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The Best of the Gipsy Kings

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Track Listing

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1Djobi, Djoba (Gipsy Kings / Los Reyes)3:24
2Viento del Arena (Gipsy Kings / Los Reyes)5:28
3Baila Me (Gipsy Kings)3:45
4Un Amor (Gipsy Kings / Los Reyes)3:37
5Moorea (Gipsy Kings)4:01
6Volaré (D. Modugno & F. Migliacci, adapt. Gipsy Kings)3:38
7Quiero Saber (T. Baliardo / J. Boukhichi / N. Reyes)4:05
8Escucha Me (N. Reyes / T. Baliardo)4:03
9La Dona (Gipsy Kings / Los Reyes)4:45
10Montaña (N. Reyes / T. Baliardo)5:21
11Bem, Bem, Maria (Gipsy Kings)3:04
12Trista Pena (Gipsy Kings)4:32
13Bamboleo (T. Baliardo / J. Boukhichi / N. Reyes / S. Diaz)3:23
14Galazia (Gipsy Kings / Los Reyes)2:46
15Vamos a Bailas (Gipsy Kings)5:03
16Love & Liberté (N. Reyes / T. Baliardo)3:54
17A tu Vera (F. C. Reyes / N. Reyes / Manitas de Plata)3:17
18Medley4:47

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

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