Tour: USA West
Tour: USA South-East/Europe
Tour: USA East/Europe
Tour: USA West-East
Tour: USA West-South
Tour: USA East-South-West
Unknown Dates

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Jan 16 Fri: Fillmore East, New York, NY
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.
Jan 17 Sat: Fillmore East, New York, NY
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

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Fri 11:30pm Show Ticket

Sat 8:00pm Show Ticket

Tour: USA West

Feb 4 Wed: Family Dog On The Great Highway, San Francisco, CA
Incomplete: Incident At Neshabur (1)(a) - Soul Sacrifice (b) - A Super Jam! (2)(3)(c)
W/Alberto Gianquinto (1), Grateful Dead (2), Jefferson Airplane (3)
Releases:
(a) "Viva Santana! An Intimate Conversation With Carlos Santana" on Oct 18, 1988 on VHS (Col: USA 19V 49007, France 049007)
(a) "Viva Santana! An Intimate Conversation With Carlos Santana" on LD-NTSC (Col/Sony Japan ID6333CB)
(a) "Viva Santana! An Intimate Conversation With Carlos Santana" on Sept 12, 2006 on DVD-R1 (Legacy USA 82876 89534 9)
(a) to (c) "A Night At The Family Dog" on Sept 13, 2005 on DVD-R1 (Eagle Vision USA EV 30122-9)
Note: Broadcast at an unknown date on American TV KQED-PBS.
Feb 6 Fri: Black Panther Party. Legal Defense Fund Benefit. Community Center Theatre, Berkeley, CA
Incomplete: Treat - Hope You're Feeling Better - Soul Sacrifice - Incident At Neshabur - Savor/Jingo
Note: Broadcast at an unknown date on American radio KPFA.

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Feb 23 Mon: Grateful Dead Benefit. Winterland, San Francisco, CA
Incomplete: Incident At Neshabur - Taboo - Persuasion - Waiting - Batuka/Savor/Jingo
Note: Benefit for the Grateful Dead who has been busted in New Orleans, LA (…Busted, Down On Bourbon Street..."), and needed some money for legal fees.

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Feb 26 Thu: Selland Arena, Fresno, CA

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Feb 27 Fri: Ventura College, Ventura, CA

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Feb 28 Sat: Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

10:45pm Show Ticket

March 6 Fri: University Of Nevada, Reno, NV
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

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8:00pm Show

8:00pm Show

Student Admission Ticket

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11:00pm Show

11:00pm Show

Student Admission Ticket

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March 7 Sat: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA

Tour: USA South-East/Europe

March 14 Sat: Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
March 15 Sun: Boston Tea Party, Boston, MA
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

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March 19 Thu: Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, GA

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March 21 Sat: Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, FL

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April 10 Fri: Fillmore East, New York, NY
W/Alberto Gianquinto
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.
April 11 Sat: Fillmore East, New York, NY
1st show. 64 min.
Exact: Se A Cabo - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen/Savor/Jingo - Oye Como Va - Hope You're Feeling Better - Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways - Persuasion - Soul Sacrifice
W/Alberto Gianquinto
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.
April 12 Sun: Fillmore East, New York, NY
1st show or 2nd show. 71 min.
Exact: Se A Cabo - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen/Savor/Jingo - Oye Como Va - Hope You're Feeling Better - Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways - Persuasion - Soul Sacrifice - Treat
W/Alberto Gianquinto
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

Handbill

Fri 8:00pm Show Ticket

Sat 8:00pm Show Ticket

Sun 8:00pm Show Ticket

Fri 11:30pm

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April 18 Sat: Sounds Of The Seventies. Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
Incomplete: Se A Cabo (1) - Toussaint L'Overture (2) - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen (3) - Gumbo (4) - Soul Sacrifice (5)
W/Alberto Gianquinto
Releases:
(1)(2)(3) "Abraxas. 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition" on March 31, 1998 on CD(24-bit) (Col/Legacy USA CK 65490)
(4)(5) "Legends Of Rock. Live In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall" on April 23, 2001 on DVD-R0 + CD (D2 Vision Ltd. UK DVD1075X)
Note: First show ever played in Europe.

