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

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    Santana (Awaiting Repress)

    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.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    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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    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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  • Caravanserai Caravanserai Quick View

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    Caravanserai

    Caravanserai is the fourth studio album by Santana, originally released on October 11, 1972.
    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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    Moonflower

    Mastered from the Original Columbia Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray at RTI/AcousTech


    Moonflower was a mega triumph set for Carlos Santana and his band. Flying high from major success with their Festival and Amigos albums, Moonflower furthered this excitement in both the studio and concert setting. With a generous mix of Santana classics and new and soon to be classics like The Zombies Shes Not There, Moonflower rapidly achieved gold and platinum status.


    The Moonflower line-up was second to none. Featuring the classic rock guitar styling of the legendary Carlos Santana, along with supreme vocalist Greg Walker, power drummer Graham Lear, pianist Tom Coster and the return of Jose Chepito Areas along with Paul Rekow and Pete Esovedo on percussion, this album was truly an inspiring and groove event for the ages.


    And now Friday Music is proudly offering Santana's Moonflower album on 180g Audiophile Vinyl for the first time. Mastered impeccably from the original Columbia Records tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray at RTI/AcousTech, this stunning two LP set is manna for the ears and soul.


    Not only is the chart topping Shes Not There represented here, but Carlos and Co. swing heavily on the mighty Black Magic Woman in a fierce live setting, as well as the storming crowd pleaser Soul Sacrifice/Heads Hands & Feet. Some of the newer material like the Latin infused rocker Zulu, the solid opener Dawn/Go Within and of course the solid revisit live rendition of the classic Europa make this a perfect listen in the audiophile domain.


    For this special limited edition release, Friday Music has also included the original stunning gatefold cover elements, which havent been seen in years, which truly accentuate the musical journey created by the legend Carlos Santana and his excellent band.

    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/Gypsy Queen
    9. Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)
    10. Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)


    LP 2
    1. She's Not There
    2. Flor d' Luna (Moonflower)
    3. Soul Sacrifice/Head, Hands &Feet
    4. El Morocco
    5. Transcendance
    6. Savor/Toussaint l' Overture

    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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    Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits

    Import

    Remastered


    Music On Vinyl re-release the famous 'red sleeve' Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits album. This record was a stalwart of every decent album collection in the early 1970's as it represented the first greatest hits package from Fleetwood Mac, covering the period from the band's beginning in 1968 through to 1971.


    Fleetwood Mac in their original incarnation were led by guitarist Peter Green and were leaders of the second British Blues boom of the late 1960s. Fleetwood Mac enjoyed several hit singles in the United Kingdom at that time and these are collated here for this album, originally issued on CBS Records only in the U.K.


    'Albatross' was a huge chart hit in the UK whilst the single 'Black Magic Woman' helped to break Fleetwood Mac in the U.S.A via a cover version by Santana, who placed their version in the Billboard Top 40.


    The album gatefold shows a full-size photo of the post-Green line up of the band with Christine McVie (nÉe Perfect), even though she just plays piano on a couple tracks and wasn't a full-fledged member until after Kiln House was released.


    * 180 grams audiophile vinyl
    * Gatefold Sleeve

    1 The Green Manalishi (4:43)
    2 Oh Well - Part I (3:28)
    3 Oh Well - Part II (5:40)
    4 Shake Your Moneymaker (2:52)
    5 Need Your Love So Bad (3:26)
    6 Rattlesnake Shake (2:05)


    1 Dragonfly (2:46)
    2 Black Magic Woman (2:46)
    3 Albatross (3:10)
    4 Man Of The World (2:47)
    5 Stop Messin' Round (2:19)
    6 Love That Burns (5:01)

    Fleetwood Mac
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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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    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
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    Caravanserai (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress)

    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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    Shape Shifter (Awaiting Repress)

    The legendary Carlos Santana returns with his 36th album Shape Shifter and first since his 2010 covers album Guitar Heaven. The 13-song set is a journey featuring the soaring guitar leads, driving beats and beautifully crafted melodies that have made Santana a household name and one of music's most respected artists.


