Label: Analogphonic / Philips – LP 43056
AAA 100% Analogue – Philips 422 069-1 – Limited Edition –
Mastered by Hans-Jorg Mauksch at Pauler Acoustic – Pressed at Pallas Germany
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
• Double LP
• 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
• Analogphonic Release
• Very first 2LP set release for enhanced sound reproduction
• Gatefold Jacket
Recorded December 1987 at Ultrecht, The Netherlands.
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