Santana Abraxas Numbered Limited Edition CD
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Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 294/500!
TAS Recommended! Rated a 'Best Audiophile Label Recording' in the November 2009 issue of The Absolute Sound!
Santana's Abraxas is now on Numbered Limited Edition Gold CD from Mobile
Fidelity Sound Labs.
One of rock’s true masterpieces, this stunning sophomore effort was released in
September, 1970 to unanimous accolades and went to Number One on the Billboard
Pop Album chart. Utilizing the studio more in overall production than on their
debut (especially in mixing and using cross-fades) the band and producer Fred
Catero (Janis Joplin, BS&T, Chicago) still maintained the street energy and
ethnic roots, while elevating Carlos’ guitar passages to god-like status;
resulting in the pinnacle of their album output. Wicked re-worked arrangements
of songs as dichotomatic as the connecting of Peter Green’s Black Magic Woman
with Gabor Szabo’s Gypsy Woman in medley, followed directly in sequence on side
one with Tito Puente’s Oye Como Va (charting at #13), was both brilliant and
on-par with anything going down in music at the time, period.
"Black Magic Woman," the Top Five hit from Abraxas, is definitive Santana: Afro-Latin grooves and piercing lyrical psychedelic blues guitar. It was a cover of a Fleetwood Mac song written by one of Carlos Santana's guitar heroes, Peter Green. The album's other hit was also a cover: Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va." - www.rollingstone.com
• Limited Edition
• Individually Numbered Japanese Mini-LP Sleeve
• 24 Karat Gold - Ultradisc II
1. Singing Winds, Crying Beasts
2. Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
3. Oye Como Va
4. Incident at Neshabur
5. Se a Cabo
6. Mother's Daughter
7. Samba Pa Ti
8. Hope You're Feeling Better