CARLOS SANTANA — Love Devotion Surrender (with John McLaughlin) (review)

CARLOS SANTANA — Love Devotion Surrender (with  John McLaughlin) album cover Album · 1973 · Fusion Buy this album from MMA partners
4.5/5 ·
seyo
Essential fusion record which is a must for any decent jazz rock/fusion collection, "Love, Devotion, Surrender" is not an easy listen. It takes more than a few spins to appreciate. However, I will not rate it with full 5 stars due to somewhat overdone vocals and here and there typically unneeded McLaughlin's guitar extravagant soloing. But, everything else, meaning: the invocation of John Coltrane spirit, compositions, performances and overall sound and feel are perfect and it is highly recommended. This album is also a testament to the time when both artists adopted their famous second names Devadip and Mahavishnu respectively, under the influence of their guru Sri Chinmoy.
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