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Fandangos in Space/Dancing on a Cold Wind
Carmen
Fandangos in Space/Dancing on a Cold Wind
Genres: Pop, Rock, Latin Music
 
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2006 two CD set combines the first two albums by this highly unique band that combined Progressive Rock with a Flamenco twist, creating a style all their own. Led by Flamenco guitarist David Allen and produced by Tony Visc...  more »

      
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All Artists: Carmen
Title: Fandangos in Space/Dancing on a Cold Wind
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Angel Air
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 10/9/2006
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock, Latin Music
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Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 5055011702295, 4023292115029

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2006 two CD set combines the first two albums by this highly unique band that combined Progressive Rock with a Flamenco twist, creating a style all their own. Led by Flamenco guitarist David Allen and produced by Tony Visconti, Fandango In Space was released in 1973, while Dancing On A Cold Wind followed a year later. Features informative sleevenotes by Michael Heatley. Angel Air.
 

CD Reviews

Carmen - 'Fandangos In Space/Dancing On Cold Wind' (Angel Ai
Mike Reed | USA | 11/16/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"A nicely assembled reissue of Carmen's two critically aclaimed lp's on two discs. 'Fandangos In Space'('73) and 'Dancing On Cold Wind'('75). Carmen was a short-lived ensemble that apparently fused progressive rock with flamenco music, not something that many bands have tried, let alone succeed. Not your typical Angel Air release, but if you enjoy good Spanish dance music, you should get something out of this 2-CD title. Line-up: Robert Amaral-castanets&vocals, David Allen-guitar / his wife Angela Allen-keyboards, John Glascock (Jethro Tull)-bass and Paul Fenton-drums. Might appeal to fans of Triana, Fold Zandura and Cetu Javu."
AMAZING QUALITY REMASTERS! top 10 prog material of all time
herb | somewhere hopefully | 08/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just had the joy of meeting Roberto Amaral this summer in California after being a long time fan. He was an amazing guy and is a leading instructor of Flamenco-dance. I originally had the old line-lable versions from Germany of these cd's. Then I purchased the Japanese mini lp versions recently. BUT...these remasters from Angel Air are Stunning!!! Clearly from the original masters, and with bonus tracks! Totally worth the high price if you want to own some of the most creative and well performed prog of all time. John Glascock was one of the greatest rock bassists ever. This stuff is just so unique and just sets new standards of greatness..even 30 plus years later. BUY BOTH STES INCLUDING "GYPISES/WIDESCREEN" * Buy the way...I found out about this group from Deep Purple/ Rainbow guitar great Ritchie Blackmore as he liked this band so much that he said he wished he could have played some guitar solos on their recordings."
Still sounds great 30 years on
canyondreams | 03/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I ordered this set I wasn't really sure I would still like it. as it turns out this music definately stands the test of time. I had forgotten how intricate it is and how tight the band was. This is some of the better prog-rock from the 70s. davids guitar work is stunning on both cds, and john glascock shines as one of rocks most gifted bass players. It is trully a shame he is no longer with us. anyone who listens to 70s Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, etc. should give this a try."