1974 shows Carlos Santana and The Santana Band evolving into one of the world’s most loved and arena packing bands of all time. After several studio albums and the two live albums with Lotus (FRM-66325) and Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live! (FRM-31308), the world was now buzzing around the energy that these superstars would lay down on vinyl with the classic Borboletta. Featuring a cross section of Santana hits like Mirage, Practice What You Preach, and Give and Take, plus the exotic rhythms and jams on workouts like One With the Sun, and the stellar orchestrated Aspirations, Carlos Santana’s guitar was explosive as ever. The original vinyl version of this masterpiece has been out of circulation for decades — that is until now... Friday Music continues our exclusive Santana 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with the groundbreaking first time North American release of the 1974 smash Borboletta. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and pressed at R.T.I., this super limited first time North American 180 Gram masterwork is truly one of the best Santana albums to ever be released, and we are very excited to offer you this authorized 180 Gram LP today. Along with the legendary Carlos Santana on guitar and vocal, he is joined with original Santana band mates Michel Shrieve on his dynamic drums, both Doug Rauch and David Brown on his prolific bass, Jose Areas on hard hitting percussion, plus the brilliant r&b and funk superstar Leon Patillo on vocals, the celebrated Latin percussionist Armando Peraza, the legendary team of Airto on percussion and Flora Purim on vocals, Stanley Clarke on bass, and the stellar keyboard work of long time Santana associate Tom Coster. As an added 40th Anniversary Borboletta bonus, we are including a first time gatefold cover, restoring the original album cover elements to their full glory which will further enhance your listening experience. Let’s all celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the classic mega rocker Borboletta by Santana. Authentic, Authorized and Absolutely Santana as only you would expect from your friends at Friday Music! Look for more authorized Santana 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl masterpieces soon from Friday Music.