Santana ‎– Abraxas

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Singing Winds, Crying Beasts 4:48
Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen 5:17
Oye Como Va 4:17
Incident At Neshabur 4:58
Se A Cabo 2:49
Mother's Daughter 4:25
Samba Pa Ti 4:46
Hope You're Feeling Better 4:10
El Nicoya 1:29

Versions (168)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) Columbia KC 30130 US 1970 Sell This Version
CA 30130 Santana Abraxas(8-Trk, Album) Columbia CA 30130 US 1970 Sell This Version
CA 30130 Santana Abraxas(8-Trk, Album) Columbia CA 30130 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
PCT 30130 Santana Abraxas(Cass, Album) Columbia PCT 30130 US 1970 Sell This Version
40-64087 Santana Abraxas(Cass, Album) CBS 40-64087 UK 1970 Sell This Version
JCT 30130 Santana Abraxas(Cass, Album) Columbia JCT 30130 US 1970 Sell This Version
14190, 1-4190 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) CBS, CBS, Columbia 14190, 1-4190 Colombia 1970 Sell This Version
20AP 2602 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 20AP 2602 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
SBP 233883, KC30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) CBS, CBS SBP 233883, KC30130 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) Columbia S 64087 UK 1970 Sell This Version
(S)LPC-37007 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) CBS (S)LPC-37007 Chile 1970 Sell This Version
S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) CBS S 64087 Israel 1970 Sell This Version
SBP 233883, KC30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) CBS, CBS SBP 233883, KC30130 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
137 696 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) CBS 137 696 Brazil 1970 Sell This Version
19.067 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) CBS 19.067 Argentina 1970 Sell This Version
S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) CBS S 64087 Spain 1970 Sell This Version
SOPC 57102, SOPC-57102 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) CBS/Sony, CBS/Sony SOPC 57102, SOPC-57102 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) CBS S 64087 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
CS-10028, 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) CBS, CBS CS-10028, 30130 Venezuela 1970 Sell This Version
S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) CBS S 64087 Israel 1970 Sell This Version
64087, S 64087, KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) CBS, CBS, CBS 64087, S 64087, KC 30130 UK 1970 Sell This Version
S 92 771 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Club) CBS S 92 771 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) CBS S 64087 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
S 64087, KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) CBS, CBS S 64087, KC 30130 Europe 1970 Sell This Version
S-DAS-2084 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) Date S-DAS-2084 South Africa 1970 Sell This Version
KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) Columbia KC 30130 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) Columbia KC 30130 US 1970 Sell This Version
JC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) Columbia JC 30130 US 1970 Sell This Version
KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) Columbia KC 30130 US 1970 Sell This Version
KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) Columbia KC 30130 US 1970 Sell This Version
KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) Columbia KC 30130 US 1970 Sell This Version
S 64087, KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) CBS, CBS S 64087, KC 30130 Europe 1970 Sell This Version
S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) CBS S 64087 Portugal 1970 Sell This Version
S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) CBS S 64087 Spain 1970 Sell This Version
S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) CBS S 64087 Spain 1970 Sell This Version
S 64087, KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) CBS, CBS S 64087, KC 30130 UK 1970 Sell This Version
S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) CBS S 64087 France 1970 Sell This Version
KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) Columbia KC 30130 US 1970 Sell This Version
S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) CBS S 64087 Spain 1970 Sell This Version
S 64087, KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) CBS, CBS S 64087, KC 30130 Europe 1970 Sell This Version
9.067 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Mono) CBS 9.067 Argentina 1970 Sell This Version
S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Promo) CBS S 64087 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
CR 30130 Santana Abraxas(Reel, Album) Columbia CR 30130 US 1970 Sell This Version
THL-6 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) Asia Records (4) THL-6 South Korea 1971 Sell This Version
CQ 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Quad) Columbia CQ 30130 US 1971 Sell This Version
64087, S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RP) CBS, CBS 64087, S 64087 UK 1972 Sell This Version
Q 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Quad) CBS Q 64087 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
Q 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Quad, SQ) Suzy Q 64087 Yugoslavia 1973 Sell This Version
CS-10.028, CS-10028 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS CS-10.028, CS-10028 Venezuela 1973 Sell This Version
40-64087 Santana Abraxas(Cass, Album) CBS 40-64087 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
40-64087 Santana Abraxas(Cass, Album) CBS 40-64087 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
SOPN 129, SOPN-129 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Quad, RE, SQ) CBS/Sony, CBS/Sony SOPN 129, SOPN-129 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RP, Sun) CBS S 64087 UK 1975 Sell This Version
64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) CBS 64087 Portugal 1976 Sell This Version
25AP 814 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE, Gat) CBS/Sony 25AP 814 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
HC 40130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE, RM) Columbia HC 40130 US 1981 Sell This Version
HC 40130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) CBS HC 40130 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
CBSCL 46403-2, S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RP) CBS, CBS CBSCL 46403-2, S 64087 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
40-32032 (PR) Santana Abraxas(Cass, Album, RP) CBS 40-32032 (PR) Spain 1982 Sell This Version
CBS 32032 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE) CBS CBS 32032 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
CBS 32032, S 32032 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE, Gat) CBS, CBS CBS 32032, S 32032 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
