Tour: USA West-East
Tour: Europe
Tour: USA Midwest
Tour: USA West
Tour: USA West-Midwest-East-South/Puerto Rico
Unknown Dates

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Jan: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA
Note: Recording of "Jungle Strut" (from "Santana III"). Recording of "Folsom Street-One" (from "Santana III. Legacy Edition").
Feb: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA
Note: Recording of "Guajira" (from "Santana III") W/Mario Ochoa, Rico Reyes. Recording of "Bambele", "Gumbo" (from "Santana III. Legacy Edition").
Feb 22 Mon: The Matrix, San Francisco, CA
Note: Carlos Santana plays with Merl Sanders.

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March 6 Sat: Soul To Soul Concert. Black Star Square, Accra, Ghana

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March: Santana #7
Left to Right: Coke Escovedo (perc), David Brown (b), Michael Carabello (perc), Jose “Chepito” Areas (perc), Neal Schon (g), Gregg Rolie (kbd/vo), Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), Michael Shrieve (ds)
Note: A third percussionist joins the band, Coke Escovedo. Doug Rauch (b) travels with them for the European tour. Victor Pantoja (perc) and Rico Reyes (perc) play with the band occasionally after the European tour.
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): That’s how things flowed in San Francisco. Santana was never exclusive---like many bands, we played and jammed and did sessions with each other and found new ideas and people to go on the road with. (…) Coke came in and added so much to the sessions from the start that we had to give him credit for the inspiration he brought to that album. (…) Coke helped write “No One To Depend On,” the second single from Santana III, and he started touring with us. (p272-273)
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): Chepito recovered from his aneurysm, and he and Coke Escovedo joined us after we got back from Africa. (p283)

Tour: USA West-East

March 20 Sat: Cal Expo. Sacramento, CA
March 23 Tue: The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
83 min.
Exact: Waiting - Ballin' - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Savor - Samba Pa Ti - Toussaint L'Overture - Evil Ways - Incident At Neshabur - Jungle Strut - Everybody's Everything - Gumbo - Black Magic Woman (1) - Oye Como Va (1) - Guajira (1)
W/Jose Feliciano (1)

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March 26 Fri: Winterland, San Francisco, CA
March 27 Sat: Winterland, San Francisco, CA
March 28 Sun: Winterland, San Francisco, CA

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April 1 Thu: Fillmore East, New York, NY
April 2 Fri: Fillmore East, New York, NY
April 3 Sat: Fillmore East, New York, NY
62 min.
Exact: Soul Sacrifice - Jungle Strut - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Savor - Samba Pa Ti - Toussaint L'Overture - Evil Ways - Everybody's Everything - Gumbo

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Fri 8:00pm Show Ticket

Sat 11:30pm Show Ticket

Tour: Europe

April 15 Thu: Copenhagen, Denmark
April 16 Fri: Stockholm Konserthus, Stockholm, Sweden

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April 18 Sun: The Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Incomplete: Toussaint L’Overture/Evil Ways - Samba Pa Ti - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Gumbo - You Just Don’t Care - Conquistadore Rides Again

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April 19 Mon: Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

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April 20 Tue: Circus Krone, Munich, Germany
Incomplete: Incident At Neshabur - Taboo - Jungle Strut - Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways - Samba Pa Ti - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Savor/Jingo - Soul Sacrifice - Gumbo - Se A Cabo - Treat

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April 22 Thu: Beat Club. NDR Studios, Bremen, Germany
Exact: Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen (1) - Jungle Strut - Samba Pa Ti
Release: (1) "The Best Of Musikladen Live. Volume 1" on Nov 17, 1998 on DVD-R1 (USA)
Note: TV show. Broadcast at various dates on TV.
April 23 Fri: Hamburg, Germany
April 24 Sat: L'Olympia, Paris, France
April 25 Sun: L'Olympia, Paris, France
Incomplete: Jungle Strut - Taboo - Toussaint L'Overture - Evil Ways - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Savor/Jingo
Note: 57-min. segment broadcast at an unknown date on French radio Europe1.

