The Best of the Gipsy Kings

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The Best of the Gipsy Kings
The Best of the Gipsy Kings album cover.jpg
Greatest hits album by Gipsy Kings
ReleasedMarch 28, 1995 (1995-03-28)
GenreCatalan rumba
Length73:46
LabelNonesuch
Gipsy Kings chronology
Greatest Hits
(1994)
The Best of the Gipsy Kings
(1995)
Estrellas
(1995)

The Best of the Gipsy Kings is an album from the band Gipsy Kings. It was released on March 28, 1995 in the US.

More than a simple compilation of previous albums, it also includes a live release of "La Dona", "Galaxia" and "Vamos a Bailar" (previously released on Allegria) and the popular party Medley (consisting of a mix of Bamboleo, Volare, Djobi Djoba, Pida Me La and Baila Me).

It also includes the new song "A Tu Vera" in an acoustic tone. That song will only be re-released as a re-recorded version on the album Estrellas and its American version Tierra Gitana.

Greatest Hits which was released a year prior for European audience is a very similar compilation with a different song order and the replacement of "Viento Del Arena", "Quiero Saber", "Montaña", "Trista Pena", "Love & Liberté" and "A Tu Vera" by "Pida Me La", "A Mi Manera", "Tu Quieres Volver", "Soy", "La Quiero" and "Allegria". Also "La Dona" and "Galaxia" on this album are the live versions while the ones on Greatest Hits are studio versions. The song "Escucha Me" is also slightly different.

As of October 2017, The Best of the Gipsy Kings is the third bestselling Latin album in the US.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Djobi Djoba"3:26
2."Viento del Arena"5:31
3."Baila Me"3:48
4."Un Amor"3:42
5."Moorea" (Instrumental)4:03
6."Volare"3:42
7."Quiero Saber"4:09
8."Escucha Me"4:02
9."La Dona" (Live)4:36
10."Montaña"5:25
11."Bem, Bem, Maria"3:08
12."Trista Pena"4:35
13."Bamboleo"3:27
14."Galaxia" (Live)2:47
15."Vamos a Bailar" (Live)5:05
16."Love and Liberté" (Instrumental)3:57
17."A Tu Vera"3:19
18."Medley - [ Bamboleo - Volare - Djobi Djoba - Pida Me La - Baila Me]"4:48

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[2] Platinum 1,563,000[1]

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Estevez, Marjua (October 17, 2017). "The Top 25 Biggest Selling Latin Albums of the Last 25 Years: Selena, Shakira & More". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Best of the Gipsy Kings – Gipsy Kings". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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