This album was published in 1979 by the great flamenco singer 'Camarón de la Isla'. It was the tenth of his production and, without argument, it is considered one of the most important works recorded in the history of flamenco. 'Camarón de la Isla' dedicated this personal tribute to the Andalusian poet Federico Garcia Lorca. From that moment on, nothing would be the same in the world of flamenco.
"La Leyenda del Tiempo es un poema mágico, extraordinariamente hechizante y de una fuerza evocadora tan grande que cada vez que lo escucho mi cabeza se va a otros universos y, como dice el poema, floto como un velero en el tiempo. (Desde el nadir) "
Not many records can be pinpointed as genuine historical turning points, but La Leyenda Del Tiempo is a bona fide before/after landmark in the flamenco world. El Camarón de la Isla, almost universally regarded as the greatest flamenco singer of all time, put aside his classic partnership with Paco de Lucía to record with different musicians and incorporate rock and jazz elements on an album often called the Sgt. Pepper's of flamenco. It was a radical, daring step by a singer in his late twenties who opened the door for a whole wave of musicians and bands who are still major figures in Spanish music. It cemented the legend of El Camarón de la Isla as a towering creative force who, much like Bob Marley in reggae, brought flamenco into the present without losing the essence of the root tradition.
The Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, who sang the gipsy people in works like 'Bodas de sangre' or poetic works such as 'Romancero gitano' or 'Poema del cante jondo', has been one of the most recognized in playing music his creations. Particularly gypsy flamenco singers returned the poet their musical contribution to the description of the culture of a people and culture gypsy flamenco. Singing, clapping and guitar, combining pure flamenco and musical miscegenation, weave a deserved recognition of Lorca.
Documentary about the life and work of Paco de Lucía. Including live performances, interviews and many different moments of the life of the artist. This production, with the collaboraration of Spanish TV and European channel ARTE, shows the everyday life of the artist, the international tours and the development of Paco's own philosophy and attitude towards life and guitar. With the participation of artists such as Chick Corea and many other people from the personal sorrounding of the artist.
Camarón met in Madrid Flamenco 'Tablao Torres Bermejas' Paco de Lucia (3 years older than him). Both together got to record up to 9 discs. This CD was the first of them and of the career of Camarón. The recording was led by the father of Paco de Lucía, who imposed subtitle all as 'With the special collaboration of Paco de Lucia' to professionally support his son in his solo career.