Santana ‎– Lotus

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On all original vinyl releases up to 1991 E2 is falsely printed as 'Savor'.
Actually E2 is 'Mr. Udo' though all artwork states incorrectly 'Savor'.
This was only corrected on subsequent editions from first 1991 CD issue onwards.

Versions (29)

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
SOPZ 7-8-9 Santana Lotus(3xLP, Album, Quad, Ltd, S/Edition) 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
CBS 66 325 Santana Lotus(3xLP, Album) CBS/Sony CBS 66 325 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
CBS 66 325, CBS 66325 Santana Lotus(3xLP, Album) CBS, CBS CBS 66 325, CBS 66325 Europe 1975 Sell This Version
CS-10.232, CS-10.233, CS-10.234 Santana Santana En Vivo - Concierto En Japón(3xLP, Album) CBS, CBS, CBS CS-10.232, CS-10.233, CS-10.234 Venezuela 1976 Sell This Version
S 66 325 Santana Lotus(3xLP, Album, Ltd) CBS S 66 325 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
63AP 821~3 Santana Lotus(3xLP, Album, Quad, RE) CBS/Sony 63AP 821~3 Japan 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
C2K 46764 Santana Lotus(2xCD, Album, Quad, RE) Columbia C2K 46764 US 1991 Sell This Version
C2K 46764 Santana Lotus(2xCD, Album, Quad, RE) Columbia C2K 46764 US 1991 Sell This Version
C2K 46764 Santana Lotus(2xCD, Album, RE) Columbia C2K 46764 US 1991 Sell This Version
467943 2 Santana Lotus(2xCD, Album, RE) CBS/Sony 467943 2 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
CT 46970 Santana Lotus(2xCass, Album + Box) Columbia CT 46970 US 1991 Sell This Version
MHCP 1002~4 Santana Lotus(3xCD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Sony Records Int'l MHCP 1002~4 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
CBS 66325 Santana Lotus(3xLP, Album, RM) CBS, Speakers Corner Records CBS 66325 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
FRM-66325 Santana Lotus(3xLP, Album, Dlx, RE, 180) Friday Music FRM-66325 US 2013 Sell This Version
AFZ2 247 Santana Lotus(2xSACD, Hybrid, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Audio Fidelity (3) AFZ2 247 US 2016 Sell This Version
SICP-10116~8 Santana Lotus (Complete Edition)(3xSACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, Quad, Ltd, RE) Sony Records Int'l SICP-10116~8 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
SIJP 46~8 Santana Lotus(3xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Sony Records Int'l SIJP 46~8 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
467943 2, COL 467943 2, 01-467943-10 Santana Lotus(2xCD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia, Columbia 467943 2, COL 467943 2, 01-467943-10 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
467943 2, COL 467943 2 Santana Lotus(2xCD, Album, RE) Columbia, Columbia 467943 2, COL 467943 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none Santana Lotus(2xCD, Album, RE) Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso S.p.A., Columbia none Italy Unknown Sell This Version
COL 467943 4 Santana Lotus(2xCass, Album) Columbia COL 467943 4 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
C2T 46764 Santana Lotus(2xCass, Album) Columbia C2T 46764 US Unknown Sell This Version
159.183-4-5/1-465933 Santana Lotus(3xLP, Album, RE) CBS 159.183-4-5/1-465933 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
467943 1 Santana Lotus(3xLP, Album, RE) Columbia 467943 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 66 325, CBS 66325 Santana Lotus(3xLP, Album, RP) CBS, CBS CBS 66 325, CBS 66325 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CBS 66 325, CBS 66325 Santana Lotus(3xLP, Album, RP, 3-p) CBS, CBS/Sony CBS 66 325, CBS 66325 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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guitarcharlie

guitarcharlie

September 9, 2018
referencing Lotus, 3xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180, SIJP 46~8

This is the best pressing of Lotus I have ever heard - simply beautiful. This recording really comes alive with depth and breadth. Extremely well done release.
XIANWING

XIANWING

October 2, 2017
referencing Lotus, 2xCD, Album, Quad, RE, C2K 46764
A 3LP Set Originally intended as only a Japan Market Release with Demand the USA Markets soon Followed ~ This 2 CD BOX /W Poster sized Insert/Lyric guide was mastered from the original tapes recorded, mixed, then encoded in the SQ Quadraphonic 4 Channel format. If you have a Quad/SQ decoder you can enjoy this CD in its Quadraphonic glory as much as in Stereo (Head-Phones Strongly encouraged)
Pristine.Records

Pristine.Records

August 28, 2017
referencing Lotus, 3xLP, Album, Quad, Ltd, S/Edition, SOPZ 7-8-9
Superb sonics on this pressing, and the performance is first class *****
dav.narendran

dav.narendran

August 8, 2017
referencing Lotus (Complete Edition), 3xSACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, Quad, Ltd, RE, SICP-10116~8

I was unaware about Lotus before, until when it caught my eyes when in CD-Japan shopping. I did not play this for a month, because i was not sure what to expect. But finally played this last week and was shocked at the level of engagement I had in completing all 3 SA-CD in one go. This is so nice, thanks to the wonderful mastering done. I read a few reviews complaining about the lack of sound from rears, but its presence is felt as if you are standing close to the stage and surrounded by the ambiance which will be there in any live performance. I am not commenting about the music, which is outstanding, Santana pushes listener into Trance.
bermudatriangle888

bermudatriangle888

July 3, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Lotus, 3xLP, Album, Quad, SOPZ 7-8-9
Not the record you might think it is. This is of course Santana live in Tokyo-for the most part-and the first disc is really not an amazing effort from Santana which is something to say considering they have made some of the best studio & live efforts for any band that has ever been active in the modern era. The second disc is much better, Also on the CD version-its a two CD version-if the case is scratched you are screwed-its one of those "unique" double CD cases that are microns larger than ordinary CD cases meaning you cannot replace a scratched cover with a new cover from a single CD box lying around because a regular sized CD cover will be just a tad too small.
efrosini22

efrosini22

March 17, 2015
referencing Lotus, 3xLP, Album, Quad, Ltd, S/Edition, SOPZ 7-8-9
Appendices: "Original OBI", "G/F Cover", "2 Posters", “Inner-Bags”, “2 Inserts” & “4 Pin-Ups”

( COMPLETE SET )
phaks

phaks

October 16, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Lotus, 3xLP, Album, CBS 66 325, CBS 66325
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
referencing Lotus, 3xLP, Album, CBS 66 325, CBS 66325

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
referencing Lotus, 3xLP, Album, CBS 66 325, CBS 66325

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.