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
(1974)Dancing on a Cold Wind1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau E+[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]Bassplayer John Hancock was later nicked by Jethro Tull after a U.S. tour (1976) where Carmen as support band played old Ian and his not so merry men off the stage everywhere they went....

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by David Allen, except as noted. All credits derived from the original record pressing.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Bulerias
  • 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
No. Title Length
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. "Fandangoes in Space" (Roberto Amaral) 6:37
6. "Reprise Finale" 0:57


  • David Allen - Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar, Flamenco Guitar
  • Roberto Amaral - Vibraphone, Flamenco Dance, Backing Vocals, Castanets, Lead Vocals
  • Angela Allen - Synthesizer, Mellotron, Lead Vocals, Flamenco Dance, Backing Vocals
  • John Glascock - Bass Guitar, Bass Pedals, Backing Vocals
  • Paul Fenton - Drums, Percussion
Additional Personnel
  • Tony Visconti - Producer and record engineering
  • John Kongos - Record engineering
  • Alan Harris - Record engineering
  • John Kurlander - Record engineering
  • Peter Mew - Record engineering
  • 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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