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April 27 Tue: Palazzetto Lido Sport, Milan, Italy
Exact: Waiting - Incident At Neshabur - Jungle Strut - Taboo - Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Savor/Jingo

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April 28 Wed: Rome, Italy
April 29 Thu: Rome, Italy
April 30 Fri: Montreux Jazz Festival. Casino De Montreux, Montreux, Switzerland
May 1 Sat: Montreux Jazz Festival. Casino De Montreux, Montreux, Switzerland
May 2 Sun: Montreux Jazz Festival. Casino De Montreux, Montreux, Switzerland
May 8 Sat: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
May 9 Sun: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK

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June 4 Fri: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA
W/Rico Reyes
Note: Recording of "Toussaint L'Overture" (from "Santana III").
June 5 Sat: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA
W/Linda Tillery, Tower Of Power Horn Section
Note: Recording of "Everybody's Everything" (from "Santana III").

Tour: USA Midwest

June 10 Thu: Kentucky Fair And Exposition Center, Louisville, KY

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June 11 Fri: Milwaukee Auditorium Arena, Milwaukee, WI

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June 12 Sat: State Fair Coliseum, Indianapolis, IN

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June 13 Sun: International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

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June 15 Tue: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA
Note: Recording of "Taboo" (from "Santana III").
June 16 Wed: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA
Note: Recording of "Batuka" (from "Santana III"). Recording of "No One To Depend On" (from "Santana III") W/Gregg Errico, Rico Reyes.
June 17 Thu: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA
W/Linda Tillery
Note: Recording of "Everything's Coming Our Way" (from "Santana III").
June 18 Fri: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA
W/Luis Gasca, Rico Reyes
Note: Recording of "Para Los Rumberos" (from "Santana III").
July 4 Sun: Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA

July 18 Sun: Frost Amphitheatre, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Incomplete: Guajira
Aug: Santana #8
Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), Tom Rutley (b), Michael Shrieve (ds), Michael Carabello (perc), Jose “Chepito” Areas (perc), Coke Escovedo (perc), Gregg Rolie (kbd/vo), Neal Schon (g)
Note: Davie Brown is replaced by Tom Rutley.
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): Not long after that it was clear to everyone that David was not doing well---his heroin use was showing, and his playing and the music were starting to suffer. (…) I made the decision to fire David. (…) We had dates to play; so we replaced David with Tom Rutley, an acoustic bass player Shrieve had worked with in a big band in college. (…) He was only with us for a short time before Dougie Rauch took over, but Tom helped us at just the right time. (p288-289)
Aug 15 Sun: Concord Festival. Concord, CA
Note: Carlos Santana and several of his musicians are guests of Gabor Szabo’s Quintet.
Aug 17 Tue: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA
Note: Recording of Luis Gasca's "For Those Who Chant".
Aug 18 Wed: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA
Note: Recording of Luis Gasca's "For Those Who Chant".

Tour: USA West

Sept 16 Thu: Spokane Coliseum, Spokane, WA

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Sept 17 Fri: Seattle Coliseum, Seattle, WA
Sept 18 Sat: Seattle Coliseum, Seattle, WA

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Sept 24 Fri: Festival Internacional Da Cancao. Theatro Municipal, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
W/Luisao
Note: Broadcast at an unknown date on Brazilian TV Globo.
Sept: Release of Jefferson Airplane's "Bark"
Original release on LP (Grunt USA FTR-1001)
Track: Pretty As You Feel
Musicians: Jack Casady, Joey Covington, Papa John Creach, Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve, Grace Slick
Re-release: Jefferson Airplane's "Bark" on Jan 30, 1996 on CD (RCA USA 07863 66574-2)

