You hear a lot of complaints about the lack of details in the packages or the simplistic packaging. Word to the wise - you're getting a bargain - ENJOY IT for what it's worth. This is an excellent collection of jazz/ latin / fusion from Santana. I remember listening to some of Caravanserai and Borboletta, somewhat nonchalantly back in the 70's. I enjoyed what I heard, but never added any of the albums to my collection. Now I am maybe able to appreciate this a little more. In the light of the dearth of quality music and musicianship in much of modern music ( too much reliance on technology and not enough on musical chops...) I find myself returning to the classic era of rock and reveling in the freedom of expression found there. This is the 4th set of Original Album Classic's I have bought, the others being the 1st Weather Report box, John McLaughlin, and Mahavishnu Orchestra. This Santana collection is superb and reminds me of a time when listening to an album all the way through was the thing to do - pausing only to get up and flip the Lp over!
It's wonderful to wallow in the sonic landscape of Caravanserai and marvel at the majestic power of Love, Devotion and Surrender, to applaud the diversity of Welcome and drift into the world of Borboletta. Even the funk and frill of Amigos has the capacity to release the party in me. Go get yourself a set of these....
- Audio CD (25 July 2008)
- Original Release Date: 25 July 2008
- Number of Discs: 5
- Format: CD
- Label: SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
- ASIN: B0018BF1D6
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,541 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)