Santana’s ‘Moonflower’

Santana’s ‘Moonflower’ is a double album recorded (for the live parts) in December 1976 and 1977.

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Track Listing : 1.Dawn/Go Within (Tom Coster, Carlos Santana) – 02:44 . 2.Carnaval (Tom Coster) – 02:17 . 3.Let The Children Play (Carlos Santana) – 02:37 . 4.Jugando (Carlos Santana) – 02:09 . 5.I’Ll Be Waiting (Carlos Santana) – 05:20 . 6.Zulu (Carlos Santana, Tom Coster) – 03:25 . 7.Bahia (Carlos Santana, Tom Coster) – 01:37 . 8.Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen (Peter Green, Gabor Szabo) – 06:32 . 9.Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) (David Rubinson, Leon Chancler, Tom Coster) – 07:45 . 10.Europa (Earth’S Cry Heaven’S Smile) (Carlos Santana, Tom Coster) – 06:07 . 11.She’S Not There (Rod Argent) – 04:09 . 12.Flor D’Luna (Moonflower) (Tom Coster) – 05:01 . 13.Soul Sacrifice/Head, Hands & Feet (Santana Band, Graham Lear) – 14:01 . 14.El Morocco (Tom Coster, Carlos Santana) – 05:05 . 15.Transcendence (Carlos Santana) – 05:13 . 16.Savor/Toussaint L’Overture (Santana Band, Carlos Santana) – 12:56

Musicians : Greg Walker – Vocals . Tom Coster – Keyboards . Pablo Tellez – Bass, Vocals On (2 – 3 – 4 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 13 – 16) . David Margen – Bass On (1 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 11 – 12 – 14 – 15) . Graham Lear – Drums . Raul Rekow – Percussion . José “Chepito” Areas – Percussion On (2 – 3 – 4 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 13 – 16) . Pete Escovedo – Percussion On (1 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 11 – 12 – 14 – 15)

Production : Produced By Carlos Santana, Tom Coster

Recorded In December 1976 And 1977.

Released October 1977 By Columbia.

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Rolling Stone
So the package is masked with several studio tracks stuck at the beginning of each side to take the pressure off the live material. This seems shoddy and deceptive, mere filler saved only by the band’s graceful playing. […]

Classic Rock Review
The one drawback to this CDand it’s a minor one, is that the tracks too frequently alternate between studio and stage. If played right through, the arrangement of the tracks can present too much of a mood change. You can easily overcome this by suitably programming your player. […]

tallred0 @ RateYourMusic
Nice selection from various releases, plus the inclusion of “She’s Not There” Many Santana releases from this point time forward are inconsistent. This is not one of those. Get it. […]

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