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  • Santana's Greatest Hits Santana's Greatest Hits Quick View

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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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    Santana III

    Import


    "Santana III" is an album of lasts. It was the last album recorded with the original Woodstock]line up and the last to hit #1 in the Billboard charts until 1999's "Supernatural". But there are also a number of important firsts on this album; Coke Escovedo joins in for the first time on percussion, as does Neal Schon (Journey) - a mere seventeen when they recorded the album - on guitar. Santana III is seen by many as the band's commercial and creative highpoint. The band sounds darker, more raw, and more eager with the doubling up on guitar of Schon's rock´n´roll sensibilities and Santana's ecstatic high notes and soulful fills. Escovedo's and Chepito's percussion is as fast as it is furious, and the minimal production adds greatly to the timeless appeal of this album.

    Side A:

    1. Batuka

    2. No One To Depend On

    3. Taboo

    4. Toussaint L'Overture


    Side B:

    1. Everybody's Everything

    2. Guajira

    3. Jungle Strut

    4. Everything's Coming Our Way

    5. Para Los Rumberos


    Side C:

    1 Gumbo *

    2. Folsom Street ] One *


    Side D:

    1. Banbeye *

    2. No One To Depend On (Single Version) *

    Santana
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  • Carlos Santana & Steve Lukather: Live On Air 1986 Carlos Santana & Steve Lukather: Live On Air 1986 Quick View

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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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  • Santana (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale) Santana (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Santana (Awaiting Repress) (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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  • Havana Moon Havana Moon Quick View

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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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    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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    Abraxas (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 205/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    Released in 1970, Abraxas, Santanas second album, sees the band expanding its already wildly diverse Latin rock sound by adding deeper elements of blues and jazz to the sizzling mix. Abraxas is home to two more of the groups signature monster hits: the hypnotic, rhythmically hectic interpretations of Tito Puentes Oye Como Va and Fleetwood Macs Black Magic Woman.

    1. Singing Winds, Crying Beasts
    2. Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
    3. Oye Como Va
    4. Incident At Neshabur
    5. Se A Cabo
    6. Mother's Daughter
    7. Samba Pa Ti
    8. Hope You're Feeling Better
    9. El Nicoya
    Santana
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  • Santana IV: Live At The House Of Blues - Las Vegas Santana IV: Live At The House Of Blues - Las Vegas Quick View

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    Santana IV: Live At The House Of Blues - Las Vegas

    Import


    On March 21st, 2016, a few weeks prior to the release of the "Santana IV" album, the classic line-up of Santana took to the stage at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas. The show they delivered combined tracks from the new album with the classic hits from the band's first three albums, to which "Santana IV" is the natural successor. This was a hugely anticipated reunion of a line-up that had not performed and recorded together since the early seventies. It brought back the scintillating combination of rock, Latin, blues, jazz and African rhythms which was the band's trademark and made them truly unique. The concert was a celebration of the chemistry, dynamism and pure musical joy that had made the original band so special and earned them a place in so many fans' hearts. It is a show to be enjoyed over and over again.

    LP 1
    1. Soul Sacrifice

    2. Jingo

    3. Evil Ways

    4. Everybody's Everything
    5. Shake It
    6. Anywhere You Want To Go
    7. Medley: Choo Choo / All Aboard


    LP 2
    1. Samba Pa Ti
    2. Medley: Batuka / No One To Depend On
    3. Leave Me Alone

    4. Sueño

    5. Caminando

    6. Medley: Blues Magic / Echizo


    LP 3
    1. Come As You Are
    2. Yambu

    3. Medley: Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen / Third Stone From The Sun / Oye Como Va / I Feel The Earth Move
    4. Medley: Love Makes The World Go Round / Shout / Them Changes (w/ Ronald Isley)

    5. Freedom In Your Mind (w/ Ronald Isley)

    6. Toussaint L'overture


    DVD
    1. Soul Sacrifice
    2. Jingo
    3. Evil Ways

    4. Everybody's Everything
    5. Shake It

    6. Anywhere You Want To Go
    7. Medley: Choo Choo / All Aboard

    8. Samba Pa Ti
    9. Medley: Batuka / No One To Depend On
    10. Leave Me Alone
    11. Sueño

    12. Caminando

    13. Medley: Blues Magic / Echizo
    14. Come As You Are

    15. Yambu

    16. Medley: Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen / Third Stone From The Sun / Oye Como Va / I Feel The Earth Move
    17. Medley: Love Makes The World Go Round / Shout / Them Changes (w/ Ronald Isley)

