SANTANA — Santana III (review)

SANTANA — Santana III album cover Album · 1971 · Latin Rock/Soul Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
Warthur
After this album, lineup changes and a shift in direction towards a more fusion-oriented sound would mean this is the last album by the group to feature the blues- and Latin-tinged psych of Abraxas. But what an album! All the potential of the previous two albums comes together here to yield a rich and endlessly rewarding collection of tracks. Santana's guitar work is, of course, legendary, and on this album he's on fine form once again, and the rest of the band play their hearts out to match him. The single, No One to Depend On, you've probably heard before, but the full-length jam in the album is truly the classic rendition of the song - and believe it or not, the rest of the album is even better. An emotive, occasionally spacey masterpiece.
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