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    Welcome (Speakers Corner)

    Many of Santana's rock-addict fans could well have understood the inviting word Welcome on the white LP cover as an attempt to break away from the spiritual aura of his previous album Love Devotion Surrender. And the musicians certainly managed to produce a rich Latin feeling, with such titles as Samba De Sausalito and Yours Is The Light. But luckily their concessions did not alienate them from their die-hard fans in that they came up with a sort of copy of the rhythmical Caravanserai. They truly attempted something new. Encouraged by the success of the jazz-fusion formula created by Miles Davis and his disciples, Santana combined his virtuoso guitar playing with specially chosen electronic features. The amazingly acrobatic jazz vocalists Leon Thomas and Wendy Haas contributed complicated, quirky parts and the maestro himself vies with John McLaughlin in a dense conflict carried out on their instruments in Flame Sky. This is an album with a strong intellectual drive and offers the discerning listener a dazzling blend of Latin, jazz and fusion.



    Musicians:



    • Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals)

    • John McLaughlin (guitar)

    • Tom Coster (keyboards, vocals)

    • Jules Broussard (saxophone)

    • David Brown (bass)

    • Armando Peraza (percussion, vocals)

    • Mike Shrieve (drums)

    • Jose Chepito Areas (percussion)



    Recording: April - June 1973 by Glen Kolotkin

    Production: Carlos Santana, Maitreya Michael Shrieve and Tom Coster



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Going Home
    2. Love, Devotion, and Surrender
    3. Samba de Sausalito
    4. When I Look Into Your Eyes
    5. Yours Is the Light
    6. Mother Africa
    7. Light of Life
    8. Flame Sky
    9. Welcome
    Santana
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    Santana (On Sale)

    Numbered, Limited Edition


    Deluxe 45RPM Version Features Extra-Wide Grooves: Richest, Most Dynamic and Realistic Sound of Any Version


    Lyrical, Splendorous, Rapturous, Psychedelic, and Bluesy Debut Set a New Musical Standard: Experience This Paradigm the Way the Artist Intended


    Ranked #149 on Rolling Stone's List of the Greatest Albums of All Time


    Santana's self-titled debut album announces the arrival of a new Guitar God. Made during the legendary bandleader's most fruitful and creative period, the classic 1969 set functions as an accessible entry point into the tangy worlds of Latin music by way of an intoxicating blend of Afro-Cuban percussion, jazzy tempos, exotic leads, bluesy riffs, and psychedelic accents. Befitting such a classic, Mobile Fidelity's 45RPM 2LP version of this epic work presents the music in the richest, most dynamic and realistic sound it's ever enjoyed.


    Improving upon the label's critically acclaimed 180g LP pressing, this deluxe 45RPM set is mastered from the original master tapes and overflows with the information, textures, and colors afforded by wider grooves. The result: Spacious, airy, and you-are-there sonics that trump all prior versions. In addition to correcting the imaging, Mobile Fidelity's collectable version captures the full tonal range of Santana's guitar and nuances of his distinctive touch. It all brings you closer to the music and enhances your emotional connection to this stellar album.


    Indeed, separation between Carlos Santana's fluid fills, spicy solos, and broiling grooves and pianist Gregg Rolie's soulful Hammond organ runs allows the music to come alive with a newfound freshness and radiance. Songs simmer, with each passage bursting forth with vibrant color. Just like the equally essential follow-up Abraxas, Santana also lays claim to one of the biggest (and unfortunate) production gaffes in music history. Until Mobile Fidelity fixed the error with its 180g LP and 24K Gold releases, Santana had never been heard correctly.


    For nearly four decades, copies were produced with the left and right channels reversed, meaning that everything was placed in a backwards manner. This even extended to compilations on which individual songs from Santana were included. Rest assured that, in addition to boasting reference audiophile sonics, this 180g 45RPM 2LP set gets all the specifications exactly right. And with a record of this magnitude, you want everything to be perfect.


    Bound by natural chemistry and earthy spirituality, the record's innovative synthesis of myriad styles goes beyond anything that came before-as well as nearly everything that's followed. Playing with the finest band that the iconic guitarist ever had, Santana doesn't water down any exotic roots or simply incorporate mainstream Western styles into a Latin framework. This is a true hybrid, responsible for opening up borders, transcending cultural divides, and, most importantly, exhilarating the senses.


    Released weeks before the band blew minds at Woodstock, the groundbreaking record stands alongside Miles Davis' Bitches Brew and Jeff Beck's Beck-Ola as a pillar of rock fusion. Featuring the Top Ten radio smash "Evil Ways" and jam favorite "Soul Sacrifice," it hasn't aged a day. Hear like never before why Rolling Stone says Santana is #149 on its list of the Greatest Albums of All Time.


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    1. Waiting
    2. Evil Ways
    3. Shades Of Time
    4. Savor
    5. Jingo
    6. Persuasion
    7. Treat
    8. You Just Don't Care
    9. Soul Sacrifice
    Santana
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Santana (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale)

    Ranked 150/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    Originally released the same month as their incendiary set at Woodstock, this impressive debut for Columbia kick-started a Hall of Fame legacy that lasts still today. Establishing one of the most instantly recognizable sounds in rock; Carlos' signature tone and phrasing coupled with Afro-Cuban percussion virtually launched Latin-Rock fusion. Both AM and FM airwaves were scorched in the ensuing months with their charted singles Evil Ways (#9) and Jingo (#93) plus Soul Sacrifice, a favorite after it's featured spot in the Woodstock movie and soundtrack.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Waiting
    2. Evil Ways
    3. Shades of Time
    4. Savor
    5. Jingo
    6. Persuasion
    7. Treat
    8. You Just Don't Care
    9. Soul Sacrifice
    Santana
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    Gain 2 Ultra Analog 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    Blues For Salvador

    Blues For Salvador was released in 1989. Dedicated to his wife, Deborah Santana, the record was released as a solo project, without the Santana band. It won the 1989 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, his first Grammy ever.


