Lotus (Santana album)

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Lotus
SantanaLotusAlbum.jpg
Live album by Santana
Released May 1974
Recorded July 3rd and 4th, 1973;
Koseinenkin Hall,[1][2]
Osaka, Japan
Genre Jazz-rock, funk rock, rhythm and blues
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 by the Latin rock band Santana, recorded at the Osaka Koseinenkin Hall, Osaka, Japan in 1973. It was originally released in 1974 as a triple vinyl LP in Japan only.[4] The first U.S. 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 U.S. 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" (Alice Coltrane, Carlos Santana, Tom Coster, Richard Kermode, Douglas Rauch, Michael Shrieve, José Areas, Armando Peraza) - 3:33 (from Welcome (1973))
  2. "A-1 Funk" (Santana, Coster, Kermode, Rauch, Shrieve, Areas, Peraza) - 3:13 (New track (1973))
  3. "Every Step of the Way" (Shrieve) - 11:30 (from Caravanserai (1972))
  4. "Black Magic Woman" (Peter Green) - 3:38 (from Abraxas (1970))
  5. "Gypsy Queen" (Gábor Szabó) - 3:58 (from Abraxas)
  6. "Oye Como Va" (Tito Puente) - 5:47 (from Abraxas)
  7. "Yours Is the Light" (Kermode) - 5:30 (from Welcome)
  8. "Batuka" (Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Shrieve) - 0:55 (from Santana III (1971))
  9. "Xibaba (She-Ba-Ba)" (Airto Moreira) - 4:13 (New track)
  10. "Stone Flower (Introduction)" (Antônio Carlos Jobim, Santana, Shrieve) - 1:14 (from Caravanserai)
  11. "Waiting" (Santana) - 4:14 (from Santana (1969))
  12. "Castillos de Arena Part 1 (Sand Castle)" (Chick Corea, Joaquim Young, Santana, Coster, Kermode, Rauch, Shrieve, Areas, Peraza) - 2:51 (New track)
  13. "Free Angela" (Todd Cochran aka Bayete) - 4:26 (New track)
  14. "Samba de Sausalito" (Areas) - 4:02 (from Welcome)

Disc two[edit]

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

Vinyl[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Meditation" (John McLaughlin) - 1:40
  2. "Going Home" (Coltrane, Santana, Coster, Kermode, Rauch, Shrieve, Areas, Peraza) - 2:53 (from Welcome)
  3. "A-1 Funk" (Santana, Coster, Kermode, Rauch, Shrieve, Areas, Peraza) - 3:13 (New track)
  4. "Every Step of the Way" (Shrieve) - 11:30 (from Caravanserai)

Side two[edit]

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

Side three[edit]

  1. "Stone Flower (Introduction)" (Jobim) - 1:14 (from Caravanserai)
  2. "Waiting" (Santana) - 4:14 (from Santana
  3. "Castillos de Arena Part 1 (Sand Castle)" (Corea, Young, Santana, Coster, Kermode, Rauch, Shrieve, Areas, Peraza) - 2:51 (New track)
  4. "Free Angela" (Bayete) - 4:26 (New track)
  5. "Samba de Sausalito" (Areas) - 4:02 (from the following Welcome)

Side four[edit]

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

Side five[edit]

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

Side six[edit]

  1. "Incident at Neshabur" (Cianquinto, Santana) - 17:15

Japanese 3-CD[edit]

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

Personnel[edit]

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