Orange CBS labels. Outside-laminated gatefold sleeve.
red boxed eye labels. gatefold cover (inside access)
Non Uni-Pak gatefold cover.
Track durations on labels.
'Santana III' is an album of lasts. It was the last album recorded with the original Woodstock-line up and the last to hit #1 in the Billboard charts until 1999's 'Supernatural'. But there are also a number of important firsts on this album; Coke Escovedo joins in for the first time on percussion, as does Neal Schon (Journey) - a mere seventeen when they recorded the album - on guitar. Santana III is seen by many as the band's commercial and creative highpoint. The band sounds darker, more raw, and more eager with the doubling up on guitar of Schon's rock'n'roll sensibilities and Santana's ecstatic high notes and soulful fills. Escovedo's and Chepito's percussion is as fast as it is furious, and the minimal production adds greatly to the timeless appeal of this album. For this 180grams audiophile double LP edition we have added four bonus tracks that were originally recorded in the same period as Santanta III but have never appeared on vinyl before. They add an extra drive to an already compelling album, that extra spark to the powder keg that is the explosive Santana! 180 grams audiophile vinyl, Remastered Audio,Gatefold Sleeve,Incl. 4 bonustracks (prev. not on vinyl)[cargo]
gatefold, orange labels
Unipak Gatefold cover.
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Non gatefold cover.[rigo]