy Kings
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597951028BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597953350
Price: 
10.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

A compilation of love songs culled from seven albums released over ten years, Cantos de Amor features such classic Gipsy Kings ballads as “Un Amor,” “Tu Quieres Volver,” and “Love and Liberté,” plus three instrumentals composed by lead guitarist Tonino Baliardo. The recording also features one new song, Nicolas Reyes’s “Gitano Soy, which the Boston Globe praised for Reyes's "melismatic exclamation" and "huge resonant moments."

 

DescriptionExcerpt: 

This compilation features ballads from the band’s first decade, plus three instrumentals from guitarist Tonino Baliardo. The Boston Globe praised singer Nicolas Reyes’s “melismatic exclamations ... huge resonant moments in songs like the moody ‘Un Amor’ and ‘Gitane Soy.’”

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Gipsy Kings:
Nicolas Reyes, vocals (1-4, 6-9, 11-14), guitar (2-4, 7-12, 14, 15)
André Reyes, vocals (1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11-15), guitar (3, 4, 8, 10-14)
Canut Reyes, guitar (2, 4, 13), vocals (4)
Paul Reyes, guitar (1, 2, 3, 12, 13, 15)
Patchaï Reyes, (13)
Tonino Baliardo, guitar (1-15)
Paco Baliardo, guitar (1-8, 10-15)
Diego Baliardo, guitar (1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10-15)
Georges Reyes, guitar (13)

Additional Musicians:
Jahloul Bouchikhi, guitar (1, 3, 6, 8, 12, 14, 15)
Dominique Perrier, synthesizer, (1, 6, 12)
Gérard Prévost, synthesizer (1, 3, 6, 15), bass (1-3, 5, 6, 8-15), double bass (11, 13)
Marc Chantereau, percussion (1, 3, 6, 12, 15)
Dominique Droin, keyboards (2, 5, 9, 13), synthesizer, (8, 10, 14), piano (8, 10, 14)
Négrito Trasante-Crocco, clave (4), drums (8, 13), percussion (8, 13, 14), cajon (13), timbales (13)
Charles Benarroch, percussion (5, 8, 9, 10, 14)
Laurent de Gasperis, guitar (7, 10)
Leila Sakaï, violin (7)
Vinh Than, violin (7)
Yves Brouillier, cello (7)
Frèdèric Goudot, alto violin (7)
François Debricon, soprano sax (8)
Claude Salmieri, drums (10)
Mark Parker, keyboards (11)
Bruce Keen, triangle (11)
Rodolfo Pacheco Jiminez, congas (13), bongos (13), darbouka (13), percussion (13)
Claude Maissoneuve, oboe (14)

Jean-Claude Vannier, conductor (4)
François Kallos, conductor (7)


PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Gérard Prévost, except tracks 1, 3 by P.E.M.; tracks 4, 11 by Nick Patrick

Tracks 1, 3, 12, 15 recorded and mixed in 1987 by Daniel Michel at Pathé Marconi Studio, Boulogne, France
Track 2 recorded in 1995 by Philippe Cusset at StaKato Studio, Paris; mixed 1996 by Simon Derasse at Palace Studio, Boulogne
Track 4 recorded in 1991 by François Delabrière at Pathé Marconi Studio, Boulogne; mixed in 1991 by François Delabrière and Nick Patrick at Guillaume Tell Studio, Suresnes, France
Tracks 5, 9 recorded in 1993 by François Delabrière at Guillaume Tell Studio, Suresnes, and mixed at South Beach Studios, Miami
Track 6 recorded in 1987 by Daniel Michel and mixed by Claude Wagner at Pathé Marconi Studio, Boulogne
Track 7 recorded and mixed in 1995 by Pierre Branère at Harryson Studio, Pantin, France
Tracks 8, 10, 14 recorded and mixed in 1989 by François Delabrière at Pathé Marconi Studio, Paris
Track 11 recorded in 1991 by François Delabrière at Pathé Marconi Studio, Boulogne; mixed in 1991 by François Delabrière and Nick Patrick at Guillaume Tell Studio, Suresnes
Track 13 recorded in 1995 by Pierre Branère at Miraval Studio, Miraval, France, and mixed at Harryson Studio, Pantin, France

Mastered by Robert Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine

All songs written by Gipsy Kings, except track 1 also by Los Reyes, track 8 also by Ruben Blades, track 10 also by Dominique Droin; track 2 by Nicolas Reyes; track 3 by G. Thibault / C. François / J. Revaux; track 5, 7, 9 by Reyes/Baliardo; track 13 by Nicolas Reyes / Tonino Baliardo / Canut Reyes / Patchaï Reyes / Paul Reyes / Paco Baliardo / Diego Baliardo / Georges Reyes

All tracks arranged by Gérard Prévost, except track 1 by Dominique Perrier, track 4 by Jean-Claude Vannier; track 7 string arrangement by François Kallos