Love & Liberte

Love & Liberte

by Gipsy Kings

Overview

After their internationally successful 1988 self-titled debut, few have followed the the Gypsy Kings' noteworthy fusion of their distinctive flamenco-inflected pop with other international influences. Love & Liberte, a 1994 Elektra Records release, is one of their few compilations of all-new material, one that demonstrates this growth perhaps more than any of their other projects. One of their more extravagant songs, "No Vivire" implements a prominent bassline and strong brass accents in the chorus. Equally pleasant but slightly less authentic, "Escucha Me" crosses their Spanish guitar sound with a full reggae ensemble. The album's zenith hits with two instrumental tracks, "Guitarra Negra" and "Love and Liberte." "Guitarra Negra" shows off castanets with bongos. Every few bars, the intensity seems to reach a peak, only to retreat and regroup for another charge. The title track evolves slowly, with a gradual guitar and bass crescendo highlighted by a series of sparse piano chords on selected downbeats for emphasis. Though not as energetic as their best work, Love and Liberte is still an easy album for a Gypsy Kings fan to appreciate.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/1993
Label: Nonesuch
UPC: 0075596159920
catalogNumber: 61599

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gipsy Kings   Primary Artist
Naná Vasconcelos   Percussion
Alfredo Rodriguez   Piano
Fluxy   Keyboards
Gerard Prevost   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Paul Reyes   Guitar,Vocals
Nicolás Reyes   Vocals
Vincent Chavagnac   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Paco Baliardo   Guitar
Patchai Reyes   Guitar,Vocals
Damien Verherve   Trombone
Francois Canut Reyes   Vocals
Charles Benarroch   Percussion
Francois Debricon   Soprano Saxophone
Negrito Trasante-Crocco   Cymbals,Drums
Tonino Baliardo   Guitar
Diego Baliardo   Guitar
Laurent de Gasperis   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Dominique Droin   Keyboards
Bernard Balstier   Trumpet
Mafia   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Naná Vasconcelos   Arranger
Patrick Dillett   Engineer
Fluxy   Programming
Gerard Prevost   Producer
Francois Delabriere   Engineer
Laurent de Gasperis   Programming

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