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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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    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).

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    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

    with
    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

    MUSICIANS
    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

    with
    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

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    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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Artist Name: 
Gipsy Kings
genre: 
Release Date: 
Friday, March 8, 1996 (All day)
DescriptionExcerpt: 

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).

Description: 

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).

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
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

with
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

PRODUCTION CREDITS
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.

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79399

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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45
ns_album_id: 
111
ns_album_releasedate: 
Friday, March 1, 1996 (All day)
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0
ns_genre_2: 
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597939965
Price: 
9.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
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

with
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

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