Santana Download
Jul 4, 1971Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA)
Santana Download
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Total Length:
27:39
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. 1Incident At Neshabur05:30
  2. 2Gumbo05:23
  3. 3Toussaint L'Overture06:17
  4. 4Black Magic Woman06:08
  5. 5Oye Como Va04:21
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Item Number:
  • 20053871-6254-AD
Date:
  • Jul 4, 1971
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1Incident At Neshabur05:30
  2. 2Gumbo05:23
  3. 3Toussaint L'Overture06:17
  4. 4Black Magic Woman06:08
  5. 5Oye Como Va04:21
Total Length:
27:39
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Carlos Santana - guitar, vocals; Gregg Rolie - keyboards, piano, lead vocals; Neal Schon - guitar; David Brown - bass; Michael Shrieve - drums; Jose Chepito Areas - percussion, conga, timbales; Mike Carabello - percussion, conga, tambourine, vocals; Thomas "Coke" Escovedo - percussion

By July of 1971, Santana was one of the most popular and commercially successful bands on the planet; and with Bill Graham managing and being such an instrumental part of their early success, they were the obvious choice to play the final set at the Fillmore West on closing night.

This set is notable for many reasons, perhaps the two most obvious being that it was the last to feature members from the classic "Woodstock-era" lineup and that it captures the group as they were splintering into two distinctive directions. On the one hand, Greg Rolie - along with several other band members - insisted on emphasizing the hard-rocking, Latin-flavored sound that established the band initially, while Carlos was growing beyond rock music and becoming more interested in the spiritual, ethereal and particularly spontaneous improvisational elements in the music of artists like John Coltrane and Miles Davis. This set also features the teenage guitar prodigy Neal Schon, who after turning down an offer to join Eric Clapton's band, Derek and the Dominos, joined the Santana lineup. His addition gave the band a powerful dual lead guitar attack and injected the band with even more energy.

From the first song of the set, when they sink their teeth into a sizzling version of the fusion piece "Incident At Neshabur," the band members prove they were masters of synthesizing diverse musical elements into a sound all their own. Though this is only a 15-minute excerpt from their hour-long set that night, it is representative of Santana at their best.

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