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Paco De Lucia — Concierto de Aranjuez
Album: Concierto de Aranjuez (Joaquin Rodrigo, 1939)
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Released: 1993
Length: 5:06
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Paco De Lucia           My rating for  Concierto de Aranjuez is                        9 -OUTSTANDING
Sooooooo beautiful and timeless! {#Clap}
 bh1 wrote:
If you ever get to see the movie"Brassed Off" this song is part of the soundtrack and is very well done. The move is about Brtish miners during the Thatcher administration and has strong political overtones. Many of these mining towns had brass bands and this film revolves around one of them and how the possible closure of the "pit" affects their lives and futures. I highly recommend it. The late Pete Postalwaith had a major part in it. The acting and musical performances are excellent.

 
Seconded. A truly great film, very moving, and at times quite funny. It is about the deliberate destruction of the mining industry, and the communities that depended on it, but it doesn't preach the point. More subtly, it allows the pain of the destruction to come from the fate of the brass band itself. The only jarring moment is the romance between Ewan MacGregor and the unfeasibly beautiful cornet player, though that does have the immortal exchange, as they stand outside his house:

"Would you like to come in for coffee?"
"I don't like coffee. "
"That's ok, I don't have any coffee."

And then they enter the house and get busy.

Brass bands are very British, and very beautiful-sounding, with a mellowness and depth unmatched even by orchestras, IMHO. The great bands, such as the Black Dyke Mills, can move you to tears.

This movement of the concerto is similarly moving and tearjerking, and in distinct contrast to the first and third movements. An easy 10 from the lacrimose Nottingham jury.
 aelfheld wrote:

Sorry, no.

The Miles Davis attempt is horrid.

Definitively so.



 
nothing miles ever did including stating if he only had 10 minutes to live he would want to spend them strangling a white man was horrid  not one record not one note.. you are probably the guy he was looking for.
 LizK wrote:
A cool cloudy day in Houston.  But on RP it's sunny, mournful Spain. Lovely.

 
well then...you must not be on the plain.  from what I've heard, that is where the rain in Spain tends to fall.
so beautiful
Sorry, but Robbie never received his propers for his guitar playing. Even Jimbo said so.
Spanish Caravan it is!

sfListener wrote:
Oh please don't follow with The Doors.

 



I just well up whenever I hear this.  God-like isn't adequate, but it must have been a gift from above...
 bh1 wrote:
If you ever get to see the movie"Brassed Off" this song is part of the soundtrack and is very well done. The move is about Brtish miners during the Thatcher administration and has strong political overtones. Many of these mining towns had brass bands and this film revolves around one of them and how the possible closure of the "pit" affects their lives and futures. I highly recommend it. The late Pete Postalwaith had a major part in it. The acting and musical performances are excellent.

 
Thanks for the tip! 
...and again this why we subscribe to RP. Better get my money out. Love this . It is so wonderful Bill that you play it.
 bh1 wrote:
If you ever get to see the movie"Brassed Off" this song is part of the soundtrack and is very well done. The move is about Brtish miners during the Thatcher administration and has strong political overtones. Many of these mining towns had brass bands and this film revolves around one of them and how the possible closure of the "pit" affects their lives and futures. I highly recommend it. The late Pete Postalwaith had a major part in it. The acting and musical performances are excellent.

 

Wonderful film! Bittersweet.
 bh1 wrote:
If you ever get to see the movie"Brassed Off" this song is part of the soundtrack and is very well done. The move is about Brtish miners during the Thatcher administration and has strong political overtones. Many of these mining towns had brass bands and this film revolves around one of them and how the possible closure of the "pit" affects their lives and futures. I highly recommend it. The late Pete Postalwaith had a major part in it. The acting and musical performances are excellent.

 
Such a good movie. Ewan McGregor is in it, too.

I adore this piece of music.
 PhoenixArtDj wrote:
Bill you magnificent bastard.
 
THIS!  He never stops amazing me with his eclectic genius!
Bill you magnificent bastard.
If you ever get to see the movie"Brassed Off" this song is part of the soundtrack and is very well done. The move is about Brtish miners during the Thatcher administration and has strong political overtones. Many of these mining towns had brass bands and this film revolves around one of them and how the possible closure of the "pit" affects their lives and futures. I highly recommend it. The late Pete Postalwaith had a major part in it. The acting and musical performances are excellent.
 Misterfixit wrote:
If you can find it (very rare) Spike Jones version is awesome!
 
