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Carmen - Fandangos In Space/Dancing On A Cold Wind CD (album) cover




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3.38 | 17 ratings

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The Whistler
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3 stars This repackage is just the first two albums in a single unit, so on one hand, you don't need it at all. On the other hand, this is pretty essential for the 21st Century Carmen Fan, since it's the most available way to access these albums. As for their reviews, just check my reviews you big dummy!

However, you do get the incentive of two bonus tracks, tacked onto the end of Dancing on a Cold Wind (when they were recorded, I guess). The better of the two, "Quiriquitu," is a delightful little flamenco number, very much in the vein of "I've Been Crying" from Dancing on a Cold Wind. In fact, the tune might be just as powerful, and it never drifts off anywhere, so it's probably a superior tune.

"Out on the Street" is a psychedelic number that maybe lasts a little too long, but maybe it doesn't. I don't know. Depends on your tolerance for Allen's guitar I guess. Oh well, I like Allen's guitar well enough, and the tune is still catchy enough to get by on its own.

So, as I said, if you love Carmen and you don't have either of these albums on CD yet, you might as well pick this up. Of course, if you love Carmen and don't have either of these albums, that would be an...interesting situation. I guess you're a diehard Tuller or Queen fan or whatever (I mean, if you're a diehard Tuller, then you obviously have good taste). So this is not too hard to find online, and you do get those two tracks. Which, in truth, isn't a lot of incentive, but neither one is bad by any means. Use your own judgment; I can't tell you everything.

The Whistler | 3/5 |


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