Santana Santana Numbered Limited Edition 45rpm 180g 2LP
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Numbered, Limited Edition 180g 45rpm Double Vinyl! Mastered from the Original Master Tapes!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated
Deluxe 45RPM Version Features Extra-Wide Grooves: Richest, Most Dynamic and
Realistic Sound of Any Version
Lyrical, Splendorous, Rapturous, Psychedelic, and Bluesy Debut Set a New Musical
Standard: Experience This Paradigm the Way the Artist Intended
Santana’s self-titled debut album announces the arrival of a new Guitar god.
Made during the legendary bandleader’s most fruitful and creative period, the
classic 1969 set functions as an accessible entry point into the tangy worlds of
Latin music by way of an intoxicating blend of Afro-Cuban percussion, jazzy
tempos, exotic leads, bluesy riffs, and psychedelic accents. Befitting such a
classic, Mobile Fidelity’s 45RPM 2LP version of this epic work presents the
music in the richest, most dynamic and realistic sound it’s ever enjoyed.
Improving upon the label's critically acclaimed 180g LP pressing, this deluxe
45RPM set is mastered from the original master tapes and overflows with the
information, textures, and colors afforded by wider grooves. The result:
Spacious, airy, and you-are-there sonics that trump all prior versions. In
addition to correcting the imaging, Mobile Fidelity’s collectable version
captures the full tonal range of Santana's guitar and nuances of his distinctive
touch. It all brings you closer to the music and enhances your emotional
connection to this stellar album.
Indeed, separation between Carlos Santana’s fluid fills, spicy solos, and
broiling grooves and pianist Gregg Rolie’s soulful Hammond organ runs allows the
music to come alive with a newfound freshness and radiance. Songs simmer, with
each passage bursting forth with vibrant color. Just like the equally essential
follow-up Abraxas, Santana also lays claim to one of the biggest (and
unfortunate) production gaffes in music history. Until Mobile Fidelity fixed the
error with its 180g LP and 24K Gold releases, Santana had never been heard
For nearly four decades, copies were produced with the left and right channels
reversed, meaning that everything was placed in a backwards manner. This even
extended to compilations on which individual songs from Santana were included.
Rest assured that, in addition to boasting reference audiophile sonics, this
180g 45RPM 2LP set gets all the specifications exactly right. And with a record
of this magnitude, you want everything to be perfect.
Bound by natural chemistry and earthy spirituality, the record’s innovative
synthesis of myriad styles goes beyond anything that came before—as well as
nearly everything that’s followed. Playing with the finest band that the iconic
guitarist ever had, Santana doesn’t water down any exotic roots or simply
incorporate mainstream Western styles into a Latin framework. This is a true
hybrid, responsible for opening up borders, transcending cultural divides, and,
most importantly, exhilarating the senses.
Released weeks before the band blew minds at Woodstock, the groundbreaking
record stands alongside Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew and Jeff Beck’s Beck-Ola as a
pillar of rock fusion. Featuring the Top Ten radio smash “Evil Ways” and jam
favorite “Soul Sacrifice,” it hasn’t aged a day. Hear like never before why
Rolling Stone says Santana is #149 on its list of the Greatest Albums of All
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• 45rpm Speed Edition
• Mastering by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
• Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 grams of High Definition Vinyl
• Double LP
• Special Static Free - Dust Free Inner Sleeve
• Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
• Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
• Gatefold Jacket
LP 1 - Side 1:
2. Evil Ways
LP 1 - Side 2:
1. Shades Of Time
LP 2 - Side 3:
LP 2 - Side 4:
1. You Just Don't Care
2. Soul Sacrifice