35DP 58 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album) CBS/Sony 35DP 58 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
CDCBS 64087, KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE) CBS, CBS CDCBS 64087, KC 30130 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
PC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) Columbia PC 30130 US 1985 Sell This Version
PCQ 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Quad, RE, SQ) Columbia PCQ 30130 US 1985 Sell This Version
PC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE) Columbia PC 30130 US 1985 Sell This Version
PC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE) Columbia PC 30130 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
C 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Columbia C 30130 US 1985 Sell This Version
C 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Columbia C 30130 US 1985 Sell This Version
PC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Columbia PC 30130 US 1985 Sell This Version
PC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, RP, Gat) Columbia PC 30130 US 1985 Sell This Version
CK 30130 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album) CBS CK 30130 USA & Canada 1986 Sell This Version
CDCBS 64087 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE) CBS CDCBS 64087 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
32032, 64087, KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RP) CBS, CBS, CBS 32032, 64087, KC 30130 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
LSP 982373 1 Santana Abraxas (LP, Album, RE) CBS, Productos Especiales CBS LSP 982373 1 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
WCK-30130 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album) Columbia WCK-30130 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
CK 30130 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, Club) CBS CK 30130 US 1990 Sell This Version
CSP 982373-4 Santana Abraxas(Cass, Album, RE) CBS CSP 982373-4 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
CDCBS 32032 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE) CBS CDCBS 32032 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
CDANIC 40232 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE) Columbia CDANIC 40232 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
UDCD 552 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RP, 24K) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 552 US 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0122 Santana Abraxas(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0122 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
П94 RAT 30834 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Unofficial) Santa Records П94 RAT 30834 Russia 1994 Sell This Version
32032 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE, 180) ARS Joerg Kessler 32032 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
SRCS 9439 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE) Sony Music SRCS 9439 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
CK 65490 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Legacy CK 65490 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
88697586072B Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy 88697586072B Canada 1998 Sell This Version
COL 489543 2 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Legacy COL 489543 2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
COL 489543 2, 489543 2, 02-489543-10 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE, RM) Columbia, Columbia, Legacy COL 489543 2, 489543 2, 02-489543-10 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
CK 65490 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE, RM, 30t) Columbia, Legacy CK 65490 US 1998 Sell This Version
CT 65490 Santana Abraxas(Cass, Album, RE, 30t) Columbia, Legacy CT 65490 US 1998 Sell This Version
CS 65490 Santana Abraxas(SACD, Album, RE) Columbia CS 65490 US 1998 Sell This Version
64087 1 , SVLP 019 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Columbia, Simply Vinyl 64087 1 , SVLP 019 UK 1999 Sell This Version
BME 01 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album) Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso S.p.A. BME 01 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
489543 9 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Dig) Columbia 489543 9 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
71021-54434-2-3 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE, RM, Multichannel, DTS) High Definition Surround 71021-54434-2-3 US 2000 Sell This Version
GAI 10304 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RM, Ltd) Sorrisi E Canzoni TV, Columbia, Legacy GAI 10304 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
SW067-2 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE) SomeWax Recordings SW067-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
71021-54434-2-3 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE, RM, Multichannel, DTS) DTS Entertainment 71021-54434-2-3 US 2001 Sell This Version
S125 027 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) Simply Vinyl S125 027 UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
COL 489543 6 Santana Abraxas(SACD, Album) Columbia COL 489543 6 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
SRGS 4583 Santana Abraxas(SACD, Album, RE, Sin) SME Records SRGS 4583 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
489543 5 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE, Spi) Columbia 489543 5 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
MHCP 998 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE, RM, Ltd, Vin) Columbia MHCP 998 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
CS 65490 Santana Abraxas(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, Promo, RE, RM, ) Columbia, Columbia Jazz, Legacy CS 65490 Greece 2006 Sell This Version
UDCD 775 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 775 US 2008 Sell This Version
COL 489543 2, none Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Columbia, Plat!num (2) COL 489543 2, none Greece 2008 Sell This Version
MFSL 1-305 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RM, Gat) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-305 US 2008 Sell This Version
LP 5264, P 735218 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE, 180) Sundazed Music, Columbia LP 5264, P 735218 US 2009 Sell This Version
505065 2, 5050652000, SMM 505065-2 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Dig) Columbia, Legacy, Sony Music Media 505065 2, 5050652000, SMM 505065-2 UK 2011 Sell This Version
88697995742 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Legacy 88697995742 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
88697791042 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE) Columbia 88697791042 France 2011 Sell This Version
