Tag Archives: Carlos Santana

Santana – Caravanserai

2 Jan

santana-caravanserai-ds308p-front

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Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS308p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! – Live!

4 Dec

Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! - Live! DS538p front

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Release: DS538p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Alice Coltrane & Carlos Santana – Illuminations

26 Aug

Alice Coltrane-Carlos Santana - Illuminations DS514p front

Back the 1970’s it was pretty hard going being a fan of Saantana’s as you never knew what style the next album would in, and this release is a perfect example of that. I’d heard some negative remarks regarding it so never bought it, there was always something i could could rely on coming out to empty my pockets.. And it wasn’t until i started work on this release that i finally got to hear it. (my views on music are no longer anywhere as limited by the way).

And to think i’ve spent all these years missing out on an album that will now get many, many plays.

First off, i agree it’s not what you’d expect from Santana, but that doesn’t make it bad. I think in general we are a little more accepting of artists experimenting nowadays, but whether a record label would have let him get away with some of his swings today is debatable.

If your a hard and fast fan of the harder side of Santana then this may not be for you, but if you liked some of Alice Coltrane’s solo work and reworkings of her late husbands work, especially with the orchestra, then this might just suit you down to the ground.

Anyway, there’s just not enough harp on albums, so this gets a thumbs up just for that.

Allmusic Overview & User Review

Release: DS514p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS DD

Santana – III

13 Mar

Santana - III DS474p front

The quad mix is straight out of Enoch Light’s school for mixing, basically ‘four to the wall’, and a showcase for the ‘Phoenix’ process.

Allmusic

Release: DS474p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin – Love Devotion Surrender

10 Dec

Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin - Love Devotion Surrender DS451p front

Album info

Release: DS451p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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