I got mine today too with Supersession.I know this album from the first week of the release in 1973.
So, that obviously begs the question: do you plan to listen to it now?
I used to listen to this a ton when I was in high school, have not listened in many years now. I do plan to order it, but only when Welcome is ready to ship. I fully expect Welcome to me announced next month.
I didn't knew Jan Hammer was a drummer too?Quite honestly, I was ill prepared for the sheer IMMENSITY of this album. Having heard it over a period of years on MoFi's Stereo SACD and even vinyl back in the 70's, Sony Japan has pulled out ALL stops with this 2023 QUAD remaster. And Sony's premier QUAD remix engineers, Al Lawrence and Larry Keyes have both performed sonic miracles: Tremendous bass, astounding presence and not a hint of background hiss!
Track 2, Naima, which is a gorgeous guitar interchange between Santana and McLaughlin is likewise noteworthy in its you are there presence....a sound so big as to touch all your senses.
The opening track A LOVE SUPREME will test your speakers to the max.....there should be a warning like on the older TELARC surround SACDs which had those alarming bombastic sound effects ....... be fully prepared when you insert the disc into your player.
LOVE DEVOTION SURRENDER employs four drummers: Billy Cobham, Don Elias, Jan Hammer and Michael Shrieve and Keyes places them in the rear channels on several tracks.
And who knew guitarist John McLaughlin also plays Piano as evidenced on the final track MEDITATION!
IMO, this is truly one of my very favorite Sony Japan remasters. The packaging is not as elaborate as previous 7" reissues but what is contained on this disc is absolutely aurally mesmerizing.
A well deserved 10!
I'm very surprised that you never played the SQ LP or the Q8! This is Santana after all! While it wouldn't have been my top choice, and if not for Quad I likely would have passed it by. I found my SQ copy in the cut-out bin years ago and it's great!
I received my two (2) pre-ordered titles yesterday (9/26) as well from CDJapan via DHL and continue to be amazed on how quickly this merchant seems to deliver their products to international customers (I'm in the greater Sacramento area in CA). Top marks all around...Cheers and many thanks CDJapan!
I only know him as a keyboardist, wikipedia didn't mention any drumming either.Obviously he's known as a keyboardist, but he is a more than capable drummer as well - in addition to this album, he plays the drums on the track Blue Wind from Jeff Beck's Wired album.
Here's one from the MTV days you might not have seen -
oh and got my Santana & John M. SACD yesterday!