¡Volaré! The Very Best of the Gipsy Kings

Volaré! The Very Best of the Gipsy Kings is a compilation album by the French Rumba Catalana band Gipsy Kings, which was released in 1999 in Europe, Japan and Mexico. The US version released in 2000 is identical with the omission of "Hitmix '99 (Radio Edit)" which appear as track #20 on the first CD1 of the other versions.

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Compilation album by
Released1999
GenreLatin
Length2:31:06
Gipsy Kings chronology
Compas
(1997)
I Volare, The Very Best
(1999)
Somos Gitanos
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[1]

"Pida Me La" previously only appeared on the European compilation album Greatest Hits. Also, "Sin Ella", "La Dona" and "Quiero Saber" are slightly different remastered versions of their Live album.

"Oh Èh Oh Èh" was first released on 1998 compilation "Allez! Ola! Olé! (El Album Oficial De La Copa Del Mundo)". "I've Got No Strings" comes from the 1991 compilation to Disney's project Simply Mad About The Mouse. Gipsy Kings's spanish remix of "Hotel California" was first released on the 1990 compilation "Rubáiyát: Elektra's 40th Anniversary".

Track listingEdit

CD 1
No.TitleLength
1."Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)"3:39
2."Bamboleo"3:24
3."Djobi Djoba"3:25
4."Bem, Bem, Maria"3:04
5."Baila Me"3:45
6."Pida Me La"3:11
7."Soy"3:11
8."Sin Ella" (Live)4:35
9."Vamos A Bailar"4:55
10."A Ti A Ti"3:45
11."La Rumba De Nicolas"3:56
12."No Viviré"4:07
13."Alegria" (Instrumental & Live)2:53
14."La Dona" (Live)4:37
15."Oy"4:50
16."A Tu Vera"3:11
17."Ami Wa Wa [Solo Por Ti]"3:59
18."Oh Èh Oh Èh" (Live)3:20
19."A Mi Manera"3:52
20."Hitmix '99 [Radio Edit]"3:53
CD 2
No.TitleLength
1."Tu Quieres Volver"3:13
2."Un Amor"3:38
3."Escucha Me"4:37
4."Habla Me"4:05
5."No Volvere"3:51
6."Caminando Por La Calle"4:18
7."Mujer"4:15
8."Este Mundo"4:09
9."Ternuras" (Instrumental)3:26
10."Quiero Saber" (Live)4:39
11."Inspiration" (Instrumental)3:42
12."El Camino"5:04
13."Trista Pena"4:31
14."Viento Del Arena"5:28
15."Passion" (Instrumental)3:02
16."Mi Corazon"4:30
17."I've Got No Strings"3:16
18."Hotel California (Spanish Mix)"5:46

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[2] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[3] Silver 60,000^
United States 245,000[4]

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857125958. Retrieved 13 July 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gipsy Kings – ¡Volaré! The Very Best of the Gipsy Kings". Music Canada.
  3. ^ "British album certifications – Gipsy Kings – Volare - The Very Best Of". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  4. ^ "World's greatest". Billboard. 16 June 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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