Flamenco Puro Live
Paco Peña & his group recorded live (1971)
Decca "Phase 4 Stereo" 4237
Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram
Brand New and Sealed Record
Discontinued : last copy available!...
Contents & Details
A1 - Lianto Gitano
A2 - La Piedra escrita
A3 - Giralda De Sevilla
A4 - De Badajos A Madrid
A5 - Aqua, Viento, Nieve Y Frio
B1 - Ay, Mi Romera
B2 - El Burdon Y La Prima
B3 - Feria De Sevilla
B4 - Fiesta De Triana Y Jerez
"This 1971 recording shows instrumental flamenco in full and wonderful flavor." - John Storm Roberts.
The Germans have their male-voice choirs, the French the musette, the Scottish the bagpipes, and the Spanish their fandangillo, solear and flamenco. This music is far more than just folk music passed down from generation to generation, for it combines strict dance form with a free vocal melody and virtuoso guitar playing. Fame equal to that of a toreador is reaped by the few who have mastered this form of art. Paco Pena and his ensemble rank among these few, and it goes without saying that no recording studio in the world can do real justice to the fascination of flamenco. As the short sub-title puro suggests, this LP certainly lives up to expectations in encapturing an electrifying live atmosphere. Thrilling flourishes on the guitar, the sharp clack of the castanets, the rapid zapateados (heeltaps), and the typical, almost harsh singing are reproduced so clearly and spatially that one cannot help looking around to see where the musicians are standing. Those of a suspicious nature can be sure here that the Phase 4 Process is anything but a publicity stunt.
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