Lotus (Santana album)

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Lotus
Live album by Santana
Released May 1974
Recorded July 3rd and 4th, 1973;
Koseinenkin Hall,[1][2]
Osaka, Japan
Genre Jazz-rock, funk rock, R&B
Length 121:08
Label

Columbia

CBS
Producer Carlos Santana, Richard Kermode, Michael Shrieve, Doug Rauch, Tom Coster, Armando Peraza, Jose Chepito Areas
Santana chronology
Welcome
(1973)
Lotus
(1974)
Greatest Hits
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

Lotus is a 1974 live album recording of the San Franciscan Latino rock band Santana at the Osaka Koseinenkin Hall on the 03 and 4 July 1973. It was originally released in 1974 as a triple vinyl LP in Japan only.[4] The first US release was in 1991 as a 2 CD set.

Lotus has been re-issued on vinyl in the Netherlands and on CD in Japan in 2006 as a 3 CD set. It was also re-issued as a 3 LP set in the US in 2013.

Quadrophonic recording[edit]

The original live recordings were mixed in 4-channel Quadraphonic sound and released in the CBS SQ matrix system. The SQ encoding permits all 4 channels to be contained in a 2 channel stereo version, which is compatible with conventional stereo playback equipment.

Some releases of this album have been marked as "Quad" or "SQ" and some are not. However, all known releases of this album use the same SQ encoded 2 channel recordings. Therefore the 4 independent channels can still be heard on modern equipment provided that the listener has a proper SQ decoder and 4 channel playback system.

Track listing[edit]

1991 CD reissue[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Going Home" - 3:33 [from Welcome (1973)]
  2. "A-1 Funk" (The New Santana Band) - 3:13 (1973 new track)
  3. "Every Step of the Way" (Shrieve) - 11:30 [from Caravanserai (1972)]
  4. "Black Magic Woman" (Green) - 3:38 [from Abraxas (1970)]
  5. "Gypsy Queen" (Szabó) - 3:58 [from Abraxas (1970)]
  6. "Oye Como Va" (Puente) - 5:47 [from Abraxas (1970)]
  7. "Yours Is the Light" (Kermode) - 5:30 [from Welcome (1973)]
  8. "Batuka" (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Shrieve) - 0:55 [from Santana III (1971)]
  9. "Xibaba (She-Ba-Ba)" (Airto) - 4:13 (1973 new track)
  10. "Stone Flower (introduction)" (Jobim) - 1:14 [from Caravanserai (1972)]
  11. "Waiting" (Santana) - 4:14 [from Santana (1969)]
  12. "Castillos de Arena Part 1 (Sand Castle)" (Corea, Young, The New Santana Band) - 2:51 (1973 new track)
  13. "Free Angela" (Bayete) - 4:26 (1973 new track)
  14. "Samba de Sausalito" (Areas) - 4:02 [from the following Welcome (1973)]

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Mantra" (Coster, Santana, Shrieve) - 7:17 (1973 new track)
  2. "Kyoto (Drum Solo) - 9:58 (1973 new track)
  3. "Castillos de Arena Part 2 (Sand Castle)" (Corea, Young, The New Santana Band) - 1:13 (1973 new track)
  4. "Incident at Neshabur" (Gianquinto, Santana) - 15:57 [from Abraxas (1970)]
  5. "Se a Cabo" (Areas) - 5:39 [from Abraxas (1970)]
  6. "Samba Pa' Ti" (Santana) - 8:56 [from Abraxas (1970)]
  7. "Mr. Udo" (The New Santana Band) - 3:07 (1973 new track)
  8. "Toussaint L'Overture" (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve) - 7:40 [from Santana III (1971)]

Vinyl[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Meditation" - 1:40
  2. "Going Home" - 2:53 [from Welcome (1973)]
  3. "A-1 Funk" (The New Santana Band) - 3:13 (1973 new track)
  4. "Every Step of the Way" (Shrieve) - 11:30 [from Caravanserai (1972)]

Side two[edit]

  1. "Black Magic Woman" (Green) - 3:38 [from Abraxas (1970)]
  2. "Gypsy Queen" (Szabó) - 3:58 [from Abraxas (1970)]
  3. "Oye Como Va" (Puente) - 5:47 [from Abraxas (1970)]
  4. "Yours Is the Light" (Kermode) - 5:30 [from Welcome (1973)]
  5. "Batukada" (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Shrieve) - 0:55 [from Santana III (1971)]
  6. "Xibaba (She-Ba-Ba)" (Airto) - 4:13 (1973 new track)

Side three[edit]

  1. "Stone Flower (introduction)" (Jobim) - 1:14 [from Caravanserai (1972)]
  2. "Waiting" (Santana) - 4:14 [from Santana (1969)]
  3. "Castillos de Arena Part 1 (Sand Castle)" (Corea, Young, The New Santana Band) - 2:51 (1973 new track)
  4. "Free Angela" (Bayete) - 4:26 (1973 new track)
  5. "Samba de Sausalito" (Areas) - 4:02 [from the following Welcome (1973)]

Side four[edit]

  1. "Mantra" (Coster, Santana, Shrieve) - 7:17 (1973 new track)
  2. "Kyoto (Drum Solo) - 9:58 (1973 new track)
  3. "Castillos de Arena Part 2 (Sand Castle)" (Corea, Young, The New Santana Band) - 1:13 (1973 new track)
  4. "Se a Cabo" (Areas) - 5:39 [from Abraxas (1970)]

Side five[edit]

  1. "Samba Pa' Ti" (Santana) - 8:56 [from Abraxas (1970)]
  2. "Savor" (The Old Santana Band) - 3:06
  3. "Toussaint L'Overture" (Areas, Brown, Carabello, Rolie, Santana, Shrieve) - 7:40 [from Santana III (1971)]

Side six[edit]

  1. "Incident At Neshabur" (Carlos Santana, Albert Cianquinto) - 17:15

Japanese 3-CD[edit]

Like vinyl (two sides per CD) but with Mr. Udo in place of Savor.

References[edit]