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DVD-R0 + CD

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April 24 Fri: Memorial Hall, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

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April: New York, NY
Note: At a recording session, Carlos Santana meets Jimi Hendrix for the second time, after June 20, 1967.
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): The second time we met was sometime in April of 1970 in New York City. (…) Jimi opened the door for us and looked at me. “Santana, right?” He paid for both cabs, then looked at me. “Man, I like your choice of notes,” he said with a smile. I said the best thing I could think of at that point. “Well, thank you, Man.” (…) Jimi started playing, and for the first eight bars he was right with it. By the twelfth bar, it had nothing to do with the song anymore. (…) Jimi was facing away from the window to the control room. Eddie told one of his guys to check on him, and I swear the guy had to physically pull him away from the guitar and the amplifier. He got Jimi up, and when he turned around---I’m not kidding---Jimi looked like a possessed demon. It almost looked like he was having an epileptic attack---foaming at the mouth, his eyes red like rubies. (p260-261)
Quotes from Carlos Santana (Rock Cellar Magazine, Interview by Ken Sharp March 9, 2016):
Ken Sharp: Finally, you’re a huge Jimi Hendrix fan and you were fortunate enough to have attended a Hendrix recording session for the song, Room Full of Mirrors. What’s the back story behind that?
Well, we arrived at this hotel in New York City on Fifth Avenue and Devon, this lady was waiting for me. She said, “What are you doing?” And said, “Well, we’ve just arrived and I’m gonna take a shower.” She said, “Man, why don’t you come with me?” And I said, “Where are you going?” She said, “Let’s go to the studio, Jimi is recording,” I think it was at the Record Plant or the Hit Factory. So I said to Devon, “Oh, if he’s recording he probably doesn’t want anybody there.” She said, “No, don’t be such a square. When Jimi records it’s like a party.” So I said, (says tentatively) “Okay…” So I get in the car with her and then as we’re traveling on Avenue of the Americas Jimi is in another cab going really fast and he’s with a blonde lady. So Jimi arrived first at the studio and then we arrived. So he comes over and opens the door of the cab and I’m like, Oh my God, it’s Jimi Hendrix opening the door of my cab! First thing he says is, “Santana, right?” And I said, “Yeah.” And he says, “I like your choice of notes.” I’m like, “Oh, thank you.” That’s what he said, “I like your choice of notes that you select.” So we go inside and they’re getting ready to overdub a couple of different takes on the track Room Full of Mirrors. On the way into the studio next to the guitars and Marshall amplifiers, there was a buffet full of stuff. There was hash and cocaine and weed and everything there and he just went through it and I was like, “Dang! If I did a little bit of any of those things I’d be in a coma! “Dang, and he’s gonna play? I was like woah! This is a whole other level of something that I’m not accustomed to.” If I would even think of doing some of that, I wouldn’t be able to even tune my guitar.
Ken Sharp: Did he nail the take?
Well, he nailed it for the first eight bars and he as playing slide guitar. (starts singing Room Full of Mirrors) and then he went out and kept going out and kept going out and he went so out that it didn’t make sense any more with what he playing to the song. And I’m like, “Dang!” I think it was Eddie Kramer who looked at one of the bodyguards or one of the roadies and went, “man, go get him and separate him from the guitar and the amplifier because he’s gone.” So it was like the movie, The Exorcist. They went out there and opened the door and it was like a 2001 movie. They separated him from his guitar and the amplifier and when he turned around his eyes were like cherry red. And he was foaming at the mouth. It was like watching someone have an epileptic attack. And I was frozen. I was like, “Woah!” I went back to my room and felt, as they said back then, that was a very far out experience, I was like, “What the hell was that?” But then I learned you need to have discipline in moderation. I don’t wanna do that to go there. There’s gotta be another way to get there. Man…and I did, I found another way to go there because of Sonny Sharrock and Larry Young and Tony Williams and John McLaughlin.
May 2 Sat: Pacific Recording, San Mateo, CA
W/Alberto Gianquinto
Note: Recording of "Incident At Neshabur" (from "Abraxas").
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): We wanted Gianquinto to help us again---In fact, “Incident At Neshabur” was the first tune we worked on. We also knew we wanted the right producer from Columbia to work with us. I’ll put it this way: Santana didn’t actually like the sound of Santana until Abraxas. (p235)
May 16 Sat: Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

