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Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin – Live At Montreux 2011 (2013) [Hi-Res FLAC from Blu-Ray] {24bit/96kHz}

Santana and McLaughlin – Live At Montreux 2011 (2013)
FLAC(Tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 134:46 minutes | 2,99 MB
Source: Blu-Ray (Eagle Rock Entertainment > LPCM 24/96 track)
Cover sleeve & Digital booklet

On July 1st, 2011, Montreux hosted the reunion of two master guitarists, Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin, with their Invitation To Illumination concert. Both musicians have been regulars at Montreux across the years but this was the first time they headlined their own concert together. The show features most of the tracks from their classic 1973 album Love Devotion Surrender mixed in with a wealth of other material. The evening was a showcase of supreme musical virtuosity and spirituality and typified the approach of these two great artists. It is certainly a performance not to be missed.

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Santana – Six Studio Albums: Borboletta / Festival / Inner Secrets / Marathon / Zebop! / Shango (1974-77-78-79-81-82) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Santana – Six Studio Albums: Borboletta / Festival / Inner Secrets / Marathon / Zebop! / Shango (1974-77-78-79-81-82)

FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | 04:32:05 |  6 CD | Digital Booklet | 5.52 GB
Genre: Latin rock, blues rock, hard rock, pop rock, jazz-funk | Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz

antana is a Latin rock band. Founded in San Francisco during the late 1960s, it is based around the compositions and playing of lead guitarist and founder Carlos Santana. The band first came to widespread public attention when their performance of their Latin rock song “Soul Sacrifice” at Woodstock in 1969 provided a contrast to other acts on the bill. This exposure helped propel their first album, also named Santana, into a hit, followed in the next two years by the successful Abraxas and Santana III.
In the years that followed lineup changes were common. Carlos Santana’s increasing involvement with guru Sri Chinmoy took the band into more esoteric music, though never quite losing its initial Latin influence.
In 1998, the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with Carlos Santana, Jose Chepito Areas, David Brown, Gregg Rolie, Mike Carabello and Michael Shrieve being honored.
The band has earned eight Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards, the latter all in 2000. Carlos also won Grammy Awards as a solo artist in 1989 and 2003. Santana has sold more than 90 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling groups of all time.

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Santana – Shape Shifter (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Santana – Shape Shifter (2012) [24 bit]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 57:07 minutes | 700 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front cover only

Carlos Santana, one of Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” makes his Starfaith debut with the release of Shape Shifter. With his latest recording, the ten-time GRAMMY® Award winner sought to reinvent himself, producing and co-producing nearly every track. The recording, with the exception of one, is an entirely instrumental album. His trademark tone, style and ferocious guitar-slinging are at the forefront of this stellar outing. Heard on the record are Chester Thompson on keyboards, Dennis Chambers on drums, Salvador Santana on keyboards, Raul Rekow on congas, Karl Perazzo on percussions and Benny Rietveld on bass. Shape Shifter has reached the top twenty on four different Billboard charts. Standouts include the beautiful ballad, “In the Light of a New Day,” the melodic rock number, “Nomad,” and the title-track that showcases Santana’s powerful riffs. Available now in hi-res, the album is a pinnacle work from one of music’s greatest players.

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Santana – Corazon {Deluxe Edition} (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Santana – Corazón (2014) [Deluxe Edition]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 57:47 minutes | 730 MB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet

Corazón is Santana’s 22nd studio album. It was produced by Lester Mendez, and features collaborations with musicians such as Gloria Estefan, Ziggy Marley, Juanes, and Cindy Blackman.

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Santana – Africa Speaks (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Santana – Africa Speaks (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:04:25 minutes | 1,34 GB | Genre:  Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Concord Records

Africa Speaks is the new energy infused full-length album from Santana. It features the soulful vocals of Afro-Latin singer Buika, and was produced by legendary producer Rick Rubin. Santana and his eight-piece band (featuring his wife, Cindy Blackman Santana, on drums), convened at Rubin’s Shangri La Studios in Malibu, and in a joyous and stimulating 10-day period they recorded an astonishing number of tracks, many of them in one take. Inspired by the melodies, sounds and rhythms of Africa, Santana has created a truly memorable and powerful experience that also promises to be one of his most groundbreaking albums yet.