    18. Freedom In Your Mind (w/ Ronald Isley)

    19. Toussaint L'overture

    Santana
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  • Caravanserai (Speakers Corner) Caravanserai (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Caravanserai (Speakers Corner)

    To attempt to categorise Carlos Santana's music is, for the prophets of rock music, rather like dancing on the edge of a volcano. While the New York Times acclaimed the band as a reincarnation of Dizzy Gillespie's Cuban-jazz bigband from the end of the Forties, the specialist magazine Rolling Stone spoke of a »methadrine trip without visions«. Organ-player Gregg Rolie offered a very simple explanation of the origins of the highly differentiated sound colouring and the throb and chirp of the Afro-Cuban polyrhythms: he succinctly remarked that each member of the multi-cultural band just played the music which he had grown up with.



    Just how thrilling this sounds is already evident from the first number on the disc, with its sounds of nature, twisted rhythms, and little snatches of melody, which - as in several other titles - remains spellbinding even without the fascinating drive of Santana's lead-sound. Of course there is plenty of solo material on the guitar which manifests itself in exuberant improvisations with a fusion of rock, salsa and jazz elements. When listening to this well-oiled rhythm machine, one quite rightly gets the impression that this unique band has stretched itself to its limits, and it is not by mere coincidence that they split up shortly afterwards. What has remained is one of the most powerful Santana records ever made.



    Musicians:



    • Carlos Santana (guitar, percussion)

    • Hadley Caliman (saxophone)

    • Gregg Rolie (organ, piano)

    • Wendy Haas (piano)

    • Tom Coster (electric piano)

    • Neal Schon (guitar)

    • Douglas Rauch (guitar, bass)

    • Tom Rutley (bass)

    • Mike Shrieve (drums)

    • Jose Chepito Areas, Armando Peraza (percussion)



    Recording: February and May 1972

    Production: Carlos Santana and Michael Shrieve



    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. Eternal Caravan Of Reincarnation
    2. Waves Within
    3. Look Up (To See What's Coming Down)
    4. Just In Time To See The Sun
    5. Song Of The Wind
    6. All The Love Of The Universe
    7. Future Primitive
    8. Stone Flower
    9. La Fuente Del Ritmo
    10. Every Step Of The Way


    Santana
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    Santana III (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale)

    Santana III on Numbered Limited Edition LP from Mobile Fidelity Silver Label


    Last Santana Album Recorded With Famed Woodstock Band


    With Guitar Virtuoso Neal Schon in Fold, Santana Makes Musical Magic That Truly Spans the Globe years Before "World Music" Became a Genre


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI: LP Breathes With Sumptuous Warmth


    The final Santana album recorded with the leader's famed Woodstock lineup, one of the most capable and explosive bands ever assembled, Santana III (commonly referred to as The Third Album) is a beacon of Latin-tinged rock, melodic creativity, and cohesive interplay. The record also marks the debut of young guitar virtuoso Neal Schon, who functions as the ideal foil to Santana, whose playing on this 1971 set rivals that of the finest in his career. If not for arriving after the monumental Abraxas, it is likely Santana III would be mentioned in the same breath as groundbreaking psychedelic classics such as Bitches Brew. It's that good.


    Embracing the concept that all of the members should share their musical ideas, Santana added two crucial components to his band: Schon, discovered at the age of 15 playing in a Palo Alto club, and Thomas "Coke" Escovedo, who during the sessions temporarily replaced ill percussionist Chepito Areas, and whose percussive assistance helped define the album's feel. With Schon in the fold, Santana strives for the unknown, and yet, manages to stave off the numbing excesses that define much of the period's output.


    From the opening "Batuka," peppered with Schon's stirring guitar lines, to the sensitive "Everything Is Coming Our Way," infused with a mesmerizing Hammond organ underpinning that supports Santana's vocal pathos, the record teams with inventiveness. Involving albeit accessible concoctions of funk, jazz, rock, blues, and soul run throughout the set. Spanish-styled flavors infuse a majority of the material, ranging from the salsa piano on "Guarjira" to the distinctive "No One to Depend On," a lively take on the cha-cha-cha.