    On previous solo albums, Santana had made noticeable stylistic changes and worked with Jazz, Pop, and even Country musicians. On this, his fourth Carlos Santana release, the line between a "solo" and a "group" project is blurred; this record is really a catchall of Santana band outtakes and stray tracks.


    Included are an instrumental version of "Deeper, Dig Deeper" from Freedom, and an alternate take of "Hannibal" from Zebop!, as well as "Now That You Know" from the group's 1985 tour. "Trane" features jazz drummer Tony Williams on drums.

    1a. Bailando
    1b. Aquatic Park
    2. Bella
    3. I'm Gone
    4. 'Trane
    5. Deeper, Dig Deeper
    6. Mingus
    7. Now That You Know
    8. Hannibal
    9. Blues For Salvador
    Carlos Santana
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  • Welcome Welcome Quick View

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    Welcome


    40th Anniversary Limited Edition


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios And Pressed At R.T.I.


    In 1973 Carlos Santana and The Santana Band were now one of the world's most loved rock and fusion
    bands of all time. After several studio albums and the two collaboration albums with Carlos Santana & Buddy
    Miles Live and Love Devotion Surrender with John McLaughlin the world was now
    buzzing around the energy that these superstars would lay down on vinyl with the soon to be rock/jazz/funk
    powerhouse Welcome.


    Featuring a cross section of Santana classics like Going Home, Light Of Life and When I Look Into Your Eyes,
    plus the exotic rhythms and jams on workouts like Santana and John McLaughlin's Flame-Sky, and the stellar
    John Coltrane masterpiece interpretation Welcome, Carlos Santana's guitar was truly a voice heard around the
    musical world.


    The original vinyl version of this masterpiece has been out of circulation for decades - that is until now
    Friday Music continues our exclusive Santana 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with the groundbreaking first
    time North American audiophile vinyl release of the 1973 smash Welcome. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso
    at Friday Music Studios and pressed at R.T.I., this super limited first time North American 180 Gram masterwork
    is truly one of Santana's finest ever, and we are very excited to offer you this authorized audiophile vinyl LP today.
    Along with the legendary Carlos Santana on guitar and vocal, he is joined with original Santana band mates
    Michael Shrieve on his dynamic drums, Doug Rauch on his prolific bass, Jose Areas on hard hitting percussion,
    plus the brilliant acid jazz superstar Leon Thomas on vocals, the celebrated Latin percussionist Armando Peraza,
    the legendary John McLaughlin on guitar, Joe Farrell on flute, and the stellar keyboard work of long time Santana
    associate Tom Coster.


    As an added 40th Anniversary Welcome bonus, we are including a super fine gatefold cover, restoring the
    original album cover elements to their full glory which will further enhance your listening experience.
    Let's all celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the classic mega rocker Welcome by Santana. Authentic,


    Authorized and Absolutely Santana as only you would expect from your friends at Friday Music!

    1. Going Home
    2. Love, Devotion & Surrender
    3. Samba De Sausalito
    4. When I Look Into Your Eyes
    5. Yours Is The Light
    6. Mother Africa
    7. Light Of Life
    8. Flame-Sky
    9. Welcome
    Santana
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
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    Carlos Santana & Steve Lukather: Live On Air 1986

    Limited Red Vinyl Edition

    This limited 9-song vinyl edition provides the FM broadcast from 1986 of what must have been a mind blowing concert featuring three of the world's greatest guitarists - Carlos Santana, Steve Lukather, Jeff Beck - all sharing the same stage.

    1. Primera Invasion
    2. Black Magic Woman
    3. Open Invitation
    4. Star Cycle
    5. Cause We've Ended As Lovers
    6. Wild Thing
    7. Freeway Jam
    8. Going Down
    9. Super Boogie
    Carlos Santana
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    Power Of Peace

    Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is pleased to announce the release of Power of Peace, a new studio album from Santana (Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana) and The Isley Brothers (Ronald and Ernie).

    Recorded last year, Power of Peace is the fulfillment of a dream, a new musical studio collaboration connecting Santana and The Isleys on a mind-bending journey through some of the immortal soul, funk, blues, rock, jazz and pop songs that continue to inspire them.

    About the Power of Peace, Carlos Santana observes, I feel a deep sense of gratitude, appreciation, and thankfulness. There is a spirit of creativity that came knocking and presented itself as a golden opportunity to do something with and for a supreme musician, who I consider to be the best in the world. Brother Ronnie Isley has been in the center of collective unity and harmony on the radio around the world since 1962 with 'Twist and Shout,' the song that the Beatles chose to invade America with. Like Michael Jackson, John Lennon, and Bob Marley, he's an iconic supreme of the highest order. Cindy and I feel very blessed to offer him this gift. From God, through us to you, for the world Mr. Ronnie Isley.

    It was an absolute joy working on this album with Carlos!, exclaims Ronald Isley. I hope this record carries the spirit of hope, love, and peace to the world that it brought to me, my brother and Carlos!

    Ernie Isley shares his brother's enthusiasm, saying, Doing this project with Carlos Santana was fun and illuminating. I hope all music lovers enjoy what we have done.

    Led by the legendary Ronald Isley on lead vocals and the album's main producer/arranger Carlos Santana on lead guitar, rhythm guitar, percussion and background vocals, Power of Peace covers songs first made familiar by the Chambers Brothers (Are You Ready, Love, Peace, Happiness), Swamp Dogg (Total Destruction to Your Mind), Stevie Wonder (Higher Ground), Billie Holiday (God Bless the Child), Eddie Kendricks (Body Talk), Curtis Mayfield (Gypsy Woman), Muddy Waters/Willie Dixon (I Just Want to Make Love to You), Dionne Warwick/Jackie DeShannon (What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love), Marvin Gaye (Mercy Mercy Me - The Ecology), Leon Thomas (Let the Rain Fall on Me) and Sy Miller and Jill Jackson (Let There Be Peace on Earth).

