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    Posted: January 14 2013 at 21:45
Listen to this and be prepared to be blown away, El Magico Smile 
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HugOk only fair enough to post another of my favorites, this one is Santana and so good too!!! Big smile  
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been listening Santana so much lately, so my choise was an easy one
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With the polls balanced at 17 votes a piece, I'm going to plump for Santana. Even love his more commercial stuff. And Caravanserai is one of my all time faves!
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Originally posted by gents

Originally posted by Kati

Who do you prefer, this is hard because I was completely taken by Santana with Abraxas album and once I heard Al Di Meola's Race with the Devil on a Spanish Highway from Elegant Gypsy album I was blown away whooohaaa!!!!!! Al is El Magico for me, my favorite and who do you like most? Smile 
P.S. Abraxas is also interesting because it was one of the only albums ever released in quadrophonic. Dark side was another!  
 
 
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Master DiMeola's guitaristic prowess has a certain tendency to degenerate into rather pointless jingle-jangle which is sometimes quite hard to endure for my sensitive ears. On the other hand, Santana's music doesn't make me go bananas either, but I prefer it enough to give him my vote.
 
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Originally posted by Kati

Who do you prefer, this is hard because I was completely taken by Santana with Abraxas album and once I heard Al Di Meola's Race with the Devil on a Spanish Highway from Elegant Gypsy album I was blown away whooohaaa!!!!!! Al is El Magico for me, my favorite and who do you like most? Smile 
P.S. Abraxas is also interesting because it was one of the only albums ever released in quadrophonic. Dark side was another!  
 
 
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Master DiMeola's guitaristic prowess has a certain tendency to degenerate into rather pointless jingle-jangle which is sometimes quite hard to endure for my sensitive ears. On the other hand, Santana's music doesn't make me go bananas either, but I prefer it enough to give him my vote.
 



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still in love......but i'll try............

There is no doubt that Al is great guitarist tehnically but I just can't ''feel'' him. For me he's just sterile and flat. Nothing changes inside me. On the other hand when I put Santana I instantlly feel the wormth and energy that suites me ooooo so well. So much energy and head banging. With Al I feel cold. But that's just me. Who knows maybe that someday will change (maybe I'll move to Mozambique......i mean....erhhh).
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Originally posted by gents

Originally posted by Kati

Who do you prefer, this is hard because I was completely taken by Santana with Abraxas album and once I heard Al Di Meola's Race with the Devil on a Spanish Highway from Elegant Gypsy album I was blown away whooohaaa!!!!!! Al is El Magico for me, my favorite and who do you like most? Smile 
P.S. Abraxas is also interesting because it was one of the only albums ever released in quadrophonic. Dark side was another!  
 
 
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Master DiMeola's guitaristic prowess has a certain tendency to degenerate into rather pointless jingle-jangle which is sometimes quite hard to endure for my sensitive ears. On the other hand, Santana's music doesn't make me go bananas either, but I prefer it enough to give him my vote.
 
 
You cute Turkey Tongue Al hates it when he is described as the fastest guitarist in the world btw, this was not his intent but awwww pointless jingle? :( No you have been brainwashed I am sure! Wink because for me Riding with the devil on a spanish highway has so many highlights, it's gasmic, orgasmic eargasmic really Big smile I became hooked first listen here and ever since Smile OMG no one beats him, this is just too exciting brilliant and those changes and the prelipupu's.... aaahhhhhhh ooohhhhh oh yeah!!! hahahaha!!! This killed me and to date never heard anything like this! Approve 
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hahahahahaha I listening again right now to Ride with the devil on a Spanish Highway, it's unique and OMG!!!!!! hahahahahaha brilliant!!!!!!!!!!
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Originally posted by gents

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Originally posted by Kati

Who do you prefer, this is hard because I was completely taken by Santana with Abraxas album and once I heard Al Di Meola's Race with the Devil on a Spanish Highway from Elegant Gypsy album I was blown away whooohaaa!!!!!! Al is El Magico for me, my favorite and who do you like most? Smile 
P.S. Abraxas is also interesting because it was one of the only albums ever released in quadrophonic. Dark side was another!  
 
 
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I silently wondered if this is mutual...Tongue
 
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Master DiMeola's guitaristic prowess has a certain tendency to degenerate into rather pointless jingle-jangle which is sometimes quite hard to endure for my sensitive ears. On the other hand, Santana's music doesn't make me go bananas either, but I prefer it enough to give him my vote.
 



oh, how I wish.............i don't bite much as you would think from my avatar.....only if necesary

still in love......but i'll try............

