honestly my dear Pupster, i'd say Borboletta's one of the Santana Quadraphonic keepers (anything Quaddy with Glen Kolotkin's name attached is a good'un imho).... shpeeking ofvich, how about that "Azteca" Quad on a 7-inch SACD, Sony Japan!?
With the CBS quads, I've always found that a reverb deficiency is the more common issue - though there are some exceptions. Burton Cummings' self-titled LP is loaded with it, as is the song "Everything's Coming Our Way" on Santana III.I was just thinking of one of those others with loads of reverb etc. etc.
Look in your mailbox, Gene.Ummm. Not so fast GOS. So, DHL tracking still says it's in Chicago since 10am yesterday. Really? So now it's just going to sit? Seems it went SOOO fast from Japan to Chicago...then quicksand appears. Maybe it will be Friday at this rate.
Looks like it will be as universally acclaimed as the previous Santana quad SACD. But there will certainly be one chin-stroking individual who gives it an "8".
It'll come. I ordered Santana I from ImportCDs and got it roughly three weeks later than the CDJapan contingent.Funny. I ordered mine from imports CD for $54 with shipping but it shows a release date of next week. Oh well at least $25 cheaper than I found anywhere else...if i actually receive it
LOOOVE the smart kitty gif!!!!Well, I NEVER said I was good in MATH, Moonflower! Abraxas coincidentally was released 'almost' to the day of its 50th Anniversary and it would make sense that Santana III and Caravanserai would be next in line but rather than guesstimate:
It's interesting how we all perceive the sound. I listened to it last night, and I was actually turning up the dial on my sub a couple notches. hahaPackaging of ABRAXUS is magnificent. The songs are outstanding and the Quad mix is 10/10.
But the bottom end is a bit too heavy, at least on my system. Comparing it to SANTANA, the recording of ABRAXUS at the time was an improvement over SANTANA, and that fuller sound is reflected. The Black Magic Woman track particularly is very "heavy" after the intro and when the bass line starts.
I play it at a lower level and that is almost perfect.
I would have given a 10, but I think an 8 because of the bass heavy sound, compared to SANTANA.
Kudos to you. I've only seen Santana a couple of times - 25 years apart. Each time was special though with medium size audiences (4000-6000). Haven't listened to Abraxas yet but I'm going to enjoy these albums one at a time. Looking forward to the ride.BTW: I've caught him live 8 times. One of my 10 fave artists.