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May 22 Fri: Waikiki Shell Theatre, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
55 min.
Exact: Se A Cabo - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Savor/Jingo - Oye Como Va - Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways - Treat - Gumbo - Waiting - Hope You're Feeling Better - Conquistadore Rides Again
May 23 Sat: Waikiki Shell Theatre, Honolulu, Oahu, HI

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May 30 Sat: Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA
Note: Carlos Santana meets Jimi Hendrix for the last time.
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): The last time I met Jimi was a few weeks later in California, when he played the Berkeley Community Theatre. (…) We caught the concert and we went back to hang with Jimi at his hotel. (p261)
June 4 Thu: Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA
Note: Recording of "Black Magic Woman" (from "Abraxas").
June 5 Fri: Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA
Note: Recording of "Gypsy Queen" (from "Abraxas").
June: Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA
Note: Recording of "Mother's Daughter" (from "Abraxas").

Tour: USA East/Europe

June 11 Thu: The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA

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Art from BG 134 © Lee Conklin

Ticket

June 12 Fri: Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
June 13 Sat: Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
1st show. 47 min.
Exact: Se A Cabo - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Savor/Jingo - Oye Como Va - Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways - Treat - Persuasion - Gumbo
2nd show. 62 min.
Exact: Se A Cabo - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Savor/Jingo - Oye Como Va - Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways - Treat - Persuasion - Gumbo - Incident At Neshabur - Conquistadore Rides Again

Sat 8:00pm Show Ticket

Sat 11:00pm Show Ticket

June 16 Tue: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
June 19 Fri: Lyceum Ballroom, London, UK
June 20 Sat: Montreux Jazz Festival. Casino De Montreux, Montreux, Switzerland
Incomplete: Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Incident At Neshabur - Persuasion - Soul Sacrifice - Gumbo - Conquistadore Rides Again

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June 21 Sun: Hamburg Festival. Hamburg, Germany
June 22 Mon: Beat Club. NDR Studios, Bremen, Germany
Exact: Jingo (1) - Treat (2) - Incident At Neshabur
Releases:
(1) "Casey Kasem’s Rock n’ Roll Goldmine. The San Francisco Sound " in 1987 on VHS (Vestron Video USA1117)
(1) "Casey Kasem’s Rock n’ Roll Goldmine. The San Francisco Sound" on April 27, 2004 on DVD-R1 (Standing Room Only Entertainment USA 03109)
(2) "Viva Santana! An Intimate Conversation With Carlos Santana" on Oct 18, 1988 on VHS (Col: USA 19V 49007, France 049007)
(2) "Viva Santana! An Intimate Conversation With Carlos Santana" on LD-NTSC (Col/Sony Japan ID6333CB)
(2) "Viva Santana! An Intimate Conversation With Carlos Santana" on Sept 12, 2006 on DVD-R1 (Legacy USA 82876 89534 9)
Note: TV show. Broadcast at various dates on TV.
June 23 Tue: Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen, Denmark
June 26 Fri: Kralingen Pop Festival. Kralingen Forest, Rotterdam, Netherlands

June 28 Sun: Bath Festival Of Blues & Progressive Music ‘70. Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, UK

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July 8 Wed: Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA
W/Rico Reyes
Note: Recording of "Oye Como Va" (from "Abraxas").
July 11 Sat: Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA
W/Rico Reyes
Note: Recording of "El Nicoya" (from "Abraxas").
July 12 Sun: Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA
Note: Recording of "Singing Winds, Crying Beasts", "Se A Cabo" (from "Abraxas").
July 19 Sun: Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA
Note: Recording of "Samba Pa Ti" (from "Abraxas").
July 24 Fri: Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA
Note: Recording of "Hope You're Feeling Better" (from "Abraxas").

