Tag Archives: Santana

Santana – Caravanserai

2 Jan

santana-caravanserai-ds308p-front

Allmusic

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS308p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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Santana – Greatest Hits

8 Nov

santana-greatest-hits-ds287p-front

Allmusic

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS287p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Santana – Lotus

17 Oct

Santana - Lotus DS11p front

This reissue is long overdue because i wasn’t overly happy with the overall quality of the original vinyl transfer that was supplied in the early days. Just because it was recorded at 24/96 doesn’t mean it was fit for purpose, which, i’m sorry to say, proved to be correct.

So for this release i opted for the rare Japanese 3CD release after hearing that the American 2CD set suffered from heavy compression, thus affecting sound quality.

As you probably know this is a very long live concert, clocking in at two hours. Because of that it wasn’t possible to get the complete concert onto one DVD-A/V as normal. I had the choice of splitting the concert between two discs or to do the complete concert on separate discs, which is the option i went for. So all you need to do is to download the disc with the audio stream you need, although there’s nothing to stop you downloading both as a future proofing exercise.

One last thing is that i’ve removed that totally unnecessary minute of silence before the music starts. I’m sorry if that aggravates anyone but it being there aggravated me no end.

I would appreciate feedback on the album, especially the use of two separate discs.

Allmusic

Reissue: (D) New source & decode.

Release: DS11p

Source: Japanese 3CD set.

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: 1 x DVD-A:  MLP  &  1 x DVD-V:  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

Santana – Abraxas

1 Aug

Santana - Abraxas DS407f front

Album info

Release: DS407f

Source: SQ LP

Process: SQ/II

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Santana – Welcome

2 Jun

Santana - Welcome DS388f front

Album info

Release: DS388f

Source: SQ LP

Process: SQ/II

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Santana – Santana

13 May

Santana - Santana  DS255f sm

Release: DS255f

Source: SQ LP

Process: SQ/II

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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