    A globe-spanning armada of percussive instruments-timbales, congas, drums, vibes, tambourines, and more-as well as the existence of a three-person percussion team that fits in harmoniously with Santana, Schon, and company makes Santana III a masterful accomplishment in musical chemistry and the exploration of true world craft.


    The Silver Label LP of Santana III breathes with sumptuous warmth and you-are-there realism. The tension of Schon's guitar lines, the album's open sound, and extensive use of studio echoes (check the presence of the backward echo on "No One to Depend On") fill the soundstage, replete with the kind of depth and dynamics one expects from a first-rate audiophile recording.


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    1. Batuka
    2. No One to Depend On
    3. Taboo
    4. Toussaint L'Overture
    5. Everybody's Everything
    6. Guajira
    7. Jungle Strut
    8. Everything's Coming Our Way
    9. Para los Rumberos
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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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    Love Devotion Surrender (Speakers Corner)

    For some, Love Devotion Surrender is an album where, exceptionally, John McLaughlin plays the piano and organist Jan Hammer plays the drums. For others, it is the most spiritual album ever by Carlos Santana. And though both disciples were shown the way and inspired by the same guru (Sri Chinmoy) at one and the same time, this album is filled with the spirit of John Coltrane. In order to communicate their differing understanding and interpretation of Trane's music, the two musicians formed a 'project band' made up of members of Santana's ensemble and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. In their performance of Love Supreme, Santana's somewhat dragging melody-maker role amalgamates with McLaughlin's high-speed staccato to a viscous drive. This approach functions just as well in slow motion: Coltrane's miniature, slow composition Naima is performed in a flowing and inspired manner by the duo on their acoustic guitars.



    The arrangements carry Santana's hallmark: the occasionally somewhat intellectual but certainly not long-pondered-over sound is enhanced by the sound of agitated congo beats and the chanted vocals are heard as if from afar. By the time fans of Santana's major albums have got to the expansive gospel song Let Us Go Into The House, they will have rediscovered their Carlos and his timeless solos once again. It is apparent that love and devotion are by no means just memorials of a time gone by but a surrender to oneself in its most perfect form.



    Musicians:



    • Mahavishnu John McLaughlin (guitar, piano)

    • Carlos Santana (guitar)

    • Larry Young (organ)

    • Doug Rauch (bass)

    • Armando Peraza (conga)

    • Billy Cobham, Don Alias, Jan Hammer, Mike Shrieve (drums)



    Recording: 1973 by Glen Kolotkin

    Production: Mahavishnu John McLaughlin & Carlos Santana



    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. A Love Supreme
    2. Naima
    3. The Life Divine
    4. Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord
    5. Meditation
    Santana
    $34.99
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    1968 San Francisco

    Colored Vinyl


    Special limited edition colored vinyl of the historic live performance by one of the greatest rock bands ever, Santana - featuring early incarnations of "Evil Ways," "Soul Sacrifice" and many other show stopping jams!

    1. Soul Sacrifice
    2. Medley: Let's Get Ourselves Together / Jin-Go-Lo-Ba
    3. Santana Jam
    4. Evil Ways
    5. Rock Me
    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
    Santana
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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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    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
    $34.99
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    Invincible

    Import

    Remastered


    Michael Jackson's tenth and final studio album Invincible was released in 2001, six years after the double album HIStory, and the first featuring all new tracks since 1991's Dangerous. The King of Pop pulled out all the stops here enlisting several of the era's most successful producers including Rodney Jerkins, Teddy Riley and R. Kelly as well as guest appearances by Notorious B.I.G., Brandy and Carlos Santana. It may have not been quite the comeback Jackson was looking for when it came to his own miraculous standards, but it does prove that he could still produce pop music like no other.

    1. Unbreakable
    2. Heartbreaker
    3. Invincible
    4. Break Of Dawn
    5. Heaven Can Wait
    6. You Rock My World
    7. Butterflies
    8. Speechless
    9. 2000 Watts
    10. You Are My Life
    11. Privacy
    12. Don't Walk Away
    13. Cry
    14. The Lost Children
    15. Whatever Happens
    16. Threatened
    Michael Jackson
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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
    $27.99
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    Marathon


    The Santana Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    The Original 1979 Rock Fusion Classic Marathon 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 1979 classic rocker Marathon would go on to yield a plethora of hit
    tracks at all formats of radio.


