15 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On 2006’s Pasajero, the French kings of Catalan rumba returned to the nuevo flamenco world grooves with which they first made their reputation. And while Gipsy Kings dialed the synths and studio echo back up to 10, the band also introduced a few new rhythmic tricks. A Caribbean tinge permeates many of the tracks, like the stylized horns on Cuban workout “Mira la Chica” or the reggae basslines of the dubby “Pueblos.” The biggest treat comes with their flashy take on Compay Segundo’s son classic “Chan Chan,” where the Kings pushed the tempo into breakneck territory.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On 2006’s Pasajero, the French kings of Catalan rumba returned to the nuevo flamenco world grooves with which they first made their reputation. And while Gipsy Kings dialed the synths and studio echo back up to 10, the band also introduced a few new rhythmic tricks. A Caribbean tinge permeates many of the tracks, like the stylized horns on Cuban workout “Mira la Chica” or the reggae basslines of the dubby “Pueblos.” The biggest treat comes with their flashy take on Compay Segundo’s son classic “Chan Chan,” where the Kings pushed the tempo into breakneck territory.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Rojofui ,

Gipsy kings rock!

Bringing their style to the song Chan Chan they just keep surprising me!

jtyroch ,

Everyone should see them live!

Absoutely a great release!!!

Holly, Reiki Spirit ,

It Is About The Passion...

...but it’s also about the joy. Gipsy Kings is what I listen to when I need to be reminded about the joy of living and the love of life. And, while I agree with some of the other reviewers that this CD doesn’t have the passion and grit of most of their releases this one is simply joyful and melodic. Nothing wrong with that I think. I have several of their CDs and I listen to them for various moods. With Pasajero the music is catchy the musicianship is top notch and there are some fun twists to the instrumentation. These are tunes that stick in your head. You can play this one for any occasion even for friends who don’t like their music not sung in English! I would say this if you’re a fan of the Gipsy Kings then add this one to your collection because it’s solid and has character. However if you’re not familiar with this outstanding band of musicians this would be a great way to get your ears educated. It's one of my favorites and I hope you enjoy it too. Viva Los Gipsy Kings!

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