Santana – The Best Of Santana (1998) [Reissue 2015] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88,2}

Santana – The Best Of Santana (1998) [Reissue 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 76:55 minutes | Scans included | 3,11 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,48 GB
Genre: Rock

The Best of Santana is a 16-track collection that greatly expands the scope of Santana’s previous hits compilation, Greatest Hits. Drawing from the band’s entire 30-year career, the disc contains such familiar items as “Evil Ways,” “Jingo,” “Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen,” and “Oye Como Va,” but it also has a number of longtime favorites of the band and fans. Furthermore, all the songs have been subjected to Super Bit remastering, resulting in the best sound ever. For some casual fans, Greatest Hits remains definitive, since it’s a portrait of the band at its peak, but listeners wanting a career-spanning single-disc compilation will find that The Best of Santana suits their needs.

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Santana – Santana IV (2016) [HDTracks 24-48]

Santana – Santana IV (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:15:35 minutes | 969 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover | Label: Santana IV Records

April 15, 2016 marks the release date of Santana IV, the wildly anticipated studio album that reunites the revered early ‘70s lineup of guitar icon Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar, vocals), Michael Carabello (percussion) and Michael Shrieve (drums). The album signifies the first time in 45 years – since 1971’s multi-platinum classic Santana III – that the quintet has recorded together.

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Santana – Santana III (1971) [MFSL 2016] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88,2}

Santana – Santana (1969) [MFSL 2016]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:07 minutes | Scans included | 1,67 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 857 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2158 | Genre: Rock

Santana III is an album that undeservingly stands in the shadows behind the towering legend that is the band’s second album, Abraxas. This was also the album that brought guitarist Neal Schon – who was 17 years old – into the original core lineup of Santana. Percussionist Thomas “Coke” Escovedo was brought in to replace (temporarily) José Chepitó Areas, who had suffered a brain aneurysm, yet who recovered quickly and rejoined the band. The rest were Carlos, organist Gregg Rolie, drummer Michael Schrieve, bassist David Brown, and conguero Michael Carabello. “Batuka” is the powerful first evidence of something being very different. The band was rawer, darker, and more powerful with twin leads and Schon’s harder, edgier rock & roll sound paired with Carlos’ blend of ecstatic high notes and soulful fills. It cooks – funky, mean, and tough. “Batuka” immediately transforms itself into “No One to Depend On,” by Escovedo, Carabello, and Rolie. The middle section is highlighted by frantic handclaps, call-and-response lines between Schon and Rolie, and Carlos joining the fray until the entire track explodes into a frenzied finale. And what’s most remarkable is that the set just keeps on cooking, from the subtle slow burn of “Taboo” to the percussive jam workout that is “Toussaint l’Overture,” a live staple in the band’s set list recorded here for the first time (and featuring some cooking Rolie organ work at its beginning). “Everybody’s Everything” is here, as is “Guajira” and “Jungle Strut” – tunes that are still part of Santana’s live show. With acoustic guitars, gorgeous hand percussion, and Santana’s fragile lead vocal, “Everything’s Coming Our Way” is the only “feel good” track here, but it’s a fitting way to begin winding the album down with its Schon and Santana guitar breaks. The album ends with a completely transformed reading of Tito Puente’s “Para los Rumberos,” complete with horns and frantic, almost insanely fast hand drumming and cowbell playing. It’s an album that has aged extremely well due to its spare production (by Carlos and the band) and its live sound. This is essential Santana, a record that deserves to be reconsidered in light of its lasting abundance and vision.

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Santana – Santana (1969) [MFSL 2015] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88,2}

Santana – Santana (1969) [MFSL 2015]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:55 minutes | Scans included | 1,5 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 728 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2151 | Genre: Rock

Carlos Santana was originally in his own wing of the Latin Rock Hall of Fame, neither playing Afro-Cuban with rock guitar, as did Malo, nor flavoring mainstream rock with percussion, as did Chicago. His first record, as with the best fusion, created something a little different than just a mixture – a new style that, surprisingly, remains all his own. Granted that Latin music has seeped into the mainstream since, but why aren’t Van Halen and Metallica listening to this? Where they simmer, Santana boils over.