I was just about to say...{#Sunny}

Had no idea Spike had such a range. Your dad played with him, didn't he? 
Absolutely love this...
If you can find it (very rare) Spike Jones version is awesome!
one of my dad's favorites, I grew up listening to this
 mgoldman wrote:
This is OK, but Miles Davis, Sketches of Spain with orchestration by Gil Evans, is in my mind, the definitive version of this classic piece.
 
¡Las dos son sublimes para estos oídos!
A cool cloudy day in Houston.  But on RP it's sunny, mournful Spain. Lovely.
 mgoldman wrote:
This is OK, but Miles Davis, Sketches of Spain with orchestration by Gil Evans, is in my mind, the definitive version of this classic piece.


 
Sorry, no.

The Miles Davis attempt is horrid.

Definitively so.


 Gribnif wrote:
Makes me think of fine, Corinthian leather.
 
Another duped by Ricardo and Chrysler  — that was just a marketing term made up by sales executives (supposedly most of the leather for the car line came from a factory in New Jersey)!

Beautiful song!  First heard it in an Anime movie (Ghost in the Machine II) with some beautiful lyrics...

RP is so nice!



 mgoldman wrote:
This is OK, but Miles Davis, Sketches of Spain with orchestration by Gil Evans, is in my mind, the definitive version of this classic piece.


 
I sure like this version too.... Maybe Bill will be dropping some Miles next?


 fredriley wrote:
I remember hearing a version by the British guitarist John Williams many years ago which knocked my socks off and really pulled at the heart strings. IIRC this is the second movement of the Concerto, the other two movements being, for me at least, disappointing.
 

Fred,

The Virtuoso Music for guitar by JW was the first record I ever bought and the 2nd one a few years later. IIRC, John W is from Australia originally but naturalised himself in Britain later (probably spent the whole of his life explaining that "No, I didn't write the Star wars music".

In any event, Bill's timing was astonishing, we had just sat down to a romantic supper (well, the candles were lit)  fresh made pasta, Spanish wine following a couple of Negronis. Where's my monocle? Spot on, I say.

I used to play classical music as a child..   but I never played this.  

It's beautiful..  hauntingly so...    I can feel the heat of the sun gleaming on dessert sand as stark white linens flap wildly in the strong hot breeze...  

 


I remember hearing a version by the British guitarist John Williams many years ago which knocked my socks off and really pulled at the heart strings. IIRC this is the second movement of the Concerto, the other two movements being, for me at least, disappointing.
Love Paco with especially when he is with Al Dimeola
I love it when RP adds in some classical.
 ianmoff wrote:
An air of sadness, lost hopes and dreams. Loved ones lost in a futile conflict. A hot desert hillside with Anthony Quinn and Sophia Loren preparing to fight to the death against a cruel tyrant. Wow I'm on a roll today . . .

But you spoilt it with the bloody Doors  :-( 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g_GeQR8fJo
For some reason, I'm reminded of Ravel's Pavane for a Dead Princess....  Very nice.   {#Cry}
This is OK, but Miles Davis, Sketches of Spain with orchestration by Gil Evans, is in my mind, the definitive version of this classic piece.


RP normally lists the composer for classical works, as opposed to the performer.  I'd be interested know why an exception is being made in this case.  Joaquin Rodrigo composed this.


Always been one of my favorites, too.  It never gets old.  If you're looking for something along these lines you might want to check out Concerto Antico by Richard Harvey.  It was written for John Williams and you can even find a few performances of the piece by Williams.  Not quite as "Spanish"  as Aranjuez but a nice listen, nonetheless.
Muchas gracias por la cancion. Es lo que necesitaba en este dia tan feo en el trabajo. Escuchar al gran Paco relaja mucho.

Saludos desde UK
One of my favorites
He's just excellent.
Just listen and you think you're in paradise...
An air of sadness, lost hopes and dreams. Loved ones lost in a futile conflict. A hot desert hillside with Anthony Quinn and Sophia Loren preparing to fight to the death against a cruel tyrant. Wow I'm on a roll today . . .

