Paul Magnussen | Campbell, CA USA | 04/07/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Paco de Lucía (as you no doubt know) is certainly the greatest flamenco guitarist of the last fifty years. The chance that he actually chose this mess to represent his career (as the title seems to imply) is nil.
Most of it is composed of a collection of Latin pot-boilers dating from the beginning of his career, when he didn't have any choice about what he recorded.
As for the other tunes: his biggest hit, the rumba "Entre dos aguas" from Fuente y caudal, would be better obtained by buying that album instead, or, if you want a career-spanning anthology, the eponymous Entre dos aguas.
"Canción de amor" (from Zyryab), which is erroneously labelled "Mantilla de feria", isn't worth the bother.
AND the photo on the cover is back to front.
Forget this piece of trash."