    Power of Peace premieres a new song, I Remember, written and sung by Cindy Blackman Santana. Cindy, who plays drums on the album, produced and arranged Higher Ground (along with her husband, Carlos). A family affair, Power of Peace features two Santanas--Carlos (guitar) and Cindy (drums)--and four Isleys: Ronald (vocals) and Ernie (rhythm guitar) and their respective spouses, Kandy Johnson Isley (Ron's wife, she sings background on God Bless the Child, Body Talk and Gypsy Woman) and Tracy Isley (Ernie's wife, she also sings background vocals on God Bless the Child).

    1. Are You Ready
    2. Total Destruction To Your Mind
    3. Higher Ground
    4. God Bless The Child
    5. I Remember
    6. Body Talk
    7. Gypsy Woman
    8. I Just Want To Make Love To You
    9. Love, Peace, Happiness
    10. What The World Needs Now Is Love Sweet Love
    11. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
    12. Let The Rain Fall On Me
    13. Let There Be Peace On Earth
    The Isley Brothers & Santana
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    150 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Santana's Greatest Hits


    First Time Platinum Plus Release On Vinyl In The Us In Over 3 Decades


    Limited Edition First Time Audiophile 180 Gram Vinyl With Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios And Pressed At R.T.I.


    The legendary Santana set the music world on fire back
    in the late sixties out of San Francisco with their hypnotic blend
    of latin-fused rock, jazz, and soul, augmented with brilliant and
    skillful musicianship of their leader and guitarist Carlos Santana.
    Bursting on the scene initially with the worldwide smash hit single
    Evil Ways, this first offering would prove to become the huge
    catalyst for things to come.


    For their first three smash albums, Carlos Santana
    would take the band to the top of all the popular music charts
    as these sessions would yield a plethora of hit singles. Their
    performances were of legendary proportion, culminating with a
    1969 Woodstock performance which made them one of the most
    successful live acts of the classic rock era.


    Smash pop/rock singles and hit albums, Columbia
    Records honored the hugely popular band with their first best
    of album simply titled Santana's Greatest Hits. Filled with a
    treasure trove of chart topping singles and hit album tracks
    from their smash albums, this incredible LP awarded these rock
    legends with another platinum plus effort.


    No stone is left unturned, as this 10 track masterpiece
    is loaded with hit after hit with smash singles like Evil Ways,
    Jingo, Oye Como Va,Everybody's Everything, and of course their
    much celebrated interpretation of Peter Green's/Fleetwood Mac
    classic Black Magic Woman.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive
    career catalog, Santana's Greatest Hits included some significant
    album tracks too like the beautiful masterpiece Samba Pa Ti and
    the hard rocker Hope Your Feeling Better, which features the
    powerful Gregg Rollie (Journey) on lead vocals and keys and
    the stunning lead guitar work of Carlos Santana and Neal Schon
    (Journey). All in all, this is a collection of songs which took the
    fans by storm, forever associating the title superstars to the
    Santana franchise.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first
    time on audiophile vinyl Santana's Greatest Hits. Mastered
    impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing
    classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at
    R.T.I., long-time unearthed vinyl mixes of their classic hit singles
    and solid album tracks like Everything's Coming Our Way and Se
    A Cabo truly resonate as you remember them from years ago.


    To enhance your limited edition album experience,
    this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short
    time being offered in a first time gatefold cover presentation,
    featuring the original album cover design, plus the inner sleeve
    artwork now displayed beautifully inside the gatefold cover.


    Welcome back the amazing Santana's Greatest Hits...
    an audiophile first time vinyl release, only from your friends at
    Friday Music.


    Everything's Coming Our Way!

    1. Evil Ways
    2. Jingo
    3. Hope You're Feeling Better
    4. Samba Pa Ti
    5. Persuasion
    6. Black Magic Woman
    7. Oye Como Va (ASCAP)
    8. Everything's Coming Our Way
    9. Se A Cabo
    10. Everybody's Everything
    Santana
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  • Amigos (Speakers Corner) Amigos (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Amigos (Speakers Corner)

    Santana's music is like the game of Mikado - a tight bundle of pieces in various styles that is difficult to handle, even for experienced musicians. No whether the sticks are labelled funk, jazz, rock, R & B, or folk: when you try to pick out just one of these, the whole lot vibrates alongside.



    It seems relatively simple (and is often attempted) to try and sort out track lists according to more or less commercially oriented compilations. And having fastidiously set up the ranking and astutely discussed it in your circle of friends, you can sit back and enjoy the brilliant guitar sound of such blockbusters as Caravanserai or Welcome - quality rules the day!



    In his seventh album the guitar guru is once again surrounded by numerous freshly recruited supporting musicians and the star producer David Rubinson. The latter watches carefully over the development of this project, which is highly reminiscent of the early Santana sound. A perceptible infatuation with the vocals, or the wealth of buzzing, pulsating, clattering, clicking rhythms, or yet again the inimitable bubbling, frothy guitar solos: a Santana LP is simply unthinkable without all this. Why then should one try to pick out the various styles, genres or consumer groups when this record belongs to his best and most important six, seven - or maybe even eight? At the end of the day, we all remain amigos with Santana.



