25TH ANNIVERSARY ROYAL ALBERT HALL SHOW & NEW ALBUM
NEW ALBUM: ‘SAVOR FLAMENCO’ – SEPT 10TH 2013 (Knitting Factory Records)
+ ROYAL ALBERT HALL – FEB 20TH 2014
GIPSY KINGS unveil the stunning artwork (above) for their new album ‘Savor Flamenco’ alongside the full tracklisting which includes new single, ‘Samba Samba’
2 Bye Bye (Ella Me Dice Vay)
3 Como L’agua
4 Tiempo Del Sol
5 Me Voy
6 Fairies Melody
7 Samba Samba LISTEN HERE
9 Savor Flamenco (Tango Flamenco)
11 Habla Contingo
12 Sueno (feat. Francis Cabrel) European Bonus Track
RECENTLY RECORDED INTERVIEW & PERFORMANCE BY GIPSY KINGS IN THEIR HOMETOWN OF ARLES, FRANCE, JUNE 2013 HERE
It has been twenty-five years since GIPSY KINGS first captured the world’s imagination with their self-titled debut album, a record that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe. Since then, the band has toured virtually non-stop, to the farthest-flung corners of the planet, and sold almost twenty million albums, all the while retaining the same line-up of virtuoso musicians.
With their irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms, GIPSY KINGS are one of the cornerstones of the World Music genre and a true crossover band. Their music has featured in films as diverse as THE BIG LEBOWSKI and TOY STORY 3, more recently their breakout hit Bamboléo turned up on an episode of GLEE, an astonishing 25 years after its initial release, highlighting GIPSY KINGS relevance and influence on contemporary music worldwide.
GIPSY KINGS’ new album, SAVOR FLAMENCO (released September 10th on Knitting Factory Records) is their first new recording in 7 years and one which marks the band’s 25th anniversary. The French group, indeed France’s most successful group of all time, are well known for bringing their progressive and virtuosic flamenco pop to the mainstream and they have planned shows throughout Europe including a headline at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London, February 20th 2014.
For the band, the new album represents both a look forward and a look back. Nicolas Reyes says of SAMBA SAMBA, the lead single from SAVOR FLAMENCO, that “it’s a song very much from our early years-it was written for parties, sun, joy, and beaches.” Yet Patchai Reyes also points out the new directions taken in this collection. “There are some Brazilian songs on new album, a mix of cultures,” he says. “It’s beautiful. We are delighted.”
GIPSY KINGS unchanging roster consists of two bands of brothers – the Reyes (Nicolas, Canut, Paul, Patchai, and Andre) and the Baliardos (Tonino, Paco, and Diego). They return with SAVOR FLAMENCO, their ninth studio album and a record wholly written and produced by the group.
ALBUM: SAVOR FLAMENCO (KNITTING FACTORY RECORDS)
RELEASED: OCTOBER 14TH 2013
CAT NO.S: DIGITAL (KFR1128-9) / CD (KFR1128-5)
PRE-ORDER SAVOR FLAMENCO HERE:
Amazon – smarturl.it/SavorFlamenco.CD
Itunes – smarturl.it/SavorFlamenco.iTunes
ROYAL ALBERT HALL SHOW
FEBRUARY 20TH 2014
TICKETS ON SALE 31/07/13