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Santana Santana (Disc-1: The Original LP) (1969)
Santana: Legacy Edition - Disc 1 of 2\n2004 Columbia/Legacy\n\nSantana LP Originally Released August 1969\nOriginal CD Edition Released \nGold MasterSound CD Edition Released June 28, 1994\n30th Anniversary Expanded CD Edition Released March 31, 1998\nOriginally Released October 19, 2004\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: (Original Album) Released in 1969, the group's first album shot Santana from local San Francisco band status to a worldwide forum. Included are the group's first hits ("Evil Ways" and "Soul Sacrifice") and others that combined Latin grooves with a rock sensibility. The newly remastered compact disc also adds three bonus tracks recorded live at Woodstock in 1969, "Savor, " "Soul Sacrifice," and "Fried Neckbones." -- Cub Koda \n\nHalf.com Album Credits (Original Album)\nCoke Escovedo, Contributing Artist\nTower Of Power, Contributing Artist\nBob Breault, Engineer\nEric Prestidge, Engineer\nBrent Dangerfield, Producer\nSantana, Producer\n\nAlbum Notes\nSantana: Carlos Santana (vocals, guitar); Greg Rolie (vocals, piano, organ); Dave Brown (bass); Mike Shrieve (drums); Jose Chepito Areas (timbales, congas, percussion); Mike Carabello (congas, percussion).\nReissue producer: Bob Irwin.\nRecorded at Pacific Recording, San Mateo, California in May 1969 and live at The Woodstock Festival, Bethel, New York on August 16, 1969.\nIncludes liner notes by Ben Fong-Torres.\nBefore the arrival of Carlos Santana's eponymous band, the San Francisco rock scene drew the inspiration for its jam-oriented music mainly from blues, rock, and Eastern modalities. Santana added Latin music to the mix, forever changing the course of rock & roll history. On Santana's groundbreaking debut album, the group mixes Latin percussion with driving rock grooves. Santana's unique guitar style, alternately biting and liquid, vies with the multiple percussionists for the sonic focus.Unlike later efforts, Santana's first album features an abundance of loose collective compositions based on a couple of simple riffs ("Jingo," "Soul Sacrifice"). This approach allows for Santana and his bandmates to flex their improvisational muscles to fine effect. The high energy level on SANTANA is infectious--the laid-back feel of other '60s S.F. groups was clearly not for Carlos and company.\n\nAmazon.com essential recording (Original Album)\nBy the time Santana arrived on the San Francisco scene in 1968, the Grateful Dead's freeform antics were already legendary. But Santana was a jam band of another order--fueled by Latin rhythms, blues, bebop, and straight-ahead rock. Having set the audience at the 1969 Woodstock festival on its collective ear, the band did the same for the nation with its self-titled debut, released later that summer. Songs such as "Evil Ways," "Jingo," and "Soul Sacrifice" contain extraordinary ensemble playing, powered by percolating congas and timbales and topped by the grippingly human cry of Carlos Santana's guitar. The 1998 reissue of the album contains three bonus tracks recorded live at Woodstock: "Savor," "Soul Sacrifice," and "Fried Neckbones." --Daniel Durchholz \n\nAmazon.com Customer Review (Legacy Edition)\nSantana at its Best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, November 3, 2004 \nReviewer: J. R Sategna (Martinez, California United States)\nIf you like the early first 3 albums by Santana, this is definitely the 2 CD set to get--the 1st album is remastered very clearly, the jam sessions are very clear, it shows you what the early band was like without Mike Shrieve as drummer just before it recorded the 1st album. You really can tell the difference--Mike Shrieve was and still is a supurb drummer and made Santana rock out. The booklet included with this is great with alot of comments from Greg Rolie, the original keyboardist and singer. The whole Woodstock concert is here--remastered perfectly and very clear with an added unknown song at the end of the set. The practice sessions before the actual album recording were great-extended songs --sounds great!!! I highly recommend this 2 CD set for any Santana fan or collector--it is definitely worth it. Rock on with sixties rock--SF style!\n\nAmazon.com Customer Review\nExplosive debut, October 24, 2001 \nReviewer: Guy Berger (New Haven, CT United States)\nThis is the first of three albums by the classic Santana lineup: Carlos Santana on guitar, Gregg Rolie on keyboards and vocals, Dave Brown on bass, Mike Shrieve on drums, and Jose Areas and Mike Carabello on percussion. The band shows a great improvement over the 1968 recordings at the Fillmore -- Carlos's playing is much more confident and inventive, the addition of Mike Shrieve loosens up the drumming, and Areas and Carabello bring out the Afro-Latin aspects of the music. At the same time, the band's sound is still strongly rooted in the blues (especially on "You Just Don't Care") and wouldn't fully achieve its potential until 1970's Abraxas. Nevertheless, many