    Musicians:



    • Devadip Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals, percussion, conga)

    • Tom Coster (keyboards)

    • Ndugu Leon Chandler (drums, percussion, conga)

    • Armanda Peraza (conga, percussion, vocals)

    • David Brown (bass)

    • Greg Walker (vocals)




    Recording: 1976 at Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, by Fred Catero and David Rubinson

    Production: David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)
    2. Take Me with You
    3. Let Me
    4. Gitano
    5. Tell Me Are You Tired
    6. Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)
    7. Let It Shine
    Santana
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    Amigos

    The Santana/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    The Original 1976 Rock Fusion Classic Amigos Album!


    First Time 180 Gram Vinyl + Gatefold Cover + Full Color Insert Presentation!


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso - Pressed At R.T.I.


    The legendary Santana set the music world on fire back in the late sixties out of San Francisco with their hypnotic blend of Latin-fused rock, jazz and soul, augmented with brilliant and skillful musicianship of their leader and
    guitarist Carlos Santana. Bursting on the scene initially with the worldwide smash hit single Evil Ways (Santana's
    Greatest Hits Friday Music #33050), this first offering would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.
    Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Carlos Santana would take the band to the top of
    all the popular music charts as the 1976 fusion classic Amigos would go on to yield a plethora of hit tracks at all
    formats of radio,


    notic blend of Latin-fused rock, jazz and soul, augmented with brilliant and skillful musicianship of their leader and
    guitarist Carlos Santana. Bursting on the scene initially with the worldwide smash hit single Evil Ways (Santana's
    Greatest Hits Friday Music #33050), this first offering would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.
    Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Carlos Santana would take the band to the top of
    all the popular music charts as the 1976 fusion classic Amigos would go on to yield a plethora of hit tracks at all
    formats of radio.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Santana's Amigos included some significant
    album tracks too like the rocking masterpiece Let Me and the powerful Gitano, which features the legendary funk and
    soul percussion of Armando Pereza. More deep funk and fusion follow with tunes like Take Me With You which also
    feature the stunning lead guitar work of Carlos Santana, plus his long time associates Tom Coster on keyboards, David
    Brown on bass, Leon Chancler on drums, and newest member Greg Walker with his stellar vocals which helped carry
    the band back into gold and platinum territory with this wonderful album. All in all, this is a collection of songs which
    took the fans by storm, forever retaining the title superstars to the Santana franchise.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Amigos by Santana. Mastered
    impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain.
    Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago.


    To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for
    a very short time being offered in its original gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design,
    plus the inner sleeve artwork now displayed beautifully as a separate insert, as well as the custom labels featuring
    the beautiful Amigos design.


    Welcome back and celebrate the music of Santana with their amazing Amigos an audiophile first time vinyl
    release, only from your friends at Friday Music. Dance Sister Dance!

    1. Dance Sister Dance
    2. Take Me with You
    3. Let Me
    4. Gitano
    5. Tell Me Are You Tired
    6. Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)
    7. Let It Shine
    Santana
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    Santana IV

    Santana IV is the wildly anticipated studio album that reunites the revered early '70s lineup of guitar icon Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar, vocals), Michael Carabello (percussion) and Michael Shrieve (drums). The album signifies the first time in 45 years - since 1971's multi-platinum classic Santana III - that the quintet has recorded together.


    Santana IV features 16 all-new tracks written and produced by the band that burst with the same unparalleled energy and superlative musicianship that made Santana a pioneering force in world music and a household name across the globe. Joining the core Santana IV band in the studio are current Santana members Karl Perazzo (percussion) and Benny Rietveld (bass), with the legendary vocalist Ronald Isley guesting on two cuts.


    The origins for the reunion go back several years, when Schon suggested that he and Carlos Santana record together. Santana liked the idea but went one better, proposing that they recruit Rolie, Shrieve and Carabello for what would be called Santana IV. After initial writing sessions and rehearsals took place in 2013, the group recorded throughout 2014 and 2015, amassing 16 spellbinding tracks that combined all their signature elements - Afro-Latin rhythms, soaring vocals, electrifying blues-psychedelic guitar solos, and irrepressibly jubilant percussion work - with widescreen hooks and melodies that will lodge themselves in the thicket of listeners' senses and stay there.


    It was magical, Santana says. We didn't have to try to force the vibe - it was immense. >From there, we then needed to come up with a balance of songs and jams that people would immediately identify as Santana.


    The band's signature sound arrives forcefully on the album opener Yambu, a righteously gritty and soulful stomper teeming with swirling B3 organ hooks and walloping guitar crunch.


    The first single, Anywhere You Want to Go, is destined to storm the pantheon of Santana classics. Written by Gregg Rolie, it's a sexy, body-shaking winner and an unmistakable tip of the hat to the inescapable cha-cha/Latin jazz charms of Oye Como Va.


    Ronald Isley (The Isley Brothers) is a special guest on two tracks. His vocals highlight the feverishly impassioned Latin-rock workout Love Makes the World Go Round and the hard-edged and funky Freedom in Your Mind. Guitar fans expecting fireworks from Santana and Schon will cherish Santana IV from front to back. All Aboard is a no-holds-barred guitar jam of the highest order, as is the slinky, soulful metal cruncher Caminando, which explodes with tectonic axe force. And on the unabashedly British blues-tinged Shake It, the two go toe to toe on not one but two extended solo runs that will have lovers of unhinged fretboard work rejoicing.


    Carlos and I feel more connected than ever, says Schon. We get super-aggressive when we play, but also melodic and poetic. We have an incredible dialog with each other on our guitars.


    Santana's recurring themes of love and tolerance are common threads throughout Santana IV, most dramatically on the epic tone poem album closer Forgiveness, a languid and breathtakingly gorgeous atmospheric groover.


    Music fans familiar with the roaring lion artwork on Santana's 1969 debut album will instantly greet Heather Griffin-Vine's graphic for Santana IV as a gloriously realized update of that iconic image. I really think the music goes along with the cover, and vice versa, says Santana. It all fits together beautifully.


