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Santana Santana on Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid
SACD from Mobile Fidelity! Mastered from the Original Master Tapes!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 149/500!
Stupendous Audiophile Sound, Intoxicating Blend of Afro-Cuban, Jazz,
Psychedelic, Blues, and Rock: Experience This Unprecedented Debut the Way the
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
timeless 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 Hybrid SACD of this epic presents the music in rich,
awesomely dynamic and realistic sound.
Mastered from the original master tapes, this Hybrid SACD overflows with
information, textures, and colors. The result: Spacious, airy, and you-are-there
sonics. 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 work.
Separation between 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 correctly.
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
Hybrid SACD edition 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
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Mastered From Original Master Tapes
2. Evil Ways
3. Shades Of Time
8. You Just Don't Care
9. Soul Sacrifice