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Old 01-16-2009, 04:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Exclamation Santana: Abraxas

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Santana: Abraxas
Released in 1970 by Columbia Records

1. "Singing Winds, Crying Beasts" - 4:48
2. "Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen" - 5:24
3. "Oye Como Va" - 4:19
4. "Incident at Neshabur" - 5:02
5. "Se a Cabo" - 2:51
6. "Mother's Daughter" - 4:28
7. "Samba Pa Ti" - 4:47
8. "Hope You're Feeling Better" - 4:07
9. "El Nicoya" - 1:32
10. "Se a Cabo (Live)" - 3:47
11. "Toussaint L'Ouverture (Live)" - 4:52
12. "Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - 4:57

Santana does not really need a long introduction like many o f the lesser known artists out there. He is notorious for his long carrear, wealth of different band members, and Latin RocknRoll. Abraxas is his second album that follows his first self titled "Santana" release. The big difference that sets Abraxas apart is its song structure. While there are still long jams and the big band sound, songs are more formulated making the replayabilty much higher.

My favorite aspect of this album is its (as previously mentioned) playability. Songs flow very well into each other and make for a great album experience. This is by no means an attempt to produce singles or standout tracks but one long latin masterpiece. The track listing above includes live track's and bonus tracks that were added when Sony remastered this album in 1998. If your in it for the quick download listen this is your best bet.

If you are looking to get a foot in the door when it comes to Latin rock or Santana in general, then this is definitely a good place to start. I recommend for the real experience spend the extra 10 dollars and go with the vinyl. Regardless of me being a big vinyl pusher I think an old album like this sounds good with a little crackle and pop of the old style sound.

P.S.* Abraxas probably has the best album cover ever. I dare you to find a more psychedelic work.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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More lists! And More Music I've got to explore! This is good .

The Atomic Bitchwax eh. I'll go hunt it down and see how this goes. Only problem is that I find a lot of stoner rock/metal just sound alike without bringing anything new at all. The same thing was being done years earlier, just under a different name. Still though, don't wanna judge without even giving this a listen. I'll never know. Might even end up liking it.
So what did you think?
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I've only heard a couple songs off of Abraxas, it's good stuff I think I'm going to listen to more of it. Why is the track Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen listed twice on the album?
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I've only heard a couple songs off of Abraxas, it's good stuff I think I'm going to listen to more of it. Why is the track Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen listed twice on the album?
I believe it is the remastered or extended version. Im not sure why they never marked it.
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So what did you think?
Well, I'm listening to it rite now. And I think it has some pretty nice stuff. Got the perfect 'stoner rock' kinda attitude, and great solos too. But as it is with many stoner bands, I'm just finding it hard to notice what's new about all of this! It's also a bit repetitive, but I suppose that's sometimes a good thing with stoner rock. Those riffs/solos definitely do create a nice vibe, but well, It's still nothing new. Oh well, maybe it just needs a few more listens. At least on the bright side though, I surely did like some of it. Just that stuff like this is great for one time listen, but doesn't leave me coming back for more.
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Question: Will there be nude women on the covers of all your albums? :P
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