    Few bands can pick up a musical dialog after 45 years apart, but on Santana IV each band member reaches a new level of virtuosity and communal intuition on a collection of songs that easily stands side-by-side with the group's treasured early work.


    When you can go back and break new ground with joy and determination - and some whoop-ass energy - it gets you going, says Santana. I think we achieved something very rare. This music was screaming to come out of us. It wasn't about nostalgia. It was about passion.

    1. Yambu
    2. Shake It
    3. Anywhere You Want To Go
    4. Fillmore East
    5. Love Makes The World Go Round (Feat: Ronald Isley)
    6. Freedom In Your Mind (Feat: Ronald Isley)
    7. Choo Choo
    8. All Aboard
    9. Suenos
    10. Caminando
    11. Blues Magic
    12. Echizo
    13. Leave Me Alone
    14. You And I
    15. Come as You Are
    16. Forgiveness
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    Festival


    40th Anniversary Limited Edition


    The Original 1976 Rock Fusion Classic Festival Album


    First Time 180 Gram Vinyl + Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso - Pressed At R.T.I.


    The legendary Santana set the music world on fire back in the late sixties out of San
    Francisco with their hypnotic blend of Latin-fused rock, jazz and soul, augmented with brilliant
    and skillful musicianship of their leader and guitarist Carlos Santana. Bursting on the scene
    initially with the worldwide smash hit single Evil Ways (Santana's Greatest Hits Friday Music
    #33050), this first offering would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.
    Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Carlos Santana would take
    the band to the top of all the popular music charts as the 1976 fusion classic Festival would
    go on to yield a plethora of hit tracks at all formats of radio.


    No stone is left unturned, as this 10 track masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with
    smash singles like Carnaval, Let The Children Play and of course their stellar single Give Me
    Love, all featuring the voice and hipness of Leon Patillo.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Santana's Festival
    included some significant album tracks too like the rocking masterpiece Let The Music Set You
    Free and the powerful Reach Up, which features the legendary funk and soul groovemeister
    Leon Patillo on lead vocals and keyboards, the stunning lead guitar work of Carlos Santana,
    plus long time associates Tom Coster on keyboards, Jose Areas on percussion and Paul
    Jackson on bass. All in all, this is a collection of songs which took the fans by storm, forever
    retaining the title superstars to the Santana franchise.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Festival by
    Santana. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic
    truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly
    resonates as you remember from years ago.


    To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile
    vinyl release is also for a very short time being offered in a first time gatefold cover
    presentation, featuring the original album cover design, plus the inner sleeve artwork now
    displayed beautifully inside the gatefold cover, as well as the custom labels featuring the
    beautiful Festival flower design.


    Welcome back and celebrate the music of Santana with their amazing Festival ... an
    audiophile first time vinyl release, only from your friends at Friday Music.


    Let The Music Set You Free!

    1. Carnaval
    2. Let The Children Play
    3. Jugando
    4. Give Me Love
    5. Verao Vermelho
    6. Let The Music Set You Free
    7. Revelations
    8. Reach Up
    9. The River
    10. Try A Little Harder
    11. Maria Caracoles
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    Borboletta (Speakers Corner)

    After some hot live performances and subversive jaunts made in the aftershock of Woodstock, Santana and his band entered the calm atmosphere of the recording studio to make their sixth album. Taking a look at the blue butterfly on the LP cover, it wasn't surprising that purist Santana fans scented that the music in this particular garden would be more gentle and cultivated than the previous hard-rock sound. But one thing after another: in attune with semi natural sounds, the 'Canto De Los Flores' swings along to dabbed figures on the Rhodes piano and waves of multi-cultural drumming.



    The drama continues with Life Is Anew - a powerfully arranged ballad, followed by a highly emotional rock number (Give And Take). This takes us to where Santana feels most at home - Promise Of A Fisherman with its velvety, wonderfully expansive guitar sound. By now, at the latest, the listener joins the sensitive outdoorsman on his chase after the butterfly named Boborletta with a wealth of gorgeous sounds. Don't hesitate to capture this rare specimen for your collection!



    Musicians:



    • Carlos Santana (guitar, percussion)

    • Tom Coster (keyboard)

    • Leon Patillo (organ, electric piano, vocals)

    • Stanley Clarke (bass)

    • Michael Shrieve, Leon „Ndugu" Chancler (drums)

    • Airto Moreira, Flora Purim (percussion)

    • Jose Chepito Areas, Armando Peraza (percussion, conga)



    Recording: 1974 by Glen Kolotkin

    Production: Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve & Tom Coster



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Spring Manifestations
    2. Canto de los Flores
    3. Life Is Anew
    4. Give and Take
    5. One with the Sun
    6. Aspirations
    7. Practice What You Preach
    8. Mirage
    9. Here and Now
    10. Flor de Canela
    11. Promise of a Fisherman
    12. Borboletta
    Santana
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    Lotus


    40th Anniversary Limited Edition


    First-Time North American Release on Vinyl


    Stunning 3 LP 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Original Japanese Tri-Fold LP Cover


    First Time Psychedelic Artwork Insert Enclosed


    Pressed at R.T.I.


    On July 3rd and 4th, 1973, Carlos Santana and The Santana Band played two very incredible
    shows for thousands of their delighted fans in Osaka, Japan. Cleverly capturing this
    historic event for a soon to be released live album Lotus , the executives at Sony Music Japan,
    known for their masterful audiophile skills, ran tape and the rest is now classic rock history.


    Initially released in Japan , the monumental 3 LP set Lotus would become one of the most
    celebrated live albums of the band's career. With the extensive two hour performance of nonstop
    hits and deep album track masterpieces, Lotus was also known for its extensive tri-fold LP
    cover and beautifully detailed artwork elements all the way down to each personalized record
    label. This album would soon become one of the most expensive imported albums at the time,
    as collectors and Santana fans in the states would pay serious dollars to get this incredible
    concert extravaganza.