Tour: USA West-East

Aug 4 Tue: The Matrix, San Francisco, CA
Incomplete: Rock Me Baby - Just Ain't Good Enough - Jam - Jam
W/Jack Casady (Hot Tuna), Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna), Quicksilver Messenger Service...
Aug 10 Mon: Fillmore East, New York, NY
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.
Aug 11 Tue: Fillmore East, New York, NY
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.
Aug 12 Wed: Fillmore East, New York, NY
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

Handbill

Program

Mon 11:30pm Show Balcony Seating Ticket

Mon 11:30pm Show Orchestra Seating Ticket

Tue 8:00pm Show

Orchestra Seating Ticket

Aug 13 Thu: The Dick Cavett Show. ABC Studios, New York, NY
Incomplete: Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
Note: TV show. Broadcast in 1970 on American TV ABC, webcast in 2006 on http://www.santana.com.
Aug 14 Fri: Civic Center, Baltimore, MD
Aug 15 Sat: Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.
Aug 18 Tue: Tanglewood Music Festival. Lenox, MA
Exact: Batuka/Se A Cabo - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Incident At Neshabur - Toussaint L’Overture/Evil Ways (1) - Hope You’re Feeling Better - Treat - Savor/Jingo - Soul Sacrifice - Gumbo - Persuasion
Releases:
(1) "Viva Santana! An Intimate Conversation With Carlos Santana" on Oct 18, 1988 on VHS (Col: USA 19V 49007, France 049007)
(1) "Viva Santana! An Intimate Conversation With Carlos Santana" on LD-NTSC (Col/Sony Japan ID6333CB)
(1) "Viva Santana! An Intimate Conversation With Carlos Santana" on Sept 12, 2006 on DVD-R1 (Legacy USA 82876 89534 9)

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Tour: USA West-South

Sept 9 Wed: San Diego Community College, San Diego, CA
Incomplete: Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways - Hope You're Feeling Better - Incident At Neshabur - Persuasion - Waiting - Batuka/Savor/Jingo
Sept 10 Thu: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
Incomplete: Batuka - Se A Cabo - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Persuasion - Waiting - Mother's Daughter - Treat - Incident At Neshabur - You Just Don't Care - Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries - Hope You're Feeling Better - Gumbo - Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways - Soul Sacrifice
Sept 11 Fri: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
Sept 12 Sat: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
Sept 13 Sun: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA

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Sept 16 Wed: Mammoth Gardens, Denver, CO
Sept 17 Thu: Mammoth Gardens, Denver, CO
Sept 18 Fri: Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT

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Sept 19 Sat: Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, AZ

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Sept 20 Sun: Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA

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Sept 24 Thu: Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK
Sept 25 Fri: Houston Music Hall, Houston, TX

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Sept 26 Sat: Hemisfair Arena, San Antonio, TX

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Sept 27 Sun: Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum, Ft. Worth, TX

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Tour: USA East-South-West

Oct 8 Thu: Nazareth Speedway, Nazareth, PA

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Oct 9 Fri: Renssalear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Oct 10 Sat: Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, RI
1st show
Incomplete: Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways - Waiting - Incident At Neshabur - Persuasion - Savor/Jingo
2nd show
Incomplete: Conquistadore Rides Again - Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va
Oct 11 Sun: Roberts Center, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

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Oct 14 Wed: Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

8:00pm Show Ticket

11:30pm Show Ticket

Oct 17 Sat: Soccer Field, University Of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Oct 21 Wed: The Matrix, San Francisco, CA
W/Quicksilver Messenger Service

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Oct 26 Mon: Release of "Abraxas"

