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Abraxas

29 April 2014 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 25 April 2014
  • Release Date: 25 April 2014
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
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  • Total Length: 37:00
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  • ASIN: B00K0OLMS0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,545 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jan J. Mikula on 9 Mar 2012
Format: Vinyl
One of the all-time classic albums finally heard as it was meant to be!

Those who don't read the 'hi-fi'/'audiophile' magazines and websites may not be aware that when Mobile Fidelity acquired the original stereo master tapes of Abraxas [and, incidentally, of the band's first album - "Santana"] they discovered that every release from the first CBS vinyl in 1970, through various CD releases and compilations using any of the tracks, had suffered from having the Left and Right channels reversed. In short, the stereo image has always been the wrong way around.

So, this is the first time that the album has been released with the stereo image in the correct place.

The sound is superbly clear, certainly much less 'muddy' than on my mid-1970's CBS UK pressing; there are no 'sonic fireworks', just a very natural sound. One difference that was immediately noticeable was that Gregg Rolie's keyboard sounds more prominent than on other versions, and it's quite a revelation to hear just how much the band relied upon his work for the overall sound of the record. The other difference between this and other releases of the album is that the recording and/or mastering levels on this disc appear to be somewhat lower than earlier ones.

Thankfully the 180g pressing has virtually silent surfaces, no pops or clicks, and is flat as a pancake. As a final bonus, the sleeve is the original gatefold 'double' version [not the cheap and nasty 'single'-sleeve], in rigid cardboard, and with an excellent anti-static, anti-scuff, soft inner liner.

Quality sound, quality product, and just one of the best records ever made!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By cjw@majnun.fsnet.co.uk on 6 July 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is an amazing, deep and beautiful record. Each track is superb, but there are several - "Mother's Daughter" and "Samba Pa Ti" for my money - which are out of this world. I've been playing little else for about 2 weeks since I bought it, and anyone who likes guitar music can't go wrong here. Masterful.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By J. Ferguson on 19 Dec 2004
Format: Audio CD
Of the 20 or so Santana albums I've owned over the years, this is my favourite. Listen to Singing Winds, Crying Winds on a decent hi-fi system and feel the shivers down the back of your spine - fantastic! The mix of percussion, searing keyboards and the trademark Santana guitar sound deliver a musical feast, to which you will want to come back for more. A must for any Santana fan's collection.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. Sanca on 2 Jun 2008
Format: Audio CD
This one quite simply propelled Santana into superstardom, but also enhanced the so called Latin Rock, bringing it to the much wider audiences. I have 28 Santana albums in
my collection, and still see Abraxas as the very best Santana album to date. Get yourself a copy, it really is well worth it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JSL on 8 Sep 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
It's been a long time since someone stole my collection of vinyl and I have replaced most of it - now I have Santana Abraxas. The excellent Singing Winds and Crying Beasts starts off an absolute flood of joy. If you could plunge into music and live it this is it!!!! I'd forgotten how wonderful this album was. I can't get the music out of my head!!!!
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Mr. G. Zengin on 16 July 2004
Format: Audio CD
... this Dts edition of the best of all Santana albums. When you pop this CD in your system, and the instruments start to flow from all around you with such clarity and definition, there is not enough words to thank for being able to live during these days. Simply perfect.
Please, people from DTS, publish more 70s music in this format: Mahavishnu, Jeff Beck, Hancock, Pat Metheny (Offramp must sound incredible in 5.1), Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Pink Floyd (I want Dark side of the moon and Wish you were here in DTS now !!!)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ACIDMOTHER on 18 Jan 2013
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
This is a superb pressing on Vinyl from mobile fidelity and is better in all respects of my original CBS pressing. Highly recommended issue...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 Aug 2014
Format: Audio CD
There is a long line of classic Rock albums given multiple CD reissues with each issue claiming to be sonically better than the last - and Santana's 2nd album "Abraxas" from 1970 is no different. To my knowledge this is reissue number 4 - a 1980's basic version best forgotten, a 1991 Mobile Fidelity ULTRADISC II audiophile CD remaster (UDCD 552), followed by a 2003 Song Legacy CD with 3 bonus live tracks and a proper Vic Anesini Remaster - and now this - a second MOFI "Original Master Recording" audiophile CD in 2008 using their GAIN 2 SYSTEM transfer. Here are the naked lady details...

US released April 2008 on Mobile Fidelity UDCD 775 (use Barcode 821797077569 in the search bar to locate the right issue) - their Santana's "Abraxas" comes in over-sized hard-card repro packaging that mimics the September 1970 original US LP - gatefold sleeve and all (37:30 minutes). It was originally released September 1970 in the USA on Columbia KC 30130 and November 1970 in the UK on CBS Records S 64087 (in a single sleeve without a poster - American originals had a beautiful black and white foldout poster of the six-piece band that is unfortunately AWOL in this repro). This Mobile Fidelity CD is a 24-Carat Gold Audiophile issue - itself housed in a protective gauze sleeve within a black and gold gatefold card inner that gives detailed information about their ULTRADISC II range and their patented GAIN 2 SYSTEM of remastering from the first generation Original Master Tape. It's a limited edition and numbered on the rear in gold (up to 10,000).
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