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Santana - Freedom (1987) – Lp
















Release:  1987
Genre:  Latin Rock, Synth-pop
Format:  LP
Label:  CBS Records
Catalog#  450394 1
Prijs:  €10,00

Freedom is the fourteenth studio album by Santana. By this recording, Santana had nine members, some of which had returned after being with the band in previous versions. Freedom moved away from the more poppy sound of the previous album, Beyond Appearances and back to the band’s original Latin rock. It failed, however, to revive Santana’s commercial fortunes, reaching only ninety-five on the album chart.
Freedom marked several reunions in the Santana band, which was now a nonet. In addition to Carlos, the band consisted of percussionists Armando Pereza, Orestes Vilato, and Raul Rekow; returning drummer Graham Lear; bassist Alphonso Johnson; returning keyboardist Tom Coster, keyboardist Chester Thompson, and, on lead vocals, Buddy Miles, who had made a duet album with Santana 15 years before. Credited as an “additional musician” was keyboard player Greg Rolie, an original member. The music also marked a return from the hyper-pop sound of Val Garay on Beyond Appearances to a more traditional Santana Latin rock style. Thus, Freedom was a literal return to form, but, unfortunately, not to the quality of early Santana albums. And the group’s commercial decline continued, with the LP getting to only Number 95.
Recorded at: The Plant Studios, Sausalito, California


Side A
A1. Veracruz  (4:23)
A2. She Can’t Let Go  (4:45)
A3. Once It’s Gotcha  (5:42)
A4. Love Is You  (3:54)
A5. Songs Of Freedom  (4:28)

Side B
B1. Deeper, Dig Deeper  (4:18)
B2. Praise  (4:36)
B3. Mandela  (5:31)
B4. Before We Go  (3:54)
B5. Victim Of Circumstance  (5:21)

Album:  Goed
Cover:  Goed

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