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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
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Borboletta (Awaiting Repress) Borboletta (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Borboletta (Awaiting Repress)


    40th Anniversary Limited Edition


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Presentation!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios And Pressed At R.T.I.


    1974 shows Carlos Santana and The Santana Band evolving into one of the world's most loved and arena
    packing bands of all time. After several studio albums and the two live albums with Lotus and
    Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live!, the world was now buzzing around the energy that these
    superstars would lay down on vinyl with the classic Borboletta.


    Featuring a cross section of Santana hits like Mirage, Practice What You Preach, and Give and Take, plus
    the exotic rhythms and jams on workouts like One With the Sun, and the stellar orchestrated Aspirations, Carlos
    Santana's guitar was explosive as ever.


    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 1974 smash Borboletta. 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 best Santana 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, both Doug Rauch and David Brown on his prolific bass, Jose
    Areas on hard hitting percussion, plus the brilliant r&b and funk superstar Leon Patillo on vocals, the celebrated
    Latin percussionist Armando Peraza, the legendary team of Airto on percussion and Flora Purim on vocals,
    Stanley Clarke on bass, and the stellar keyboard work of long time Santana associate Tom Coster.


    As an added 40th Anniversary Borboletta bonus, we are including a first time 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 Borboletta by Santana. Authentic,
    Authorized and Absolutely Santana as only you would expect from your friends at Friday Music!

    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
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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