Dec: Santana #6
Left to Right: Neal Schon (g), Michael Shrieve (ds), David Brown (b), Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), Gregg Rolie (kbd/vo), Jose “Chepito” Areas (perc), Michael Carabello (perc)
Note: A second guitarist joins the band, Neal Schon. He accepts to be the 7th official member of Santana after declining an offer to be part of Eric Clapton’s Derek And The Dominos.
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): By the end of 1970, Neal Schon had been hanging around for a while, jamming with us. (…) I liked Neal’s dexterity, and he brought a lot of fire for someone so young, yet in a humble way. (…) It was my decision to ask him to join us, after I spoke with the rest of the band. Neal said yes, and by December he was part of Santana. (…) I asked Neal to join not because I was thinking about who played which parts or that it would free me up---it was much more about adding more flames to the band, the sound and energy we had together. The fire that Neal brought was a white, white heat. (p264-265)
Quote from Neal Schon (When did you officially join Santana?): The night after I played with Derek and the Dominos at the Berkeley Community Theater (Nov 19, 1970), and Eric Clapton asked me to join that band. The Santana guys found out about it, and asked me to join them right after that so I wouldn’t join Eric's band. I was really excited about playing with Eric, because he’d taught me so much through his records about improvising. I’d spent hours listening to the live record in Wheels of Fire, learning how he’d twist rhythms and play cross-rhythms over the top of drum, it completely openend my mind up to the possibilities of improvisational guitar-playing. I first played on Santana’s third album, after Abraxas. The Tower of Power horns were on there. I also played on Caravanserai, and the last project I did with Carlos was the live album with Buddy Miles recorded in Hawaii at the Crater Festival.

Dec 31 Thu: Sunshine ‘71 Festival. Waikiki Diamond Head Crater, Oahu, HI
Note: Because of drug problems in and around the band, Carlos Santana feels the need to talk to Michael Carabello with whom he founded the original Santana Blues Band back in October of 1966.
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): On New Year’s Eve we played a festival in Hawaii and had a few days off. The morning after the concert I woke up around five thirty in the house we stayed in, right on the beach. It was still dark, but I couldn’t sleep, so I went and woke up Carabello. I said, “Michael, I need your help, man. I need you to wake up and take a walk with me.” (…) “You and I started this thing, man. But something has to change, because we’re not making any progress---we’re getting worse with our attitude to the music. We’re getting really arrogant and really belligerent.” (…) “I need your help, man. I think we need to have a meeting and bring this up and talk about it and really, really deal with it.” (…) That morning on the beach, Carabello looked at me and said, “Okay, Man. Let’s take care of this.” But it was a long time before we did. (268-269)

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Unknown Dates

Late 1970: The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. West Coast Studios, Burbank, CA
Note: TV show. Broadcast at an unknown date on American TV NBC.
?: The Bell Telephone Hour. Los Angeles, CA
Incomplete: Soul Sacrifice (1) - Batuka (1)
W/The Los Angeles Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (1)
Note: TV show. Broadcast at an unknown date on American TV NBC.
?: Columbia Awards
Note: Columbia Best Rock Album Award: "Abraxas" (Santana's 2nd album).
?: Playboy Reader's Music Poll Awards
Note: Record Of The Year: "Abraxas" (Santana's 2nd album).
?: Release of "Woodstock. Music From The Original Soundtrack And More"
Original release on 3LP(foc) (Atlantic/Cotillion USA SD 3-500)
Track: Soul Sacrifice (8:06)
Musicians: Carlos Santana, Jose "Chepito" Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Michael Shrieve
Recorded: Woodstock Music & Arts Festival. Bethel, NY Aug 16, 1969
Re-releases:
"Woodstock. Music From The Original Soundtrack And More" on 2CD (Atlantic USA SD 500-2)
"Woodstock. 3 Days Of Peace & Music. The Director's Cut!" on March 25, 1997 on DVD-R1 (Warner Home Video USA 13549)
"Woodstock. 3 Days Of Peace & Music. 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition" on June 9, 2009 on 3DVD-R1, 3Blu-ray-A (Warner Home Video USA)
"Santana. The Woodstock Experience (Limited Edition)" on June 30, 2009 on 2CD (Sony/Legacy USA)
Note: The re-releases "Woodstock. 3 Days Of Peace & Music. 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition" from June 9, 2009 on 3DVD-R1, 3Blu-ray-A, and "Santana. The Woodstock Experience (Limited Edition)" from June 30, 2009 on 2CD include an extra track from Woodstock Music & Arts Festival. Bethel, NY Aug 16, 1969: Evil Ways.

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