Santana - Santana 1969 (24K + Gold Columbia CK 64212)
Rock, Latin Rock | WavPack (.wv) image + cues + logs | artwork 600 dpi | 245 MB
Label: Sony/Columbia CK 64212
By the time Santana arrived on the San Francisco scene in 1968, the Grateful Dead's freeform antics were already legendary. But Santana was a jam band of another order–fueled by Latin rhythms, blues, bebop, and straight-ahead rock. Having set the audience at the 1969 Woodstock festival on its collective ear, the band did the same for the nation with its self-titled debut, released later that summer. Songs such as "Evil Ways," "Jingo," and "Soul Sacrifice" contain extraordinary ensemble playing, powered by percolating congas and timbales and topped by the grippingly human cry of Carlos Santana's guitar.
Utilizing Super Bit Mapping & a 20-bit digital transfer on a 24k GOLD CD, this release offers the listener the ultimatesound quality. This is THE definitive version of this excellent album.