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Santana - Abraxas Album
Rock / Latin
Performer: Santana
Title: Abraxas
Style: Fusion, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Year 1970
Country UK
Label CBS
Catalog Number 40-64087
Genre: Rock / Latin
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 507
MP3 size: 1021 mb
FLAC size: 2346 mb
WMA size: 2034 mb
Record From: Cassette, Album

Santana - Abraxas Album

Tracklist

1El Nicoya
Written-By – J. Areas
1:32
2Gypsy Queen
Written-By – G. Szabo
3Black Magic Woman
Written-By – P. Green
4Hope You're Feeling Better
Written-By – G. Rolie
4:07
5Samba Pa Ti
Written-By – C. Santana
4:47
6Singing Winds, Crying Beasts
Written-By – M. Carabello
4:48
7Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen(5:24)
8Oye Como Va
Written-By – T.Puente
4:19
9Mother's Daughter
Written-By – G. Rolie
4:28
10Incident At Neshabur
Written-By – A. Ginquinto, C. Santana
5:02
11Se A Cabo
Written-By – J. Areas
2:51

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
KC 30130Santana Abraxas ‎(LP, Album, Pit)ColumbiaKC 30130US1970
PC 30130Santana Abraxas ‎(LP, Album, RE)ColumbiaPC 30130USUnknown
489543 5Santana Abraxas ‎(CD, Album, RE)Columbia489543 5Germany2004
KJPL-0016Santana Abraxas ‎(LP, Album, Quad, RE)CBS/SonyKJPL-0016South Korea1974
40-32032Santana Abraxas ‎(Cass, Album, RE)CBS40-32032EuropeUnknown

Credits

  • Arranged BySantana (tracks: A1 to A4, B2, B4)
  • Artwork [Cover]MATI
  • Bass GuitarDave Brown
  • CongasMike Carabello
  • DrumsMike Shrieve
  • EngineerDavid Brown , John Fiore
  • GraphicsBob Venosa
  • Keyboards, VocalsGregg Rolie
  • Lead Guitar, VocalsCarlos Santana
  • Management [Personal]Stan Moon Marcum
  • PercussionRico Reyes (tracks: B5)
  • Photography By [Cover]Marian Schmidt
  • Photography By [Inside]Joan Chase
  • PianoAlberto Gianquinto (tracks: A4)
  • ProducerFred Catero, Santana
  • Supervised By [Continuity]Annie Rudder
  • Timbales, CongasJose Areas
  • VocalsRico Reyes (tracks: A3, B5)
  • Arranged BySantana (tracks: A1 to A4, B2, B4)
  • Artwork [Cover Art]Mati Klarwein
  • Bass GuitarDave Brown
  • CongasMike Carabello
  • DrumsMike Shrieve
  • EngineerDavid Brown , John Fiore
  • Keyboards, VocalsGregg Rolie
  • Lead Guitar, VocalsCarlos Santana
  • Management [Personal]Stan Moon Marcum
  • Photography By [Cover]Marian Schmidt
  • Photography By [Inside]Joan Chase
  • ProducerFred Catero, Santana
  • Supervised By [Continuity]Annie Rudder
  • Timbales, CongasJose Areas
  • Typography [Graphics]Bob Venosa
  • BassDavid Brown
  • Congas, PercussionMichael Carabello
  • DrumsMichael Shrieve
  • EngineerJohn Fiore
  • Guitar, VoiceCarlos Santana
  • Organ, Electric Piano, Piano, VoiceGregg Rolie
  • PercussionRico Reyes
  • PianoAlberto Gianquinto (tracks: A4)
  • ProducerCarlos Santana, Fred Catero
  • Timbales, Congas, Percussion, VoiceJosé "Chepito" Areas

Notes

grey cassette with orange labelsPressing variant with both matrices stamped in runouts (A&B sides);
A side stamped "P1" indicating Pitman Pressing;
B side etched "1T" indicating Terre Haute Pressing
(see images)

Gatefold, includes fold-out poster

Track A2 Published by Murbo Music Publ., Inc. / Pab Music Corp. (BMI);
A3 - Planetary Music Pub. Corp. (ASCAP);
all other selections Petra Music (BMI)

Recorded at Wally Heider Recording Studio, San Francisco, except A4 recorded at Pacific Recording, San MateoRecorded at Wally Heider Recording Studio, San Francisco.