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Late Sept: Santana #9
Tom Rutley (b), Michael Shrieve (ds), Michael Carabello (perc), Jose “Chepito” Areas (perc), Coke Escovedo (perc), Gregg Rolie (kbd/vo), Neal Schon (g)
Note: Due to serious tensions between members, the band goes on tour without Carlos Santana.
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): Sometime in September, before another tour across the country, I opened my mouth, and there was an argument, and by the end of it I said, “I’m not going unless we get rid of Stan Marcum and Carabello, because they’re suppling the band with the heavy stuff and we sound like shit. We’re not practicing, and it’s embarrassing. Either those guys are out or I’m out.” I had to do what I had to do. Stan and Carabello were in the room and I said this in front of them. They laughed and said I coldn’t do that. “We leave on Monday, man. If you don’t show up, then you’re not in the band.” And that’s exactly what happened. It felt horrible. It felt really, really horrible to be part of a band that just left on tour without me. But that was it---there was no official separation announcement, no press release, and no legal agreement. Everyone left, and I stayed behind, licking my wounds. (p291)

Tour: USA West-Midwest-East-South/Puerto Rico

Sept 28 Tue: Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO
76 min.
Exact: Batuka/No One To Depend On - Taboo - Se A Cabo - Waiting/Incident At Neshabur - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - In A Silent Way/Marbles - Toussaint L'Overture - Evil Ways/Para Los Rumberos - Soul Sacrifice
Sept 29 Wed: Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO
Sept 30 Thu: Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO

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Oct 1 Fri: Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, OH
Oct 2 Sat: Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH

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Oct 4 Mon: Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI
Oct 5 Tue: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Oct 7 Thu: Buffalo, NY
Oct 8 Fri: Syracuse, NY
Oct 11 Mon: Boston Gardens, Boston, MA
74 min.
Exact: Batuka/No One To Depend On - Taboo - Se A Cabo - Waiting/Incident At Neshabur - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - In A Silent Way/Marbles - Toussaint L'Overture - Evil Ways/Para Los Rumberos - Jambalaya/Gumbo
Oct 12 Tue: National Guard Armory, Washington, DC
69 min.
Exact: Batuka/No One To Depend On - Taboo - Se A Cabo - Waiting/Incident At Neshabur - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Treat - In A Silent Way/Marbles - Evil Ways/Para Los Rumberos - Jambalaya/Gumbo
Mid Oct: Santana #10
Left to Right: Tom Rutley (b), Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), James “Mingo” Lewis (perc), Jose “Chepito” Areas (perc), Michael Shrieve (ds), Gregg Rolie (kbd/vo), Neal Schon (g)
Note: Michael Carabello is taken out of the band, and Carlos Santana returns to the band for the rest of the tour. During a show in New York, NY, a young percussionist, James “Mingo” Lewis, is taken from the audience, and is invited to join the band. Pete Escovedo plays with the band occasionally.
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): Three weeks after Santana left for the road (minus this Santana), the phone rang. It was Neal. The band was going through the East Coast and was at the Felt Forum in New York. “Hey, Man, I don’t want to say this, because it’s probably bad for your ego, but the audience are screaming and booing---they want to hear you. They know you’re in Santana. Come on---why don’t you get on the next plane?” I wasn’t changing my mind. “No. Not unless you put Carabello and Stan on the next plane home. Then I’ll be there.” I heard later that when the band made up its mind to get me back and send Carabello and Stan home, the two of them went around to everyone’s room, letting people know how upset and hurt they were. (…) The feeling right away was that this was going to be a new chapter for Santana. It wasn’t just that we had to find a new conguero; we also needed to do that while we were thousands of miles from the musicians we knew best. So one night in New York City we decided to put it out into the world, and we asked if there was a conga player in the audience. That’s how we found Mingo Lewis. He was a street musician with a lot of energy. (…) During those first shows there was definitely a division, or the feeling of a divide, in the band. (p292-293)
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): But at the end of 1971, Santana was falling apart. Two of my oldest friends were gone from the band, and the mood in the band wasn’t pleasant---things were getting intense. (…) When something is over, it’s over. (…) We had gone from rooting each other to tolerating each other to being two bands in one, in conflict musically and philosophically. (p296)
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): I am Santana---if I’m not in the band and it has the name Santana, then it’s a Santana tribute. (p298-299)