    Featuring a cross section of Santana hits like Black Magic Woman , Oye Como Va,
    Waiting, and Every Step Of The Way, plus the exotic rhythms and jams on workouts like
    Batuka , Mantra and the beautifully orchestrated instrumental Samba Pa Ti, Carlos Santana's
    guitar was explosive as ever as witnessed by the cheers and shouts from the jubilant audience.


    The original vinyl version of this masterpiece has been out of circulation for decades
    - that is until now ..Friday Music continues our exclusive Santana 180 Gram Audiophile
    Vinyl Series with the groundbreaking first time North American release of the deluxe 3 LP 180
    Gram LP 1974 smash Lotus. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios
    and pressed at R.T.I., this super limited first time North American 180 Gram masterwork is
    truly one of the finest live albums to ever be released, and we are very excited to offer you this
    authorized 180 Gram LP today.


    Along with the legendary Carlos Santana on guitar and vocal, he is joined with original
    Santana band mates Michel Shrieve on his dynamic drums, Doug Rauch on his prolific
    bass, Jose Areas on hard hitting percussion, plus the brilliant jazz and funk superstar Leon
    Thomas on vocals, the celebrated Latin percussionist Armando Perez, and the stellar keyboard
    work of long time Santana associate Tom Coster.


    As an added bonus, the original trifold cover art and the special psychedelic insert artwork
    are now restored to their full glory which will further enhance your listening experience
    with deep tracks from hit albums like Abraxas, Welcome, Caravanserai and Santana 1 and 3.


    Let's all celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the classic mega rocker Lotus by Santana.
    Authentic, Authorized, and Absolutely Live Santana as only you would expect from your
    friends at Friday Music!

    LP 1
    1. Going Home
    2. A -1 Funk
    3. E Very Step Of The Way
    4. Bla Ck Magic Woman
    5. Gypsy Queen
    6. Oye Como Va
    7. Your S Is The Light
    8. Batu Ka
    9. Xibaba (she-ba-ba)


    LP 2
    1. Stone Flower (Introduction)
    2. Waitin G
    3. A Stillos De Arena Part 1 (Sand Castle)
    4. Free Angela (Bayete)
    5. Samba De Sausalito
    6. Mantra
    7. Kyoto (Drum Solo)
    8. Castillos De Arena Part 2 (Sand Castle)
    9. Se A Cabo


    LP 3
    1. Samba Pa Ti
    2. Mr Udo
    3. Tou Ssaint L'Overture
    4. In Cident At Neshabur

    Santana
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    Santana

    Ranked 150/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The self-titled 1969 debut by San Francisco ballroom favorite Santana single-handedly brought Latin rock into the mainstream. Full of steamy, percolating Latin percussion and leader Carlos Santana�s stinging, razor-sharp guitar work, Santana was released in August of that year, the same month as the group�s legendary appearance at Woodstock.


    Bearing the smash hits Evil Ways and Jingo, Sundazed's exact vinyl replica of this all-time classic rock staple is sourced directly from the original Columbia masters.

    1. Waiting
    2. Evil Ways
    3. Shades of Time
    4. Savor
    5. Jingo
    6. Persuasion
    7. Treat
    8. You Just Don't Care
    9. Soul Sacrifice
    Santana
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    The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

    Ranked 312/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' is the critically and commercially acclaimed solo album by female Fugee Lauryn Hill. Originally released on August 25th, 1998, it has been widely praised for its seamless fusion of R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae, Gospel, and Neo-Soul. The songs vary in style, but make for a cohesive album. In 1999, the album garnered 10 Grammy nominations at the 41st Grammy Awards. When Hill won 5 Grammies that night, her achievement made her the first female to receive that many in one night. The album includes collaborations with soul singer D'Angelo on Nothing Even Matters; guitarist Carlos Santana on To Zion; singer Mary J. Blige on I Used to Love Him and well as then little-known John Legend playing the piano on Everything is Everything.


    Over 10 years after its original release Hill's debut solo album has proven to stand the test of time easily.

    1. Intro
    2. Lost Ones

    3. Ex-Factor

    4. To Zion

    5. Doo Wop (That Thing)

    6. Superstar

    7. Final Hour

    8. When It Hurts So Bad
    9. I Used To Love Him

    10. Forgive Them Father

    11. Every Ghetto, Every City

    12. Nothing Even Matters

    13. Everything Is Everything

    14. The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

    15. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You

    16. Tell Him
    Lauryn Hill
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    Love Devotion Surrender

    These two virtuoso guitarists were coming from different musical worlds when they came together for this unique 1972 project. What they shared, besides the instrument they'd mastered, was profound spirituality; both had taken inspiration from the music of John Coltrane. The core of Love Devotion Surrender is made up of the three magnificent extended guitar jams including Coltrane's A Love Supreme which borders on spiritual ecstasy. To hear Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin trading licks and then coming together is a guitar fan's dream come true and while the guitar playing is absolutely stunning in its virtuosity here, the music never loses its focus or its soul.
    1. A Love Supreme
    2. Naima
    3. The Life Divine
    4. Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord
    5. Meditation
    Santana & John McLaughlin
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    Havana Moon

    The third Carlos Santana solo album marks a surprising turn toward 1950s rock & roll and Tex-Mex, with covers such as Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love" and Chuck Berry's title song. The album features performances by Booker T & the MGs, Willie Nelson and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and also Carlos' father Jose singing "Vereda Tropical" - a song Carlos had first heard when his father was serenading his mother following an argument.


