The last hurrah of the original Santana band, which had stunned the world with its fiery performance atWoodstocktwo years before,Santana(frequently called "Santana III" so as not to confuse it with the group's eponymous 1969debut) is an impressive combination … see full wiki
Based upon the liner notes from the Best of Santana, Carlos was dissappointed with the recording of this record. Totally mind-boggling. This CD is just loaded with memorable moments. Even the song-writing was improving. Both Everything Is Comming Our Way and Taboo feature some subtle hooks and soulful vocals from Greg Rollie. Not too mention some smokin' guitar solos from Carlos and Neal Schon. And what about the wah wah infected solo on Everybody's Everything? Definitely one of my all time favorite guitar solos. Tower of Power contributes nicely here as well. Guajrina offers a nice divergence from the usual heavy handed stylings. Gotta love the trumpet solo. Heck almost everything on here is spectacular. Some may get a little tired of the excessive percussion beats. Those who don't care for excessive isntrumentals may pass as well. However, this is Santana at its best and I would certainly rate this at least on the level of Abraxas if not slightly better.