Greatest Hits (Gipsy Kings album)

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Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Gipsy Kings
Released 1994
Genre Flamenco
Length 01:06:57
Label Columbia Records
Gipsy Kings chronology
Love and Liberté
(1993)
Greatest Hits
(1994)
The Best of the Gipsy Kings
(1995)

Greatest Hits is a best of album by the French Rumba Catalana band Gipsy Kings, which was released in 1994 in Europe.

More than a simple compilation of previous albums, it also includes the 1992 single "Pida Me La", a studio release of "Galaxia", "Allegria" and "La Dona" (previously released live on Allegria), a more energetic release of "Vamos a Bailar" from the LP version and the popular party Medley (consisting of a mix of Bamboleo, Volare, Djobi Djoba, Pida Me La and Baila Me].

The Japanese edition of this album includes an extra track, "Este Mundo" (from the album Este Mundo) as track #18 (the "Medley" is track #19).

A similar compilation, The Best of the Gipsy Kings, was released a year later in the U.S.; it has a different song order and replaces "Pida Me La", "A Mi Manera", "Tu Quieres Volver", "Soy", "La Quiero" and "Allegria" with "Viento Del Arena", "Quiero Saber", "Montaña", "Trista Pena", "Love & Liberté" and the previously unreleased "A Tu Vera". Also, while "La Dona" and "Galaxia" on the Greatest Hits album are the studio versions, the ones on The Best of the Gipsy Kings are live versions. The song "Escucha Me" is also slightly different.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Djobi Djoba"   3:27
2. "Baila Me"   3:47
3. "Bamboléo"   3:25
4. "Pida Me La"   3:18
5. "Bem, Bem, Maria"   3:06
6. "Volare"   3:41
7. "Moorea" (Instrumental) 4:05
8. "A Mi Manera"   3:54
9. "Un Amor"   3:40
10. "Galaxia" (Studio, Instrumental) 2:37
11. "Escucha Me"   4:39
12. "Tu Quieres Volver"   3:14
13. "Soy"   3:12
14. "La Quiero"   3:45
15. "Allegria" (Studio, Instrumental) 2:50
16. "Vamos A Bailar" (LP Version) 4:56
17. "La Dona" (Studio) 4:35
18. "Medley - [Bamboléo - Volare - Djobi Djoba - Pida Me La - Baila Me]"   4:48

Charts and certifications[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – Gipsy Kings – Greatest Hits" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. 
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