Santana ‎– Lotus

Label:
CBS ‎– CBS 66 325, CBS ‎– CBS 66325
Format:
3 × Vinyl, LP, Album
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A1 Meditation
A2 Going Home
Arranged By – Alice Coltrane, The New Santana Band*Bass – Doug RauchDrums – Michael ShrieveOrgan [Hammond] – Richard KermodeOrgan [Yamaha] – Tom CosterPercussion – Carlos Santana, Leon ThomasPercussion [Latin] – Armando Peraza, Jose "Chepito" Areas*
A3 A-1 Funk
Bass – Doug RauchBongos, Congas – Armando PerazaCongas, Timbales – Jose "Chepito" Areas*Drums – Michael ShrieveLead Guitar, Effects [Echo Plex], Percussion – Carlos SantanaMaracas – Leon ThomasOrgan [Hammond], Electric Piano – Richard KermodeOrgan [Yamaha] – Tom CosterWritten-By – The New Santana Band*
A4 Every Step Of The Way
Bass – Doug RauchCongas – Armando PerazaDrums – Michael ShrieveElectric Piano – Richard KermodeLead Guitar – Carlos SantanaMaracas – Leon ThomasOrgan [Hammond] – Tom CosterTimbales – Jose "Chepito" Areas*Written-By – Michael Shrieve
B1 Black Magic Woman
Bass – Doug RauchCongas – Armando PerazaDrums – Michael ShrieveElectric Piano – Richard KermodeGuitar – Carlos SantanaOrgan [Hammond] – Tom CosterTimbales – Jose "Chepito" Areas*Vocals – Leon ThomasWritten-By – Peter Green (2)
B2 Gypsy Queen
Bass – Doug RauchCongas – Armando PerazaDrums – Michael ShrieveElectric Piano – Richard KermodeGuitar – Carlos SantanaMaracas – Leon ThomasOrgan [Hammond] – Tom CosterTimbales – Jose "Chepito" Areas*Written-By – Gabor Szabo
B3 Oye Como Va
Bass – Doug RauchCongas – Armando PerazaDrums – Michael ShrieveElectric Piano – Richard KermodeGuitar – Carlos SantanaMaracas – Leon ThomasOrgan [Hammond] – Tom CosterTimbales – Jose "Chepito" Areas*Written-By – Tito Puente
B4 Yours Is The Light
Bass – Doug RauchCongas – Armando PerazaDrums – Michael ShrieveElectric Piano – Richard KermodeGuitar – Carlos SantanaMaracas – Leon ThomasOrgan [Hammond] – Tom CosterTimbales – Jose "Chepito" Areas*Written-By – Richard Kermode
B5 Batukada
Bass – Doug RauchCongas – Armando PerazaDrums – Michael ShrievePercussion [Latin] – Carlos Santana, Leon Thomas, Richard Kermode, Tom CosterTimbales – Jose "Chepito" Areas*Written-By – The New Santana Band*
B6 Xibaba (She-Ba-Ba)
Bass – Doug RauchCongas – Armando PerazaDrums – Michael ShrieveElectric Piano – Richard KermodeGuitar – Carlos SantanaMaracas – Leon ThomasOrgan [Hammond] – Tom CosterTimbales – Jose "Chepito" Areas*Written-By – Airto*
C1 Stone Flower (Introduction)
Bass – Doug RauchCongas – Armando PerazaDrums – Michael ShrieveElectric Piano – Richard KermodeGuitar – Carlos SantanaMaracas – Leon ThomasOrgan [Hammond] – Tom CosterTimbales – Jose "Chepito" Areas*Written-By – Antonio Carlos Jobim
C2 Waiting
Bass – Doug RauchCongas – Armando PerazaDrums – Michael ShrieveElectric Piano – Richard KermodeGuitar – Carlos SantanaMaracas – Leon ThomasOrgan [Hammond] – Tom CosterTimbales – Jose "Chepito" Areas*Written-By – The Old Santana Band*
C3 Castillos De Arena, Part 1 (Sand Castle)
Bass – Doug RauchCongas – Armando PerazaDrums – Michael ShrieveElectric Piano, Organ [Yamaha] – Tom CosterGuitar, Effects [Echo Plex] – Carlos SantanaMaracas – Leon ThomasOrgan [Hammond] – Richard KermodeTimbales – Jose "Chepito" Areas*Written-By – Chick Corea, Joachim Young, The New Santana Band*
C4 Free Angela
Bass – Doug RauchCongas – Armando PerazaDrums – Michael ShrieveGuitar – Carlos SantanaMaracas – Leon ThomasOrgan [Hammond] – Richard KermodeOrgan [Yamaha] – Tom CosterTimbales – Jose "Chepito" Areas*Written-By – Bayete*
C5 Samba De Sausalito
Bass – Doug RauchBongos, Congas – Armando PerazaCongas, Timbales – Jose "Chepito" Areas*Drums – Michael ShrieveElectric Piano – Tom CosterGuitar – Carlos SantanaMaracas – Leon ThomasOrgan [Hammond] – Richard KermodeWritten-By – Jose "Chepito" Areas*
D1 Mantra
Bass – Doug RauchDrums – Michael ShrieveEffects [Sound Effects], Percussion – Leon ThomasElectric Piano – Tom CosterGuitar, Percussion – Carlos SantanaOrgan [Hammond] – Richard KermodePercussion [Latin] – Armando Peraza, Jose "Chepito" Areas*Written-By – Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve, Tom Coster
D2 Kyoto (Drum Solo)
Electric Piano – Tom CosterSoloist, Drums – Michael Shrieve
D3 Castillos De Arena, Part 2 (Sand Castle)
Bass – Doug RauchCongas – Armando PerazaDrums – Michael ShrieveElectric Piano, Organ [Yamaha] – Tom CosterGuitar, Effects [Echo Plex] – Carlos SantanaMaracas – Leon ThomasOrgan [Hammond] – Richard KermodeTimbales – Jose "Chepito" Areas*Written-By – Chick Corea, Joachim Young, The New Santana Band*
D4 Se A Cabo
Bass – Doug RauchCongas – Armando PerazaDrums – Michael ShrieveElectric Piano – Richard KermodeGuitar, Vocals – Carlos SantanaMaracas, Vocals – Leon ThomasOrgan [Hammond], Vocals – Tom CosterTimbales – Jose "Chepito" Areas*Written-By – Jose "Chepito" Areas*
E1 Samba Pa Ti
Bass – Doug RauchCongas – Armando PerazaDrums – Michael ShrieveElectric Piano – Richard KermodeGuitar – Carlos SantanaMaracas – Leon ThomasOrgan [Hammond] – Tom CosterTimbales – Jose "Chepito" Areas*Written-By – Carlos Santana
E2 Mr. Udo
Bass – Doug RauchCongas – Armando PerazaDrums – Michael ShrieveElectric Piano – Richard KermodeLead Guitar – Carlos SantanaMaracas – Leon ThomasOrgan [Hammond] – Tom CosterTimbales – Jose "Chepito" Areas*Written-By – The Old Santana Band*
E3 Toussaint L'Overture
Bass – Doug RauchCongas – Armando PerazaDrums – Michael ShrieveElectric Piano, Vocals – Richard KermodeGuitar, Vocals – Carlos SantanaMaracas, Vocals – Leon ThomasOrgan [Hammond] – Tom CosterTimbales, Vocals – Jose "Chepito" Areas*Written-By – The Old Santana Band*
F Incident At Neshabur
Bass – Doug RauchCongas – Armando PerazaDrums – Michael ShrieveElectric Piano – Richard KermodeGuitar – Carlos SantanaMaracas – Leon ThomasOrgan [Hammond] – Tom CosterTimbales – Jose "Chepito" Areas*Written-By – Albert Gianquinto*, Carlos Santana