    Consistent throughout the project is the world-class musicianship of the Santana Band members, who bring vitality and heart to every note. Santana will be kicking off a major Las Vegas residency at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay in May of 2012 and will tour throughout the summer. 180g vinyl LP with digital download card


    Santana, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Grammy Hall of Fame inductee, has sold over 100 million albums worldwide throughout his career and an amazing 30 million albums in the last decade alone. In addition to 46 Platinum Certifications and 21 Gold Records, he has garnered 10 Grammy Awards.

    1. Shape Shifter
    2. Dom
    3. Nomad
    4. Metratron
    5. Angelica Faith
    6. Never The Same Again
    7. In The Light of a New Day
    8. Spark of the Divine
    9. Macumba In Budapest
    10. Mr. Szabo
    11. Eres La Luz
    12. Canela
    13. Ah, Sweet Dancer
    Santana
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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
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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
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    Moonflower

    Import

    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

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    Blues For Salvador

    Import

    Blues For Salvador was released in 1989. Dedicated to his wife, Deborah Santana, the record was released as a solo project, without the Santana band. It won the 1989 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, his first Grammy ever.


    On previous solo albums, Santana had made noticeable stylistic changes and worked with Jazz, Pop, and even Country musicians. On this, his fourth Carlos Santana release, the line between a "solo" and a "group" project is blurred; this record is really a catchall of Santana band outtakes and stray tracks.


    Included are an instrumental version of "Deeper, Dig Deeper" from Freedom, and an alternate take of "Hannibal" from Zebop!, as well as "Now That You Know" from the group's 1985 tour. "Trane" features jazz drummer Tony Williams on drums.

    1a. Bailando
    1b. Aquatic Park
    2. Bella
    3. I'm Gone
    4. 'Trane
    5. Deeper, Dig Deeper
    6. Mingus
    7. Now That You Know
    8. Hannibal
    9. Blues For Salvador
    Carlos Santana
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    Festival (Awaiting Repress)


    40th Anniversary Limited Edition


    The Original 1976 Rock Fusion Classic Festival 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 1976 fusion classic Festival would
    go on to yield a plethora of hit tracks at all formats of radio.


    No stone is left unturned, as this 10 track masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with
    smash singles like Carnaval, Let The Children Play and of course their stellar single Give Me
    Love, all featuring the voice and hipness of Leon Patillo.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Santana's Festival
    included some significant album tracks too like the rocking masterpiece Let The Music Set You
    Free and the powerful Reach Up, which features the legendary funk and soul groovemeister
    Leon Patillo on lead vocals and keyboards, the stunning lead guitar work of Carlos Santana,
    plus long time associates Tom Coster on keyboards, Jose Areas on percussion and Paul
    Jackson on bass. All in all, this is a collection of songs which 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 Festival 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, as well as the custom labels featuring the
    beautiful Festival flower design.


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


    Let The Music Set You Free!

    1. Carnaval
    2. Let The Children Play
    3. Jugando
    4. Give Me Love
    5. Verao Vermelho
    6. Let The Music Set You Free
    7. Revelations
    8. Reach Up
    9. The River
    10. Try A Little Harder
    11. Maria Caracoles
    Santana
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    Amigos (Speakers Corner)

    Santana's music is like the game of Mikado - a tight bundle of pieces in various styles that is difficult to handle, even for experienced musicians. No whether the sticks are labelled funk, jazz, rock, R & B, or folk: when you try to pick out just one of these, the whole lot vibrates alongside.



    It seems relatively simple (and is often attempted) to try and sort out track lists according to more or less commercially oriented compilations. And having fastidiously set up the ranking and astutely discussed it in your circle of friends, you can sit back and enjoy the brilliant guitar sound of such blockbusters as Caravanserai or Welcome - quality rules the day!



    In his seventh album the guitar guru is once again surrounded by numerous freshly recruited supporting musicians and the star producer David Rubinson. The latter watches carefully over the development of this project, which is highly reminiscent of the early Santana sound. A perceptible infatuation with the vocals, or the wealth of buzzing, pulsating, clattering, clicking rhythms, or yet again the inimitable bubbling, frothy guitar solos: a Santana LP is simply unthinkable without all this. Why then should one try to pick out the various styles, genres or consumer groups when this record belongs to his best and most important six, seven - or maybe even eight? At the end of the day, we all remain amigos with Santana.



