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GREATEST HITS

Santana

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

2.75 | 23 ratings

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memowakeman
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3 stars Nice hits from early Santana!

Santana is one of the artists featured on this site that i knew since i was a kid, the figure of Carlos Santana is of course well known here in Mexico so his (their) music is played frequently in radio stations or any other public places; I am sure there is a lot of people here who love Santana and their musical style.

Well this review is being written while i read some other Santana´s album reviews, i want to review Caravanserai but i think i need more time, so now i can go to the easy way and review a compillation album.

This greatest hits collection does not actually contain the band´s best songs, simply because this CD was released back in 1974 where the band had released only their first 3 albums, so after that there are a lot of great tunes which that greatest hits tag would fit best. Though some of their better known songs were composed during that early era.

A clear example is the opener, "Evil Ways" which has always been a favourite of mine, from their very first album and a memorable track. In this album you will find 10 tracks, and a running time of 35 minutes of nice jazzy, caribbean full of percussion Santana music.

Some other tracks you will find here are "Samba pa Ti", "Jingo", "Sa A Cabo" and a shorter version of "Black Magic Woman", so if you like Santana, you will enjoy this short compillation album, and if you are a collector buy it, it is cheap.

Not bad at all, though there are better CD´s. 2.75 rounded to 3 stars!

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |

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