    No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit
    with smashes like You Know That I Love You, the powerful Hard Times, the
    soulful Summer Lady and of course their stellar rock hit All I Ever Wanted,
    all featuring the righteous guitar of the legendary Carlos Santana as well as
    being the first Santana LP to feature the stellar vocals of longtime front man
    Alex Ligertwood and keyboard legend Alan Pasqua.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog,
    Santana's Marathon included some significant album tracks too like the
    rocking masterpiece Lightning In The Sky and the powerful medley of Stand
    Up/Running. The fantastic work also includes the wonderful title track
    instrumental Marathon featuring the all-star percussive line-up of Graham
    Lear, Armando Pereza and Raul Rekow. All in all, Marathon 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 Marathon 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.


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


    All I Ever Wanted .

    1. Marathon
    2. Lightning In The Sky
    3. Aqua Marine
    4. You Know That I Love You
    5. All I Ever Wanted
    6. Stand Up/Runnin
    7. Summer Lady
    8. Love
    9. Stay (Beside Me)
    10. Hard Times
    Santana
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    Cambodian Refugee Benefit 1980

    Recorded At The Benefit Concert For Cambodian Refugees - Oakland Coliseum Arena - Oakland, CA - January 13th, 1980.


    A Grateful Dead broadcast on KSAN for the final time as they play on home turf for a worthy cause. The Benefit Concert for Cambodian Refugees, held at the Oakland Coliseum Arena on January 13th, 1980. Although the Dead were the headliners by 1980, they still played just 76 minutes - a very limited time in comparison to the three-plus hours the group would usually play around this era. The finale, Sugar Magnolia, features the guitar playing of Carlos Santana.

    LP 1
    1. Franklin's Tower
    2. New Minglewood Blues
    3. Tennessee Jed
    4. Looks Like Rain
    5. Don't Ease Me In


    LP 2
    1. Playing In The Band
    2. Drum Solo
    3. Jam
    4. Not Fade Away
    5. Sugar Magnolia (feat. Carlos Santana)

    Grateful Dead
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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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    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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    Moonflower (On Sale)

    Even though Santana had been famous for his live shows since his performance at Woodstock, this 1977 album was his first live release (be it interspersed with a number of studio recordings). It showcases the best of Santana in the mid-seventies: the Latin infused Blues/Rock, the spiritual Jazz Fusion, the unstoppable energy of Santana on stage. A cover version of the mid-60s song 'She's Not There' by The Zombies was released as a single and it became Santana's first top-40 hit in over five years.
    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
    9. Gypsy Queen
    10. Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)
    11. Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)


    LP 2
    1. She's Not There
    2. Flor D'Luna (Moonflower)
    3. Soul Sacrifice
    4. Heads, Hands & Feet (Drum Solo)
    5. El Morocco
    6. Transcendance
    7. Savor
    8. Toussaint L'Overture

    Santana
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    Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Gatefold Sleeve


    Includes Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong, Feeling Groovy, Green Onions and Dear Mr. Fantasy


    The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper is a double album recorded at the Fillmore West venue in San Francisco. The album is the follow-up to the studio album Super Session which included both Bloomfield and Kooper in addition to Stephen Stills, and had achieved commercial and critical success earlier in 1968.


    In regards to the performances, recordings and production, in the sleeve notes Kooper describes the difficulties of finding rehearsal space, Bloomfield's insomnia, and the failure of a vocal microphone during Dear Mr Fantasy. The album is an important, if raw, document of a live blues-rock performance of the period and is notable for not only one of the earliest live recordings by Carlos Santana, but also Bloomfield's debut as a vocalist. Whilst he is not historically noted in this role, in Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong, according to Kooper, he displays consummate homage to the traditional guitar-voice trade-offs; a lesson in phrasing and understanding.

    LP 1
    1. Opening Speech
    2. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)

    3. I Wonder Who
    4. Her Holy Modal Highness

    5. The Weight (Live)

    6. Mary Ann

    7. Together 'til The End Of Time

    8. That's All Right

    9. Green Onions


    LP 2
    1. Opening Speech

    2. Sonny Boy Williamson

    3. No More Lonely Nights

    4. Dear Mr. Fantasy

    5. Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong

    6. Finale - Refugee

    Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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