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Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.13 | 409 ratings

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4 stars Santana's first album is one of those albums everyone needs to hear. It's got so many of Santana's popular titles and also the lesser known items are worth the investment.

Santana's sound is still very rocking here, at times even heavy rocking, with influences from Jimi Hendrix and the 'organ-rock' that was so typical those days. In combination with the Latin percussion and soul influences it makes for album that is both mainstream and original. A rare combination. Especially the tracks that are dominated but the ethnic influences attract me. Being a bit of a drummer's groupie, I find the integration of the percussion in Savor, Jin-Go-Lo-Ba and Sould Sacrifice simply superb.

For many listeners this album has been a true companion for decades, I've also known most of these tracks since ages, but I hadn't heard the album in its entity till recently. And I must say that from a 2010 perspective, this album still sounds fresh, energetic and relevant. A must-have.

Bonnek | 4/5 |


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