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Los Romeros

The Mercury Masters: 10CD Box Set

£69.99

Release date: 3 November, 2023

Los Romeros was the first guitar quartet to achieve eminence across continents and on stages of the world. Their first recordings were made in January 1960 and released on Contemporary Records. These came about as a result of André Previn seeing the fifteen-year-old Pepe Romero in performance, on a bill with stand-up comedian Lord Buckley, in Los Angeles in 1959. The two recordings, ‘Flamenco Fenómeno’ and ‘Spanish Guitar Music’ are included in this set (CDs 9 and 10) as bonuses to the Mercury recordings. The first 8 CDs comprise the ‘Royal Family of the Guitar’ in their complete Mercury Recordings, made between 1962 and 1967. Much of the material on this set – superbly remastered by Thomas Fine – makes its first appearance on CD and digital media. The extensive booklet consists of original liner notes by such authorities as Igor Kipnis, texts for the vocal items, and includes the miniature illustrations that adorned the backs of the original LP sleeves. In addition, there is a note by Los Romeros authority, Walter Aaron Clark (author of Los Romeros: Royal Family of the Spanish Guitar) as well as a ‘Sessionography’ detailing the background to each of the Mercury recordings, by Thomas Fine.

Tracklist:
CD 1

The Royal Family of the Spanish Guitar
LOS ROMEROS
CD 2
Guitar Music from the Courts of Spain
CELEDONIO ROMERO
CD 3
Flamenco
PEPE ROMERO
CD 4
Baroque Concertos and Solo Works
LOS ROMEROS
CD 5
An Evening of Flamenco Music
LOS ROMEROS
CD 6
World of Flamenco
LOS ROMEROS, WITH JALEO    CD 7
Vivaldi Guitar Concertos
LOS ROMEROS
SAN ANTONIO SYMPHONY / VICTOR ALESSANDRO
CD 8
Rodrigo
Concierto andaluz
Concierto de Aranjuez
LOS ROMEROS
SAN ANTONIO SYMPHONY / VICTOR ALESSANDRO
BONUS 
Los Romeros on Contemporary Records
CD 9
Flamenco Fenómeno!
PEPE ROMERO 
CD 10
Spanish Guitar Music
CELEDONIO ROMERO · CELIN ROMERO

Label:
Decca Records
Formats:
CD Box Set
Cat#:
4854015