Tour: USA Midwest/Canada/USA West-Midwest-East-South

Tour: USA West-South-East-Midwest

Tour: Pacific/Japan

Unknown Dates

Jan: Santana #15

Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), Michael Shrieve (ds), Armando Peraza (perc/vo), Tom Coster (kbd/vo)

🎫 Jan 13 Sun: Buffalo Bills Stadium, Buffalo, NY

🎫 Jan 14 Mon: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

🎫 Jan: Puerto Rico

Carlos Santana (g), Don Wehr (ds), Michael Carabello (perc), Gregg Rolie (kbd/vo), Tom Fraser (rhythm g)

Musicians: Carlos Santana, Deborah Santana, John McLaughlin, Eve McLaughlin, Alice Coltrane

🎫 Jan: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Musicians: Carlos Santana, Deborah Santana, John McLaughlin, Eve McLaughlin, Alice Coltrane

March: Carlos Santana/John McLaughlin/Alice Coltrane Band

Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), John McLaughlin (g), Alice Coltrane (harp/kbd), Reggie Workman (b), Michael Shrieve (ds), Armando Peraza (perc/vo), Tom Coster (kbd/vo), Jules Broussard (fl/sax)

Carlos Santana/John McLaughlin/Alice Coltrane Band. Alice Coltrane (harp/kbd) Unkonwn Date
Carlos Santana/John McLaughlin/Alice Coltrane Band. Reggie Workman (b)
Unkonwn Date © Jacky Lepage

🎫 March 5 Tue: Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL

Musicians: Carlos Santana, Deborah Santana, John McLaughlin, Eve McLaughlin, Alice Coltrane

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🎫 March 6 Wed: Hunter College Assembly Hall, New York, NY

Musicians: Carlos Santana, Deborah Santana, John McLaughlin, Eve McLaughlin, Alice Coltrane

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🎫 March 14 Thu: Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, CA

Exact: Devotion - Poem by Sri Chinmoy - Guru - Four Eyes (1) - God Then (1) - God Now (1) - ? - ? - ? - ? - ? - Angel Of Sunlight - Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord - Band Introduction - A Love Supreme

W/Deborah Santana (1)

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May: Santana #16 ("Borboletta" Recording Band)

Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), David Brown (b), Michael Shrieve (ds), Jose “Chepito” Areas (perc), Armando Peraza (perc/vo), Tom Coster (kbd/vo), Leon Patillo (kbd/vo), Jules Broussard (fl/sax)

🎧 May 14 Tue:

Note: Recording of "Give And Take", "One With The Sun" (from "Borboletta").

🎧 May 15 Wed:

Note: Recording of "Practice What You Preach" (from "Borboletta").

🎧 May 17 Fri:

W/Stanley Clark, Airto Moreira

Note: Recording of "Flor De Canela" (from "Borboletta").

🎧 May 22 Wed:

W/Michael Carpenter

Note: Recording of "Canto De Los Flores" (from "Borboletta").

🎧 May 23 Thu:

Note: Recording of "Life Is Anew" (from "Borboletta").

🎧 May 24 Fri:

Note: Recording of "Mirage" (from "Borboletta").

🎧 May 29 Wed:

W/Airto Moreira

Note: Recording of "Promise Of A Fisherman" (from "Borboletta").

🎸 May 26 Sun: Winterland, San Francisco, CA

Carlos Santana is guest of John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra on: A Love Supreme.

Quote from Jim Deplitch (Jan 2, 2004): While the Winterland crowd cheered on the Mahavishnu Orchestra to come back for an encore, I caught a glimpse of what appeared to be Carlos Santana standing in back of the stage equipment. I grabbed my friend's camera and bolted to an empty seating area slighlty above and behind the stage. While Carlos was warming up with some scales, I yelled something encouraging to him. He turned with a huge smile, and paused just long enough to let me get the pic before going up front. Carlos looked so happy to be there, and the fans greeted him with excitement and warmth. Another memorable night!