    Produced by veteran R&B producers Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett, the album features an eclectic mix of sidemen, including Booker T. Jones of Booker T & the MG's, Willie Nelson, Jimmie Vaughan, Flaco JimÉnez, Stephen Kupka (of Tower Of Power) and many more.


    Havana Moon is a light effort, but it's one of Santana's most enjoyable albums, which may explain why it was also the best-selling Santana album outside the group releases in ten years.

    1. Watch Your Step
    2. Lightnin'
    3. Who Do You Love
    4. Mudbone
    5. One With You
    6. Ecuador
    7. Tales of Kilimanjaro
    8. Havana Moon
    9. Daughter of the Night
    10. They All Went To Mexico
    11. Verda Tropical
    Santana
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    Moonflower

    Mastered from the Original Columbia Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray at RTI/AcousTech


    Moonflower was a mega triumph set for Carlos Santana and his band. Flying high from major success with their Festival and Amigos albums, Moonflower furthered this excitement in both the studio and concert setting. With a generous mix of Santana classics and new and soon to be classics like The Zombies Shes Not There, Moonflower rapidly achieved gold and platinum status.


    The Moonflower line-up was second to none. Featuring the classic rock guitar styling of the legendary Carlos Santana, along with supreme vocalist Greg Walker, power drummer Graham Lear, pianist Tom Coster and the return of Jose Chepito Areas along with Paul Rekow and Pete Esovedo on percussion, this album was truly an inspiring and groove event for the ages.


    And now Friday Music is proudly offering Santana's Moonflower album on 180g Audiophile Vinyl for the first time. Mastered impeccably from the original Columbia Records tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray at RTI/AcousTech, this stunning two LP set is manna for the ears and soul.


    Not only is the chart topping Shes Not There represented here, but Carlos and Co. swing heavily on the mighty Black Magic Woman in a fierce live setting, as well as the storming crowd pleaser Soul Sacrifice/Heads Hands & Feet. Some of the newer material like the Latin infused rocker Zulu, the solid opener Dawn/Go Within and of course the solid revisit live rendition of the classic Europa make this a perfect listen in the audiophile domain.


    For this special limited edition release, Friday Music has also included the original stunning gatefold cover elements, which havent been seen in years, which truly accentuate the musical journey created by the legend Carlos Santana and his excellent band.

    LP 1

    1. Dawn/Go Within
    2. Carnaval
    3. Let the Children Play
    4. Jugando
    5. I'll Be Waiting
    6. Zulu
    7. Bahia
    8. Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
    9. Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)
    10. Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)


    LP 2
    1. She's Not There
    2. Flor d' Luna (Moonflower)
    3. Soul Sacrifice/Head, Hands &Feet
    4. El Morocco
    5. Transcendance
    6. Savor/Toussaint l' Overture

    Santana
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    Living Proof

    Buddy Guy has released 68 albums on 18 record labels during his storied career. 2008's Skin Deep was his first complete collection of original songs. It's successor, Living Proof, also follows that template and features collaborations with with B.B. King and Carlos Santana among others.
    1. 74 Years Young
    2. Thank Me Someday
    3. On The Road
    4. Stay Around A Little Longer
    5. Key Don't Fit
    6. Living Proof
    7. Where The Blues Begins
    8. Too Soon
    9. Everybody's Got To Go
    10. Let The Door Knob Hit Ya
    11. Guess What
    12. Skanky
    Buddy Guy
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    Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live!


    The Santana Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues


    First Time Platinum Plus Release On Vinyl In The Us In Over 3 Decades


    Audiophile Vinyl, Gatefold Cover & Psychedelic Artwork Insert Not Seen In Years


    On New Year's Day 1972, Carols Santana and his great friend Buddy
    Miles (Jimi Hendrix/Electric Flag) played a very special and incredible show
    inside the Diamond Head Crater in Oahu, Hawaii for thousands of lucky fans.


    To ring in the New Year, Columbia Records ran tape and the rest is rock and roll
    history. Released a few months later, Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live! sold well over a
    million copies in no time and rode easily into the top of the album charts.


    Featuring a cross section of both Santana and Buddy Miles' hits like Evil Ways
    and Them Changes, this monumental pairing of geniuses even took the psychedelic
    rock and funk trip further with stellar interpretations of John McLaughlin's Marbles
    as well as the superlative jam of all jams, the 26 minute Free Form Funkafide Filth.


    The original vinyl version of this masterpiece has been out of circulation for
    many years - that is until now ..Friday Music continues their exclusive Santana
    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with the groundbreaking 1972 platinum
    smash Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live! Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday
    Music Studios, and pressed at RTI, this limited edition wonderful masterwork is
    truly one of the finest live albums to ever be released, and we are very excited to
    offer you this authorized 180 Gram LP today.


    Along with the legendary Carlos Santana and the late great Buddy Miles,
    future Journey superstar and Santana's own Neal Schon shares guitar chores,
    as well as Greg Errico on drums from Sly & The Family Stone, plus even more
    original Santana alumnus like Mike Carabello on congas and the great Pete
    Escovedo on percussion.


    As an added bonus, the original gatefold cover art and the special psychedelic insert artwork are restored to their full glory which will further enhance your
    listening experience.


    Let's all celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the classic mega rocker Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live! Authentic, Authorized, Free Form Funkafide Filth as only you would
    expect from your friends at Friday Music!


    Oh My Mind Is Going Through Them Changes

    1. Marbles
    2. Lava
    3. Evil Ways
    4. Faith Interlude
    5. Them Changes
    6. Free Form Funkafide Filth
    Santana
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    Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles: Live! (Speakers Corner)

    'Live' was the watchword of the liberated and permissive post-Woodstock era, when anyone and everyone could do wonderful things and musicians really let themselves go - and it opened the door for Santana and his musicians. While devotees of pure styles found it hard to dip into the bubbling melting pot of progressive rock, others - hungry for emotion - plunged eagerly into the moloch world known as 'Sounds of the 70s'.



