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Tierra Gitana

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About this Album

This Grammy-nominated set preceded the PBS special of the same name, documenting the Provençal life of the group that “combines the sly funk of salsa and the brio of flamenco with some of the blowout intensity of rock” (TIME).


The Gipsy Kings:
Nicolas Reyes, lead vocal
Tonino Baliardo, lead guitar
François Canut Reyes, guitar, vocals, lead vocal (11)
Patchaï Reyes, guitar, vocals
Paul Reyes, guitar
Paco Baliardo, guitar
Diego Baliardo, guitar

Gérard Provost, bass, double bass
Négrito Trasante-Crocco, drums, cajon, timbales, miscellaneous percussion
Rodolfo Pacheco Jimenez, congas, bongos, darbouka, miscellaneous percussion
Dominique Droin, keyboards
Georges Reyes, acoustic guitar
Manu Katche, drums (3, 13)
Richard Galliano, accordion (7)
Nasredine Dalil, flute (2)
Laurent de Gasperis, electric guitar, mandolin (1, 3, 6, 7, 12)
Lelia Sakai, violin (13)
François Kallos, keyboards (13)
Anibal Kerpel, keyboards, bass (8)
String quartet (4): Lelia Sakai, violin, Vinh Pham, violin, Frédéric Gondot, viola, Yves Bouillier, cello

Produced by Gérard Prevost and Claude Martinez for P.E.M.
Pre-Production: Studio Metropole, Nîmes, France
Engineer: Michel Ramillon
Recorded at Studio Miraval, Miraval, France
Engineer: Pierre Branere
Assistant Engineer: Frédéric Blanc-Garin
Mixed by Pierre Branere at Studio Harryson, Pantin, France
Assistant Engineer: Xavier Delbos
Mastered by Bob Ludwig and Brian Lee at Bob Ludwig’s Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine

All songs by Gipsy Kings, arr. Gérard Prevost; except tracks 4, 13 arr. Gérard Prevost and François Kallos with string arrangement by François Kallos; track 8 arr. Gustavo Santaolalla; track 11 by Nicolas Reyes, François Reyes, and Manitas de Plata, arr. Gérard Prevost

Design by Carbone Smolan Associates

Executive Producer: Pascal Imbert for P.E.M.

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