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Santana – Welcome (1973/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Santana – Welcome (1973/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 50:39 minutes | 1,11 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Columbia – Legacy

In 1973 Carlos Santana and The Santana Band were now one of the world’s most loved rock and fusion bands of all time. After several studio albums and the two collaboration albums with Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live and Love Devotion Surrender with John McLaughlin, the world was now buzzing around the energy that these superstars would lay down on vinyl with the soon to be rock/jazz/funk powerhouse “Welcome”.

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Santana – Borboletta (1974/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Santana – Borboletta (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 49:57 minutes | 1,0 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Columbia

Carlos Santana released “Borboletta” in 1974, producing the record with Michael Shrieve and Tom Coster. It features some lengthy solos by Santana, as well as ample space for percussion, saxophone, and keyboard-driven mood-setting.

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Santana – Zebop! (1981/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Santana – Zebop! (1981/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time –47:06 minutes | 985 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia

“Zebop!” is the eleventh studio album by Santana. The album has had several releases, and several different colour backgrounds for the cover have been produced, including pink and red. It featured one of Santana’s last commercial hits until Supernatural, “Winning”.

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Santana – Lotus (1974) [Audio Fidelity 2016] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Santana – Lotus (1974) [2xSACD, Audio Fidelity 2016]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 118:49 minutes | Scans included | 1,99 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 2,52 GB
Mastered by Steve Hoffman & Steven Marsh | Audio Fidelity # AFZ2-247

Recorded in Japan in July 1973, this massive, three-LP live album was available outside the United States in 1974 but held back from domestic release in the U.S. It features the same “New Santana Band” that recorded Welcome, and combines that group’s jazz and spiritual influences with performances of earlier Latin rock favorites like “Oye Como Va”.

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Santana – Shaman (2003) [DVD-Audio ISO]

Santana – Shaman
Artist: Santana | Album: Shaman | Style: Guitar, Rock | Year: 2002 | Quality: DVD-Audio (MPL 5.1 96kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 96kHz/24Bit, Dolby AC3 5.1, Dolby AC3 2.0) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 16 | Size: ~6.66 Gb | Recovery: 5% | Covers: in archive | Release: Arista | BMG, 2003 | Note: Not Watermarked

Nobody could have predicted the success of the star-studded Supernatural in 1999, but it revitalized the career of Santana, plus Clive Davis, who cooked up the whole idea of the comeback in the first place. Given its blockbuster status, a sequel that followed the same blueprint was inevitable, which is exactly what 2002’s Shaman is. If anything, there’s even less Carlos Santana here, proving that he and Davis are among those that believe that Supernatural was a success because of Rob Thomas and “Smooth,” not the typically tasteful, excellent guitar playing. And, no surprise, Thomas has a strong presence here even if he doesn’t sing. He writes two songs, flexing his muscles as a neo-soul songwriter (not badly, either, on cuts sung by Musiq and Seal), and providing the template for all the guests here: they want to launch a new stage of their career, finding a wider audience. Outside of Seal (who has a comeback of his own to launch) and Placido Domingo (who does these things because he can), everybody here has hearts to win and something to prove, and they do a mixed job of it. P.O.D. falls on its face with the embarrassing “America,” but Chad Kroeger far outshines anything he’s done with a surprisingly subtle and soulful “Why Don’t You & I,” easily better than anything by Nickelback. But this points out the problem on the record — each song is tailored to the strengths of the lead singer, not the strengths of Santana, who’s left with piddly, forgettable instrumental interludes and playing endless lines beneath the vocal melodies. Who can blame him? It’s the only chance he really gets to play on this album. On the whole, it holds together no better or no worse than Supernatural — it’s the same record, essentially. True, there wasn’t anything as awful as “America” or the foolish aural press release “Since Supernatural,” but there was nothing as joyous and wonderful as the Michelle Branch-sung “The Game of Love.” Written by the team behind the New Radicals’ modern pop classic “You Get What You Give,” it’s every bit as soaring melodic and irresistible; it may not be Santana — it sounds even less like Santana than “Smooth” — but it’s perfect pop, the best pop single of 2002, for reasons that have nothing to do with Santana.

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