Santana ‎– Abraxas

Columbia ‎– KC 30130
Vinyl, LP, Album, Santa Maria Pressing

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Singing Winds, Crying Beasts
Written-By – Michael Carabello
A2 Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen
Written-By – Gabor Szabo, Peter Green (2)
A3 Oye Como Va
Vocals – Rico ReyesWritten-By – Tito Puente
A4 Incident At Neshabur
Piano – Alberto GianquintoWritten-By – Alberto Gianquinto, Carlos Santana
B1 Se A Cabo
Arranged By – C. Areas*Written-By – Chepito Areas*
B2 Mother's Daughter
Written-By – Gregg Rolie
B3 Samba Pa Ti
Arranged By – Gregg RolieArranged By, Written-By – Carlos Santana
B4 Hope You're Feeling Better
Written-By – Gregg Rolie
B5 El Nicoya
Arranged By – C. Areas*, M. Carabello*, Rico ReyesVocals, Percussion – Rico ReyesWritten-By – Chepito Areas*

Companies, etc.



Matte gatefold sleeve.

Original copies include a poster.

Recorded at: Wally Heider Recording Studio, San Francisco. Track A4 recorded at Pacific Recording, San Mateo.

All tunes Petra Music - BMI except Black Magic Woman - Murbo Music Publ., Inc. BMI Gypsy Queen - Pab Music Corp. BMI;
Oye Somo Va - Planetary Music Pub. Corp. ASCAP

Pressing plant variation. (Columbia Plant Santa Maria) See Baoi fields and images.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): AL 30130
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): BL 30130
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, variant 1): PAL 30130-1-D Ƨ o
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, variant 1): PBL 30130 1-D Ƨ o
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side etched, variant 2): PAL 30130 1-D Ƨ
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side etched, variant 2): PBL 30130 1-D Ƨ
  • Matrix / Runout (A & B-side stamped, variant 2): o
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 3): PAL 30130 1-X̶ E C5 1 S C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 3): PBL 30130 1-D o F4 S 1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout variant 4, etched): PAL 30130 1-D C Ƨ B28
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout variant 4, etched): PBL 30130 1-D A C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A and B variant 4, stamped): o
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 265) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Pit) Columbia KC 30130 US 1970 Sell This Version
PC 30130 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE) Columbia PC 30130 US Unknown Sell This Version
489543 5 Santana Abraxas(CD, Album, RE) Columbia 489543 5 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
S 64087 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, RE) CBS S 64087 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
KJPL-0016 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Quad, RE) CBS/Sony KJPL-0016 South Korea 1974 Sell This Version


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May 8, 2017
I remember listening to this on vinyl LP back when it was first released and was blown away by the sound that came out of those primitive speakers and low quality equipment available at the time! This album was considered very hot stuff and was blasting out of every car stereo that passed by in the early seventies.


November 12, 2016
I have a very odd release. It's a gatefold where the gatefold is printed in the Netherlands but the vinyl is made in Spain. Labels are genuine with cat nr but no rights society and no pressing plant mentioned. Just made in Spain. Matrix run out is fabric made. 64087 A and 64087 B... If somebody puts in a different vinyl pressing in a sleeve i would know by checking everything. But the labels doesn't show me


August 9, 2015
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.