180 Gram Double LP!
Includes 4 Bonus Tracks Previously Not On Vinyl!
Santana III is an album of lasts. It was the last album recorded with the original Woodstock-line up and the last to hit #1 in the Billboard charts until 1999's Supernatural. But there are also a number of important firsts on this album; Coke Escovedo joins in for the first time on percussion, as does Neal Schon (Journey) - a mere seventeen when they recorded the album - on guitar.
Santana III is seen by many as the band's commercial and creative highpoint. The band sounds darker, more raw, and more eager with the doubling up on guitar of Schon's rock'n'roll sensibilities and Santana's ecstatic high notes and soulful fills.
Escovedo's and Chepito's percussion is as fast as it is furious, and the minimal production adds greatly to the timeless appeal of this album.
For this double LP 180 gram audiophile edition Music On Vinyl have added four bonus tracks that were originally recorded in the same time period as Santanta III but have never appeared on vinyl before. They add an extra drive to an already compelling album, that extra spark to the powder keg that is the explosive Santana!
"Basically, they demonstrate to what incredible transports of ecstasy one can be taken by complex, insinuating rhythms, especially when they are played against one another not only in their patterns but also in the timbres of the sounds and the ranges wherein they are played... this band, which is really a city band bringing us the hot pavement and the cool nights as well as the rumble and the roar of the city, is solidly linked back to the hill country, the savannahs and the inland plains music of Africa and Cuba and the other sources of that magic rhythmic power of which they are such compelling examples." - Rolling Stone
• 180 Gram Double LP
• Gatefold Jacket
• Includes 4 Bonus Tracks (Previously Not On Vinyl)
Carlos Santana, guitar, vocals
Jose Chepito Areas, timbales, conga, percussion, vocals, drums, flugelhorn
David Brown, bass
Michael P. R. Carabello, conga, vocals, percussion, tambourine
Gregg Rolie, piano, organ, vocals
Neal Schon, guitar
Michael Shrieve, drums, percussion, vibes
LP1 - Side One:
2. No One To Depend On
4. Toussaint L'Overture
LP1 - Side Two:
1 Everybody's Everything
3. Jungle Strut
4. Everything's Coming Our Way
5. Para Los Rumberos
LP2 - Side Three:
1. Gumbo (Bonus Track)
2. Folsom Street (Bonus Track)
LP2 - Side Four:
1. Banbeye (Bonus Track)
2. No One To Depend On (Single Version - Bonus Track)