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Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.23 | 709 ratings

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4 stars Santana - Caravanserai (1972)

This is the album that makes all other Santana albums look a bit silly. This album has so much more to offer that I would rather have this one album then the rest of the Santana discography. Of course it is needless to say this is by far the most progressive live album, though I must admit that Lotus live has many experimental passages too.

Well, what do we've got? Atmospheric Latin rock (with percussions) with fusion, hard rock and progressive influences (mainly the atmospheric and conceptual approach). All this is presented in a stylish fashion that really gives you that 'out in the desert' feeling that music can give you. The album takes the listener on a trip through atmospheres, great melodic sections, some good song-writing and of course long soulful guitar playing by mister Santana himself. Most of the material presented isn't only intelligent, it's also very effective.

Conclusion. Don't have that much to say about this album. A guaranteed success and your family and friends might also enjoy this album intensely. It's easy to access, but it has to be listened to as a whole. A strong four stars.

friso | 4/5 |


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