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  • The Best of the Gipsy Kings is now available on vinyl for the first time, from Nonesuch Records. The vinyl edition features this popular collection from 1995 on two 140-gram LPs. The initial success of this 18-track compilation, chronicling the first seven years of the group's Nonesuch career, illustrated just how popular the Gipsy Kings had become: It held the top spot on the World Music charts for a full year.

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    World music-oriented set features Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos, Egyptian musicians, even a didgeridoo player. The New York Times praises the “simple, effervescent” folk number “Ami Wa Wa”: “You will not be able to expunge this song from your memory.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Nicolas Reyes, vocals, percussion, guitar
    Andre Reyes, vocals, percussion, guitar
    Paul Reyes, vocals
    Francois “Canut” Reyes, vocals, guitar
    Patchai Reyes, vocals
    Georges “Baule” Reyes, vocals, guitar
    Tonino Baliardo, guitar
    Paco Baliardo, guitar

    Additional Musicians:
    Hossam Ramzy, percussion (1, 3-5, 7-10, 12)
    Shawn Farrenden, didgeridoo (1)
    Pino Palladino, bass (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9-12)
    Jon Carin, accordion (1, 2, 7), pianos/keyboards (1, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11), strings (2, 13), bass (3), djempe harp (4), loops (4, 5), flute (5), guido (8), percussion (3, 7, 9, 10, 12), auto harp (10), drum programming (11),
    Abud Abdel Al, violin (1, 2, 4, 5)
    Eddie Thornton, trumpet (3, 7, 9)
    Brian Edwards, saxophone (3, 7, 9, 11)
    Nigel Shaw, flute (5, 13), whistle (6, 13)
    Trevor Edwards, trombone (3, 7, 9)
    Nana Vasconcelos, percussion (7)
    Andres Levin, keyboards, samples (7)
    Manu Katche, drums (11)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced and mixed by Chris Kimsey
    Arrangements by Gipsy Kings, Jon Carin, T & E Edwards
    Mixed at Astoria Studio, London
    Mixed by Chris Kimsey for Chris Kimsey Productions Ltd.
    Assistant engineer: Damon IDDINS
    Digital editing: Damon IDDINS and Crispin Murray
    Mastered by Bob C. Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME
    Recorded at Recall Studio, France
    Sound Engineers: Myriam Eddaira, Patrick Jauneaud
    Assistant Engineer: Renaud Van Welden
    Additional Recording at Metropolis Studios, London
    Sound Engineer: Kevin Jacobs
    Assistant Engineer: Robert Cattermole
    Additional Production on “Canto a Brazil” by Arto Lindsay
    Engineered by Pat Dillet
    All Arrangements: Gipsy Kings, Jon Carin, T. & E. Edwards
    Horn arrangements (3, 7, 9): E. Thornton

    Design by Blue
    Photos by Peter Knaup

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Artist Name: 
Gipsy Kings
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Release Date: 
Friday, August 1, 1997 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

World music-oriented set features Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos, Egyptian musicians, even a didgeridoo player. The New York Times praises the “simple, effervescent” folk number “Ami Wa Wa”: “You will not be able to expunge this song from your memory.”

Description: 

World music-oriented set features Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos, Egyptian musicians, even a didgeridoo player. The New York Times praises the “simple, effervescent” folk number “Ami Wa Wa”: “You will not be able to expunge this song from your memory.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced and mixed by Chris Kimsey
Arrangements by Gipsy Kings, Jon Carin, T & E Edwards
Mixed at Astoria Studio, London
Mixed by Chris Kimsey for Chris Kimsey Productions Ltd.
Assistant engineer: Damon IDDINS
Digital editing: Damon IDDINS and Crispin Murray
Mastered by Bob C. Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME
Recorded at Recall Studio, France
Sound Engineers: Myriam Eddaira, Patrick Jauneaud
Assistant Engineer: Renaud Van Welden
Additional Recording at Metropolis Studios, London
Sound Engineer: Kevin Jacobs
Assistant Engineer: Robert Cattermole
Additional Production on “Canto a Brazil” by Arto Lindsay
Engineered by Pat Dillet
All Arrangements: Gipsy Kings, Jon Carin, T. & E. Edwards
Horn arrangements (3, 7, 9): E. Thornton

Design by Blue
Photos by Peter Knaup

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79466

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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45
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109
ns_album_releasedate: 
Friday, August 1, 1997 - 04:00
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597946628BUN
Price: 
11.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597946666
Price: 
9.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Nicolas Reyes, vocals, percussion, guitar
Andre Reyes, vocals, percussion, guitar
Paul Reyes, vocals
Francois “Canut” Reyes, vocals, guitar
Patchai Reyes, vocals
Georges “Baule” Reyes, vocals, guitar
Tonino Baliardo, guitar
Paco Baliardo, guitar

Additional Musicians:
Hossam Ramzy, percussion (1, 3-5, 7-10, 12)
Shawn Farrenden, didgeridoo (1)
Pino Palladino, bass (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9-12)
Jon Carin, accordion (1, 2, 7), pianos/keyboards (1, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11), strings (2, 13), bass (3), djempe harp (4), loops (4, 5), flute (5), guido (8), percussion (3, 7, 9, 10, 12), auto harp (10), drum programming (11),
Abud Abdel Al, violin (1, 2, 4, 5)
Eddie Thornton, trumpet (3, 7, 9)
Brian Edwards, saxophone (3, 7, 9, 11)
Nigel Shaw, flute (5, 13), whistle (6, 13)
Trevor Edwards, trombone (3, 7, 9)
Nana Vasconcelos, percussion (7)
Andres Levin, keyboards, samples (7)
Manu Katche, drums (11)

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