Abraxas [MFSL]

Abraxas [MFSL]

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by Santana
     
 

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The San Francisco Bay Area rock scene of the late '60s was one that encouraged radical experimentation and discouraged the type of mindless conformity that's often plagued corporate rock. When one considers just how different Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, and

Overview

The San Francisco Bay Area rock scene of the late '60s was one that encouraged radical experimentation and discouraged the type of mindless conformity that's often plagued corporate rock. When one considers just how different Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, and the Grateful Dead sounded, it becomes obvious just how much it was encouraged. In the mid-'90s, an album as eclectic as Abraxas would be considered a marketing exec's worst nightmare. But at the dawn of the 1970s, this unorthodox mix of rock, jazz, salsa, and blues proved quite successful. Whether adding rock elements to salsa king Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va," embracing instrumental jazz-rock on "Incident at Neshabur" and "Samba Pa Ti," or tackling moody blues-rock on Fleetwood Mac's "Black Magic Woman," the band keeps things unpredictable yet cohesive. Many of the Santana albums that came out in the '70s are worth acquiring, but for novices, Abraxas is an excellent place to start.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2008
Label:
Mobile Fidelity Koch
UPC:
0821797077569
catalogNumber:
775
Rank:
58061

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Santana   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Michael Shrieve   Drums
José Chepitó Areas   Percussion,Conga,Timbales
Gregg Rolie   Keyboards,Vocals
David Brown   Bass,Bass Guitar
Mike Carabello   Percussion,Conga
Alberto Gianquinto   Piano
Rico Reyes   Percussion,Vocals
Carlos Santana   Guitar,Vocals
Dave Brown   Bass Guitar
Dave Brown   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Santana   Audio Production
Gregg Rolie   Arranger
David Brown   Engineer
Mike Carabello   Arranger
Fred Catero   Producer,Audio Production
John Fiore   Engineer
Alberto Gianquinto   Composer
Joel   Contributor
Mati Klarwein   Illustrations
Rico Reyes   Arranger
Carlos Santana   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Joan Chase   Insert Photography
Bob Venosa   Artwork,Graphic Design
Dave Brown   Engineer
Hermann Hesse   Author
Annie Rudder   Continuity
Marianne Schmidt   Cover Photo

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