|¶ Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles — Live! (1972/76) ¶|
Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles — Live! / Carlos Santana And Mahavishnu John McLaughlin — Love Devotion Surrender
Genre: Jazz Fusion
Released: June 7, 1972 / July 20, 1973
Recorded: January 1, 1972, at the "Sunshine '72 Festival, inside Diamond Head, Honolulu Hawaii
2x LP Album release: 1976
Record Label: CBS – 22019 (LPx2)
A1 - Marbles / Lava 6:41
A2 - Evil Ways / Faith Interlude 6:40
A3 - Them Changes 8:04
B1 - Free Form Funkafide Filth 25:11
C1 - A Love Supreme 7:58
C2 - Naima 3:10
C3 - The Life Divine 9:34
D1 - Let Us Go Into the House Of The Lord 15:44
D2 - Meditation 2:46
≡ I can't find anything about this pressing. It's a gatefold double LP, containing the Love Devotion Surrender album on side C&D and a live album on side A&B. No idea where this concert happened or when it was recorded.
≡ Carlos Santana: Guitar, vocals.
≡ Buddy Miles: Drums, percussion, congas, vocals.
≡ Neal Schon: Guitar.
≡ Ron Johnson: Bass guitar.
≡ Bob Hogins: Organ, electric piano.
≡ Hadley Caliman: Flute, Saxophone.
≡ Luis Gasca: Trumpet.
≡ Greg Errico: Drums.
≡ Richard Clark: Drums, percussion, congas.
≡ Coke Escovedo: Drums, percussion, timbales.
≡ Mike Carabello: Percussion, congas.
≡ Mingo Lewis: Percussion.
≡ Victor Pantoja: Percussion, congas.
≡ Barbara Baker Photography, Sleeve Photo
≡ Hadley Caliman Flute, Saxophone
≡ Betty Cantor Personnel
≡ Mike Carabello Congas, Percussion
≡ Joan Chase Artwork, Cover Photo, Design, Layout Design, Photography
≡ Richard Clark Photography
≡ Richard Clark Sleeve Photo
≡ Greg Errico Composer, Drums, Percussion
≡ Coke Escovedo Percussion, Timbales
≡ Jim Furman Personnel
≡ Luis Gasca Trumpet
≡ Clarence Henry Composer
≡ S. Henry Composer
≡ Sonny Henry Composer
≡ Bob Hogins Organ
≡ Bob Irwin Reissue Producer
≡ Ron Johnson Bass
≡ Robert Knight Cover Photo
≡ Robert Knight Unknown Contributor Role
≡ Glen Kolotkin Assistant Producer, Mixing, Photography, Production Assistant, Remastering, Remixing, Sleeve Photo
≡ Mike Larner Assistant Producer, Mixing, Production Assistant, Remastering, Remixing
≡ James Mingo Lewis Piano
≡ Stan Marcum Production Supervisor
≡ John McLaughlin Composer
≡ Buddy Miles Composer, Drums, Mixing Supervision, Primary Artist, Producer, Remix Supervision, Vocals
≡ James Oden Composer
≡ Victor Pantoja Congas, Percussion
≡ Debra Parkinson Digital Mastering, Mastering
≡ Al Quaglieri Production Assistant
≡ Carlos Santana Composer, Guitar, Mixing Supervision, Primary Artist, Producer, Remix Supervision, Vocals
≡ Neal Schon Guest Artist, Guitar
≡ Richard Upper Cover Photo
≡ 1972 Jazz Albums #11
≡ 1972 R&B Albums #6
≡ 1972 The Billboard 200 #8
≡ 1972 Evil Ways The Billboard Hot 100 #84
≡ 1972 Them Changes The Billboard Hot 100 #84
• Mahavishnu John McLaughlin & Carlos Santana (1973)
• Columbia CBS 22019 | 2Lp Black vinyl | Dutch Pressing
• All the pressing I can find are single LP and only have the C&D side.
