Santana Download
Oct 31, 1986Madison Square Garden (New York, NY)
Santana Download
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Total Length:
39:25
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Santana Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Brotherhood03:36
  2. 2Primera Invasion02:12
  3. 3Open Invitation05:54
  4. 4She's Not There05:20
  5. 5Them Changes / We Gotta Live Together07:42
  6. 6Songs Of Freedom04:40
  7. 7Savor02:31
  8. 8Black Magic Woman02:49
  9. 9Gypsy Queen03:18
  10. 10Outro01:23
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Item Number:
  • 20052238-6254-AD
Date:
  • Oct 31, 1986
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Sample this concert
  1. 1Brotherhood03:36
  2. 2Primera Invasion02:12
  3. 3Open Invitation05:54
  4. 4She's Not There05:20
  5. 5Them Changes / We Gotta Live Together07:42
  6. 6Songs Of Freedom04:40
  7. 7Savor02:31
  8. 8Black Magic Woman02:49
  9. 9Gypsy Queen03:18
  10. 10Outro01:23
Total Length:
39:25
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Carlos Santana - guitar; Tom Coster - keyboards; Chester Thompson - keyboards; Alphonso Johnson - bass; Armando Peraza - percussion; Raul Rekow - percussion, congas; Orestes Vilato - timbales, percussion; Armando Pereza - percussion, congas; Graham Lear - drums; Buddy Miles - vocals; Guest: Paul Butterfield, harmonica

This Santana set captures the band during one of their many transitional points. After releasing the album Beyond Appearances in 1985, which headed toward a distinctly more mainstream sound, Carlos revamped the band lineup and began heading back to the groups original Latin rock sound. This new expanded lineup, featured here with Buddy Miles and Paul Butterfield sitting in, began creating new music that was more true to the bands original sound while embracing additional influences.

The newer material featured in this set includes driving versions of "Brotherhood" and "Open Invitation," as well as a preview of things to come with "Song of Freedom," a track they would record the following year. Alex Lighterwood does a respectable job belting out a cover of the Zombies 1960's hit "She's Not There," but the highlight of this set is the band's nod to Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsies, which also featured Buddy Miles (on drums). They perform a smoking medley of Miles' most well-known song, "Them Changes," which transitions into a jam on "We Got To Live Together." Carlos' love for this music is obvious and the entire band cooks on this tribute to Hendrix.

The set closes with a medley of vintage Santana favorites beginning with "Savor." This transitions into a great take of "Black Magic Woman" that includes the "Gypsy Queen" coda to end the set. The recording ends with Bill Graham's stage announcements right before The Allman Brothers take the stage. Carlos would return to play during the closing jam of the night.

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