Santana Borboletta on 180g Import LP from Speakers Corner
After some hot live performances and subversive jaunts made in the aftershock of Woodstock, Santana and his band entered the calm atmosphere of the recording studio in 1974 to make their sixth album Borboletta. Taking a look at the blue butterfly on the LP cover, it wasn’t surprising that purist Santana fans sensed that the music in this particular garden would be more gentle and cultivated than their previous hard-rock sound.
But one thing after another: in attune with semi natural sounds, the "Canto De Los Flores" swings along to dabbed figures on the Rhodes piano and waves of multi-cultural drumming. The drama continues with "Life Is Anew" – a powerfully arranged ballad, followed by a highly emotional rock number ("Give And Take").
This takes us to where Santana feels most at home – "Promise Of A Fisherman" with its velvety, wonderfully expansive guitar sound. By now, at the latest, the listener joins the sensitive outdoorsman on his chase after the butterfly named "Boborletta" with a wealth of gorgeous sounds. Don’t hesitate to capture this rare specimen for your collection!
Carlos Santana (guitar, percussion)
Tom Coster (keyboards)
Leon Patillo (organ, electric piano, vocals)
Stanley Clarke (bass)
Michael Shrieve / Leon "Ndugu" Chancler (drums)
Airto Moreira / Flora Purim (percussion)
Jose "Chepito" Areas / Armando Peraza (percussion, congas)
Santana Borboletta Track Listing:
1. Spring Manifestations
2. Canto de los Flores
3. Life Is Anew
4. Give and Take
5. One With the Sun
7. Practice What You Preach
9. Here and Now
10. Flor de Canela
11. Promise of a Fisherman