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Santana – Caravanserai (1972) [MFSL SACD 2011] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88,2}

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 | Genre: Rock

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) [MFSL 2016] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88,2}

Santana – Abraxas (1970) [MFSL 2016]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 37:09 minutes | Scans included | 1,52 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 758 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2151 | Genre: Rock

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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Santana – Abraxas (1970) [Japanese SACD 2001 #SRGS 4583] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88,2}

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 | Genre: Rock

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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Santana – Welcome (1973/2014) [AcousticSounds 24-96]

Santana – Welcome (1973/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz  | Time – 00:50:39 minutes | 1,11 GB | Genre: Rock
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 – Corazon (Deluxe Edition) (2014) [FLAC]

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Santana-Corazon-ES-Deluxe Edition-CD-FLAC-2014-PERFECT

Description :

Artist : Santana
Album : Corazon (Deluxe Edition)
Label : RCA Records / Sony Latin Iberia
Genre : Latin / Rock
Bitrate : 953 kbps avg
Source : CD
Playtime : 00:57:40 (398.5MB)
Rls date : 2014-05-06
Store date : 2014-05-06
Encoder : FLAC 1.2.1

[Track List]

1. Saideira 3:55
(Feat. Samuel Rosa) (Spanish Version)
2. La Flaca 4:10
(Feat. Juanes)
3. Mal Bicho 3:37
(Feat. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs)
4. Oye 2014 3:22
(Feat. Pitbull)
5. Iron Lion Zion 4:30
(Feat. Ziggy Marley & Chocquib Town)
6. Una Noche En Napoles 4:29
(Feat. Lila Downs, Nina Pastori & Soledad)
7. Besos De Lejos 4:16
(Feat. Gloria Estefan)
8. Margarita 4:01
(Feat. Romeo Santos)
9. Indy 3:26
(Feat. Miguel)
10. Feel It Coming Back 4:09
(Feat. Diego Torres)
11. Yo Soy La Luz 4:06
(Feat. Wayne Shorter & Cindy Blackman-Santana)
12. I See Your Face 1:18
13. Seideira 3:55
(Feat. Samuel Rosa)
14. Beijo De Longe 4:16
(Feat. Gloria Estefan)
15. Amor Correspondido 4:10
(Feat. Diego Torres)
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Santana – Corazon (2014) [FLAC]

Santana-Corazon-ES-CD-FLAC-2014-FORSAKEN Download

Santana-Corazon-ES-CD-FLAC-2014-FORSAKEN

Description :

Artist : Santana
Album : Corazon
Label : RCA
Genre : Latin
Source : CD
Street Date : 2014-00-00
Quality : 939 kbps / 44.1kHz / 2 channels
Encoder : FLAC 1.2.1
Size : 324.02 MB
Time : 45:19 min
Url :

1. Saideira (Spanish Version) (Feat. Samuel Rosa) 3:55
2. La Flaca (Feat. Juanes) 4:10
3. Mal Bicho (Feat. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs) 3:37
4. Oye 2014 (Feat. Pitbul) 3:22
5. Iron Lion Zion (Feat. Ziggy Marley & Chocquibtown) 4:30
6. Una Noche En Napoles (Feat. Lila Downs, Nina Pastori & 4:29
Soledad)
7. Besos De Lejos (Feat. Gloria Estefan) 4:16
8. Margarita (Feat. Romeo Santos) 4:01
9. Indy (Feat. Miguel) 3:26
10. Feel It Coming Back (Feat. Diego Torres) 4:09
11. Yo Soy La Luz (Feat. Wayne Shorter & Cindy Blackman Santana) 4:06
12. I See Your Face 1:18

Never will I ever purchase another Carlos Santana album.

CORAZN is Santana’s first Latin music album of his iconic career
and features collaborations with ChocQuibTown, Lila Downs, Gloria
Estefan, Fabulosos Cadillacs, Juanes, Ziggy Marley, Miguel, Nia
Pastori, Diego Torres, Samuel Rosa of Skank, Cindy Blackman
Santana, Romeo Santos, Soledad, Wayne Shorter, and more.
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