Gipsy kings.... Up close and Unforgettable Songs....
kamran | Edmonton,AB,Canada | 09/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Gipsy kings, the gypsies who inspired so many people around the world. Their dvd has every things their fans need to know about them.This dvd has a hour of behind scenes and documentary footage of how gipsy kings was built or how simple gipsies became kings. This dvd has a unforgettable footage about gipsies, how they lived and breathed together with music, their common companion in their tough lives. In documentary part, you see the real man who made gipsykings, jose reyes and his partner. This dvd shows you this great man's journey around the world, and how he assembeled the brothers reyes with cousins baliardos. If you are fan of their music, you will like this dvd without a doubt. The second part of the dvd contains their tour in U.S. IN ninethies and more. Gipsy kings were the people who fired my love and passion for spanish guitar. I also play a spanish guitar for 5 years, and whenever tonino plays with gipsies, my heart tells me to try more to achieve best in my life. You see, their music, culture and wisdoms are somethings that brought me hope and inspiration. It is their tool to bring me and u a bridge of friendship and kindness. Gipsy kings, the gipsies of jose reyes always lives on and forever. The nicolas and canut reyes sings a beautiful songs together in this dvd which you will love this one. Tonino and paco and diego baliardos accompanies their cousins through their music. Gipsy kings's music is more than music, it is a journey which they have been thru and they share their passion with us, and we tend to become more fascinated by their journey and live with their journey thru our lives. check my reviews for more spanish music reviews I have made. viva gipsy K I N G S."
J. Lewis | Lake Oswego, OR United States | 04/18/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD consists of the PBS doc on the Gipsy Kings, Tierra Gitana, and a live concert at the Greek Theatre in 1990. The former is probably worth the price, even though much of the video appears to have come from PAL format tapes that were not terribly well converted. The story's the thing here, and the fascinating history and the vintage video from the Reyes' early lives and travels with their famous father is very interesting.
The concert doesn't live up to expectations. The video is of very low quality--some shots have blown-out highlights--and the audio sounds as though it was rerecorded in the men's room at Howard Johnson's.
For me to dis any Gipsy King's offering is about as likely as sunshine in Oregon in January. If you are willing to pay the price to see the PBS doc, you won't be disappointed, but if you're also in it for the concert experience, I'd give this a pass."