Santana Santana Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 149/500!
Numbered, Limited Edition! Half-Speed Mastered!
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the March 2008 Issue of Stereophile!
This is Santana's first record on Numbered Limited Edition 180g Vinyl from
Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs.
Originally released the same month as their incendiary set at Woodstock, this
impressive debut for Columbia kick-started a Hall of Fame legacy that lasts
still today. Establishing one of the most instantly recognizable sounds in rock;
Carlos’ signature tone and phrasing coupled with Afro-Cuban percussion virtually
launched Latin-Rock fusion. Both AM and FM airwaves were scorched in the ensuing
months with their charted singles Evil Ways (#9) and Jingo (#93) plus Soul
Sacrifice, a favorite after it’s featured spot in the Woodstock movie and
"Mobile Fidelity has done an excellent job with its remastered vinyl
editions. Santana was never great-sounding-it's a bit murky in the lower
midrange, with relatively hard left-right instrumental placement-but this
pressing brings a newfound clarity and dynamic life to it." - Wayne Garcia,
The Absolute Sound, March 2008
"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
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• 180g Vinyl
2. Evil Ways
3. Shades Of Time
8. You Just Don't Care
9. Soul Sacrifice