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🎧 May: Release of "Lotus"

Santana's 6th album. Original release on 3LP(gf) (Col: Netherlands 66325, Japan 60AP 821~3)

Record 1 Side A: 1. Meditation * - 2. Going Home * - 3. A-1 Funk * - 4. Every Step Of The Way *

Record 1 Side B: 1. Black Magic Woman * - 2. Gypsy Queen * - 3. Oye Como Va * - 4. Yours Is The Light - 5. Batucada - 6. Xibaba (She-Ba-Ba)

Record 2 Side A: 1. Stone Flower (Introduction) - 2. Waiting - 3. Castillos De Arena, Part 1 (Sand Castle) - 4. Free Angela - 5. Samba De Sausalito *

Record 2 Side B: 1. Mantra - 2. Kyoto - 3. Castillos De Arena, Part 2 (Sand Castle) - 4. Se A Cabo

Record 3 Side A: 1. Samba Pa Ti * - 2. Savor - 3. Toussaint L'Overture *

Record 3 Side B: 1. Incident At Neshabur

Musicians: Carlos Santana, Jose "Chepito" Areas, Tom Coster , Richard Kermode, Leon Thomas, Armando Peraza, Doug Rauch, Michael Shrieve

Recorded: Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan July 4, 1973 except R2SB#1 to R2SB#3 Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan July 3, 1973

Re-releases:

"Lotus" on 3LP(gf/quad) (Col/Sony Japan 60AP 821~3)

* only as "Santana Live In Japan" in 1975 on LP (Col/Sony Japan SOPO 83), re-released in 1977 on LP (Col/Sony Japan 25AP 824)

"Lotus" on Feb 26, 1991 on 2CD (Col: USA C2K 46764, Austria 467943 2, Japan CSCS 5434~5)

"Lotus" on June 12, 2006 on 3CD(dgpck) (Sony Japan MHCP 1002-4)

"Lotus. Complete Edition" on April 19, 2017 on 3SACD hybrid (7" mini LP) (Sony Japan SICP 10116~8)

Note: On the original 3LP(gf) and 3LP(gf/quad) re-releases, “Mr. Udo” (R3SA#2) is wrongly entitled “Savor”. On the re-release “Lotus” from Feb 26, 1991 on 2CD “Meditation” (R1SA#1) is partly included in “Going Home” (R1SA#2). The 3LP inner sleeves show a photo that is NOT from Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan July 3/4, 1973, but from Nippon Budōkan, Tokyo, Japan July 6, 1973.

May 1974 3LP(gf) - 3LP(gf/quad)
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🎧 June 11 Tue:

Note: Recording of "Here And Now" (from "Borboletta") W/"Ndugu" Leon Chancler, Stanley Clark. Recording of "Aspirations" (from "Borboletta") W/"Ndugu" Leon Chancler.

Late June: Santana #17

(left to right) "Ndugu" Leon Chancler (ds), Jules Broussard (fl/sax), David Brown (b), Carlos Santana (g/perc/vo), Leon Patillo (kbd/vo), Armando Peraza (perc/vo), Tom Coster (kbd/vo), Jose "Chepito" Areas (perc)

Note: Michael Shrieve is replaced by “Ndugu” Leon Chancler.

Quote from Carlos Santana (The Universal Tone 2014): We were almost done with the new album and getting ready for our first tour in six months when Shrieve got very sick and had to go into the hospital with kidney stones. I called Ndugu---he played on one track for Borboletta because it looked like Shrieve needed more time to recover---and I asked him to come on the road with us. (…) I wasn’t thinking of disengaging Michael Shireve from the band when he got sick, but that was what happened. (…) Shrieve leaving Santana was the band’s final step in its evolution from being a collective to being a group with two leaders to finally being a group in which I alone was in charge. Shrieve was the last connection to the old band, the last person whom I would confer with and sometimes defer to. (p368-369)

Santana #17. Jose "Chepito" Areas (perc) not pictured.
Press Conference. Tokyo, Japan Dec 8 or 9, 1974 © Koh Hasebe

Tour: USA Midwest/Canada/USA West-Midwest-East-South

🎫 July 13 Sat: Grand Valley State Colleges, Allendale, MI

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🔔 July 14 Sun: Day On The Green. Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA

Note: Carlos Santana and David Brown attend a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young show but don’t play with them.