Oct 14 Thu: The Felt Forum, New York, NY
Oct 15 Fri: The Felt Forum, New York, NY
1st or 2nd show. 85 min.
Exact: Batuka - No One To Depend On - Taboo - Se A Cabo - Waiting/Incident At Neshabur - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - In A Silent Way - Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways/Para Los Rumberos - Soul Sacrifice
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.
Oct 16 Sat: The Felt Forum, New York, NY
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

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Sat 10:00pm Show Ticket

Oct 16 Sat: Release of "Santana III"
Santana's 3rd album. Original release on LP(foc) (Col: USA 30595, Netherlands 64390, Japan 25AP 815)
Side 1: 1. Batuka (3:35) - 2. No One To Depend On (5:25) - 3. Taboo (5:40) - 4. Toussaint L'Overture (5:54)
Side 2: 1. Everybody's Everything (3:30) - 2. Guajira (5:50) - 3. Jungle Strut (5:19) - 4. Everything's Coming Our Way (3:19) - 5. Para Los Rumberos (2:44)
Musicians: Carlos Santana, Jose "Chepito" Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Coke Escovedo, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Michael Shrieve
W/Gregg Errico S1#2, Luis Gasca S2#5, Mario Ochoa S2#2, Rico Reyes S1#2, S1#4, S2#2, S2#5, Linda Tillery S2#1, S2#4, Tower Of Power Horn Section (Greg Adams, Emilio Castillo, Mic Gilette, Steve Kupka, Skip Mesquite) S2#1
Recorded: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA. S1#1, S2#5 June 18, 1971, S1#2 May 16, 1971, S1#3 June 15, 1971, S1#4, S2#1 May 1971, S2#2 Feb 1971, S2#3 Jan 1971, S2#4 June 17, 1971
Re-releases:
"Santana III" on LP(foc/quad) (Col: USA CQ 30595, Japan SOPN-88)
"Santana III" on July 7, 1987 on CD (Col: USA CK 30595, Austria 32058, Japan SRCS 6317)
"Santana III. 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition" on March 31, 1998 on CD(24-bit) (Col/Legacy USA CK 65491)
"Santana III. Legacy Edition" on Feb 21, 2006 on 2CD(dgpck) (Col/Legacy USA 82796902702)
Note: The re-release "Santana III. 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition" from March 31, 1998 on CD(24-bit) includes three extra tracks from Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA July 4, 1971: Batuka (3:41) - Jungle Strut (5:59) - Gumbo (5:26). The re-release "Santana III. Legacy Edition" from Feb 21, 2006 on 2CD(dgpck) includes the following extra tracks: CD1 (previously unreleased studio recordings): Gumbo (Feb 1971) - Folsom Street-One (Jan 1971) - Bambele (wrongly entitled "Bambeye") (Feb 1971) - No One To Depend On (Single version) (June 16, 1971), CD2 (all from Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA July 4, 1971): 1. Batuka - 2. No One To Depend On - 3. Toussaint L'Overture - 4. Taboo - 5. Jungle Strut - 6. Black Magic Woman/Gyspy Queen - 7. Incident At Neshabur - 8. In A Silent Way - 9. Savor - 10. Para Los Rumberos - 11. Gumbo.

