Greatest Hits (Gipsy Kings album)

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Greatest Hits
Gipsy Kings - Greatest Hits Cover Art.jpg
Greatest hits album by Gipsy Kings
Released 1994
Genre Flamenco
Length 1:06:57
Label Columbia Records
Gipsy Kings chronology
Love and Liberté
(1993)Love and Liberté1993
Greatest Hits
(1994)
The Best of the Gipsy Kings
(1995)The Best of the Gipsy Kings1995

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

Overview[edit]

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.TitleLength
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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "GIPSY KINGS - GIPSY KINGS (ALBUM)" (in French). lescharts.com. 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Gipsy Kings – Gipsy Kings" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Gipsy Kings in the field Interpret. Enter Gipsy Kings in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen. 
  4. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – albums 1995". Ultratop. Hung Medien. 
  5. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gipsy Kings – Gipsy Kings". Music Canada. 
  6. ^ "French album certifications – Gipsy Kings – Greatest Hits" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  7. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Gipsy Kings; 'Gipsy Kings')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  8. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Gipsy Kings – Gipsy Kings" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. 
  9. ^ "IFPI Norsk platebransje Trofeer 1993–2011" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. 
  10. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Gipsy Kings; 'Greatest Hits')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  11. ^ "British album certifications – Gipsy Kings – Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Greatest Hits in the search field and then press Enter.
  12. ^ "American album certifications – Estefan, Gloria – Cuts Both Ways". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
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