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🔔 July 19 Fri: Civic Center, St. Paul, MN

Note: Cancelled show. Santana’s drummer Michael Shrieve is hospitalized with kidney stones and the tour is delayed. The show is rescheduled for Aug 17, 1974 with Leon Russell.

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🎫 July 22 Mon: Kinsman Field House, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Incomplete: Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Xibaba (She-Ba-Ba) - Give And Take - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Savor

🎫 July 24 Wed: P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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🎫 July 25 Thu: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA

Exact: Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Xibaba (She-Ba-Ba) - Give And Take - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Happy Birthday Jose “Chepito” Areas - Toussaint L’Overture

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🎫 July 26 Fri: Paramount Theatre, Portland, OR

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🎫 July 28 Sun: Balboa Stadium, San Diego, CA

Incomplete: Going Home/Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Toussaint L'Overture

Note: The Santana Band opens for Chicago. Broadcast at an unknown date on American radio.

🎫 July 31 Wed: CBS Convention. Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

🎧 July: Release of "Greatest Hits"

Santana's 7th album. Original release on LP (Col: USA 33050, Netherlands 69081, Japan 25AP 820)

Side 1: 1. Evil Ways (3:00) - 2. Jingo (2:44) - 3. Hope You're Feeling Better (4:10) - 4. Samba Pa Ti (4:47) - 5. Persuasion (2:34)

Side 2: 1. Black Magic Woman (3:17) - 2. Oye Como Va (4:19) - 3. Everything's Coming Our Way (3:16) - 4. Se A Cabo (2:51) - 5. Everybody's Everything (3:31)

Musicians: Carlos Santana, Jose "Chepito" Areas, David Brown, Michael Carabello, Coke Escovedo S2#3, S2#5, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon S2#3, S2#5, Michael Shrieve

W/Rico Reyes S2#2, Linda Tillery S2#3, S2#5, Tower Of Power Horn Section (Greg Adams, Emilio Castillo, Mic Gilette, Steve Kupka, Skip Mesquite) S2#5

Recorded:

S1#1, S1#2, S1#5 from "Santana" Pacific Recording, San Mateo, CA May 1969

S1#3 from "Abraxas" Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA July 24, 1970

S1#4 from "Abraxas" Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA July 19, 1970

S2#1 from "Abraxas" Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA June 4, 1970

S2#2 from "Abraxas" Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA July 8, 1970

S2#3 from "Santana III" Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA June 17, 1971

S2#4 from "Abraxas" Wally Heider Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA July 12, 1970

S2#5 from "Santana III" Columbia Studios, San Francisco, CA May 1971

Re-releases:

"Greatest Hits" on LP(quad) (Col USA CQ 33050)

"Greatest Hits" on Nov 29, 1992 on CD (Col: USA CK 33050, Austria 32386, Japan SRCS 6470)

"Greatest Hits. Walmart Exclusive" in Dec 2019 on milky clear vinyl LP (Col USA CQ 33050)

1974 LP - LP(quad) - Nov 29, 1992 CD Front Cover
1974 LP - LP(quad) - Nov 29, 1992 CD Back Cover
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🎫 Aug 2 Fri: Robertson Gym, University Of California, Santa Barbara, CA

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🎫 Aug 6 Tue: Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, IA

Incomplete: Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Give And Take - Incident At Neshabur

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🎫 Aug 7 Wed: Browns Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Green Bay, WI

🎫 Aug 9 Fri: Atlantic City Pop Festival 5th Anniversary Concert. Racetrack, Atlantic City, NJ

Incomplete: Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Give And Take - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture

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🎫 Aug 10 Sat: Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI

🎫 Aug 11 Sun: Buffalo Bills Stadium, Buffalo, NY

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🎫 Aug 14 Wed: Winnepeg Arena, Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada

🎫 Aug 16 Fri: Grant Valley State College, Grand Rapids, MI

🎫 Aug 17 Sat: Civic Center, St. Paul, MN

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🎫 Aug 18 Sun: Milwaukee Auditorium Arena, Milwaukee, WI

116 min.

