Gipsy Kings (album)

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Gipsy Kings
Studio album by Gipsy Kings
Released 1988
Genre Rumba Catalana, Flamenco
Length 43:45
Label Elektra Records
Gipsy Kings chronology
Luna de Fuego
(1983)
Gipsy Kings
(1988)
Mosaïque
(1989)

Gipsy Kings is the third album by the French Rumba Catalana band Gipsy Kings, which was released in 1988. The album was their first to reach a worldwide audience, going gold across France, the UK, USA and other countries. The US and European versions of this album are identical except in some cases the song order may differ. The Japanese version released in 1995 includes an alternate version of "Vamos A Bailar" from their latest albums. The song "Inspiration" from this album famously appeared in the Season five episode of Miami Vice, "World Of Trouble", in June 1988.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Bamboléo"   T. Baliardo, J. Bouchikhi, N. Reyes 3:25
2. "Tú Quieres Volver"   Gipsy Kings 3:15
3. "Moorea" (Instrumental) Gipsy Kings 4:05
4. "Bem, Bem, María"   Gipsy Kings 3:03
5. "Un Amor"   Gipsy Kings, Los Reyes 3:40
6. "Inspiration" (Instrumental) Gipsy Kings 3:28
7. "A Mi Manera (Comme D'Habitude)" (cover of "My Way") G. Thibault, C. Francois, J. Revaux 3:52
8. "Djobi Djoba"   Gipsy Kings, Los Reyes 3:27
9. "Faena" (Instrumental) T. Baliardo, J. Bouchikhi, N. Reyes 3:45
10. "Quiero Saber"   Gipsy Kings 4:10
11. "Amor, Amor"   Gipsy Kings 3:13
12. "Duende" (Instrumental) Gipsy Kings 4:22

Japanese Bonus Tracks

No. Title Length
13. "Vamos A Bailar"   3:59

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "GIPSY KINGS - GIPSY KINGS (ALBUM)" (in French). lescharts.com. 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "ARIA Charts - End Of Year Charts - Top 50 Albums 1989". Australian Recording Industry Association. 1989. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gipsy Kings – Gipsy Kings". Music Canada. 
  4. ^ "French album certifications – Gipsy Kings – Nouvel Album" (in French). InfoDisc.  Select GIPSY KINGS and click OK
  5. ^ "Les Albums Platine :" (in French). Infodisc.fr. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  6. ^ "RIAJ > The Record > July 2001 > Page 8 > Certified Awards (May 2001)". Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  7. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Gipsy Kings; 'Gipsy Kings')". Hung Medien. 
  8. ^ "British album certifications – Gipsy Kings – Gipsy Kings". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Gipsy Kings in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Gipsy Kings – Gipsy Kings". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

External links[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Bamboléo (31 March 1988)
  • Djobi Djoba (25 October 1988)
  • Bem, Bem, Maria (25 February 1989)
  • Un Amor (29 July 1989)
  • Tu Quieres Volver (26 September 1989)
  • A Mi Manera (December 1989)