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.
1. Dawn/Go Within
3. Let the Children Play
5. I'll Be Waiting
8. Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
9. Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)
10. Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)
1. She's Not There
2. Flor d' Luna (Moonflower)
3. Soul Sacrifice/Head, Hands &Feet
4. El Morocco
6. Savor/Toussaint l' Overture