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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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Santana – In Search of Mona Lisa (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Santana – In Search of Mona Lisa (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 27:11 minutes | 308 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Concord Records

In Search of Mona Lisa is the new five-track EP from the legendary Santana. It was inspired by Carlos Santana’s interaction with the Mona Lisa painting at the Louvre in Paris, France. The EP was produced by Narada Michael Walden and Carlos Santana.

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Santana – Festival (1977/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Santana – Festival (1977/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 45:48 minutes | 928 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Front cover | © Columbia

“Festival” is a 1977 album from Santana. It was their eighth studio album. It peaked number twenty seven in the Billboard 200 chart and number twenty nine in the R&B Albums chart.

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Santana – Santana’s Greatest Hits (1974/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Santana – Santana’s Greatest Hits (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 34:48 minutes | 1,12 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front Cover | © Columbia/Legacy

“Santana’s Greatest Hits” is a 1974 compilation album by Santana. It offers highlights from the group’s first three albums. It is the band’s best-selling compilation album, selling over 7 million copies in the U.S. alone while selling more than 8 million records worldwide.

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Santana – Lotus: Complete Edition (2017) [Official Digital Download DFF DSD256/11.28MHz + FLAC 24bit/176,4kHz]

Santana – Lotus: Complete Edition (2017)
DSD256 (.dff) 1 bit/11,28 MHz MHz | Time – 02:37:01  minutes | 24,7 GB
or FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/176,4 kHz | Time – 02:37:01 minutes | 5,91 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: e-Onkyo.jp | Front Cover | © Sony Music

“Lotus” is a 1974 live album by the Latin rock band Santana, recorded at the Osaka Kosei Nenkin Hall, Osaka, Japan in 1973. It was originally released in 1974 as a triple vinyl LP in Japan only. This version of the album was later released internationally. In 2017 a limited edition version was released as “Lotus: Complete Edition”. This release is a 3 disc set with seven previously unreleased bonus tracks. This is also a Japan only release.

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Santana – Studio Masters Collection (20 Studio Albums, 1969-2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Santana – Studio Masters Collection (20 Studio Albums, 1969-2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 17:16:25 minutes | 21.56 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks, Qobuz, AcousticSounds
© Columbia Records / Sony Music Entertainment | Recorded: 1969-2014

Santana 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. In 2013, Santana announced a reunion of the classic line-up for a new record, predicting a 2014 release. They are tied with having the most won Grammys in one night.

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

Santana – Welcome (1973/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz  | Time – 00:50:39 minutes | 1,11 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | © Columbia Records
Recorded: April to June 1973

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.

Featuring a cross section of Santana classics such as “Going Home,” “Light of Life” and “When I Look Into Your Eyes,” plus the exotic rhythms and jams on workouts such as Santana and John McLaughlin’s “Flame – Sky,” and the stellar John Coltrane masterpiece interpretation” Welcome, Carlos Santana’s guitar was truly a voice heard around the musical world.

Along with the legendary Carlos Santana on guitar and vocal, he is joined with original Santana band mates Michael Shrieve on his dynamic drums, Doug Rauch on his prolific bass, Jose Areas on hard hitting percussion, plus the brilliant acid jazz superstar Leon Thomas on vocals, the celebrated Latin percussionist Armando Peraza, the legendary John McLaughlin on guitar, Joe Farrell on flute, and the stellar keyboard work of long time Santana associate Tom Coster.

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Santana – Lotus (1974) [Japan 2017] {SACD ISO + FLAC}

Santana – Lotus: The Complete Edition (1974/2017) [3x Japanese SACD ISO]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 156:58 minutes | Full Scans included | 11,6 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 157:02 mins | Full Scans included | 3,22 GB
Features Stereo & Quadrophonic Surround Sound | Re-Mixed in 2017 and reissued with 7 previously unreleased tracks

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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