Exact: Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Give And Take - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture

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🎫 Aug 31 Sat: World Series Of Rock. Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, OH

Incomplete: Band Introduction/Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Give And Take

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🎫 Sept 1 Sun: Memorial Stadium, University Of Texas, Austin, TX

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Tour: USA West-South-East-Midwest

🎫 Sept 13 Fri: Winterland, San Francisco, CA

Incomplete: Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Give And Take - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice - Savor

🎫 Sept 14 Sat: Winterland, San Francisco, CA

Incomplete: Going Home/Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Toussaint L'Overture

Note: Broadcast at an unknown date on American radio.

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🎫 Sept 15 Sun: Selland Arena, Fresno, CA

Incomplete: Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Give And Take - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti

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🎫 Sept 17 Tue: Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

🎫 Sept 18 Wed: International Ice Palace, Las Vegas, NV

Exact: Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Give And Take - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture

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🎫 Sept 20 Fri: Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA

Exact: Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Give And Take - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture

🎫 Sept 21 Sat: Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield, CA

🎫 Sept 23 Mon: University Arena, Albuquerque, NM

Exact: Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Give And Take - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture

🎫 Sept 24 Tue: State College, Las Cruces, NM

101 min.

Exact: Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Give And Take - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Savor - Toussaint L'Overture

🎫 Sept 26 Thu: Assembly Center, Tulsa, OK

🎫 Sept 27 Fri: All Sports Stadium, Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, OK

98 min.

Exact: Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Give And Take - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Savor - Toussaint L’Overture

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🎫 Sept 28 Sat: Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX

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🎸 Sept 28 Sat: La Bastille, Houston, TX

Note: Carlos Santana, "Ndugu" Leon Chancler are guests of Return To Forever for 25 min. on: Jam.

🎫 Sept 29 Sun: Hirsch Memorial Auditorium, Shreveport, LA

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🎧 Sept: Release of "Illuminations"

Carlos Santana's 3rd solo album. Original release on LP (Col: USA 32900, Netherlands 69083, Japan 25AP 825)

Side 1: 1. Guru Sri Chinmoy Aphorism (1:10) - 2. Angel Of Air (3:37) - 3. Angel Of Water (6:18) - 4. Bliss: The Eternal Now (5:32)

Side 2: 1. Angel Of Sunlight (14:43) - 2. Illuminations (4:20)

Musicians: "Turiya" Alice Coltrane, "Devadip" Carlos Santana, Jules Broussard, "Prabuddha" Phil Browne, Tom Coster, Jack DeJohnette, Phil Ford, David Holland, Armando Peraza

Violins: Murray Adler, Ron Folsom, Bill Henderson, Nathan Kaproff, Gordon Marron, Paul Shure, Charles Veal

Cello: Anne Goodman, Glenn Grab, Jackie Lustgarten, Fred Seykora

Violas: Marilyn Baker, Myer Bello, Rollice Dale, Alan Harshman, Myra Kestenbaum, David Schwartz

Bass: James Bond

Re-releases:

"Illuminations" on LP(quad) (Col USA CQ 32900)

"Illuminations" on April 9, 1996 on CD (Col/Rewind UK 483810 2)

Sept 1974 LP - April 9, 1996 CD Front Cover
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Sept 1974 LP Back Sleeve
Sept 1974 LP Gatefold Cover
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🎫 Oct 2 Wed: The Omni, Atlanta, GA

🎫 Oct 3 Thu: Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, FL

Exact: Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Give And Take - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture

🎫 Oct 4 Fri: Sports Stadium, Orlando, FL

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🎫 Oct 5 Sat: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial, Jacksonville, FL

🎫 Oct 6 Sun: Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, FL

96 min.

