Fandangos in Space

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Fandangos in Space
Carmen Fandangos.jpg
Studio album by Carmen
Released 1973
Recorded John Kongo's Studios, Air Studios and EMI Studios
Genre Flamenco, Progressive Rock
Length 46:45
Label Regal Zonophone, EMI
Producer Tony Visconti
Carmen chronology
Fandangos in Space
Dancing on a Cold Wind
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauE+[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. ^ "Robert Christgau: Album: Carmen: Fandangos in Space". Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  3. ^ Reed, Ryan (June 17, 2015). "50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 21 May 2016.

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