    Musicians:



    • Devadip Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals, percussion, conga)

    • Tom Coster (keyboards)

    • Ndugu Leon Chandler (drums, percussion, conga)

    • Armanda Peraza (conga, percussion, vocals)

    • David Brown (bass)

    • Greg Walker (vocals)




    Recording: 1976 at Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, by Fred Catero and David Rubinson

    Production: David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.




    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. Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)
    2. Take Me with You
    3. Let Me
    4. Gitano
    5. Tell Me Are You Tired
    6. Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)
    7. Let It Shine
    Santana
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    Santana's Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress)


    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 (Awaiting Repress)

    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.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    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
    Santana
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    Amigos (Awaiting Repress)

    The Santana/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    The Original 1976 Rock Fusion Classic Amigos Album!


    First Time 180 Gram Vinyl + Gatefold Cover + Full Color Insert 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 1976 fusion classic Amigos would go on to yield a plethora of hit tracks at all
    formats of radio,


    notic 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 1976 fusion classic Amigos would go on to yield a plethora of hit tracks at all
    formats of radio.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Santana's Amigos included some significant
    album tracks too like the rocking masterpiece Let Me and the powerful Gitano, which features the legendary funk and
    soul percussion of Armando Pereza. More deep funk and fusion follow with tunes like Take Me With You which also
    feature the stunning lead guitar work of Carlos Santana, plus his long time associates Tom Coster on keyboards, David
    Brown on bass, Leon Chancler on drums, and newest member Greg Walker with his stellar vocals which helped carry
    the band back into gold and platinum territory with this wonderful album. All in all, this is a collection of songs which
    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 Amigos 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 its original gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design,
    plus the inner sleeve artwork now displayed beautifully as a separate insert, as well as the custom labels featuring
    the beautiful Amigos design.


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

    1. Dance Sister Dance
    2. Take Me with You
    3. Let Me
    4. Gitano
    5. Tell Me Are You Tired
    6. Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)
    7. Let It Shine
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    Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles: Live! (Speakers Corner)

    'Live' was the watchword of the liberated and permissive post-Woodstock era, when anyone and everyone could do wonderful things and musicians really let themselves go - and it opened the door for Santana and his musicians. While devotees of pure styles found it hard to dip into the bubbling melting pot of progressive rock, others - hungry for emotion - plunged eagerly into the moloch world known as 'Sounds of the 70s'.



    Among the great events during this time was the get-together of Santana and a grandiose group of musicians together with Jimmy Hendrix's ex-drummer Buddy Miles at the Sunshine Festival in Hawaii. Inspired by the electrifying atmosphere we hear the smacking sound of an organ in John McLaughlin's Marbles, lush rocking Latin grooves (Lava) and gospel-like vocal artistry (Evil Ways). After an intensively re-worked version of the old favourite Them Changes, in which the band certainly lets one know that they can be 'heavy' when they want, the musicians let themselves go in 25 improvised minutes in Free Form Funkafide Filth. Such unleashed power could never be tamed and captured on tape in the studio simply because it can only be created in the freedom of an open-air stage.



    Musicians:



    • Carlos Santana (guitar)

    • Buddy Miles (drums, vocal)

    • Robert Hogins (organ)

    • Luis Gasca (trumpet)

    • Hadley Caliman (saxophone, flute)

    • Neal Schon (guitar)

    • Ron Johnson (bass)

    • Coke Escovedo (percussion)

    • Gregg Errico (drums)

    • Victor Pantoja, Michael Carabello (conga)



    Recording: January 1972 live in the Diamond Head Crater, Hawaii, USA,

    Production: Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles



    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. Marbles
    2. Lava
    3. Evil Ways
    4. Faith Interlude
    5. Them Changes
    6. Free Form Funkafide Filth
    Santana
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    Inner Secrets


    The Santana Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    The Original 1978 Rock Fusion Classic Inner Secrets 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, 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 1978 fusion classic Inner Secrets 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 Buddy Holly's Well All Right, the power ballad
    Stormy and of course their stellar hit single Move On, all featuring the
    righteous guitar of the legendary Carlos Santana and the stellar vocals
    of Greg Walker.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career
    catalog, Santana's Inner Secrets included some significant album tracks
    too like the rocking masterpiece One Chain (Don't Make No Prison) and
    the powerful medley of Traffic's Dealer & Santana's Spanish Rose. The
    fantastic work also includes the drum tour de force Wham! , featuring
    the all-star percussive line up of Graham Lear, Pete Escovedo, Armando
    Pereza and Raul Rekow. All in all, Inner Secrets 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 Inner Secrets 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 Inner Secrets ... an audiophile first time vinyl release, only
    from your friends at Friday Music.


