Santana – Santana (1969) [Japan 2020]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 37:09 minutes | Scans included | 2,78 GB
or DSD64 2.0 Stereo (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Basic Scans included | 1,46 GB
or FLAC Stereo (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | 36:57 m | Scans included | 848 MB
Features Stereo and Quadrophonic Surround Sound | Sony Japan # SICJ 10034
Santana’s self-titled 1969 debut album is released as a multi-channel quad SACD Hybrid edition for the first time by Sony Japan. Converted from the original 1974 Quadraphonic master to DSD, plus the stereo mix mastered from the latest remastering.
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.
02. Evil Ways
03. Shades of Time
08. You Just Don’t Care
09. Soul Sacrifice
Carlos Santana – guitar, backing vocals
Gregg Rolie – lead vocals, Hammond organ, piano
David Brown – bass guitar
Michael Shrieve – drums
Michael Carabello – congas, percussion
José “Chepito” Areas – timbales, congas, percussion
Marcus Malone – congas (uncredited)
Recorded & Mixed in May 1969 at Pacific Recording, San Mateo, CA.
Original Quadrophonic Sound and Remix Supervision by Al Lawrence.
Quadrophonic Remix Engineer: Larry Keyes.