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Nice but over hyped for Xmas!
on 25 December 2012
In fairness I enjoyed almost all versions of the tracks covered. Big fan of America and Crosby, Stills & Nash so enjoyed these inclusions also. However, fundamentally disappointed in the fact that this is clearly a very elaborate marketing exercise!
Talented "buskers" indeed but with no original material and a clear "cashing in" on the Gypsy Kings name. Perfectly marketed for the 35-70 age market but this is an expensive CD (even at Amazon's £10).
My biggest issue is the overwhelming fact that that it is far too short. At less than 30 minutes for a £10 CD, this is disgusting. The tracks are short and punchy yes, but put a few more on... I can hardly imagine that these guys haven't learnt more material in their time. I suspect it's more a case of the record company not wanting to pay royalties/publishing rights to more artists!
In summary, real let down due to the price and the ridiculously short running time. Opened about two stocking fillers with the kids this morning and the CD was finished... went and found Gypsy Kings Greatest Hits instead!