However, it does have some real good stuff here, so a 3 star rating is a fair one. Posted Sunday, October 29, 2017 Review 1817282 This is quite bizarre, really. My favorite moments are the exciting version of Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin , the beautiful interplay between a psychedelic sounding organ and fiery guitar in Riders On The Storm The Doors and awesome Hammond organ and wah wah pedal guitarwork in the catchy Smoke On The Water Deep Purple. Archived from on January 19, 2013. He has not slowed down since: On a roll from his Woodstock performance his debut album shot up the chart bringing in a high-power fusion of rock and Latin beats.
This prompted Carlos Santana to start a solo career with collaborations with Buddy Miles, John Mc Laughlin the superb Love, Devotion, Surrender and Alice Coltrane the no-less superb Illuminations , wh. The combination of the jazzy instrumentals and popish vocal songs may seem strange, but somehow they work. Another nice bonus is the inclusion of a hologram picture of the front cover. Archived from on June 21, 2010. Even the brazilian connection was maintained through the obvious Bahia.
The result is a hodgepodge of styles that drowns the original Santana sound almost completely. In 1961, Carlos made the border crossing moving from his native Mexico to San Francisco. So simple, nothing new, and still so magical! It seemed that he would go back to what he does best: a mix of latin music, rock and blues. So, in the end Amigo is an album that is quite uneven: even if the funky numbers are not exactly bad per se, they do spoil the overall flow of the tracks and makes you think there are two bands, with two very different styles, playing on the same record. Without him on board it is no coincidence that he would drop the jazz fusion elements very soon.
There are flutes, sax, electric pianos solos all over, and not very much guitar. Beyond Appearances is exactly the opposite of its title. Over a career spanning 40 years, Santana exemplified , while diversifying into other genres. This prompted Carlos Santana to start a solo career with collaborations with Buddy Miles, John Mc Laughlin the superb Love, Devotion, Surrender and Alice Coltrane the no-less superb Illuminations , while his group was still releasing strong albums like Welcome, Borboletta. Santana's new musical approach was closer to the brazilian instrumental scene of the time than anything: he had already recorded the celebrated brazilian songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim's Stone Flower on the previous album and the vocal tracks sound a lot like Bossa Nova stuff. International Federation of the Phonographic Industry — Norway.
The interesting note about it is the fact that this is probably the one Santana album that the guitar is less featured than on any other of his entire discography: to the point that two instrumental tracks like the 5 minute+ Aspirations don´t have any guitar at all! It´s the closest they got from the previous two successful albums, Zebop and Shangô, and still is not on the same league as Winning or Hold On. Santana signed with and released their self-titled debut album. So that's why he took the challenge and succeeded 'cum laude' in my opinion. Even the disco-ish One Chain works wonders, maybe because Santana familiarity with percussion and the fact the band´s music was always danceable. The band's quietest period was from 1984 through 1994, with no certified albums. It was when his family moved to Tijuana several years later, however, that Santana began his lifelong relationship with the instrument that would make him a musical icon--the guitar. As a solo-artist he released several albums.
At the 7:30 mark, you get improvised solo that you were expecting all along and then it returns to the lyrics shortly after. The presence of Moreira's wife, singer Flora Purim, on one track is no coincidence. The live songs are ok, I suppose, but at a different pace, they are much faster than the studio counterparts, which make the flow so uneven. Commercial success came back with singer Alex Ligterwood ex-Brian Auger's Oblivion Express being hired for the Marathon album. Archived from on February 1, 2013. Archived from on February 1, 2013.
Archived from on October 11, 2009. But I would not recommended it for a newbie. He has not slowed down since: On a roll from his Woodstock performance his debut album shot up the chart bringing in a high-power fusion of rock and Latin beats. Archived from on June 13, 2007. I wish I could say the same about several prog acts of the period. And I can´t understand why, since Santana puts a great live show since the early days and still does so many years after they were formed.
But the originals are not bad either. Only two of his prior released albums, his debut album , and the live album received a certification from the. Borboletta butterfly in portuguese, although, intentionally or not, it is misspelled, it should have only one t is an interesting album that takes a few spins to get really into it, but it is worth it. The brazilian connection was also straighten with the presence of famed percussionist Airto Moreira and his wife, singer Flora Purim. The Great Rock Discography 1st ed. Sustain but Santana can deliver both intense blues runs as biting wah wah pedal guitarplay.
Archived from on February 11, 2009. A part live, part studio album double album: it should be one studio and one live album, shouldn´t it? Archived from on December 16, 2008. The great thing on this album is that Santana has incorporated his very distinctive but also very versatile guitar sound in the 14 more or less classic guitar compositions. Revelations is another gem, one of his great instrumentals that you only wish it could be longer. His latest released studio album, , was a collaboration between his nephew Carlos Hernandez and his brother. That is my conclusion, both as a huge Carlos Santana fan and a guitar player myself. Yes, youÂ´ll find excellent trademark guitar lines and lots of latin percussion, but several songs are way too commercial, sanitized and bland to make this a really worthy effort.
But by this time, his music is much less interesting to progheads. Granted, some of his best features are back: the percussion is upfront again, the instrumentals are simpler and rockier, and his guitar is more prominent than in his two previous albums. This one has some airy vocalizations going on, but the highlight is the Latin ballad playing of the guitar, along the lines of his solo ballads like 'Moonflower' but with a lot more orchestral accompaniment. Coming after the great shock that was Welcome, it deepens into the latin jazz-rock fusion once more, but with far better results. With no concessions and no fillers, it was proof that they did not surrender to the fashion of the day yet.