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    Default Santana, Devadip Carlos & Turiya Alice Coltrane - ILLUMINATIONS [SACD]

    Please post your thoughts & comments on this 2017 Multichannel SACD release from Dutton Vocalion of the album "Illuminations" by Turiya Alice Coltrane & Devadip Carlos Santana.
    The multichannel SACD features the first release of the original 1970s Quadraphonic mix in over 40 years!




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    Default Re: Santana, Devadip Carlos & Turiya Alice Coltrane - ILLUMINATIONS [SACD]

    I still have not received the SACD but IIRC, I REALLY liked it when I listened to it ...REALLY LEFT FIELD for Carlitos...it will get played in my system several times...

    now, my mistake was that I didn't order the RTF one...that can be remedied ...little girl guide....
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    Default Re: Santana, Devadip Carlos & Turiya Alice Coltrane - ILLUMINATIONS [SACD]

    Material isn't for me. But it is in no way unlistenable.

    Material 7

    Quad mix 10

    Sound quality 10

    Which works out at a solid 9.

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    Default Re: Santana, Devadip Carlos & Turiya Alice Coltrane - ILLUMINATIONS [SACD]

    Lovely, immersive surround mix. I was really surprised by how well the main instruments are focussed in the mix (I had to get up and check that Santana's guitar wasn't really using the front, centre speaker). Highly recommended if you like this kind of music.

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    Another one I really enjoy. And it has never sounded better. Beautiful bass and nice and crisp. Another conversion I can get rid of.

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    Default Re: Santana, Devadip Carlos & Turiya Alice Coltrane - ILLUMINATIONS [SACD]

    Listening to this right now...

    I recalled correctly and I enjoyed this album very much..maybe because it wasn't "SANTANA" per se....
    and the musicianship is top notch...

    Curiously, this is the first ever DV SACD I have ever gotten...

    I am not surprised BY the good quality, cause most (if not ALL) of you out there have consistently raved about them...

    shame it has to be an SACD...not very fond of them...but , hey...if there's no other option, I'll take it!!!

    Will report back later...


    Great sound...
    Not getting my hopes up,
    BUT
    the blurb in the booklet seems to hint at some more Santana Quad SACDs...


    EDIT: BTW, someone has to update the Discogs page and add this...
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    Default Re: Santana, Devadip Carlos & Turiya Alice Coltrane - ILLUMINATIONS [SACD]

    Never heard this title, and I have to say it's not my favorite "style" considering I'm a Santana fan. Still, some very good moments musically, that I do like.
    The fidelity and surround is tops though. Keep it up Vocalion, and I will continue to spend money.

    I voted a 9.

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    While one of the most unSantanalike Santanakinda albums and one I did not hear until well into the age of the internet downloading days and I liked it. A very nice. very mellow, very naval contemplating type of music to be sure (somewhat reminiscent to some of the mellower parts of Caravanserai to me), a very musically spiritual jazzy venture for the participants if you will. No screaming guitar solos, no dancy latiny beats, no heavy organ wankery and yet a very nice listen just the same, and of course it's in Quad. For me it is a very close you eyes turn out the lights and just listen kind of musical experience. Vocalion does it again for me and I will award Illuminations in QUAD a mellow 9.
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    Default Re: Santana, Devadip Carlos & Turiya Alice Coltrane - ILLUMINATIONS [SACD]

    I hadn't ever heard this album before so a nice surprise.

    Music its very in-Santana yet obviously him on guitar, Alice Coltrane was an incredible musician/arranger and I really like the harp (not an instrument you hear that often on jazz-rock albums!). Track 4 "Angel Of Sunlight" which is good but "is of its time", so IMHO just a little too long, if it had been around 10 minutes long it would have been much better. So an 8.5.

    Sound Quality is great so a 9

    Quad Mix is great so a 9

    ..and we ought to give Dave a 9 for his excellent sleeve notes!

    So a 9 from me.
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    I love this sort of orchestrated 'spiritual' jazz, and I'm a fan of both Santana and Coltrane, so this one is right up my alley. Add in superb sound quality and an immersive quad mix (the opening of "Angel of Sunlight" with the hand percussion swirling around is just fantastic), and I give this a 9.5!

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    I have the SQ LP and the Q8 (at least I think I still have it, if the player didn't eat it), anyway I love this album. The material, sound quality and mix are excellent. It's a steal for the price. A nice departure from Santana's more commercial stuff. A ten for sure.

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