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E2 is 'Mr. Udo' but all artwork states incorrectly 'Savor'.

Recorded live at Osaka Koseinenkin Hall July 3, 4 1973, Japan.
℗ 1975 CBS/Sony Inc.
CBS/Sony Inc. (Tokyo Japan) (center labels).
Made in Holland (center labels).
© 1975 CBS Schallplatten GmbH, Germany (spine and insert).
℗ 1975 CBS / Sony Inc. (spine and insert).
Printed in Germany (spine and insert).

Catalog numbers:
CBS 66 325 - on cover and spine.
CBS 66325 - on center labels.
CBS 81047 - on center labels record one.
CBS 81048 - on center labels record two.
CBS 81049 - on center labels record three.
(81047 / 48 / 49) - on backcover and spine.

Issued in a 6-panel gatefold cover, with two T-shaped 8-panel inserts,
with artwork, credits and The New Santana Band's itinerary in Japan.

Track C4 is "Free Angera" on center label.
For track C3 and D3 subtitle is "(Sand Castles)" on center labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Catalog number record 1): CBS 81047
  • Matrix / Runout (Catalog number record 2): CBS 81048
  • Matrix / Runout (Catalog number record 3): CBS 81049
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area A-side, etching): 66325A S81.047-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area B-side, etching): S 81047-B 66325B
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area C-side, etching): 66325C S 81.048-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area D-side, etching): S 81.048-B 66325 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area E-side, etching): 66325 E S81.049-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area F-side, etching): 81 049-B 66325F
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching, sides A to E): [Artisan logo]
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Other (Backcover and spine): (81047 / 48 / 49)
  • Price Code (in an elipse): Bx3

Other Versions (5 of 29) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SOPZ 7-8-9 Santana Lotus(3xLP, Album, Quad) CBS/Sony SOPZ 7-8-9 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
CBS 66 325, SOPZ 7-8-9 Santana Lotus(3xLP, Album) CBS, CBS CBS 66 325, SOPZ 7-8-9 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
S 66 325 Santana Lotus(3xLP, Album, Ltd) CBS S 66 325 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
CSCS 5434〜5 Santana Lotus = ロータスの伝説(2xCD, Album, RE + Box) CBS/Sony CSCS 5434〜5 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
SOPZ 7-8-9 Santana Lotus(3xLP, Album, Quad, Ltd, S/Edition) CBS/Sony SOPZ 7-8-9 Japan 1974 Sell This Version

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phaks

phaks

October 16, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
The best version of Samba Pa Ti you ever heard, extremely long and groovy, the pure thing, not the pop hit. The basic mood is a weird latin jazz feeling, mostly fast, driving, exciting and wonderful. I agree to those who say that this is the best Santana record.
Discounter

Discounter

February 10, 2013

WOW... this is by far the best Santana album i have ever heard. Fast rhythms on slow songs with jazzy licks. This a mind-twister!!
True2

True2

September 11, 2010

Carlos and crew at the height of his career (unless you are an early Santana fan). Many consider this to be his best lp and good reason why. He had been working with Alice Coltrane and fused with a lot of psychedelic spiritual jazz overtones. Guitar is often used as noise and texture as well as rhythm, less noodling than you would expect. Really really interesting lp and amazing snapshot of what Santana was up to in the mid 70s. Think Miles Davis "Bitches Brew" done as Santana.