I love this album. For me, Paco de Lucia's playing here is at its magical, spellbinding and thrilling best and the compositions are uniformly excellent (all composed by de Lucia himself). There is a fantastic sense of urgency and passion (even aggression at times) about this album and for me each piece is a work of superb writing artistry, drenched in atmosphere and charisma.
From the opening strains of 'La Canada' you know you are in for a treat: each track has a different mood but is united by the common thread of de Lucia's style - there is superb melody, great depth, emotion, brilliant technical virtuosity and elegance.
A particular favourite track of mine is number 6, 'Callejon del Muro', a beautiful and haunting composition featuring a tense early build up to a stunningly executed, super-fast descending C major scale pattern (one of many perfectly executed and thrilling virtuosic passages on the album).
A true work of art.