Santana – Abraxas (1970/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/176,4kHz]

Santana – Abraxas (1970/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/176,4 kHz | Time – 51:12 minutes | 2,33 GB
Official Digital Download – Source: | Digital Booklet

Abraxas is the thrilling sophomore album by Santana. The GRAMMY Award-winning band continues their winning formula of rock, blues, jazz and salsa. Abraxas contains some of the group’s biggest hits including Peter Green’s “Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen” and their insightful rendition of the Tito Puente classic, “Oye Como Va.” “Oye Como Va” would become a sensation on the Billboard charts. This seminal Latin-rock release is an undeniable classic that topped the Billboard charts. It is also included on Vibe’s “100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century”.

The San Francisco Bay Area rock scene of the late ’60s was one that encouraged radical experimentation and discouraged the type of mindless conformity that’s often plagued corporate rock. When one considers just how different Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, and the Grateful Dead sounded, it becomes obvious just how much it was encouraged. In the mid-’90s, an album as eclectic as Abraxas would be considered a marketing exec’s worst nightmare. But at the dawn of the 1970s, this unorthodox mix of rock, jazz, salsa, and blues proved quite successful. Whether adding rock elements to salsa king Tito Puente’s “Oye Como Va,” embracing instrumental jazz-rock on “Incident at Neshabur” and “Samba Pa Ti,” or tackling moody blues-rock on Fleetwood Mac’s “Black Magic Woman,” the band keeps things unpredictable yet cohesive. Many of the Santana albums that came out in the ’70s are worth acquiring, but for novices, Abraxas is an excellent place to start.

01 – Singing Winds, Crying Beasts
02 – Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
03 – Oye Como Va
04 – Incident At Neshabur
05 – Se A Cabo
06 – Mother’s Daughter
07 – Samba Pa Ti
08 – Hope You’re Feeling Better
09 – El Nicoya
10 – Se A Cabo
11 – Toussaint L’Overture
12 – Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen


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