of the performances are absolute classics -- especially the fiery organ-guitar duel on "Waiting" and the explosive "Soul Sacrifice". Those familiar with Santana's radio hits will of course recognize "Evil Ways" and their chugging version of Olatunji's "Jingo", while the laid-back Latin groove of "Treat" provides a nice respite. And the bonus tracks, from the band's Woodstock performance, make this album even more essential: you get to hear exactly why the live performance of "Soul Sacrifice" blew away so many acid-drenched listeners at the festival. It's still speaker-frying 32 years later. If you like the stinging guitar and swirling organ of early Santana, their debut is a must-buy. \n\nAmazon.com Customer Review\nSmash Debut, March 29, 2002\nReviewer: Taxdawg (New York, NY USA)\nSantana I was released to great success in late 1969, shortly before the group's memorable rendition of its magnificent song "Soul Sacrifice" at Woodstock. This robust number is a highlight of the album, for sure, but other great stuff is all around. Carlos Santana's latin guitar introduces itself very auspiciously, with the oft-seen rock/R&B/blues and jazz influences. But rhythmic and melodic, for sure, and perhaps most prominently in this recording. Indeed, more than any other Santana album, this debut is marked by structured music and tight arrangements, in many cases in a verse/chorus setting but the longer more drawn out cuts as well. In addition to "Soul Sacrifice," check out "Jingo," with its Afro-Cuban flavor. Primitive beat, heavy bass, surrounded by great organ work as well as guitar. \n"Jingo" was similar structure in tone to the group's own "Waiting," opening the album reflecting on good things to come, and the band then performs its hit version of Willie Bobo's "Evil Ways." This is followed by "Shades of Time," with its fluid delivery and brief but pressing, expressive soloing by Carlos. Another highlight is the fine "Persuasion," steady and earnest, the band again very together. "Treat," with jazzy piano and Santana guitar, is a hint at Santana's frequent preoccupation with this genre in the future. Dynamic and captivating, "Soul Sacrifice," no vocals, is a memorable instrumental finale. Gregg Rolie's excellent organ weaves around the heavy rhythm and lead guitars, and Mike Shreve's drumming and great soloing and Chepito Areas' conga make this a percussion masterpiece.\n\nUnlike the majority of people, I do not believe Santana I was superseded by the follow-up "Abraxas," maybe equalled. LP side one of Abraxas was better, but the remainder measured short of LP Side 2 here. Aside from Caravanserai, these early works represent Santana's finest moments.\n\nAmazon.com Customer Review\nSomething new, September 2, 2000\nReviewer: A music fan\nSantana's first album was something all together different for the Woodstock generation. They simply blew away everybody with a sound born out of the barrios of NY via San Francisco, and successfully mixed it with blues and the soul jazz popular in the sixties. This CD finds Carlos very much a team player with a group that makes up for its lack of knowledge of the afro-cuban tradition with youthful bravado and sincerity. The band does particularly well when they stick to the bluesy-afro-cuban numbers like Waiting, Evil ways, Savor, Jingo, and Soul sacrifice. The others like Shades of time and You just don't care, should have been left off. After this was in the can, Carlos would go on to hijack the band that carried his namesake,for better or worse,however no one could argue that he wasn't a far superior guitar player by the time Caravanserai came out.\n\nAmazon.com Customer Review\nA 60's Classic, April 20, 2000\nReviewer: "mrmouse" (Southampton, NJ USA)\nThis is one of those albums where every song is great. When this group burst on the scene Latin influences had not yet made an impact on rock music, but this recording changed all that. From the searing riffs on "Soul Sacrifice" "Evil Ways" to the pounding rymthms of "Jingo" ( borrowed from African purcussionist Olatunji) this album is nothing short of spectacular. This band loved performing and pleasing their audiences. I saw them in the fall of 69 and they're still the only band I've ever seen who performed a song twice (Jingo)because the crowd asked them to. That energy and love of their audience comes through loud and clear on this record. Buy it now!\n\nAmazon.com Customer Review\nDebut, November 8, 1999\nReviewer: "wednightprayermeeting" (Bellview, CA)\nThis is my favorite Santana album. Being their first, it is not as diverse or exploratory as others, but its consistency is solid. I am a huge fan of blues music, and this album is Santana's most outwardly bluesy album. "Persuasion" and "Treat" are wonderful. And the Woodstock cut of "Soul Sacrifice" was absolutely one of the most intense renditions of any song at that concert. And Jimi Hendrix was there. Now, to even come close to Hendrix, one must whip-a**, and "Soul Sac" does just that. Check the drum solo. Whoa. "Fried Neckbones" also teems with bubbling intensity. And for you Top 40 pop rocker dudes, "Evil Ways" should keep your unadventursome ears off of the radio for a while. Along with "The Doors," "Are You Experienced," and "Led Zeppelin 1," this album is one of the finest debuts of the 60s.