But you spoilt it with the bloody Doors  :-( 
Hail to the Bill!!! {#Notworthy}   

Same playlist today!

Frater_Kork wrote:

It is a pretty seamless segue. By now my head has decided that the Concerto de Aranjuez is a pretty spiffy intro to the Spanish Caravan.
Not sure if this is an entirely Good Thing, but I enjoy it. {#Shifty}


 


Stupid Olympics. Now all I hear is ice skating music.
I have this CD.  What a surprise it was to hear this song being played.  I've never heard anyone play this piece anywhere.  Thanks!

It is a pretty seamless segue. By now my head has decided that the Concerto de Aranjuez is a pretty spiffy intro to the Spanish Caravan.
Not sure if this is an entirely Good Thing, but I enjoy it. {#Shifty}


please people get a mobile media device so you can stay connected while in the bathroom

 
deniser wrote:
i really have to pee but i have to listen to this whole song first! its so beautiful.{#Snooty}
 
I just can't seem to get up to do anything, if i leave i'll miss a song...so cruel are you Bill...

again followed by the doors - coincidence? ;-)
 sfListener wrote:
Oh please don't follow with The Doors.
 
{#Roflol}

lovely
IMHO - Best version of this song is by Tommy Emmanuel, could be the best guitar song period.
Oh please don't follow with The Doors.
 deniser wrote:
i really have to pee but i have to listen to this whole song first! its so beautiful.{#Snooty}
 

I just can't seem to get up to do anything, if i leave i'll miss a song...so cruel are you Bill...

This is what it's supposed to sound like, not that mauled and maimed travesty from Miles Davis.
i really have to pee but i have to listen to this whole song first! its so beautiful.{#Snooty}
this is nice... but maybe at night instead of the morning?  i'm not allowed to sleep at the office....{#Sleep}
Yargh, just when I wanted to stop RP so I could go listen to more of the previous artist, Bill keeps me glued with artistry such as Paco.

Well played, sir... well played.

 joanie wrote:
this reminds me of the first time i saw live ballet. she was a former Russian prima ballerina..which should be capitalized. she was exquisite. made grown men cry.....i know... i witnessed it. almost like the best sex you ever had.
 
That;s why I'm going to take me to a ballet performance this year, something extravagant, something significant, something to move me. I think it has to be Italy.

It's one thing to be eclectic, but I mean, c'mon......
More Paco please!

 

 

Paco De Lucia - Concierto de Aranjuez     ==>     The Doors - Spanish Caravan    ==>    Mark Knopfler - Sailing to Philadelphia

!Beautiful! 

** 9 **


reminds me of the Miles Davis album, Sketches of Spain and then at times...

Lawrence of Arabia 
A '9' just because it's Paco. And if you like Paco's stuff, check out the Romero family.

BTW, I also like Miles's version of this piece from Sketches of Spain, portions of which are sometimes heard here on RP!

Beautiful indeed.
I hardly ever comment on a song.. but this was beautiful! Simply beautiful.
I believe it was John Cipollina who called Paco De Lucia the punk of flamenco guitarists.

This is wonderful.
 jstrait wrote:
Thank you for the variety Bill!!!!!!!!  This is outstanding.
 
There is NOTHING like RP.  Thanks Bill!!

