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SACRED FIRE (LIVE IN MEXICO)

Santana

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.26 | 18 ratings

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Gatot
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4 stars Excellent Stage Act, Excellent Live album!

During the days of laser disc (LD) era, I purchased this concert film and found it very entertaining. I always played it loud to get clear and best sound. One thing that really makes this live album excellent is the fact that all players in the band contribute their performance energetically - not only play their instruments but also their stage acts.From the opening track "Angels All Around Us (introducción)" which features Carlos Santana's guitar solo, it's very obvious that it's gonna be a great show. It's basically showcasing Carlos Santana himself without any band members. But the next track "Spirits Dacing In The Flesh" all the band members appear together and they perform excellently with their respective instrument. My favorite is the congas player Rauld Rekow. Not that he plays his congas skillfully but more importantly he does it with charm and energy. He is so enthusiastic with his work. He rocks!

Under "Batuka" I can see an excellent blend of drum, guitar, congas and keyboard. Not only that, all musicians do excellent stage acts that really rock the audience. My astonishment with this live video is when "No One To Depend On" performed beautifully. The song has been with me during my childhood and I cannot believe that I see them playing this favorite tune "live". Oh, what a great performance! Not only that, each individual track is performed really well by the band. Again, I cannot believe it's true that I can see them play another favorite of mine "Guajira" followed by "Open Invitation".

Overall, this is truly an excellent show and it's very enjoyable whether or not you like progressive music. It's more on latin rock - and who in the world does not like latin music?

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |

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