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Abraxas Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued

4.1 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 31 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • ASIN: B0000062FL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #409 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Singing Winds, Crying Beasts
2. Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
3. Oye Como Va
4. Incident At Neshabur
5. Se A Cabo
6. Mother's Daughter
7. Samba Pa Ti
8. Hope You're Feeling Better
9. El Nicoya
10. Se A Cabo (Live)
11. Toussaint L'Overture (Live)
12. Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen (Live)

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Product Description

The #1 smash that changed radio playlists forever. Includes Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen; Oye Como Va , and the seven other tracks from the original album. The CD-only bonus tracks are Se a Cabo; Toussaint L'Overture , and Black Magic Woman/Gyspy Queen , recorded live at Royal Albert Hall on April 18, 1970.

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Santana's 1970 follow-up to their Woodstock-propelled smash '69 debut found leader Carlos Santana further expanding his San Francisco group's already broad musical boundaries. To wit: two hit singles that emanated from opposite ends of the spectrum--"Black Magic Woman," originally written and recorded by English blues-rock guitarist Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac, and New York Latin percussionist/dance music king Tito Puente's infectious "Oye Como Va." Tying blues, rock, and salsa together in one pancultural package, Abraxas also featured such standout tracks as "Gypsy Queen" and "Singing Winds, Crying Beasts." The latter underscored the growing Eastern sensibilities of guitarist Santana. --Billy Altman


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This album is by far the best album that was ever put out by Carlos Santana. When I went to his concert recently, the tracks from this album got the most cheers and applause. I haven't listened to this album in a long time. I have it on vinyl but I don't have a turntable. I forgot just how good this album is all the way through. A definite must for any Santana fan.
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Finally an excellent version of this awesome album. In my opinion this is easily one of the top 100 rock albums of all times. Unfortunately all the digital releases have been average to pretty bad up to date. Well MoFi took their time (this was listed for release two years ago) but it was worth the wait! In the past I have always found this album kind of muddy (including the vinyl I played back in high school) but this sounds great. Very nice separation while maintaining that warm sound with out the wash of bass over everything.
If you are a fan pick this up. Even if you don't have an SACD player this also plays back as a CD and that layer sounds great to. Couldn't be happier! Well a 5.1 mix would be nice but there is a charm to this stereo mix and along with the mastering that makes it a 10!
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I am thrilled to own this album; it is the quintessential, magical Santana at his very best. His performances on guitar are transcendental. The guitar speaks like a flesh and blood member of the band. Bravo and eternal applause.
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This album is one of the best albums in all of rock history. I mean what Carlos Santana did for music in general was huge, mixing all sorts of styles together. Here's a quick breakdown of each track.
1.Singing Winds/Crying Beasts-What a opener. Everything just works so well on this cut. Carlos's guitar is exaclty that !crying on this track. It a great opener to the album. 10
2.Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen-Great keyboard riff and the guitar work on this is stellar. Classic Santana ! 10
3.Oye Como Va-A Tito Puente songs that sounds even better when Santana does it. Classic Santana ! 10
4.Incident At Neshabur-I love the jaz feel to this. The ending is my fav part when they go really slow. Carlos is once again on top on this track.
5.Se A Cabo-Can anyone say conga ! The percussion in this track is unbeleivable ! i dig the cowbell ! 10
6.Mother's Daughter-My Greg Rollie song ! What a vocal performance. Carlos's guitar work is great on this track. 10
7.Samba Pa Ti-OH MY GOD !! This is IMO the instrumentals to end all instrumentals ! The best guitar work I've ever heard on any record. Better than Stairway to Heaven, even though I ama huge Zep fan. This song will change anyones perception of what a great guitar can sound like while doing a solo ! 10000000000000000000
8.Hope Your Feeling Better-Great vocals once againg by Mr. Rollie. Great guitar riff from Carlos. 10
9.Il Nicoya-Interesting vamp on one chord. I hgave no idea what the title means but it's a great way to finish of the album. 10
Bonus tracks-The 3 bonus tracks were recorded live in 1970 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Out of all 3, Toussant L'overture sticks out ot me the most becasue of the guitar riff and the percussion.
IF YOU ARE A CLASSIC ROCK FAN THIS IS AN ALBUM YOU SHOULD NOT BE WiTHOUT !!!
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Format: Audio CD
Okay, my turn to chime in. For me, this is multi-channel (SACD, DVD-AUDIO or DTS) disc number 72 for me. I purchased the re-packaged (long, slim jewel case) DTS CD and popped it into my player. I do not have the 2 channel SACD to use for comparison but I do have the regular remastered CD. This mix presents a wildly un-musical, psychedelic=like four channel guitar panning, throwing Carlos' guitar solos all over the place. In is a little unsettling. But the first thing you will notice on BLACK MAGIC WOMAN is that the .1 channel is almost non-existent. Gone is the wonderfully fat bass line, especially those G's (G1 on your piano keyboard). Also gone is the low thump of the bass drum. It's like listening to Santana perform and having the bassist playing about 20 feet behind them with his amp turned down really low. I had to crank my Velodyne WAAAAY up to match the SPLs of the 2 channel CD. Although the timbre of the instruments is really top notch on this release, Abraxas deserved a much better remastering than it received here. In my own opinion, this release and Wings' VENUS & MARS are DTS' worst 5.1 CDs on the market.
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In my humble opinion, this is the finest album by Santana. The music is an absolutely fabulous fusion of latin/caribbean rythms and rock. And no one can get into the meaning of a note the way Carlos Santana can. I have owned this album on vinyl, CD, SACD, and now on DTS. The music is 5 star, and this is truly an essential album in any collection.
However, THE POWERS THAT BE in the music industry really blew it both when they converted the album to SACD and to DTS. To my ears, when THE POWERS produced the SACD, rather than go back to the original analog master tapes, they went back to a 24 bit digital master. On my near audiophile system, I hear there is no discernable difference between the CD and the SACD.
With the DTS version, THE POWERS THAT BE made a different mistake. On the positive side, some of what is on the DTS version is absolutely amazing. Notes and instruments and some vocals which were edited out of the original album show up, making a different experience and take on the music. However, it appears they forgot to mix in the bass. What is there sounds like blead over of the bass picked up on different microphones, or the engineer/producer or someone really didn't know the sound of the original album when they mixed this version. Santana's work is very dense, with tons of percussion and Santana's incredible guitar work. The bass anchored and gave the rest of the music a primal feel. Its absence on the DTS is really missed, and leaves the music feeling incomplete.
So, I give this version of Abraxas 3 stars for the mistakes.
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