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Santana
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Edinburgh, Scotland
November 14th, 1976
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1. Carnaval/Let The Children Play/Jugando
2. Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
3. Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)
4. Let The Music Set You Free
5. Samba Pa Ti
6. Savor/Toussaint L’Overture
7. Toussaint L’Overture
8. Let Me
9. Just In Time To See The Sun
10. Song Of The Wind
11. Taboo
12. Soul Sacrifice
13. Europa
14. Maria Caracoles

Gregg Rolie & Neal Schon Tracks 9-12

http://rapidshare.com/files/399868076/SES76Part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/399884021/SES76Part2.rar
 

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Thanks a lot dude ! Very nice material, I just listened to this last night and I must say it's awesome, the top 1976 Santana gig, featuring that plus with Greg Rolie and Neal schon on Just in time to see the sun and Song of the wind. Very nice one!!!
 

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I hate the reference labeling this period as Santana's "transition period." Someone coined that phrase long ago in a certain context and it has never made sense to use it since. It certainly has become obsolete and irrelevant given that there have now been several transitions in Santana's career. Just what was the transition back then? From what to what? Santana has had four phases in his career. He started out as a blues musician but no one knew of him then. The Santana the world saw for the first time was the Latin Rock band that played at Woodstock. He did this early stuff with Rolle, he did the devadip experimenting with jazz fusion for a while, he went for the universal appeal that he stuck with for the majority of his career then most recently he has collaborated with other popular musicians to produce hit singles. "Santana's transitional period" has become a cliche that has lost its meaning.
 

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Agree with you there, Phloid. I have to say I like Carlos's latest transition (post-1987) the least. He had a great band up to that point and for some reason dissolved it. Now he's reduced to playing Las Vegas casinos riding on the backs of contemporary musicians.
 

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25or6to4,

I think Carlos Santana did his best work back when Gregg Rolie was on vocals and keyboards with the Latin rock. He began experimenting musically and spiritually which lead to a loss in the larger public's appreciation for him. Bill Graham (especially) and Clive Davis persuaded him to stick with the Latin rock sound throughout his career. Since venturing away from that initial sound he has spent most of the time chasing after public's attention primarily looking for hits and record sales. Whatever the impetus was in the early days, it has been lost. As soon as he realized he had lost a significant amount of public appeal he became a caricature of himself. His leads have been recycled cliches for years. His guitar gear seems to reflect his mind producing a muddy sound in spite of the custom guitars and special coiling in his pickups. He also comes off as a drug burn-out both in behavior and his inability to play anything inspired. As for the most recent incarnation, I think his contribution is annoying for the most part. If I like any of the music I think it would have been better off had Santana not played his guitar on it. The two with Michelle Branch are catchy tunes that do not benefit at all from Santana's lead guitar work. The guitar on the second single seems to have been boosted up as though he somehow felt he should dominate the song while it only hurts it. These are pop songs, Branch has a pretty good voice, the songs sound like Branch not Santana but Santana steps all over the vocals with his lead guitar. If he were willing to let go of the pursuit of popularity now id the time to venture into experimentation and jazz fusion. He has made enough money. Wake up, get creative and stop being a tape loop.
 

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Nope, it's because of the chaos sewn in the 60s that we're in the mess we're in. What better example than the guy sitting in the White House right now. When he's not out playing golf, anyway.
 

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Nope, it's because of the chaos sewn in the 60s that we're in the mess we're in. What better example than the guy sitting in the White House right now. When he's not out playing golf, anyway.
The only chaos committed in the 60's were by the negative factions allowed to run roughshod over the public, racists and uncontrolled authorities like cops and politicians were the worst of that era and they never went away, Nixon still lives thanx to those that won't learn and voted for Reagan and his following ilk. Those dirty fucking hippies were right.
Obama? :runaway:
Yeah, he sucks, but W had 430 something vacation days clearing brush and reading about salt during war time (that he lied us into...) compared to Obama's 130 something at the same point. Meanwhile, we're now enjoying a greatly revitalized economy that was headin' for Armageddon under Bush. He and his fellow con trash made the mess you speak of and refuse to help this country out of because it might help Obama/Dems by a fraction. There's your "example".
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