MOVLP595 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Columbia, Music On Vinyl MOVLP595 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
SICP 30051 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE, RM, Blu) Columbia, Legacy SICP 30051 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
JCA 30130 Santana Abraxas(8-Trk, Album) Columbia JCA 30130 US Unknown Sell This Version
PCA 30130 Santana Abraxas(8-Trk, Album) Columbia PCA 30130 US Unknown Sell This Version
CWCK-30130 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, Club) Columbia CWCK-30130 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CDCBS 64087, KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE) CBS, CBS CDCBS 64087, KC 30130 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDCBS 64087 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE) Columbia CDCBS 64087 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
CDCBS 32032 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE) CBS CDCBS 32032 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CK 30130, DIDP 050058 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE) CBS, CBS CK 30130, DIDP 050058 US Unknown Sell This Version
COL CD 32032 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE) Columbia COL CD 32032 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
2-30130 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RM, RP) Columbia 2-30130 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
CT 30130 Santana Abraxas(Cass, Album) Columbia CT 30130 US Unknown Sell This Version
WPCT 30130 Santana Abraxas(Cass, Album) CBS WPCT 30130 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
TC-CBS 40 32032 Santana Abraxas(Cass, Album) CBS TC-CBS 40 32032 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
CT 30130, CT-30130 Santana Abraxas(Cass, Album) Columbia, Columbia CT 30130, CT-30130 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
PC 829 Santana Abraxas(Cass, Album) Columbia PC 829 Unknown Sell This Version
40-64087, CBSCL 49370-0 Santana Abraxas(Cass, Album, Club) CBS, Bertelsmann Club 40-64087, CBSCL 49370-0 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
PCT 30130 Santana Abraxas(Cass, Album, RE) Columbia PCT 30130 US Unknown Sell This Version
40-32032 Santana Abraxas(Cass, Album, RE) CBS 40-32032 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
40-32032 Santana Abraxas(Cass, Album, RE) CBS 40-32032 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
40-32032 Santana Abraxas(Cass, Album, RE) CBS 40-32032 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
32032 Santana Abraxas(LP) CBS 32032 Israel Unknown Sell This Version
64087, S 64087, KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) CBS, CBS, CBS 64087, S 64087, KC 30130 UK Unknown Sell This Version
137696 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) Discos CBS 137696 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
svlp 0019 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) Simply Vinyl svlp 0019 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
SBP 473829 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) CBS Records New Zealand SBP 473829 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
50113 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) Discos CBS 50113 Bolivia Unknown Sell This Version
KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album) CBS KC 30130 India Unknown Sell This Version
S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) CBS S 64087 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
S 64087, CBS S 64087, KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) CBS, CBS, CBS S 64087, CBS S 64087, KC 30130 UK Unknown Sell This Version
KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) Columbia KC 30130 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Gat) Columbia KC 30130 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
SOPN 44004, SOPN-44004 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Quad, RP) CBS/Sony, CBS/Sony SOPN 44004, SOPN-44004 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 32032, 64087, KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS, CBS CBS 32032, 64087, KC 30130 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
S 64087, 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS S 64087, 64087 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE) CBS S 64087 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
32032, CBS 32032 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS 32032, CBS 32032 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 32032, 32032 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS CBS 32032, 32032 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 32032 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE) CBS CBS 32032 UK Unknown Sell This Version
JC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE) CBS JC 30130 US Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 32032 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE) CBS CBS 32032 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
WPC 30130, PC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia WPC 30130, PC 30130 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
S CBS 32032, 32032 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE) CBS, CBS S CBS 32032, 32032 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 32032 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE) CBS CBS 32032 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE, Gat) CBS S 64087 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE, Gat) CBS S 64087 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
S 64087, KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE, Gat) CBS, CBS S 64087, KC 30130 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CBSCL 46403-2, S 64087, KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE, Gat) CBS, CBS, CBS CBSCL 46403-2, S 64087, KC 30130 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE, Gat) CBS S 64087 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
S 64087, KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE, Gat) CBS, CBS S 64087, KC 30130 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE, Gat) CBS S 64087 Portugal Unknown Sell This Version
KC 30130, PC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RP) Columbia, Columbia KC 30130, PC 30130 US Unknown Sell This Version
S 64087, 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Sun) CBS, CBS S 64087, 64087 UK Unknown Sell This Version
KHS-4274 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Unofficial) Hua Sheng KHS-4274 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
LM-2396 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Unofficial) Liming Record LM-2396 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
32032 8 Santana Abraxas(MD, Album) Columbia 32032 8 Austria Unknown Sell This Version

