Santana ‎– Abraxas

Columbia ‎– COL 489543 2, Columbia ‎– 489543 2, Legacy ‎– 02-489543-10
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Singing Winds, Crying Beasts
Written-By – M. Carabello*
2 Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen
Written-By [Black Magic Woman] – P. Green*Written-By [Gypsy Queen] – G. Szabo*
3 Oye Como Va
Vocals – Rico ReyesWritten-By – T. Puente*
4 Incident At Neshabur
Piano – Alberto GianquintoWritten-By – A. Gianquinto*, C. Santana*
5 Se A Cabo
Arranged By, Written-By – J. Areas*
6 Mother's Daughter
Written-By – G. Rolie*
7 Samba Pa Ti
Arranged By – C. Santana*, G. Rolie*Written-By – C. Santana*
8 Hope You're Feeling Better
Written-By – G. Rolie*
9 El Nicoya
Arranged By – J. Areas*, M. Carabello*, Rico ReyesVocals, Percussion – Rico ReyesWritten-By – J. Areas*
Bonus Tracks: All Recorded Live At The Royal Albert Hall April 18, 1970
10 Se A Cabo
Written-By – J. Areas*
11 Toussaint L'Overture
Written-By – C. Santana*, D. Brown*, G. Rolie*, J. Areas*, M. Carabello*, M. Shrieve*
12 Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen
Written-By [Black Magic Woman] – P. Green*Written-By [Gypsy Queen] – G. Szabo*

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Original Release Information:
Recorded at Wally Heider Recording Studio, San Francisco
(except "Incident At Neshabur", recorded at Pacific Recording, San Mateo)
Special Thanks to: Walk Don't-Ron Estrada, Stanback, Herbie and the Outtasites-Bob Ramos and John Villanueva

Bonus Track Information:
Recorded at The Royal Albert Hall 18, 1970
Personnel: Same as on original studio recordings.

Reissue Information:
Special Thanks to Gregg Rolie and Carlos Santana

Mastered at Sony Music Studios, New York

24 bit digital re-master. Originally released in 1970.
tracks 10 to 12 are previously unreleased bonus tracks, recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, april 18, 1970.

Originally released as Columbia PC 30130, October, 1970

©1998 Sony Music Entertainment Inc./Originally released 1970 Sony Music Entertainment Inc., [Tracks 1 to 9] Originally Recorded 1970 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.,/ Distribution Sony Music. This package contains previously released material.

Comes in a jewel case with clear tray and a 12-page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 099748 954329
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099748954329
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): Sony Music S0248954310-0101 13 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): SONY MUSIC S0248954310-0101 13 C1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): Sony Music S0248954310-0101 41 A10
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): Sony Music S0248954310-0101 41 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): Sony Music S0248954310-0101 22 A8
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6): Sony Music S0248954310-0101 13 C3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7): Sony Music S0248954310-0101 22 A5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 8): Sony Music S0248954310-0101 22 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9): Sony Music S0248954310-0101 33 A7
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 2, 6, 9): IFPI L553
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3, 4): IFPI L551
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 5, 7, 8): IFPI L552
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1, 7): IFPI 94X1
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 948P
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 945R
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 94W8
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 944C
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 946S
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI 94X7
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 9): IFPI 94K6
  • Label Code: LC0162
  • Distribution Code: CB 681
  • Price Code: CDM

Other Versions (5 of 243) 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
KJPL-0016 Santana Abraxas(LP, Album, Quad) CBS/Sony KJPL-0016 South Korea 1974 Sell This Version
40-32032 Santana Abraxas(Cass, Album, RE) CBS 40-32032 Europe Unknown Sell This Version



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August 8, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

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!