    Well All Right!

    1. Dealer/Spanish Rose
    2. Move On
    3. One Chain (Don't Make No Prison)
    4. Stormy
    5. Well All Right
    6. Open Invitation
    7. Life Is A Lady/ Holiday
    8. The Facts Of Love
    9. Wham!
    Santana
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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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    Eric Johnson: Live From Austin, Texas

    Fasten your seatbelts for an extraordinary ride
    with guitar hero Eric Johnson. This is the performance that fellow
    guitarists, wannabes and fans have been waiting and dying for since this
    show first aired in 1989. And for good reason: Johnson's playing has a
    way of connecting to fans of every guitar style while still eliciting raves
    from the likes of Carlos Santana, Johnny Winter, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray
    Vaughan and even country music legend Chet Atkins. His inspirations are
    the "3J's:" Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Reed, and Jeff Beck, but his style ranges
    wide and free throughout the entirety of guitar history while still infusing
    fresh ideas of his own.


    A long-time Austin mainstay, he took up guitar
    at age eleven and had his first professional group at fifteen. In 1974, he
    defied the musical mainstream by forming Austin's first jazz/rock fusion
    band, the Electromagnets, and he's been making guitar history ever since.
    "Guitar genius" is an easy phrase to throw around, but when it comes to
    blending fires and finesse, Eric Johnson has it all.
    - Terry Lickona (producer Austin City Limits)

    1. Righteous
    2. Love Or Confusion
    3. Steve's Boogie
    4. Trail Of Tears
    5. Western Flyer
    6. East Wes
    7. C.W.
    8. Camel's Night Out
    9. Emerald Eyes
    10. Cliffs Of Dover
    11. Desert Rose
    12. Zap
    13. Are You Experienced?
    Eric Johnson
    $22.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    La Bamba-Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Awaiting Repress)


    The Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Soundtrack Vinyl Series Continues!


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl Presentation - #1 Album In 1987


    Features The #1 Smash Hit La Bamba By Los Lobos + Brian Setzer's Summertime Blues + Bo Diddley's Who Do You Love


    Mastered Impeccably From The Original Slash Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    1987 was a big year for Los Lobos and a huge blockbuster movie called La Bamba based
    on the life and times of the late great Richie Valens. Its success truly made way for a number
    one soundtrack companion LP, which rode to the top of both the sales and airplay charts with
    multiple format hit records for over a year.


    The box office smash featured some of the biggest songs of that year with Los Lobos's #1
    smash hit single La Bamba as well as seven more Los Lobos rockin' champions like Come On
    Lets Go, Framed and the torch ballad Richie Valens was so well remembered for, Donna. Superstars like Brian Setzer also contributed to the #1 soundtrack too with tunes like Summertime
    Blues and Bo Diddley's own rockin' Who Do You Love. Carlos Santana was also on hand for the
    film score and through it all, the La Bamba LP will forever be known as one of rock's finest movie
    and musical soundtrack's ever recorded.


    As with our continuing expansion into the original movie soundtrack genres, Friday Music
    is very proud to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the Los Lobos
    multiplatinum smash La Bamba - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.


    This stunning album is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Elvis Presley/Bo Diddley/
    Chuck Berry) from the Slash Records tapes and includes the original LP sized artwork, not seen
    since its original 1987 release.


    Los Lobos La Bamba The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Another rock soundtrack
    classic from your friends at Friday Music


    La Bamba!!!

    1. La Bamba (Los Lobos)
    2. Come On, Let's Go! (Los Lobos)
    3. Ooh My Head (Los Lobos)
    4. We Belong Together (Los Lobos)
    5. Framed (Los Lobos)
    6. Donna (Los Lobos)
    7. Lonely Teardrops (Howard Huntsberry)
    8. Crying Waiting Hoping (Marshall Crenshaw)
    9. Summertime Blues (Brian Setzer)
    10. Who Do You Love? (Bo Diddley)
    11. Charlena (Los Lobos)
    12. Goodnight My Love (Los Lobos)
    Various Artists
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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