Santana’s ‘Lotus’

Santana’s ‘Lotus’ is a live album recorded on July 3 & 4, 1973 in Japan and released as a triple vinyl in May 1974 by Columbia.

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Track Listing : 1.Going Home (Gregg Rolie) – 03:23 . 2.A-1 Funk (José Chepitó Areas / Tom Coster, Richard Kermode, Armando Peraza, Doug Rauch, Carlos Santana, Santana, Michael Shrieve) – 03:13 . 3.Every Step Of The Way (Michael Shrieve) – 11:30 . 4.Black Magic Woman (Peter Green) – 03:38 . 5.Gypsy Queen (Santana) – 03:57 . 6.Oye Como Va (Tito Puente) – 05:47 . 7.Yours Is The Light (Richard Kermode, Michael Shrieve) – 05:30 . 8.Batuka (José Chepitó Areas, D. Brown, David Brown, Mike Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, Michael Shrieve) – 00:55 . 9.Xibaba (She-Ba-Ba) (Airto, Airto Moreira) – 04:13 . 10.Stone Flower (Introduction) (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve) – 01:14 . 11.Waiting (Santana) – 04:14 . 12.Castillos De Arena, Pt. 1 (Sand Castle) (José Chepitó Areas, Chick Corea, Tom Coster, Richard Kermode, Armando Peraza, Doug Rauch, Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve, Joachim Jymm Young, Joaquim Young) – 02:51 . 13.Free Angela (Bayete) – 04:26 . 14.Samba De Sausalito (José Chepitó Areas) – 04:02 . 15.Mantra (Tom Coster, Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve) – 07:17 . 16.Kyoto (Michael Shrieve) – 09:58 . 17.Castillos De Arena, Pt. 2 (Sand Castle) (José Chepitó Areas, Chick Corea, Tom Coster, Richard Kermode, Armando Peraza, Doug Rauch, Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve, Joachim Jymm Young, Joaquim Young) – 01:13 . 18.Incident At Neshabur (Alberto Gianquinto, Carlos Santana) – 15:57 . 19.Se A Cabó (José Chepitó Areas) – 05:39 . 20.Samba Pa Ti (Carlos Santana) – 08:56 . 21.Mr. Udo (Santana) – 03:07 . 22.Toussaint L’Overture (José Chepitó Areas, D. Brown, David Brown, Mike Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, Michael Shrieve) – 07:40

Musicians : Santana – Band . Carlos Santana – Arp Echoplex, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals . Doug Rauch – Bass, Guitar . Armando Peraza – Bongos, Congas, Percussion, Vocals . José Chepitó Areas – Congas, Percussion, Timbales, Vocals . Michael Shrieve – Drums . Richard Kermode – Keyboards, Organ (Hammond), Percussion, Piano (Electric), Vocals . Tom Coster – Keyboards, Organ, Organ (Hammond), Percussion, Piano (Electric), Vocals . Leon Thomas – Maracas, Percussion, Sound Effects, Vocals

Production : Produced By Carlos Santana, Richard Kermode, Michael Shrieve, Doug Rauch, Tom Coster, Armando Peraza, Jose Chepito Areas . Alice Coltrane – Arranger . Takashi Abe – Engineer . Yoshio Kokubo – Engineer . Soroku Sakakibara – Engineer . Tamoo Suzuki – Engineer

Package : Tadanori Yokoo – Art Direction . Naojii Tomori – Illustrations . Tadashi Kurahashi – Photography

Recorded On July 3 & 4, 1973 In Japan.

Released In May 1974 By Columbia.

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Music Mook Review
Whereas Caravanserai is a deep, almost meditative affair, Lotus is a barn burning, amp melting, heavy thunder of an album punctuated by long expansive jams that twist and turn in so many directions at once it’s almost beyond description. […]

Classic Rock Review
All of the performances are top notch, All of them. Perhaps the only glaring omission is ‘Soul Sacrifice’, the absence of which I lament very much, plus, I’d eagerly enjoy some of the quieter, relaxative numbers off Caravanserai, but these were probably not deemed fit for an energetic band performance. […]

expressyourselve….
This is one of my favorite live albums, when you read the artist who was playing on that tour way back in 1973 in Japan I am shore you will understand it from that point of view with out listening this virtous at work. […]

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