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3.84 | 113 ratings

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3 stars A triple LP album can rarely be a coherent and justified release. Especially when it contains almost the same style of music, tempo and performance all the way through. Still, Santana was at the time of this release a highly effective live act and they could simply do no wrong in terms of stage commitment, energy and confident performance. Alas, such an amount of music like here on "Lotus" contains many unnecessary elements, so one can only imagine what could have happened had it been released as a single LP record. Aside from the boring moments and dubious motives for Japanese-only 3LP record, "Lotus" still contains some brilliant moments and the live rendition of "Incident at Neshabour" alone would justified its purchase. This is a large half-empty and awkward bag that contains few brilliant items.
Seyo | 3/5 |


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