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MARATHON

Santana

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

2.82 | 94 ratings

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sgtpepper
2 stars Marathon is on par with Inner Secrets: some good moments, mostly forgettable music that does not bear much quality or similarity to Santana.

"Lightning in the sky" has an interesting beat pattern but later it just enters the usual 4/4 territory. Bass work is also worth mentioning.

"Aqua marine" is a memorable although not a terrific instrumental. "You know that I live you" is a pop track not bad as such but totally not attributable to Santana. "Stand up" is quite a lively track with Hammond and percussions but inferior to any previous attempts. "Runnin'" is running to save the album from disaster with good bass and absence of vocals - but it's too short. "Summer lady" is a romantic song with things taken safely. Oh wait, but then comes "Love" that is also meant for loving emotions. "Hard times" has a catchy chorus.

The album may be OK for a casual listener of Santana but a disappointment for his earlier fans.

sgtpepper | 2/5 |

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