The five stars reflect what I feel this album deserves rather than my own tastes. Personally I am not a fan of the extremely raw style of Flamenco solo singing, but I was still carried away by this CD. I cannot understand the reservation in one review of the guitar balance. This is not an intimate flamenco performance of solo voice plus guitar but a full scale Mass including a glorious choir. A thunderous guitar would have created a completely false and unbelievable balance. As it is the recording is clear, well defined and with a beautiful sheen on it. My only criticism would be that the soloist is a little too closely miked and prominent.
The music itself is as Spanish as you can get, grounded in both the popular and classical traditions of Spain, full of verve, but also capable of the most ethereal beauty in the choir parts reminiscent of Victoria and Spain's other renaissance wonders.