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Santana – Caravanserai (1972) [MFSL SACD 2011] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Santana – Caravanserai (1972) [MFSL SACD 2011]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:27 minutes | Scans included | 2,13 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,04 GB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2079

Drawing on rock, salsa, and jazz, Santana recorded one imaginative, unpredictable gem after another during the 1970s. But Caravanserai is daring even by Santana’s high standards. Carlos Santana was obviously very hip to jazz fusion — something the innovative guitarist provides a generous dose of on the largely instrumental Caravanserai. Whether its approach is jazz-rock or simply rock, this album is consistently inspired and quite adventurous. Full of heartfelt, introspective guitar solos, it lacks the immediacy of Santana or Abraxas. Like the type of jazz that influenced it, this pearl (which marked the beginning of keyboardist/composer Tom Coster’s highly beneficial membership in the band) requires a number of listenings in order to be absorbed and fully appreciated. But make no mistake: this is one of Santana’s finest accomplishments.

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Santana – Abraxas (1970) [Japanese SACD 2001] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Santana – Abraxas (1970) [Japanese SACD 2001 #SRGS 4583]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:36 minutes | Scans included | 2,07 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,01 GB
Features the 1998 Remastering on SACD format

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.

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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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