Thank you for the variety Bill!!!!!!!!  This is outstanding.
This is only the second movement of the concert (although my favorite), so probably a correction in the title should made...
Lovely.
Nice, yes. But el Primo is the same by Jim Hall.
shape5 wrote:
And again today...
And forever it seems.
Aha!!! Wonderful, I have this. You have reminded me how beautiful this is, must find immediately.
Marvelous, so full of emotions... :meditate:
joanie wrote:
This into The Doors Spanish Caravan....Brilliant!
And again today...
The composer, Joaquín Rodrigo, 1901-1999
Gribnif wrote:
Makes me think of fine, Corinthian leather.
But hopefully not of Ricardo Montalban. (Reference to an old, old car ad). Beautiful version. Had no idea Paco De Lucia played classical guitar as well.
Sooo Very Nice !
this reminds me of the first time i saw live ballet. she was a former Russian prima ballerina..which should be capitalized. she was exquisite. made grown men cry.....i know... i witnessed it. almost like the best sex you ever had.
A classic before it's time. really listen..no...feel it.
cutterjudd wrote:
Enter:Hemingway.............
Red in the face and swinging a bottle wildly
Enter:Hemingway.............
covit wrote:
Please, can someone said which is the name of the album. Joaquín Rodrigo is one of the best spanish composer.
Concierto de Aranjuez SAME AS THE SONG
This into The Doors Spanish Caravan....Brilliant!
eso seria django reinhardt, ni modos me gusta a paco igual. hiorgos wrote:
paco de lucia, ole! el jimi hendrix del flamenco!
Please, can someone said which is the name of the album. Joaquín Rodrigo is one of the best spanish composer.
nate917 wrote:
You called that one.
Wow, and again today. That was SEAMLESS.
Love the classical. keep it up.
Makes me think of fine, Corinthian leather.
Thanks, I was needing something to chill out to!
:good-vibes:
Beautiful and haunting.
EH!!! This isnt Paco de Lucia, its the persian band Armik.
:yes: planet_lizard wrote:
Hey Bill - let's see RP become a little more adventurous with its occasional classical tracks. This is beautiful - but it's also on 1001 airport lounge chill-out compilations and you could really spread the word to some willing ears.
Yes, I know it's for guitar but I really like the Brassed Off (soundtrack) and Miles Davis versions better.
Stefen wrote:
And as I was writing this, there was a great segue to The Doors' Spanish Caravan.
You called that one.
This is the sad part of the movie.
Best spaniard (from Spain) music ever. Maestro Rodrigo was the compositor RIP
Hey Bill - let's see RP become a little more adventurous with its occasional classical tracks. This is beautiful - but it's also on 1001 airport lounge chill-out compilations and you could really spread the word to some willing ears.
Very nice, sounds like Sunday afternoon.
Not only is the music good, but it is such a respite among the rocks. And as I was writing this, there was a great segue to The Doors' Spanish Caravan. Hip, hip, hooray!
I feel like I've just woken up after falling asleep in front of the TV and am now trying to figure out what this Spanish movie is that's on...
everythingsatwo wrote:
If this guy ever learned how to play, he'd get at least a 3 in my book. Marginal stuff, this.
Well, that's a real vote of confidence for this song, if everything in your book is a 2!!!
:yawn: :rolleyes:
everythingsatwo wrote:
If this guy ever learned how to play, he'd get at least a 3 in my book. Marginal stuff, this.
You're marginal
9! Almost God-like!
paco de lucia, ole! el jimi hendrix del flamenco!
Dr. Jones! Dr. Jones! Bad guys come o'er horizon, they no call you Dr. Jones!!
This one actually took me for a little ride. Not just dinner music.
Nice & soothing music
Cool sound,for beeing vinylripped,and the guy knows how to hold a guitar. :guitarist:
Stunning live performer - catch him if he comes to your village.
Rather nice.
everythingsatwo wrote:
If this guy ever learned how to play, he'd get at least a 3 in my book. Marginal stuff, this.
Troll. :taped-shut:
Obviously one of Bill's favorites for experimenting with the segue's as we float off into The Doors "Spanish Caravan"... very smooth... :yes:
This has a cinematic quality about it. Very lush. :music:
I saw Paco de Lucía with Herbie Hancock at the Boulder Theater in 1984 and it was one of the most intense shows I've ever winessed (and I've seen quite a few). He is without a doubt the most highly regarded flamenco guitarist alive today, and one of the best guitarists who has ever lived. Anyone who says otherwise doesn't know his a$$ from a slingshot.
ocsike wrote:
Look at this comment people: :arrowd: physicsgenious reincarnated!
Obviously, this person doesn't have a clue... considering he is the most amazing living guitarist today... and that isn't an opinion.
Cordoba! (click here)
Look at this comment people: :arrowd: everythingsatwo wrote:
If this guy ever learned how to play, he'd get at least a 3 in my book. Marginal stuff, this.
physicsgenious reincarnated!