• My pressing is a gatefold 2LP that has this Live Album on side A&B.
• Personally I think the live stuff is the real hit here!
• Vinyl condition:
• LP 1: NM
• LP 2: NM
Released: July 20, 1973
Recorded: October 1972, March 1973
Review by Thom Jurek
∫ A hopelessly misunderstood record in its time by Santana fans -- they were still reeling from the radical direction shift toward jazz on Caravanserai and praying it was an aberration -- it was greeted by Santana devotees with hostility, contrasted with kindness from major-league critics like Robert Palmer. To hear this recording in the context of not only Carlos Santana's development as a guitarist, but as the logical extension of the music of John Coltrane and Miles Davis influencing rock musicians -- McLaughlin, of course, was a former Davis sideman -- this extension makes perfect sense in the post-Sonic Youth, post-rock era. With the exception of Coltrane's "Naima" and McLaughlin's "Meditation," this album consists of merely three extended guitar jams played on the spiritual ecstasy tip -- both men were devotees of guru Shri Chinmoy at the time. The assembled band included members of Santana's band and the Mahavishnu Orchestra in Michael Shrieve, Billy Cobham, Doug Rauch, Armando Peraza, Jan Hammer (playing drums!), and Don Alias. But it is the presence of the revolutionary jazz organist Larry Young -- a colleague of McLaughlin's in Tony Williams' Lifetime band -- that makes the entire project gel. He stands as the great communicator harmonically between the two very different guitarists whose ideas contrasted enough to complement one another in the context of Young's aggressive approach to keep the entire proceeding in the air. In the acknowledgement section of Coltrane's "A Love Supreme," which opens the album, Young creates a channel between Santana's riotous, transcendent, melodic runs and McLaughlin's rapid-fire machine-gun riffing. Young' double-handed striated chord voicings offered enough for both men to chew on, leaving free-ranging territory for percussive effects to drive the tracks from underneath. Check "Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord," which was musically inspired by Bobby Womack's "Breezing" and dynamically foreshadowed by Pharoah Sanders' read of it, or the insanely knotty yet intervallically transcendent "The Life Divine," for the manner in which Young's organ actually speaks both languages simultaneously. Young is the person who makes the room for the deep spirituality inherent in these sessions to be grasped for what it is: the interplay of two men who were not merely paying tribute to Coltrane, but trying to take his ideas about going beyond the realm of Western music to communicate with the language of the heart as it united with the cosmos. After three decades, Love Devotion Surrender still sounds completely radical and stunningly, movingly beautiful.
∫ Don Alias Drums
∫ Phil Browne Percussion
∫ Billy Cobham Drums, Guest Artist
∫ John Coltrane Composer
∫ Jan Hammer Drums, Guest Artist, Keyboards
∫ Glen Kolotkin Engineer
∫ James Mingo Lewis Piano
∫ Mahavishnu Orchestra Performer, Primary Artist
∫ John McLaughlin Composer, Guitar, Performer, Piano, Primary Artist, Producer
∫ Armando Peraza Congas, Percussion, Vocals
∫ Doug Rauch Bass, Bass (Electric), Guitar
∫ Carlos Santana Guitar, Performer, Primary Artist, Producer, Vocals
∫ Michael Shrieve Drums
∫ Traditional Composer
∫ Khalid Yasin Organ
∫ Larry Young Guest Artist, Organ
1. "A Love Supreme" (John Coltrane) – 7:48
2. "Naima" (John Coltrane) – 3:09
3. "The Life Divine" (John McLaughlin) – 9:30
1. "Let us Go Into the House of the Lord" (Traditional) – 15:45
2. "Meditation" (John McLaughlin) – 2:45
Bonus Tracks (CD version only):
6. "A Love Supreme (Take 2)" (John Coltrane) – 7:51
7. "Naima (Take 4)" (John Coltrane) – 2:51
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