\n\nAmazon.com Customer Review\nWoodstock extras, May 18, 1999\nReviewer: christopher charal (Adelaide)\nThe bonus tracks are an excellent addition to the never ending stream of unreleased Woodstock recordings. The sound is brilliant - especially on "Savor" where the silence is almost palpable. "Fried Neckbones" comes as a surprise to those who thought that "Soul Sacrifice" was the final number performed at the festival. (How could anyone top "Sacrifice?" The answer is that even Santana themselves couldn't. Neckbones is almost lethargic in comparison.) The unedited version of "Soul Sacrifice was released on the Woodstock box set in 1994 but the mix here is much much better. The stereo definition is spot on.\n\nREVIEW: The Music Box, December 2004, Volume 11, #12\nSantana: Legacy Edition\nSeveral years ago, Santana's self-titled debut was retrofitted with a crisper sound and a handful of bonus selections, but its latest incarnation as a two-disc set is simply astounding. Combining the original album with a handful of outtakes, the band's complete performance at the Woodstock Music & Arts Festival, and the scrapped initial recording sessions from January 1969, the new collection paints a vivid portrait of the restless, uncontainable energy of a rising star. That the eponymous effort wasn't perfect doesn't matter; it has served the group remarkably well simply because its contents are so utterly unique. Standing at the crossroads between jazz and blues, Santana's music was flavored with a healthy dose of soul-pop smoothness, worldly rhythms, and Latin spice. Although the songs on its debut didn't fold together in as cohesive a fashion as the ensemble's subsequent outings, the primal force with which they were delivered made quite a powerful statement while also paving a path to the future. The percolating percussion, the steady rumble of bass, and the colorful splatters of atmospheric organ congealed around the shimmering guitar flights of bandleader Carlos Santana to create an aural, urban collage of magnificent importance. True, Evil Ways became a Top 10 single, but it was within Treat's hypnotic alternations between tender grace and spirited swing, the fiery bliss of Savor and Jingo, and the smolderingly seductive essence of Soul Sacrifice that the collective's true intentions were buried, where new sonic textures were not only formed, but also explored. In the intervening years, many artists have tried their hand at crafting a similar concoction of styles, but none have come close to matching the spiritual transcendence inherent in Santana's mesmerizing grooves and prismatic instrumental interludes.\n\nFor the record, none of the extra studio selections on Santana: Legacy Edition are going to change the perspectives of the unconverted, and Santana was wise to re-record the tunes rather than try to formulate something out of its shabby early sessions. Yet, all of these bonus tracks are too good and too informative to be discounted so readily. From a pair of explosive renditions of Soul Sacrifice to the loose, expansive rendering of Treat and from the probing reverie of Studio Jam to the swirling strains of Fried Neckbones, these previously unreleased snapshots undoubtedly shine a brilliant light upon the rapid period of development through which Santana was traveling. With its raw, edgy demeanor, it's the material from Woodstock, however, that makes the expanded edition of Santana an even better outing. Granted, the best moments of the performance -- Soul Sacrifice, Savor, and a supremely jazzy Fried Neckbones -- appeared on the first reissue of Santana, but these songs assume a startling potency when placed within the context of the rest of the band's stellar set. Over the course of 45-minutes, the collective ripped through a pair of cover songs and five of its own compositions as if it were possessed, and in essence, it effectively introduced itself to the world by vigorously tearing its music apart and reassembling it with an irrepressible fury. Indeed, taken along with Live at the Fillmore 1968, the refurbished Santana adds new dimensions and depths to the understanding of the group's beginnings, and as a result, the album, despite its flaws, never has sounded more vital. -- John Metzger YEAR: 1969
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  1. Santana - Waiting (04:07)
  2. Santana - Evil Ways (04:00)
  3. Santana - Shades Of Time (03:13)
  4. Santana - Savor (02:47)
  5. Santana - Jingo (04:23)
  6. Santana - Persuasion (02:36)
  7. Santana - Treat (04:46)
  8. Santana - You Just Don't Care (04:37)
  9. Santana - Soul Sacrifice (06:42)
  10. Santana - Savor (Alternate Take #2) (02:57)
  11. Santana - Soul Sacrifice (Alternate Take #4) (08:50)
  12. Santana - Studio Jam (07:09)


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