Pressed at Pallas in Germany!
Mastered from the Original Masters of Universal Music!
Guitarist Pepe Romero is joined by vocalist Chano Lobato as well as the dancers Maria Magdalena and Paco Romero providing percussive sounds of the dance itself bringing another dimension to the music.
"A strictly traditional flamenco record, Pepe Romero's 1987 recording Flamenco! features not only his own sterling guitar work, but also singer Chano Lobato's expressive vocals and, in an inspired touch that not enough flamenco artists have thought of, two genuine flamenco dancers, Maria Magdalena and Paco Romero. Flamenco, after all, is dance music, and as in some forms of English contra dancing, Appalachian clog dancing, and other forms of folk music, the percussive sound of the dancers' shoes (and the female dancer's traditional castanets) is intended as part of the music. As a result, Flamenco! has a vitality and excitement often missing from classical flamenco records, which can sometimes come off as a bit stuffy and overly serious. Lobato's voice, a dusky alto with a beautifully controlled vibrato, suits the material perfectly, capturing the florid theatricality of flamenco music without going over the top. There are undoubtedly better flamenco records than this, but there are few that are as much fun." - allmusicguide
Audiophile 180g Vinyl
Audiophile analogue direct metal mastering by Hans-Jorg Mauksch
Cutting to copperplate at Pauler Acoustics
Pressed at Pallas GmbH Germany
Mastered from the Original Masters of Universal Music
Very first 2LP set release for enhanced sound reproduction
Pepe Romero, guitar
Chano Lobato, vocals
Maria Magdalena, dancer
Paco Romero, dancer
1. Que se ven desde el Conquero (Fandangos de Huelva)
4. Sera el quererte (Sevillanas corraleras)
5. Ha entrao una fragata (Alegrias)
6. Mama yo quiero un lucero (Bulerias)
7. Fue, porque non me dio ganas (Granadinas)
8. Aquellos duros antiguos (Tanguillos)
2. Y si no, me daba doble (Cantinas)
4. De mi vera te fuistes (Seguiriyas)
Recorded December 1987 at Ultrecht, The Netherlands.