Gatefold sleeve. Original copies include a poster.Made in USA for export. "360 SOUND" 3 eye cbs
Heavy Card gatefold with a Matt finish.Columbia has been crossed out on the back of the gatefold before exporting.

Album

An Amazing album and would recommend anyone to buy this who enjoys good music in general. Track List: 1-3 1. Just a phenomenal album. Santana's 'Abraxas' cover art depicts a psychedelic biblical scene, and while the 1970 LP is one of the best releases of the era it's also famous for the risque imagery. The title of the album originates from a line in Hermann Hesse's book Demian, quoted on the album's back cover: We stood before it and began to freeze inside from the exertion. It was released on September 23, 1970 by Columbia Records and became the band's first album to reach number one in the United States. Best songs on the album are 'Black Magic Women' 'Oye Como Va' and 'Hope Your Feeling Better'. Santana's 'Abraxas' cover art depicts a psychedelic biblical scene, and while the 1970 LP is one of the best releases of the era it's also famous for the risque imagery. In the mid-'90s, an album as eclectic as Abraxas would be considered a marketing exec's worst nightmare. Abraxas' is a great album that lifts anybodies moods and is a great album to chill too also. 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. Santana Format: Audio CD. Santana is the debut studio album by American Latin rock band Santana. Best songs on the album are 'Black Magic Women' 'Oye Como Va' and 'Hope Your Feeling Better'. Santana - Singing Winds, Crying Beasts 0:00 2. KC 30130. Покупайте и продавайте винил и компакт-диски, формируйте. Please retry. Это второй альбом Santana, записанный в апреле и выпущенный в сентябре 1970 года , который вобрал в себя влияния рока, блюза, джаза, сальсы, стал образцом, . Стиль: Fusion, Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock. 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. Abraxas album. Santana - is the second studio album by Latin rock band Santana. For the 2013 album by Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz composed by John Zorn, see Abraxas: Book of Angels Volume 19. SANTANA ABRAXAS На этот раз сочетание африканских и латинских ритмов с рок музыкой западного побережья вышло очень эффектным. The painting was the creation of surrealist Mati Klarwein, who also painted record sleeves for Miles Davis, the Chambers Brothers, and Gregg Allman. Продать эту версию. What comes to mind when you think of Santanas Abraxas album - the cover or the music The 1970 release contains the classic-rock mainstays Black Magic Woman and Oye Como Va, and is considered one of the greatest albums of the era. Покупайте и продавайте винил и компакт-диски, формируйте собственную коллекцию записей Santana. Santana - Oye. Год: 1970. Often considered Santana's greatest album, it drew widespread acclaim for its mixture of Latin influences with fa. Abraxas is the second studio album by Latin rock band Santana. Santana - Abraxas 1970. We questioned the painting, berated it, made love to it, prayed to it: We called it mother, called it whore and slut, called it our. Album cover from a painting by Mati Klarwein. But at the dawn of the 1970s, this unorthodox mix of rock, jazz, salsa, and blues proved quite successful. Released in September 1970, the album's mix of rock, blues, jazz, salsa and other influences made it a classic that defined Santana's early sound, and showed a musical maturation from their first album. Kc 30130. Just better. It was released on September 23, 1970 by Columbia Records and became the band's first album to reach number one in the United States. Santana - Black Magic WomanGypsy Queen 4:49 3. Often considered Santana's greatest album, it drew widespread acclaim for its mixture of Latin influences with fa. Consolidating their live success at the Woodstock Festival in 1969, and the interest generated by their first album the band took some time to issue a follow-up. 1970 studio album by Santana. Abraxas is the second album by Santana, the Latin rock n' roll group led by guitarist Carlos Santana. Жанр: Rock, Latin. Released in September 1970, the album's mix of rock, blues, jazz, salsa and other influences made it a classic that defined Santana's early sound, and showed a musical maturation from their first album. It was released on August 30, 1969. In the mid-'90s, an album as eclectic as Abraxas would be considered a marketing exec's worst nightmare. Abraxas is the second album by Santana, the Latin rock n' roll group led by guitarist Carlos Santana. Santana Abraxas. At the suggestion of manager Bill Graham, the band took to writing more conventional songs for more impact, but managed to retain the essence of improvisation in the music. This article is about the 1970 album by Santana. Abraxas LP, Album, Exp. Studio album by. Abraxas' is a great album that lifts anybodies moods and is a great album to chill too also. The title of the album originates from a line in Hermann Hesse's book Demian, quoted on the album's back cover: We stood before it and began to freeze inside from the exertion. Over half of the album's length is composed of instrumental music, recorded by what was originally a purely free-form jam band

