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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.49 | 172 ratings

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3 stars This album still depends on Santana earliest ( and for sure the best) group of works. Whenever the line-up is radically changed ( rock-part of Santana band - Greg Rolie and Neal Schon left to form future AOR star Journey),and new band is formed much more from fusion and world/latin music musicians. So, it isn't strange, that the music is lighter,but it's pity- the music often is more commercial.

You still have plenty of shining Latin rhythms an fusion melodies, still Santana's guitar is pleasant and female and male vocals are something in RTF category. But near strong pieces, there are enough of faceless songs, and common impression of album is mixed.

I think after Caravanserai and with new band's line-up it wasn't easy to find new direction. Band just took world-pop-jazzy way.This album is the lower point between Santana's golden era albums ( from debut till "Borboletta"). But in comparence with lot of later albums, still strong work!

Allover 3,5

snobb | 3/5 |


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