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eabeledo

eabeledo

August 9, 2015
referencing Abraxas, LP, Album, KC 30130
I have what I think is an unofficial release of the Abraxas LP. I've checked the many releases in the Discogs database, but none of them matches what I have. The sound is mediocre. What surprises me is the very high quality of the gatefold cover. It's so good that when I bought it I thought I was getting a genuine U.S. pressing. No country of manufacture or intellectual rights society are mentioned either on the cover or the record labels (more reasons to believe it's not official). The labels on the vinyl are red, with "Columbia" written in white typeface in a fan-shapped fashion at the top. They bear two catalog numbers: PC30130 on the left hand side; and BL 30130 on the right hand side. The matrix numbers etched on the run-outs are:
Side A: AL/BL 30130A-1H TL; where the "BL" letters have been strikken-through as if they were incorrect.
Side B: <P-AP> BL-30130 G2E

I can upload pictures if somebody tells me how to do it (I don't think it is possible to do it here)

I am reluctant to create a new release in Discogs before I understand better the origin of the release I have. I'd appreciate any comments anyone has.
lord-chitterness

lord-chitterness

March 1, 2015
referencing Abraxas, LP, Album, RE, Gat, S 64087
I have a possibly forged version, printed in the Netherlands. Cover, sleeve, label and pressing are identical (I've checked it carefully), but with following differences:
- backcover:
no "CB 271", no "57", no "LC 0149".
- Pressing:
Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, handwritten): S 64087-A
Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, handwritten): 64v87-B (illegible).
dlgale1974

dlgale1974

December 16, 2014
referencing Abraxas, CD, Album, RE, CDCBS 32032

A truly classic album, even better than their début. Diverse yet cohesive.
kevinbruso58

kevinbruso58

June 5, 2014
referencing Abraxas, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RM, Gat, MFSL 1-305

A must have edition, MFSL 1-305. This remastered version is incredible! The clarity makes it sound as if it was just released and your hearing it for the first time. Truly a masterpiece.
1skinnylad

