Week in Tribute: Paco de Lucia, with John McLaughlin and Al Di Meola (Video V)

Here’s Paco with John McLaughlin and Al Di Meola performing Mediterranean Sundance.

For those of you that don’t know, these three guitarist have done more to popularize the virtuosity of the acoustic guitar than perhaps anyone else on the planet.

Oh yea, you might find videos of acoustic guitarist that have 8 billion views but, the combination of Paco, McLaughlin and Di Meola was and still is considered the ultimate meeting of the best of the best in the world of acoustic guitarists.

Now I don’t want you to think I’m being critical and perhaps you won’t even notice but, at the start of the song, Al De Miola’s guitar is out of tune (G string is flat along with the bottom E string.. but come to think of it, his B string sounds sharp and.. well…

But at about 1:54, it’s apparent the everyone on stage has tuning issues.

Does it bother you?

If it does then here’s another video of Paco with just Al de Meola with the guitars in better tune.

Big question is- which video is the better performance?

I have my vote it (as if that counts… )

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