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Collection: Santana / Abraxas / Santana 3

SantanaAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Inside peek at the making of "Saideira" featuring Samuel Rosa


Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary sonic charge of his guitar, the sound of Carlos Santana is one of the world's best-known musical signatures. For more than four decades—from Santana's earliest days as a groundbreaking Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion outfit in San Francisco—Carlos has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends ... Read more in Amazon's Santana Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 31, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0009I7NUS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #318,113 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Waiting
2. Evil Ways
3. Shades of Time
4. Savor
5. Jingo
6. Persuasion
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Singing Winds, Crying Beasts
2. Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
3. Oye Como Va
4. Incident at Neshabur
5. Se a Cabo
6. Mother's Daugther
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Batuka
2. No One to Depend On
3. Taboo
4. Toussaint l'Overture
5. Everybody's Everything
6. Guajira
See all 12 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Their first three albums, the records that (along with their Woodstock appearance) made them superstars! Includes Santana, Abraxas and Santana III , featuring the songs Evil Ways; Soul Sacrifice; Oye Como Va; Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen; Everybody's Everything , and more.

Customer Reviews

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
By M. McM
Format:Audio CD
Santana's first three studio albums remain their best, and THIS is the best way to get them. All three albums were reissued and remastered from the original master tapes in 1998. Those reissues also came with live bonus tracks, a huge plus with this band.

What "Santana: The Collection" does is include all three of those CD's in a red slipcase (what you see on this Amazon page - it's the only picture they give you of the product). These are the same exact CD's you would've gotten if you bought them separate - same discs, same jewel cases, same tray cards, same booklets - except now you have a slipcase to go with them. Quick and economical, this item's often on sale. I basically got each album for $6 apiece.

What you should avoid is the longbox version. There's another "Santana: The Collection" listed on Amazon. The longbox looks similar to the red slipcase here, except it's a longbox (it'll be obvious when you see Amazon's picture for it). One major problem: no jewel cases or the original packaging, it's just three discs with respective cards. If you keep all your CD's in a binder with sleeves, you may not care, but if you have a shelf full of CD's in jewel cases, you may want consistency.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where it all started. January 30, 2006
Format:Audio CD
The Santana fan will easily find a plethora of albums available to choose from. This set, however, is essential for for the Santana fan's music library.

This set contains the digitally remastered first three Santana albums, including what many believe, including myself, Santana's best early album, ABRAXAS.

The accompanying literature also gives a brief insite into the history of the group, explaining their debut at the Fillmore West in 1968, their successful merging of rock & roll, R & B, jazz and latino rhythms, and how the band shaped up and impact each member had on its early sounds.

The group that made ground breaking music that had no name produced two platinum albums and three hit singles in its first three years and you can have it all in one complete set.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes... a positive flow of energy December 21, 2008
Format:Audio CD
For long time friends or as an introduction to the young I highly recommend this reasonable priced collection of early Santana. Listeners will find both studio and live selections of the driving energy that made this group not only great but ahead of it's time. When I play these tunes for the young and old around me I see smiles and listen to remarks about their feeling a vital energy that flows from the music. Catch it on sale on Amazon... you won't be sorry.
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