"La leyenda del tiempo" marked a giant step in the renewal of flamenco, both for originating from Camaron - who by now moved the masses around him - as well as for the bravery of including rock and jazz instrumentation in flamenco". Camaron de la Isla is one of the finest flamenco musicians Spain has ever produced, and this is perhaps his best album. It is one of the first–and most powerful–instances of traditional flamenco being melded with modern sounds (e.g. electric bass guitar and backing drums) but is LIGHT YEARS better than the hollow, fluffy modern flamenco fusion so popular today. Mixing traditional cante jondo with rock-influence, deep bass famenco fusions, "Leyenda del Tiemp" provides an amazing experience every listen.
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) "