Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* ‎– Illuminations

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PC 32900 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP, Album, Col) Columbia PC 32900 US 1974 Sell This Version
16C 32900 Carlos Santana, Alice Coltrane Carlos Santana, Alice Coltrane - Illuminations (Cass, Album) Columbia 16C 32900 USA & Canada 1974 Sell This Version
42-69063 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(8-Trk, Album, ) CBS 42-69063 UK 1974 Sell This Version
PCA-32900 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(8-Trk, Album, Dol) Columbia PCA-32900 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
CAQ 32900 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(8-Trk, Album, Quad) Columbia CAQ 32900 US 1974 Sell This Version
CAQ 32900 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(8-Trk, Album, Quad) Columbia CAQ 32900 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
40-69063 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(Cass, Album) CBS 40-69063 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
CBS 69063 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP) CBS CBS 69063 Greece 1974 Sell This Version
14435 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP, Album) CBS 14435 Colombia 1974 Sell This Version
S 69063 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP, Album) CBS S 69063 Spain 1974 Sell This Version
PC 32900 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP, Album) Columbia PC 32900 US 1974 Sell This Version
69063 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP, Album) CBS 69063 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
CBS 69063, (PC 32900) Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP, Album) CBS, CBS CBS 69063, (PC 32900) Europe 1974 Sell This Version
SBP 234478 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP, Album) Columbia SBP 234478 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
CS-10.179 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP, Album) CBS CS-10.179 Venezuela 1974 Sell This Version
PC 32900 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP, Album) Columbia PC 32900 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
SOPN 95 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP, Album) CBS/Sony SOPN 95 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
S 69063 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP, Album) CBS S 69063 US 1974 Sell This Version
CBS 69063, S 69063 Devadip Carlos Santana*, Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana*, Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP, Album) CBS, CBS CBS 69063, S 69063 UK 1974 Sell This Version
PCQ 32900 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP, Album, Quad) Columbia PCQ 32900 US 1974 Sell This Version
C 32900 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP, Album, RE, Pit) Columbia C 32900 US 1974 Sell This Version
PC 32900 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP, Album, Ter) Columbia PC 32900 US 1974 Sell This Version
25AP 825 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP, Album, RE, RP) CBS/Sony 25AP 825 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
S 69063 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP, Album, RE) CBS S 69063 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
483810 2 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Rewind (3) 483810 2 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
483810 2 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Rewind (3) 483810 2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
JPCD9806321 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Oldis JPCD9806321 Russia 1996 Sell This Version
MHCP 821 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Sony Records Int'l MHCP 821 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
none Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(5xFile, FLAC, Album, 16 ) Columbia none Australia 2014
CDSML 8530 Turiya Alice Coltrane*, Devadip Carlos Santana* Turiya Alice Coltrane*, Devadip Carlos Santana* - Illuminations(SACD, Hybrid, Album, Quad, RE, RM) Vocalion CDSML 8530 UK 2017 Sell This Version
C 32900 Devadip Carlos Santana* - Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* - Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP, Album, RE) Columbia C 32900 US Unknown Sell This Version
69063 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP, Album, RE) CBS 69063 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
LM-2664 Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* Devadip Carlos Santana* & Turiya Alice Coltrane* - Illuminations(LP, Album, Unofficial) Liming Record LM-2664 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version

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PatMellow

PatMellow

January 8, 2018
referencing Illuminations, LP, Album, CBS 69063, S 69063

Kudos to Gilles Peterson for dropping /Angel of Air' on Kiss FM in '95/96 and then mixing into Galaxy II Galaxy's 'Journey To The Dragons'.
progfan97402

progfan97402

October 1, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Illuminations, LP, Album, Col, PC 32900
This is quite a unique album that blew me away. I didn't go expecting an extension of the Santana sound because I realize this was a project outside the scope of the regular Santana releases. By this point, Carlos Santana was deep in Eastern mysticism, being a disciple of guru Sri Chinmoy (John McLaughlin was also a disciple, that's why he collaborated with Mr. Santana the previous year on Love, Devotion and Surrender). Carlos Santana now adopted the Devadip name, and collaborated with someone else inspired by Eastern mysticism, Alice Coltrane (who wasn't a disciple of Chinmoy), widow of John Coltrane. He gets help from some Santana members (including Tom Coster), Billy Cobham, and others. The album starts off with some simple chanting, but what you get after is lot of orchestrated passages with Alice Coltrane giving some nice harp playing (it's to be pointed out, not just by me, that Alice Coltrane was one of the few musicians in jazz to incorporate a harp) and Carlos Santana his trademark guitar playing. Much of this seems more in the Third Stream vein. "Angel of Sunlight" moves away from Third Stream, and into raga-influenced fusion. It is simply unbelievably intense (although it starts off slow with a droning sitar or tamboura, with tabla, before picking up steam), and Billy Cobham plays drums like there's no tomorrow. No wonder Miles Davis hired him to play for him and why he's considered simply one of the greats of fusion drumming. This is just like the most intense moments of Love, Devotion and Surrender, just simply without John McLaughlin's input (since he wasn't on this album, naturally), but like that album, it shows that Carlos Santana can certainly hold his own on guitar. This album has surprisingly little Latin influences, mainly on "Angel of Sunlight" itself, but a lot of the percussion came from tablas, rather than congas and timbales, although the congas do appear as the intensity increases and the sitars (or perhaps tambouras) disappear.

Mainstream Santana fans (who mostly enjoy the band for the hits, be it from the first three albums, or latter-day fans who came to Santana circa 1999 when "Smooth" with Rob Thomas became a huge hit) will probably have a hard time relating to this album. I'm sure even Carlos Santana himself realizes this won't appeal to the average mainstream Santana fan. But for the more adventurous listener, this album is highly recommended!