    Among the great events during this time was the get-together of Santana and a grandiose group of musicians together with Jimmy Hendrix's ex-drummer Buddy Miles at the Sunshine Festival in Hawaii. Inspired by the electrifying atmosphere we hear the smacking sound of an organ in John McLaughlin's Marbles, lush rocking Latin grooves (Lava) and gospel-like vocal artistry (Evil Ways). After an intensively re-worked version of the old favourite Them Changes, in which the band certainly lets one know that they can be 'heavy' when they want, the musicians let themselves go in 25 improvised minutes in Free Form Funkafide Filth. Such unleashed power could never be tamed and captured on tape in the studio simply because it can only be created in the freedom of an open-air stage.



    Musicians:



    • Carlos Santana (guitar)

    • Buddy Miles (drums, vocal)

    • Robert Hogins (organ)

    • Luis Gasca (trumpet)

    • Hadley Caliman (saxophone, flute)

    • Neal Schon (guitar)

    • Ron Johnson (bass)

    • Coke Escovedo (percussion)

    • Gregg Errico (drums)

    • Victor Pantoja, Michael Carabello (conga)



    Recording: January 1972 live in the Diamond Head Crater, Hawaii, USA,

    Production: Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Marbles
    2. Lava
    3. Evil Ways
    4. Faith Interlude
    5. Them Changes
    6. Free Form Funkafide Filth
    Santana
    $34.99
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    Borboletta (Awaiting Repress)


    40th Anniversary Limited Edition


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Presentation!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios And Pressed At R.T.I.


    1974 shows Carlos Santana and The Santana Band evolving into one of the world's most loved and arena
    packing bands of all time. After several studio albums and the two live albums with Lotus and
    Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live!, the world was now buzzing around the energy that these
    superstars would lay down on vinyl with the classic Borboletta.


    Featuring a cross section of Santana hits like Mirage, Practice What You Preach, and Give and Take, plus
    the exotic rhythms and jams on workouts like One With the Sun, and the stellar orchestrated Aspirations, Carlos
    Santana's guitar was explosive as ever.


    The original vinyl version of this masterpiece has been out of circulation for decades - that is until now


    Friday Music continues our exclusive Santana 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with the groundbreaking first
    time North American release of the 1974 smash Borboletta. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday
    Music Studios and pressed at R.T.I., this super limited first time North American 180 Gram masterwork is truly
    one of the best Santana albums to ever be released, and we are very excited to offer you this authorized 180
    Gram LP today.


    Along with the legendary Carlos Santana on guitar and vocal, he is joined with original Santana band
    mates Michel Shrieve on his dynamic drums, both Doug Rauch and David Brown on his prolific bass, Jose
    Areas on hard hitting percussion, plus the brilliant r&b and funk superstar Leon Patillo on vocals, the celebrated
    Latin percussionist Armando Peraza, the legendary team of Airto on percussion and Flora Purim on vocals,
    Stanley Clarke on bass, and the stellar keyboard work of long time Santana associate Tom Coster.


    As an added 40th Anniversary Borboletta bonus, we are including a first time gatefold cover, restoring the
    original album cover elements to their full glory which will further enhance your listening experience.


    Let's all celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the classic mega rocker Borboletta by Santana. Authentic,
    Authorized and Absolutely Santana as only you would expect from your friends at Friday Music!

    1. Spring Manifestations
    2. Canto de los Flores
    3. Life Is Anew
    4. Give and Take
    5. One With the Sun
    6. Aspirations
    7. Practice What You Preach
    8. Mirage
    9. Here and Now
    10. Flor de Canela
    11. Promise of a Fisherman
    12. Borboletta
    Santana
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    Zebop!

    Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Anniversary Limited Edition


    1981 was a Winning year for Santana. With the release of their multi-format hit album Zebop!, Carlos Santana and The Santana Band catapulted onto the top ten, the first time in several years, and truly changed the course of their musical history for the next several decades. Thanks in part to the Russ Balard (Argent) penned smash hit single Winning, the band not only maintained their solid following, but also brought in a whole new fan base, which has pledged loyalty to this legendary band since.


    Following a similar formula as on their previous gold album Marathon, Zebop! featured smash hit tracks like their powerful rendition of Cat Stevens' Changes and J.J. Cale's The Sensitive Kind. The 12 track powerhouse also featured some of their most revered tunes like Searchin', Brightest Star and a trip back to the Abraxas sound with É Papa RÉ. With the effervescent lead vocals of Alex Ligertwood, the power drumming of Graham Lear, the percussive beat of Armando Pereza, together with the skillful instrumentation of the core band, all fronted by the legendary Carlos Santana, this album truly illustrated a powerful band that hit its stride.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the legendary music of Santana, so now it is with much honor to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of their mega classic Zebop!. As a further installment in our Santana/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this limited edition classic rock masterpiece is now enhanced for the first time with impeccable mastering by Joe Reagoso (Santana/Grateful Dead) and also features a first time stunning gatefold LP cover with the original LP cover elements not seen in decades.


    So, it is now time to celebrate with us the first time 180 Gram Audiophile masterwork release of Zebop! by Santana. This masterpiece is now impeccably mastered on audiophile vinyl, with first time gatefold cover art and of course all of the great songs and superlative magic and memories that can only be that of Carlos Santana and The Santana Band.

    1. Changes
    2. É Papa RÉ
    3. Primera Invasion
    4. Searchin
    5. Over and Over
    6. Winning
    7. Tales of Kilimanjaro
    8. The Sensitive Kind
    9. American Gypsy
    10. I Love You Much Too Much
    11. Brightest Star
    12. Hannibal
    Santana
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
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