There is no doubt that Al is great guitarist tehnically but I just can't ''feel'' him. For me he's just sterile and flat. Nothing changes inside me. On the other hand when I put Santana I instantlly feel the wormth and energy that suites me ooooo so well. So much energy and head banging. With Al I feel cold. But that's just me. Who knows maybe that someday will change (maybe I'll move to Mozambique......i mean....erhhh).
You never know what tomorrow will bring........
 
Lol Gents, hahaahaha you charming cheeky one Big smile listen to the track above that I posted, hocus pocus listen... ok that's the wrong band but whaaahaaaaaaaa this is so good Al Magico convinced me right here and there Smile 
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i don't think he was trying to say Al never plays beautiful music, but the fact of the matter is Al Di Meola's music does tend to get caught up in the technicality of it all sometimes and turn into a mere showcasing of Al's technical skill
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Originally posted by Sumdeus

i don't think he was trying to say Al never plays beautiful music, but the fact of the matter is Al Di Meola's music does tend to get caught up in the technicality of it all sometimes and turn into a mere showcasing of Al's technical skill
 
Yep Sumdeus, I too understand that, you colourful fluffy teddy bear Big smile and I also mentioned that the one track was enough for me to get hooked on Al ApproveHug
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 16 2013 at 20:46
Carlos is really a blues player with Latin roots; Al went to Berklee music school and is highly trained in all number of styles.   Better?   Impossible to compare but I'd have to give it to Santana.
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Al playing very sensitive accoustics here  

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Post Options Post Options   Quote prog4evr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2013 at 01:39
Al DiMeola - especially for "Fantasia Suite for Two Guitars" off of 'Casino.'  Electric shredding is done by so many, but very few can do that acoustically like DiMeola does on that classic tune...

"Chasing the Voodoo," off the same album, shows off DiMeola's Electric / Flamenco prowess, but I am almost more blown away by the conga-playing on this song by Mingas...


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Originally posted by Kati

Originally posted by gents

Originally posted by someone_else

Originally posted by gents

Originally posted by Kati

Who do you prefer, this is hard because I was completely taken by Santana with Abraxas album and once I heard Al Di Meola's Race with the Devil on a Spanish Highway from Elegant Gypsy album I was blown away whooohaaa!!!!!! Al is El Magico for me, my favorite and who do you like most? Smile 
P.S. Abraxas is also interesting because it was one of the only albums ever released in quadrophonic. Dark side was another!  
 
 
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Master DiMeola's guitaristic prowess has a certain tendency to degenerate into rather pointless jingle-jangle which is sometimes quite hard to endure for my sensitive ears. On the other hand, Santana's music doesn't make me go bananas either, but I prefer it enough to give him my vote.
 



oh, how I wish.............i don't bite much as you would think from my avatar.....only if necesary

still in love......but i'll try............

There is no doubt that Al is great guitarist tehnically but I just can't ''feel'' him. For me he's just sterile and flat. Nothing changes inside me. On the other hand when I put Santana I instantlly feel the wormth and energy that suites me ooooo so well. So much energy and head banging. With Al I feel cold. But that's just me. Who knows maybe that someday will change (maybe I'll move to Mozambique......i mean....erhhh).
You never know what tomorrow will bring........
 
Lol Gents, hahaahaha you charming cheeky one Big smile listen to the track above that I posted, hocus pocus listen... ok that's the wrong band but whaaahaaaaaaaa this is so good Al Magico convinced me right here and there Smile 




ooohhhh........she knows my name....i'm melting.....and with your switching poses....i just can't stand it.....and you like Focus.......and I like Focus........it's just too much

i have listened to it and i'm sorry it's just doesn't get to me........it doesn't mean it's not great.........it is .......maybe he is just  trying too hard.......sorry no feelings for me.........maybe some day........or night....
it's true that you can be hooked on someone by hearing just one song....it happened to me numerous times

one of my favourites............it blows me awaay


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it didn't post sorry.........

one of my favourites


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Originally posted by gents

Originally posted by Kati

Originally posted by gents

Originally posted by someone_else

Originally posted by gents

Originally posted by Kati

Who do you prefer, this is hard because I was completely taken by Santana with Abraxas album and once I heard Al Di Meola's Race with the Devil on a Spanish Highway from Elegant Gypsy album I was blown away whooohaaa!!!!!! Al is El Magico for me, my favorite and who do you like most? Smile 
P.S. Abraxas is also interesting because it was one of the only albums ever released in quadrophonic. Dark side was another!  
 
 
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I silently wondered if this is mutual...Tongue
 
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Master DiMeola's guitaristic prowess has a certain tendency to degenerate into rather pointless jingle-jangle which is sometimes quite hard to endure for my sensitive ears. On the other hand, Santana's music doesn't make me go bananas either, but I prefer it enough to give him my vote.
 



oh, how I wish.............i don't bite much as you would think from my avatar.....only if necesary

still in love......but i'll try............

