World of Flamenco

World of Flamenco

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The Romeros : Pepe Romero, Celin Romero, Angel Romero and Celedonio Romero with Maria Victoria

Mercury Living Presence SR2 9120

Speakers Corner Records : 2 LPs 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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1 - Sevillanas
2 - Malaguenas
3 - Saetas y Seguirias
4 - Alegrias por Rosa
5 - Rumba
6 - Bulerias
7 - Zapateado
8 - Alegrias
9 - Bulerias al Golpo
10 - Soleares de Cadiz
11 - Taconeo punteadao
12 - Improvisation on Guajiras
13 - Tanguillos
14 - Farrucas
15 - Petenera
16 - Caracoles
17 - Milonga
18 - Sevillanas

Recorded in December 1966 at United Recording Studios, Los Angeles.

The Royal Family of the Guitar…The Romeros, are a veritable institution in the world of classical music, a group that has dazzled countless audiences and won the raves of reviewers worldwide. Celedonio Romero, founder and creator of The Romeros guitar dynasty, died in 1996. As the family says, "the spirit of the quartet is him"; his sons and grandsons continue Celedonio's legacy. This Mercury Living Presence record captures the quartet in its prime.

From the beginning of the 19th century at the very latest, the word 'flamenco' has been used to characterise songs and dances from Andalusia, and has become the very epitome of Spanish folkmusic. Although the origins of this regional music with its highly varied rhythms and emotional spirit have been lost in the annals of history, it very probably came under early Christian, Jewish, Moorish and American influences, so that one can speak here of 'world music' in the best sense of the word. Just as any Spanish guitarist worth his salt, the Romeros too put their heart and soul into performing flamenco. Flurrying notes taken at breakneck speed and explosive chords are just as typical for their playing as are gracefully plucked melodies and lyrical cantabile passages. The 'handmade' castanet rhythms in the background provide an authentic Andalusian drive. And of course songs of suffering and love are not to be missed here. This is the sound of Spain!

The present album contains a characteristic collection of alegrías, soleares, bulerías and tanguillos from the region of Cadiz, Cordoba and Seville. In addition there are lively dances such as the zapateado and rumba which are popular throughout the whole country. This top-notch double album is further enhanced by the inclusion of the sung texts and informative liner notes on each piece.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under http://www.pure-analogue.com

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