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The Gypsies/Widescreen
Carmen
The Gypsies/Widescreen
Genres: Pop, Rock, Latin Music
 
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #2

Two CD set from Carmen, the highly unique '70s band who successfully fused Flamenco, Progressive and Rock into their sound. The Gypsies is their final album from 1976 while Widescreen is the first album in over 30 years ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Carmen
Title: The Gypsies/Widescreen
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Angel Air
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 6/11/2007
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock, Latin Music
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Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 5055011702257

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Two CD set from Carmen, the highly unique '70s band who successfully fused Flamenco, Progressive and Rock into their sound. The Gypsies is their final album from 1976 while Widescreen is the first album in over 30 years for leader David Allen and a new Carmen. Angel Air. 2007.

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Rictus | 06/02/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I haven't heard "Widescreen" so I can't comment but I'm glad to see "The Gypsies" is back in print. Like so many bands who go through the pressure of trying to crack the big time, start slowly fading and then decide to jettison the "commercial" appeal, Carmen actually produced a minor masterpiece here as they dropped the somewhat gimmicy fandango image of the first two albums and let loose with harder-edged songs, dominated by David Allen's searing solos and flamenco polyrhythms. It's a shame they weren't able to stay together because their fourth album, if it had ever come about, might have taken their sound into even more inventive directions. The title song alone is worth getting the CD for; an extended slow-builder erupting into a fiery guitar and castanet interplay. Highly recommended."