There is no doubt that Al is great guitarist tehnically but I just can't ''feel'' him. For me he's just sterile and flat. Nothing changes inside me. On the other hand when I put Santana I instantlly feel the wormth and energy that suites me ooooo so well. So much energy and head banging. With Al I feel cold. But that's just me. Who knows maybe that someday will change (maybe I'll move to Mozambique......i mean....erhhh).
You never know what tomorrow will bring........
 
Lol Gents, hahaahaha you charming cheeky one Big smile listen to the track above that I posted, hocus pocus listen... ok that's the wrong band but whaaahaaaaaaaa this is so good Al Magico convinced me right here and there Smile 




ooohhhh........she knows my name....i'm melting.....and with your switching poses....i just can't stand it.....and you like Focus.......and I like Focus........it's just too much

i have listened to it and i'm sorry it's just doesn't get to me........it doesn't mean it's not great.........it is .......maybe he is just  trying too hard.......sorry no feelings for me.........maybe some day........or night....
it's true that you can be hooked on someone by hearing just one song....it happened to me numerous times

one of my favourites............it blows me awaay


 
hahahahaha!! Gents no problem, but my mission now is to convince you Approve yes Al is very technical brilliant but not cold really, unlike Santana which is most known for Black Magic Women (track original from Peter Green) Al is just too good, really Approve


Edited by Kati - January 18 2013 at 17:58
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Al.

Carlos was better in the 70s, more melodic, more feeling than Al...BUT, he never really went anywhere beyond that.

Al has grown more as a guitarist over the years IMO.
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Both excellent guitarists! But I have to go with Al, he has expanded his music style so much more than any other guitarist in the world. From latin to rock to fusion to jazz to world music...you name it Al has done it, and he does it so naturally and it sounds so fantastic!!
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Originally posted by Kati

Originally posted by gents

Originally posted by Kati

Originally posted by gents

Originally posted by someone_else

Originally posted by gents

Originally posted by Kati

Who do you prefer, this is hard because I was completely taken by Santana with Abraxas album and once I heard Al Di Meola's Race with the Devil on a Spanish Highway from Elegant Gypsy album I was blown away whooohaaa!!!!!! Al is El Magico for me, my favorite and who do you like most? Smile 
P.S. Abraxas is also interesting because it was one of the only albums ever released in quadrophonic. Dark side was another!  
 
 
I'm sorry................i can't think.....i'm in love with your avatar
 
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Back to topic:
Master DiMeola's guitaristic prowess has a certain tendency to degenerate into rather pointless jingle-jangle which is sometimes quite hard to endure for my sensitive ears. On the other hand, Santana's music doesn't make me go bananas either, but I prefer it enough to give him my vote.
 



oh, how I wish.............i don't bite much as you would think from my avatar.....only if necesary

still in love......but i'll try............

There is no doubt that Al is great guitarist tehnically but I just can't ''feel'' him. For me he's just sterile and flat. Nothing changes inside me. On the other hand when I put Santana I instantlly feel the wormth and energy that suites me ooooo so well. So much energy and head banging. With Al I feel cold. But that's just me. Who knows maybe that someday will change (maybe I'll move to Mozambique......i mean....erhhh).
You never know what tomorrow will bring........
 
Lol Gents, hahaahaha you charming cheeky one Big smile listen to the track above that I posted, hocus pocus listen... ok that's the wrong band but whaaahaaaaaaaa this is so good Al Magico convinced me right here and there Smile 




ooohhhh........she knows my name....i'm melting.....and with your switching poses....i just can't stand it.....and you like Focus.......and I like Focus........it's just too much

i have listened to it and i'm sorry it's just doesn't get to me........it doesn't mean it's not great.........it is .......maybe he is just  trying too hard.......sorry no feelings for me.........maybe some day........or night....
it's true that you can be hooked on someone by hearing just one song....it happened to me numerous times

one of my favourites............it blows me awaay


 
hahahahaha!! Gents no problem, but my mission now is to convince you Approve yes Al is very technical brilliant but not cold really, unlike Santana which is most known for Black Magic Women (track original from Peter Green) Al is just too good, really Approve




sorry for being away a bit................i like converters specially so gorgeus as you.......
i don't know santana just for black magic woman and i know it's green's track and btw i like green's version better
hmmmm. undoubtedly Al is pure genius no question....but i still lack something to grab me with him........
maybe your hugs.....errr i mean posts will....looking forward
sometimes it needs time and just a special something to click you to someone.....this moment with Al I still didn't get
looking forward to your convincing..............
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