1skinnylad

January 8, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Abraxas, LP, Album, 14190, 1-4190
Beware when trying to buy certain more selective purchases of this Album, as despite how it's been advertised for sale from the giant array here, it may be highly likely you'll get anything but what you ordered! I have now purchased two different types of "Abraxas" that were respectively listed as the original UK release, and a Netherland's Gatefold release. Both times I actually received this one, Abraxas (which is seemingly a UK 1970 Repressing), instead of what I'd ordered (through Discogs sadly; normally I'm very happy with Discogs, just not regarding this Album). So just a warning 'buyer-beware' with this particularly brilliant Santana Album.

I suspect with so many different options, sellers do not accurately mark down the one they are actually selling. You just might pay more than you deserved. Lucky for me mine were relatively inexpensive so not much lost out there, but I wonder if others have suffered a similar fate with Albums such as of this extraordinary stature? My good advice would be to ask lots of confirming questions of sellers of this LP when it is for sale, if you are considering buying it on the international 2nd-hand market.
inventoryglorious

inventoryglorious

April 4, 2011
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Abraxas, LP, Album, 14190, 1-4190
Some copies have a hype sticker which censors the bared breasts on the front cover. It's a quote from Time Magazine: "Santana has taken flight like a Poseidon missile exploding out of a sea of mediocrity...a rare poetic delicacy. Rhythms move in parallel layers, interrupting, overlaying, penetrating one another, multiplying into mathematical complexity, finally merging into one overwhelming musical thrust...Outwardly innocent, Santana's instrumental solos are long-lined and full of musical quile [sic], blending, flatting and sharping with something of the intricacy of Oriental music." Yeah.

The back cover of all copies have this quote from Demian by Hermann Hesse: "We stood before it and began to freeze inside from the exertion. We questioned the painting, berated it, made love to it, pray to it: We called it mother, called it whore and slut, called it our beloved, called it Abraxas"
bolle88

bolle88

August 8, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Abraxas, CD, Album, RE, RM, COL 489543 2, 489543 2, 02-489543-10

When people ask me what my favourit rock-band is or which rock-band is the best live-act ever they get a little confused when I mention Santana along with acts like Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Funkadelic or My Morning Jacket. When todays youth hear the name Santana, they think of co-operations with stinky money-hunters like Wyclef Jean and Sean Paul. Yes, that is the same guy I'm talking about, with one big difference. In the late 60's and early 70's, the so called Woodstock-era, Santana was perhaps the coolest band on earth. Their blend of wild latino-rhythms with flipped out guitar-and organ-solos was so unique and soooo good.
Have you seen the famous Woodstock-film with concerts from legendary acts like Jimi Hendrix, Creedens Clearwater Revival and Janis Joplin? Three great live-concerts, but honestly, none of their shows can compare to Santanas! So much pure energy, you have to see it!

Anyways, this is the best album from Santanas golden years, including classics like 'Oye como va', "Black magic woman' and 'Incident at Neshabur'. It is far from the magical live-shows, but it is still one h*ll of an album. Get it!
gerry.hectic

gerry.hectic

January 17, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Abraxas, LP, Album, 64087, S 64087, KC 30130

This was their difficult second album where Carlos Santana's dazzling electric guitar solos set the seeds of Latin/jazz/rock. Released in 1970 and produced two monster hits, "Black Magic Woman" (written by Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green) segued into "Gypsy Queen" (by Hungarian jazz guitarist Gabor Szabo) and the cover of Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va". These tracks got Santana into the 'pop'/rock scene and mutli-million selling LPdom. If you judge an album by its cover, buy this one to buy. Don't let your Mum see it (not when it was originally released anyway).

Appears in countless top 100 LP's of all time. Don't let that put you off. Choice tracks: as above and 'Se A Cabo', 'Samba Pati Ti'. Just to enforce how different this sound was at the time, CBS were advertising their big hitters latest albums on the inner sleeve; the likes of Ray Conniff, Andy Williams, Lynn Anderson and Andy Ross. Your parents will possibly know who these people were, but don't ask.