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Actual image of the vinyl record album artwork of Santana's Santana LP - taken in our Melbourne record store
Actual image of the back cover of Santana's Santana second hand vinyl record taken in our Melbourne record shop
Actual image of the vinyl record album artwork of Santana's Santana LP - taken in our Melbourne record store
Actual image of the back cover of Santana's Santana second hand vinyl record taken in our Melbourne record shop
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SBP 233748
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Rock, Latin, Blues Rock, Rock & Roll, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock

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Actual image of the vinyl record album artwork of Santana's Santana LP - taken in our Melbourne record store
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Album Info

Artist: Santana
Album: Santana
Released: Australia, 1969


A2Evil Ways4:00
Written By - J. Zack
Written-By [Uncredited] - Clarence Henry
A3Shades Of Time3:14
Written-By - M. Olatunji
B3You Just Don't Care4:37
B4Soul Sacrifice6:38

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"Santana," the debut studio album by the Latin rock band Santana, released in 1969, marked a significant moment in the fusion of Latin rhythms with rock music. Led by guitarist Carlos Santana, the album is known for its innovative blend of Latin, jazz, blues, and rock sounds, featuring energetic percussion, powerful guitar work, and soulful melodies.

The album opens with "Waiting," setting the tone with its mix of rock grooves and Latin beats. This track introduces the listener to the band's unique sound, characterized by Carlos Santana's distinctive guitar style, which is both melodic and fiery.

"Evil Ways," the album's hit single, is a perfect example of Santana's ability to create music that is both accessible and deeply rooted in Latin traditions. The song's catchy organ riff, combined with Santana's smooth guitar work and the driving percussion, creates a sound that is both engaging and distinctive.

The instrumental "Samba Pa Ti" is a standout track showcasing Santana's guitar prowess. This soulful, melodic piece highlights his ability to convey deep emotion through his instrument, creating a tranquil yet passionate atmosphere that contrasts with the album's more energetic tracks.

"Jingo," based on a traditional African rhythm, is a testament to the band's percussive power. The song is a high-energy number that showcases the band's rhythm section, featuring congas, timbales, and drums, creating a hypnotic and danceable groove.

The musicianship on "Santana" is exceptional, with each member contributing to a sound that is both cohesive and dynamic. The combination of Santana's guitar with the band's Latin percussion creates a unique and compelling musical experience.

The production of the album, by Brent Dangerfield and Carlos Santana, captures the energy and spontaneity of the band's sound. The mix balances the powerful rhythms with Santana's guitar, ensuring that the intricacy of the music is not lost.

Lyrically, the album focuses more on musical expression than on traditional songwriting, with several instrumental tracks and songs that emphasize melody and rhythm over words. The few vocal tracks on the album, however, are delivered with passion and fit seamlessly into the overall sound.

"Santana" had a significant impact upon its release, contributing to the burgeoning Latin rock movement and introducing a wider audience to a fusion of rock and Latin rhythms. The album's success helped pave the way for other artists to explore and blend different musical traditions.

However, the album's heavy emphasis on instrumentals and lengthy jam sessions might not appeal to listeners who prefer more conventional song structures and lyrical content. The experimental nature of the music, while innovative, may be challenging for some.

In conclusion, "Santana" is a groundbreaking debut album that showcases the band's unique blend of Latin rhythms and rock music. The album is not just a collection of songs but a cohesive musical statement that reflects the cultural and musical diversity of its creators. Its legacy lies in its influence on the world of rock music, opening the door to a richer and more varied sonic landscape.

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