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Oct 18 Mon: Onondaga County War Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY
Oct 21 Thu: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC
Oct 22 Fri: Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA

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Oct 23 Sat: Baltimore, MD
Oct 24 Sun: ?, NJ
Oct 25 Mon: The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
Oct 27 Wed: Miami-Hollywood Sportatorium, Miami, FL
Oct 28 Thu: Miami-Hollywood Sportatorium, Miami, FL

Oct 31 Sun: Hiram Bithorn Municipal Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Nov 4 Thu: Albuquerque, NM
Nov 5 Fri: Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
Incomplete: Savor/Para Los Rumberos - Taboo - Se A Cabo - Waiting/Incident At Neshabur - Samba Pa Ti - Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways/Jungle Strut

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Nov 6 Sat: Selland Arena, Fresno, CA
1st or 2nd show
Incomplete: Savor/Para Los Rumberos - Taboo - Se A Cabo - Waiting/Incident At Neshabur - Batuka/No One To Depend On - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Treat - Toussaint L'Overture/Evil Ways/Bambele/Gumbo - Samba Pa Ti - Soul Sacrifice
Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

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Dec 5 Sun: Honolulu International Center Arena, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
W/Buddy Miles
Dec 6 Mon: Honolulu International Center Arena, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
W/Buddy Miles

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Dec 8 Wed: Aeropuerto Jorge Chavez, Lima, Peru
Note: Santana is prevented by the military dictatorship from performing at the Universidad Nacional Mayor De San Marcos, Lima, Peru on Saturday Dec 11, 1971. Santana returns to perform in this city on July 21, 1995 and March 21, 2006.
Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): When we got to Lima, we hung out with the mayor while while our luggage went to the hotel. We got the key to the city, took some photos, and then we went to visit a few churches at my request. (…) We were at the first one for just fifteen minutes when suddenly the place was surrounded by cops. (…) Then the cops told us there’d been some more problems with students; we were in danger, and we had to leave. They asked a plane that was flying from Brazil to Los Angeles to land and pick us up so that we could get back safely. We went straight to the airport. (p295)

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Dec 10 Fri: Super Latin Jam. Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, San Francisco, CA
Note: Carlos Santana is guest of Luis Gasca.

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Dec: Release of Papa John Creach's "Papa John Creach"
Original release on LP(foc) (Grunt USA FTR-1003)
Track: Papa John's Down Home Blues (2:41)
Musicians: Papa John Creach, Nick Buck, Bruce Conte, Douglas Rauch, Carlos Santana, Tony Smith
Recorded: Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA
Re-release: Papa John Creach's "Papa John Creach" in 1997 on CD (One Way Records OW 34511)

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Unknown Dates

?: Release of Luis Gasca's "For Those Who Chant"
Original release on LP(foc) (Blue Thumb USA BTS 37)
Side 1: 1. Street Dude (11:40) - 2. La Raza (8:03)
Side 2: 1. Spanish Gypsy (15:07) - 2. Little Mama (5:28)
Musicians: Luis Gasca, Jose "Chepito" Areas, George Cables, Hadley Caliman, Michael Carabello, Stanley Clarke, Cosmic Dog, Coke Escovedo, Snooky Flowers, Carmelo Garcia, Joe Henderson, Richard Kermode, Mark Levine, Joan McGregor, Garnette Mims, Victor Pantoja, Rico Reyes, Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, Michael Shrieve, Lenny White
Recorded: Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA Aug 17, 1971-Aug 18, 1971
Re-release: Luis Gasca's "For Those Who Chant" on Dec 19, 2006 on CD(dgpck) (Bomba Records Japan BOM24060)
Note: S1#2 also known as "For Those Who Chant".

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?: Release of "Soul To Soul"
Original release in movie theaters
Tracks: Jungle Strut/Waiting/Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
Musicians: Carlos Santana, Willie Bobo, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Michael Shrieve
Recorded: Soul To Soul Concert. Black Star Square, Accra, Ghana March 6, 1971
Re-releases:
"Soul To Soul" on VHS-NTSC (Atlantic Video USA 50115-3)
"Soul To Soul" on LD-NTSC (Atlantic Video Japan)
"Soul To Soul" on Aug 24, 2004 on DVD-R1 + CD (WEA USA)

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