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LOTUS

Santana

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.84 | 113 ratings

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Zardoz
5 stars This is with no doubt the best Santana live album. Sometimes a little bit curious (the audence's applauses are poorly mixed, there are a lot of new tracks like Xibaba, Castillos De Arena or A-1 Funk, we can sometimes think this could be a fake live album - it's not the case, of course), Lotus is also totally perfect, I speak, musically. In one track (Every Step Of The Way), the sound is so violent that when Carlos Santana plays, you could almost feel your ears bleeding !

Very mystical album, like a sensational and mystical journey. Santana was in his 'meditation period', in 1974, and this is probably the masterpiece from this period. And one of the most sensational live albums ever made. To be played loud, and straight from the first track to the last (two hours of show) !

Zardoz | 5/5 |

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