Exact: Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Give And Take - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Band Introduction/Savor/Toussaint L'Overture

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🎫 Oct 9 Wed: Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ

🎫 Oct 10 Thu: Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ

🎫 🎫 Oct 11 Fri: The Academy, New York, NY

1st show. 75 min.

Exact: Going Home/Incident At Neshabur - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Give And Take - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture

Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

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🎫 🎫 Oct 12 Sat: The Academy, New York, NY

2nd show. 100 min.

Exact: Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Give And Take - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Band Introduction/Savor/Toussaint L'Overture

Note: Two shows played in the same evening.

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🎫 Oct 13 Sun: Sri Chinmoy Benefit. The Academy, New York, NY

44 min.

Exact: Going Home/Incident At Neshabur - Here And Now - Gypsy Queen - Samba Pa Ti - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Savor - Toussaint L'Overture

🎫 Oct 14 Mon: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

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🎫 Oct 15 Tue: New Haven Coliseum, New Haven, CT

🎫 Oct 17 Thu: Civic Center, Providence, RI

🎫 Oct 18 Fri: The Dome, Rochester, NY

🎫 Oct 19 Sat: University Of Maryland, College Park, MD

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🎫 Oct 20 Sun: Music Hall, Boston, MA

🎫 Oct 22 Tue: Erie County Field House, Erie, PA

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🎫 Oct 23 Wed: Civic Center, Charleston, WV

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🎫 Oct 24 Thu: Civic Center, Pittsburgh, PA

🎫 Oct 25 Fri: International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL

🎫 Oct 26 Sat: Kolf Sports Center, Oshkosh, WI

🎫 Oct 27 Sun: Dane County Memorial Coliseum, Madison, WI

🎫 Oct 28 Mon: Milwaukee, WI

Incomplete: Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Give And Take - Incident At Neshabur

🎫 Oct 29 Tue: University Of Maryland, College Park, MD

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🎧 Oct: Release of "Borboletta"

Santana's 8th album. Original release on LP (Col: USA 33135, Netherlands 69084, Japan 25AP 826)

Side 1: 1. Spring Manifestations (Sound Effects) (1:05) - 2. Canto De Los Flores (3:45) - 3. Life Is Anew (4:30) - 4. Give And Take (5:46) - 5. One With The Sun (4:20) - 6. Aspirations (5:12)

Side 2: 1. Practice What You Preach (4:28) - 2. Mirage (4:43) - 3. Here And Now (3:01) - 4. Flor De Canela (2:20) - 5. Promise Of A Fisherman (8:05) - 6. Borboletta (2:50)

Musicians: Carlos Santana, Jose "Chepito" Areas, Jules Broussard, David Brown, Tom Coster, Leon Patillo, Armando Peraza, Michael Shrieve

W/Michael Carpenter S1#2, "Ndugu" Leon Chancler S1#6, S2#3, Stanley Clark S2#3, #S2#4, Airto Moreira S1#1, S2#4, S2#5, S2#6, Flora Purim S1#1

Recorded: S1#2 May 22, 1974, S1#3 May 23, 1974, S1#4, S1#5 May 14, 1974, S1#6, S2#3 June 11, 1974, S2#1 May 15, 1974, S2#2 May 24, 1974, S2#4 May 17, 1974, S2#5 May 29, 1974

Re-releases:

"Borboletta" in 1975 on LP(quad) (Col: USA CQ 33135, Netherlands Q69084)

"Borboletta" on May 29, 1990 on CD (Col: USA CK 33135, Austria 32157, Japan SRCS 6320)

"Borboletta. Light Price" in Nov 1996 on CD(flashing lights) (Col Brazil 759.092/2-032157)

"Borboletta" on LP (Nimbus Supercut Records UK)

"Borboletta. Limited Anniversary Edition" in Jan 2020 on translucent blue vinyl LP(gf/180gram) (Friday Music USA)

Oct 1974 LP - May 29, 1990 CD
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Tour: Pacific/Japan

🔔 Nov 14 Thu: San Francisco, CA

Note: Departure for Hawaii.

