SANTANA | FESTIVAL (180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL/LIMITED ANNIVERSARY EDITION)
The legendary Santana set the music world on fire back in the late sixties out of San Francisco with their hypnotic blend of Latin-fused rock, jazz and soul, augmented with brilliant and skillful musicianship of their leader and guitarist Carlos Santana. Bursting on the scene initially with the worldwide smash hit single Evil Ways (Santana’s Greatest Hits Friday Music #33050), this first offering would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come. Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Carlos Santana would take the band to the top of all the popular music charts as the 1976 fusion classic Festival would go on to yield a plethora of hit tracks at all formats of radio. No stone is left unturned, as this 10 track masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smash singles like Carnaval, Let The Children Play and of course their stellar single Give Me Love, all featuring the voice and hipness of Leon Patillo. As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Santana’s Festival included some significant album tracks too like the rocking masterpiece Let The Music Set You Free and the powerful Reach Up, which features the legendary funk and soul groovemeister Leon Patillo on lead vocals and keyboards, the stunning lead guitar work of Carlos Santana, plus long time associates Tom Coster on keyboards, Jose Areas on percussion and Paul Jackson on bass. All in all, this is a collection of songs which took the fans by storm, forever retaining the title superstars to the Santana franchise. Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Festival by Santana. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago. To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being offered in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design, plus the inner sleeve artwork now displayed beautifully inside the gatefold cover, as well as the custom labels featuring the beautiful Festival flower design . Welcome back and celebrate the music of Santana with their amazing Festival ... an audiophile first time vinyl release, only from your friends at Friday Music.