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Im very happy with the US first Terre Haute Pressing of this album. Coming from the first/second press UK I was wondering if it could be topped like I hoped it would, and it just might have been. Comparing the two was done on side 1 through a few listens back and forth.
The first impressions are that the US press has at least one aspect over the UK, that being sound staging and or stereo imaging. It was a bit surprising since I sort of expected things to be the other way around with the US taking the lead with a meaty bass but the UK actually goes deeper in the low end and maybe also high end, but its hard to call right now. Usually I tend to prefer my bass filled pressings over counterparts but what I think I realize now might be even more important is a balanced sound. The US delivers a tighter bass instead and more pronounced instruments because of that soundstage and it fits together more coherently.
One way to describe the two is to say that the UK has a more vertical sound, not as wide but tall with the deep bass and soaring highs, while the US has a horizontal sound with wider imaging.
The record I would probably reach for first at the moment is the US copy even though there are a few more pops on it, but through more listening I will be sure to update if I feel like I can explain further, but it seems like my assumption was right from the start about the UK. It will also be exciting to see what QRP can bring for their 2018 Santana releases, even better than the Mofi I hope.

Current preferred releases:
1. US First Press ( This )
2. UK First Press ( Review: https://www.discogs.com/Santana-Abraxas/release/3309279 )
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Cant believe this wasnt added until now. Is this very uncommon and is it the original? The 360 Two and Three Eye labels were before this current "first press" labels right?Except for the Canadian it seems. https://www.discogs.com/Santana-Abraxas/release/6534046Anyone got issues to compare sound wise please PM me, thanks! ;^)
Thanks, you seem to know a great lot about these topics. ;^)Cheers!
Hi Leon,Sorry about the delay getting back to you.With the Abraxas album I'm not sure which country or countries they where sent to,I know they sent records to servicemen at military bases overseas so these could possibly be where these export labels went,as they where bought in Melbourne,Australia in the early 70's.They weren't pressed in Australia.Columbia had 3 major pressing plants in the US,they also pressed some records in San Francisco,but the ones pressed in SF they didn't add identifiable matrix numbers like they did at the 3 major pressing plants.So they may have pressed them there.that could be why the centre press is different.Ive also got 2 Australian first pressings of his first album which have the same label but under the label the record is pressed differently.Regarding the Canadian pressing from what I know Columbia didn't purchase a pressing plant in Canada until after 1971 at Don Mills,Ontario.Up until they opened that they use to get a company called Quality Records in Canada,I'm not sure if they pressed every Canadian pressing for Columbia there,because I've heard that with Bob Dylan Canadian pressings that because Columbia didn't have a pressing plant there they would send blank discs to Canada and get them to label them there,so there might be a possibility they are left of stock.Cheers
Jas71 Hi Leon,Yes this is an original,this is the export label they had to use to send overseas.They weren't aloud to use the Columbia label where CBS owned the rights to sell albums at that time.This album has been stored for a couple of decades so that's why I've only just listed it.I've listed Santana's follow up album to https://www.discogs.com/Santana-The-New-Santana-Album/release/11241833 its on the 3 eye cbs export label as well,which was released the following year.Cheers Jas I see. Where did they send it to? Ive never seen one like this so they must be pretty rare right? Is there any way to know when they were pressed as well, before or after the columbia label? And since you seem knowledgeable may I ask what you think is up with the Canadians still using the 2 eye 360 labels? Is it just left over stock? As far as I know it was discontinued by Columbia after the year 69 but Canada still uses it after.Regards,Leon
Hi Leon,Yes this is an original,this is the export label they had to use to send overseas.They weren't aloud to use the Columbia label where CBS owned the rights to sell albums at that time.This album has been stored for a couple of decades so that's why I've only just listed it.I've listed Santana's follow up album to https://www.discogs.com/Santana-The-New-Santana-Album/release/11241833 its on the 3 eye cbs export label as well,which was released the following year.Cheers Jas