Fandangos in Space

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Fandangos in Space
Carmen Fandangos.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedJohn Kongo's Studios, Air Studios and EMI Studios
GenreFlamenco, Progressive Rock
LabelRegal Zonophone, EMI
ProducerTony Visconti
Carmen chronology
Fandangos in Space
Dancing on a Cold Wind
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideE+[2]

Fandangos in Space is the 1973 debut album by flamenco-rock band Carmen.


Rock critic Ryan Reed has described their music as flamenco prog rock, "In a glammy yelp, the frontman sang tales of bullfights and gypsies, as the music blended Mellotron, rock rhythms, and zapateado footwork into a cosmic headfuck (produced by David Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti)."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by David Allen, except where noted..

Side one
  • a)  "Cante"
  • b)  "Baile"
  • c)  "Reprise""
2."Bullfight" (Roberto Amaral)4:28
3."Stepping Stone" (Roberto Amaral)2:52
4."Sailor Song"5:13
5."Lonely House"4:07
Side two
1."Por Tarantos" (Trad. arr. by David Allen)1:44
2."Looking Outside (My Window)
  • a)  "Theme"
  • b)  "Zorongo"
  • c)  "Finale"" (David Allen, Roberto Amaral)
3."Tales of Spain"8:59
4."Retirando" (John Glascock, Paul Fenton, Andrea Allen, Roberto Amaral, David Allen)0:44
5."Fandangos in Space" (Roberto Amaral)6:37
6."Reprise Finale"0:57


Additional Personnel
  • Tony Visconti - producer, engineer
  • John Kongos - engineer
  • Alan Harris - engineer
  • John Kurlander - engineer
  • Peter Mew - engineer
  • Peter Howe - photography


  1. ^ "Fandangos in Space - Carmen - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: C". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 23, 2019 – via
  3. ^ Reed, Ryan (June 17, 2015). "50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 21 May 2016.

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