Allegria

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Allegria
Allegria Album.jpg
Studio album by Gipsy Kings
Released1982 (1982)
GenreFlamenco
LabelPhilips Records
ProducerSara Music
Gipsy Kings chronology
Allegria
(1982)
Luna de Fuego
(1983)
Singles from Allegria
  1. "Tristessa"
    Released: 31 October 1982
  2. "Un Amor"
    Released: 3 March 1983

Allegria (Italian; "joy") is the debut studio album by the Gipsy Kings, released in 1982 in Europe.[1]

Overview[edit]

This album and its successor, Luna de Fuego, are very different from their later albums. They are both "unplugged" and traditional, using solely guitars, voices, and hand claps. The album includes two songs never released on a U.S. album ("Pharaon" and "Recuerda") and the original acoustic version of "Djobi Djoba".

In 1990, the album was merged with Luna de Fuego, while omitting certain tracks for a re-release to a US audience as Allegria (US Version).

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Pena Penita"3:00
2."Allegria" (Instrumental)2:40
3."La Dona"3:25
4."Solituda"2:35
5."Sueño" (Instrumental)3:20
6."Djobi Djoba"3:50
7."Un Amor"3:46
8."Papa, No Pega La Mama"3:00
9."Pharaon" (Instrumental)4:00
10."Tristessa"3:30
11."Recuerda"4:30

Credits[edit]

  • Edited By – Yves Desjardins
  • Photography By – Jacqueline Tarta
  • Producer – Sara Music
  • Recorded By – Pierre Braner
  • Written-By – Gipsykings, Los Reyes

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[2] Gold 100,000*
France (SNEP)[3] Gold 114,200[4]
United States (RIAA)[5] N/A 216,000[6]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allegria". Discogs. discogs.com. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Gypsy kings – Allegria" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos.
  3. ^ "French album certifications – Gypsy kings – Allegria" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  4. ^ "Les Albums Or". infodisc.fr. SNEP. Archived from the original on 2011-10-18. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Gipsy kings – Allegria". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  6. ^ "World's greatest". Billboard. 16 June 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2018.

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