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Frankie Flowers
4 stars A remarkable album this one, and among the early Santana greats. This time he reveals his spiritual side and it's essential for those into the Santana legacy. Younger fans of prog music however, simply must listen to these albums! This was Santana's fourth release and also the end of his old band. Greg Rollie and Neal Schoan would go off to form Journey, and this couldn't be a better swan song. As I said, Santana's own personal and spiritual growth were a big part of the mood of the album but the same great guitar is there, as well as the same jazz rhythms, latin percusion and beautiful keyboards/organ. The music still stays true to the spirit of what his music had been all along, vibrant, vital, and with a rawness he has been refining ever since. but they'd moved on a bit from tracks like "oye como va". It could be said that Caravanserai is a more mature record. "Song of the Wind" is an especially uplifting moment on the album with some of Carlos' very inspiring celestial playing. it's one of his best off any release. 4.5 is more accurate rating!
Frankie Flowers | 4/5 |


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