Santana – Santana (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Santana – Santana (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Santana – Santana (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Santana – Santana (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)

Santana – Santana (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)

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Carlos Santana – guitar, backing vocals  [click here to see more vinyl featuring Carlos Santana]

David Brown – bass guitar

Gregg Rolie – lead vocals, Hammond organ, piano

Michael Shrieve – drums

Michael Carabello – congas, percussion

José "Chepito" Areas – timbales, congas, percussion

Marcus Malone – congas


2 LPs, gatefold jacket

Numbered limited edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Half-speed Mastering

Gain 2™ Ultra Analog

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 45RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Columbia

Recorded in May 1969 at Pacific Recording Studios, San Mateo, California

Engineered by Bob "Deputy Dog" Breault, Eric "Gentle Ben" Prestidge

Produced by Brent Dangerfield, Santana

Remastered by Krieg Wunderlich

Originally released in 1969

Reissued in 2015



Side A :

  1. Waiting
  2. Evil Ways


Side B :

  1. Shades Of Time
  2. Savor
  3. Jingo


Side C :

  1. Persuasion
  2. Treat


Side D :

  1. You Just Don't Care
  2. Soul Sacrifice


Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 149/500!

TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal


Reviews :

"Before the arrival of Carlos Santana's eponymous band, the San Francisco rock scene drew the inspiration for its jam-oriented music mainly from blues, rock, and Eastern modalities. Santana added Latin music to the mix, forever changing the course of rock & roll history. On their groundbreaking debut album, the group mix Latin percussion with driving rock grooves. Santana's unique guitar style, alternately biting and liquid, vies with the multiple percussionists for the sonic focus.

Unlike later efforts, Santana's first album features an abundance of loose, collective compositions based on a couple of simple riffs ("Jingo," "Soul Sacrifice"). This approach allows for Santana and his bandmates to flex their improvisational muscles to fine effect. The high-energy level on Santana is infectious -- the laid-back feel of other '60s San Francisco groups was clearly not for Carlos and co." AllMusic Review by Rovi Staff

Ultra Analog™ : The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ Series stems from the use of the Gain 2 system, mastered at half speed from the original master tapes where possible, capturing and uncovering as before undiscovered sonic information.


Half-speed mastering. In half-speed mastering, the whole process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.

Ratings :

AllMusic : 4,5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,34 / 5

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