🎫 Nov 16 Sat: Honolulu International Center Arena, Honolulu, Oahu, HI

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🔔 Nov 20 Wed: Oahu, HI

Note: Departure for Japan.

🎫 Nov 23 Sat: Jissen Rinki Kai, Kanazawa, Japan

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🎫 Nov 25 Mon: Kenmin Kaikan, Niigata, Japan

🎫 Nov 26 Tue: Kenmin Kaikan, Akita, Japan

🎫 Nov 29 Fri: Hokkaido Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, Sapporo, Japan

🎫 Nov 30 Sat: Hokkaido Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, Sapporo, Japan

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🎫 Dec 3 Tue: Bunka Taiikukan, Yokohama, Japan

138 min.

Exact: Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Xibaba (She-Ba-Ba) - Give And Take - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture

🔔 Dec 4 Wed: Kōtoku-in, Kamakura, Japan

Note: Day off. Accompanied by Japanese photographer Koh Hasebe and artist Tadanori Yokoo (“Lotus” and “Amigos” albums covert art), Carlos Santana, his wife Deborah and Santana Band members visit the Jōdo-shū Buddhist temple. The temple is renowned for its “Great Buddha” (Daibutsu), a monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amida Buddha, which is one of the most famous icons of Japan.

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🎫 Dec 5 Thu: Nagoya-shi Kōkaidō, Nagoya, Japan

🎫 Dec 6 Fri: Bunka Center, Wakayama, Japan

🎫 Dec 7 Sat: Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan

Exact: Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Xibaba (She-Ba-Ba) - Give And Take - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture

Note: Set list might also be from Dec 12, 1974.

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🎫 Dec 8 Sun: Shibuya Kokaido, Tokyo, Japan

144 min.

Exact: Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Xibaba (She-Ba-Ba) - Give And Take - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice - ? - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Toussaint L'Overture

🎫 Dec 9 Mon: Nippon Budōkan, Tokyo, Japan

Incomplete: Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Xibaba (She-Ba-Ba) - Give And Take - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice

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🎫 Dec 10 Tue: Nippon Budōkan, Tokyo, Japan

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🎫 Dec 11 Wed: Kyoto Kaikan Daiichi Hall, Kyoto, Japan

🎫 Dec 12 Thu: Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan

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🎫 Dec 13 Fri: Ken Ritsu Taiikukan, Hiroshima, Japan

🎫 Dec 14 Sat: Fukuoka-shi Kyūden Kinen Taiikukan, Fukuoka, Japan

122 min.

Exact: Going Home/A-1 Funk/Every Step Of The Way - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Oye Como Va - Mirage - Just In Time To See The Sun - Bambele - Xibaba (She-Ba-Ba) - Give And Take - Incident At Neshabur - Soul Sacrifice - Samba Pa Ti - Savor/Band Introduction/Toussaint L'Overture

🔔 Dec 15 Sun: Japan to San Francisco, CA

Note: Travel back home.

Unknown Dates

🎫 ?: Solesvida Presents Santana

Incomplete: Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord - The House Of Light - Let Us Go Into The House Of The Lord

Note: TV show. Hosted by Marcos Gutierrez. Original broadcast in 1974, and re-broadcast on Aug 13, 1975 on American TV KPIX5-CBS.

🎧 ?: Release of Flora Purim's "Stories To Tell"

Original release on LP (Milestone USA M-9058)

Track: Silver Sword (5:40)

Musicians: Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, George Duke, King Errisson, Carlos Santana, Miroslav Vitous

Recorded: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA May 1974 or June 1974 or July 1974

Re-release: Flora Purim's "Stories To Tell" on Feb 12, 1991 on CD (Milestone USA OJCCD-619-2 M-9058)

1974 LP - Feb 12, 1991 CD Front Cover
1974 LP - Feb 12, 1991 CD Back Cover