Release of
"Abraxas"
Wednesday September 23, 1970
Santana's 2nd album
Original release on LP(foc) (Col: USA 30130, Netherlands 64087, Japan 25AP 814)
Side 1
1. Singing Winds, Crying Beasts (4:48) - 2. Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen (5:17) - 3. Oye Como Va (4:17) - 4. Incident At Neshabur (4:58)
Side 2
1. Se A Cabo (2:49) - 2. Mother's Daughter (4:25) - 3. Samba Pa Ti (4:46) - 4. Hope You're Feeling Better (4:10) - 5. El Nicoya (1:29)
Musicians
Carlos Santana, Jose "Chepito" Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Michael Shrieve
Guests
Alberto Gianquinto S1#4, Rico Reyes S1#3, S2#5
Recorded
Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA except S1#4 Pacific Recording, San Mateo, CA. S1#1, S2#1 July 12, 1970, S1#2 June 4, 1970/June 5, 1970, S1#3 July 8, 1970, S1#4 May 2, 1970, S2#2 June 11, 1970, S2#3 July 19, 1970, S2#4 July 24, 1970, S2#5 July 11, 1970
Re-releases
"Abraxas" on LP(foc/quad/pos) (Col: USA CQ 30130, Japan SOPN 44004)
"Abraxas" in 1981 on LP(foc/half speed) (Col USA HC 40130)
"Abraxas" on July 7, 1987 on CD (Col: USA CK 30130, Austria 32032, Japan SRCS 6316)
"Abraxas. Original Master Recording" on Sept 17, 1991 on CD(gold) (Col/MFSL USA UDCD 552)
"Abraxas" in 1996 on LP(foc/180gram) (ARS Germany)
"Abraxas. Limited Edition Vinyl LP" in Dec 1997 on LP(180gram/hqpls) (Col 64087/Simply Vinyl UK SVLP 0019)
"Abraxas. 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition"on March 31, 1998 on CD(24-bit) (Col/Legacy USA CK 65490)
"Abraxas. Super Audio CD" on March 6, 2001 on SACD (Col/Legacy USA)
"Abraxas. Digital Surround" on Sept 11, 2001 on CD(DTS) (DTS Entertainment USA)
"Abraxas. Original Master Recording" on April 1, 2008 on CD(gold) (Mobile Fidelity Koch USA)
“Abraxas. Original Master Recording” in 2008 on LP(foc/half speed/180gram) (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab USA MFSL 1-305)
“Abraxas. Original Master Recording. UltraDisc One-Step” on Oct 28, 2016 on 2 12"(foc) (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab USA UD1S 2-001)
“Abraxas” on Aug 18, 2017 on white vinyl LP(foc/180gram/pos) (Col/Legacy Europe 88875194291)
Note
The re-release "Abraxas. 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition" from March 31, 1998 on CD(24-bit) includes three extra tracks from Royal Albert Hall, London, UK April 18, 1970: Se A Cabo (3:47) - Toussaint L'Overture (4:52) - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen (4:57).
LP(foc) - CD - CD(24-bit) LP(foc/quad/pos) 1981 LP(foc/half speed) 1991 CD(gold)
2001 SACD 2001 CD(DTS) 2008 CD(gold) 2016 2 12"(foc)
2008 LP(foc/half sp./180gr.)
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Censored LP Cover
The record company decided to "clean up" the images of naked women, adding a sticker with a review of the album from Time Magazine.
Most of these were removed from jackets, with some horrible results.
Original Art © Mati Klarwein "Annunciation" 1961 (128cm X 88cm)
Detail: Cala of Deia, Mallorca, Spain Cala of Deia, Mallorca, Spain
as seen from Klarwein's home in 1961 Today
"Abraxas" Angel Variation
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