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Album · 1985

Filed under Latin Rock/Soul
By SANTANA

Tracklist

A1 Breaking Out 4:30
A2 Written In Sand 3:49
A3 How Long 4:00
A4 Brotherhood 2:26
A5 Spirit 5:04
B1 Say It Again 3:27
B2 Who Loves You 4:06
B3 I'm The One Who Loves You 3:17
B4 Touchdown Raiders 3:08
B5 Right Now 5:58

Total Time: 44:55

Line-up/Musicians

Bass – Alphonso Johnson
Congas, Bongos – Armando Peraza
Congas, Vocals – Raul Rekow
Synthesizer, Guitar – David Sancious
Synthesizer, Keyboards, Drums – Chester Thompson
Timbales, Vocals, Other [Bells] – Orestes Vilato
Vocals – Alexander J. Ligertwood , Greg Walker
Vocals, Guitar – Carlos Santana

About this release

Columbia ‎– CK 39527 (US)

Thanks to snobb for the updates

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Sean Trane
If you must avoid one record from this otherwise gret group, this woulmd be the one. Apart from another great artwork sleeve, this album has nothing to go for itself.

I mean, very few albums by artistes with Santana’s ethics (or aesthetics) come to such a disaster. Obviously Santana was also losing itself in the changing music business and trying to adapt its sound to common FM airplay. And the least we can say that they managed it brilliantly, quite unfortunately for music lovers. The real sad fact is that this metamorphosis was due to the old groups members rather than the arrival of newer and younger musicians in the line-up.

Musucally we have a real awful 80’s funk between Miiiiichael and his sister Janet crossed over with Hall & Oates and Journey-type of AOR. Hell some tracks are close Genesis Invisible Touch with Litgerwood’s vocal timbre fairly close to the hateful Phil Collins solo vocals. The lest lower-depth tracks being Brother Hood, Spirit and the closing instrumental Touchdown Raiders, but all three would’ve been fillers on the preceding Shango.

You see where I’m getting at? Well, don’t say I didn’t warned you.

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