「与眾不同」、「全球化」、「令人惊嘆」，这些形容词，是您听过佛朗明哥吉他手文森特‧阿米果（Vicente Amigo）最新专辑《大地之歌》之后的感受。有著清秀俊朗外型的文森特，被誉为继「佛朗明哥吉他之神」帕哥‧迪‧露西亚（Paco de Lucia）之后最杰出的吉他手，1967年出生在西班牙靠近赛维利亚的小岛，与名家前辈学习十年，并为眾多佛朗明哥歌手担任伴奏之后，文森1988年展开自己的独奏事业，1991年发行的个人首张专辑《我心飞扬》（De Mi Corazon al Aire）便获得许多唱片大奖，迅速成为当代最受欢迎的佛朗明哥吉他手。
2013年发行的《大地之歌》是一张有别於过去的专辑，对於佛朗明哥一向採取开放态度的文森阿米哥，总是勇於尝试不同的突破，企图将这种传统音乐推展至更国际化的极限。他邀请英国唱片制作人盖‧弗瑞契（Guy Fletcher）和知名的「险峻海峡合唱团」（Dire Straits）合作，将佛朗明哥音乐与其他风格进行完美融合，创造出令人惊嘆的吉他专辑。当您聆听《大地》时，会惊嘆充满迷雾飘渺的居尔特音乐，能与地中海阳光的西班牙南部曲调合而为一，有丰富的抒情性，有梦幻般的情境，更有明亮的节奏感，超越了不同音乐类型，这是文森特最国际化的录音，也是佛朗明哥音乐最创新的展现，更是乐迷最惊喜的音乐体验。
艺人 Vicente Amigo
Format: CD, Album, Trifold Cardboard Sleeve
Audio CD (February 26, 2013)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Sony Import
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 starsVicente's magic continues
By L. K. Coleman on February 26, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is another superb album from Maestro Vicente, but I admit to being a great aficionado of Vicente's work. But since Paco de Lucía called Vicente his most likely successor, and Pat Matheny called him the greatest guitarist in the world, I'm not in bad company. In this album, which debuted January 18 at the prestigious international Celtic Connections 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland, Vicente is joined by Michael McGoldrick on whistle, pipes and flutes, John McCusker on fiddle and Danny Cummings on drums and percussion, all from the band of Dire Strait's Mark Knopfler; and Ewan Vernal on bass and Donald Shaw on accordion from the Gaelic folk band Capercaillie.
As you might guess, this is not an album for flamenco purists, but its fusion of flamenco and Celtic music is both irresistible and seductive - and it took a musician of the stature of Vicente Amigo to pull it off. There's nothing like hearing top-tier Celtic musicians weaving aural knots "por bulerías" or pouring a bit of smoky, peaty whiskey over a rumba. (Now that's what I call "salsa.") There's also the expected Vicente "bolero," this one dedicated to his parents, and Vicente sings on some of the cuts as well.
This fusion of flamenco and Celtic music is, however, not so far afield as one might assume at first glance. The first layer of civilization in Spain's richly stratified cultural history was what historians have named "Celt-Iberian." This was followed by the successive contributions of Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths - and the Arabs, Berbers, and other Africans which composed the nine centuries of Muslim habitation. Sprinkled on top like spice are the contributions of the Gypsies and the bits of Latin America brought back to Spain in the last five centuries, all of which ultimately produced what is known as flamenco - itself consequently a quintessentially "fusion" art form, one of the greatest of them all. Vicente has thus in a sense brought flamenco full circle in joining his art with these latter-day Celts, a circle which can justly be called magical after listening to this album.
All in all, just the album to play on a beautiful afternoon cruising with the top down, and it's got Grammy Awards written all over it. The question is, however, in what category? World Music at the "regular" Grammy's? Flamenco at the Latin Grammies? This album transcends them all, and we're all the better for it. Bravo - and Olé - Vicente, and kudos to every artist on this album.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.
Copyright © – Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.
Distributed By – Sony Music Entertainment Poland Sp. z o.o.
Recorded At – British Grove
Mixed At – British Grove
Accordion – Donald Shaw
Bass – Ewen Vernal
Drums, Percussion – Danny Cummings
Executive-Producer – Riff Producciones
Fiddle – John McCusker
Management – Riff Producciones
Producer, Arranged By, Piano, Organ – Guy Fletcher (2)
Vocals [Female] – Lya
Whistle, Pipe [Uilleann Pipes] – Mike McGoldrick*
Written By, Arranged By, Guitar, Vocals, Cajón, Handclaps – Vicente Amigo
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode: 8 87654 35312 2
Barcode (Scanned): 887654353122
Label Code: LC 02361
Matrix / Runout: 55378854/88765435312 21
Other (Mastering SID Code): IFPI LB 46
Other (Mould SID Code): IFPI 0774
1. Prólogo Y Epílogo 2:13
2. Estación Primavera 5:26
3. Tierra 6:13
4. Bolero A Los Padres 4:24
5. Campos De San Gregorio 4:21
6. Río De La Seda 9:43
7. Canción De Laura 6:43
8. Idílico 4:36
9. Roma 4:36