Skip directly to content
  • 79358

Track listing

Click tracks with speaker icon to listen

The Best of the Gipsy Kings

news & reviews

  • about this album

    The initial success of this 18-track collection, 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.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Nicolas Reyes, lead vocal, background vocal
    Andre Reyes, background vocal
    François Canut Reyes, Paul Reyes, Patchai Reyes, background vocals, guitar
    Tonino Baliardo, lead guitar
    Chico Boukhichi, Diego Baliardo, Paco Baliardo, guitar
    with
    Dominique Perrier, synthesizer (1, 4, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15)
    Gérard Prévost, sythesizer, bass (1-7, 9, 11-15, 17)
    Claude Salmieri, drums (1, 4, 5, 7, 11, 13)
    Marc Chantereau, percussion (1, 4, 5, 7, 11, 13)
    Dominique Droin, sythesizer, piano (2, 6, 12, 15)
    Negrito Trasante-Crocco, drums (2, 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 15, 17)
    Charles Benarroch, percussion (2, 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 15)
    Jean Musy, sythesizer (6)
    Guillermo Fellove, trumpet (15)
    Claude Maissoneuve, oboe (12)
    Walter De Auraujo, accordion (3)
    Christian Martinez, Philippe Slominiski, brass (3)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Claude Martinez (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11-15, 17), Gérard Prévost (3, 8, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17)
    Engineered and mixed by Daniel Michel (1, 4, 5, 11), François Delabriére (2, 8-10, 12, 14, 16); track 3 engineered by François Delabriére, mixed by François Delabriére and Nick Patrick; tracks 7, 13 engineered by Daniel Michel, mixed by Claude Wagner; track 6 engineered by Daniel Michel, mixed by François Delabriére
    Track 15 recorded live by Roland Guillotel, mixed by Philippe Cusset; track 17 recorded at Video Village, Montpellier, mixed by Alex Sirla
    Mastered by Brian Lee at Gateway Mastering Studios, Inc. Portland, Maine

    All arrangements by Gérard Prévost, except tracks 4, 5, 13 arranged by Dominique Perrier

    Design by Calvin Chu
    Cover illustration by Lori Ellison

nonesuch's picture
on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Friday, March 24, 1995 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79358

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
45
112
Wednesday, March 1, 1995 (All day)
0
0
Artist Name: 
Gipsy Kings
genre: 
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597935820BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597935868
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597935820
Price: 
16.00
Label: 
CD
Description: 

The initial success of this 18-track collection, 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.

DescriptionExcerpt: 

The initial success of this 18-track collection, 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.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Nicolas Reyes, lead vocal, background vocal
Andre Reyes, background vocal
François Canut Reyes, Paul Reyes, Patchai Reyes, background vocals, guitar
Tonino Baliardo, lead guitar
Chico Boukhichi, Diego Baliardo, Paco Baliardo, guitar
with
Dominique Perrier, synthesizer (1, 4, 5, 7, 11, 13, 15)
Gérard Prévost, sythesizer, bass (1-7, 9, 11-15, 17)
Claude Salmieri, drums (1, 4, 5, 7, 11, 13)
Marc Chantereau, percussion (1, 4, 5, 7, 11, 13)
Dominique Droin, sythesizer, piano (2, 6, 12, 15)
Negrito Trasante-Crocco, drums (2, 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 15, 17)
Charles Benarroch, percussion (2, 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 15)
Jean Musy, sythesizer (6)
Guillermo Fellove, trumpet (15)
Claude Maissoneuve, oboe (12)
Walter De Auraujo, accordion (3)
Christian Martinez, Philippe Slominiski, brass (3)

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Claude Martinez (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11-15, 17), Gérard Prévost (3, 8, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17)
Engineered and mixed by Daniel Michel (1, 4, 5, 11), François Delabriére (2, 8-10, 12, 14, 16); track 3 engineered by François Delabriére, mixed by François Delabriére and Nick Patrick; tracks 7, 13 engineered by Daniel Michel, mixed by Claude Wagner; track 6 engineered by Daniel Michel, mixed by François Delabriére
Track 15 recorded live by Roland Guillotel, mixed by Philippe Cusset; track 17 recorded at Video Village, Montpellier, mixed by Alex Sirla
Mastered by Brian Lee at Gateway Mastering Studios, Inc. Portland, Maine

All arrangements by Gérard Prévost, except tracks 4, 5, 13 arranged by Dominique Perrier

Design by Calvin Chu
Cover illustration by Lori Ellison