Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 149/500!
The self-titled 1969 debut by San Francisco ballroom favorite Santana
single-handedly brought Latin rock into the mainstream. Full of steamy,
percolating Latin percussion and leader Carlos Santana’s stinging, razor-sharp
guitar work, Santana was released in August of that year, the same month as the
group’s legendary appearance at Woodstock.
Bearing the smash hits “Evil Ways” and “Jingo,” Sundazed’s exact vinyl replica
of this all-time classic rock staple is sourced directly from the original
"The first two times Santana tried to record their debut, they scrapped the tapes. But the third time, they came up with Santana, which combined Latin rhythms with jazz-inspired improvisation, hard-rock guitar and lyrical, B.B. King-style blues — and even had a hit single, "Evil Ways." Back then, a lot of Carlos Santana's guitar playing was fueled by psychedelic drugs. "I don't recommend it to anybody and everybody," Santana told Rolling Stone in 2000. "Yet for me, I feel it did wonders. It made me aware of splendor and rapture." For millions of people, Santana did the same thing." - www.rollingstone.com
• 150g Vinyl
• Mastered from original Columbia Records analog reels
2. Evil Ways
3. Shades of Time
8. You Just Don’t Care
9. Soul Sacrifice