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.
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) "