Santana - Santana

 (Numbered Limited Edition)


Mobile Fidelity



Product No.:
AMOB 45012
UPC: 821797450126
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

45 RPM  

Numbered, limited edition 180-gram 45 RPM 2LP set

1/4" / 15 IPS / Dolby A analog master to DSD 256 to analog console to lathe

No. 149 on Rolling Stone's list of the Greatest Albums of All Time

Santana's astounding performance of "Soul Sacrifice" at Woodstock in 1969 brought the band's percussion-heavy, Latin-inflected psychedelic rock to the attention of the world and made the album, Santana, one of the signature recordings of the era.

Made during the legendary bandleader's most fruitful and creative period, the classic 1969 set functions as an accessible entry point into the tangy worlds of Latin music by way of an intoxicating blend of Afro-Cuban percussion, jazzy tempos, exotic leads, bluesy riffs, and psychedelic accents.Indeed, separation between Carlos Santana's fluid fills, spicy solos, and broiling grooves and pianist Gregg Rolie's soulful Hammond organ runs allows the music to come alive with a newfound freshness and radiance. Songs simmer, with each passage bursting forth with vibrant color. Just like the equally essential follow-up Abraxas, Santana also lays claim to one of the biggest (and unfortunate) production gaffes in music history.

For nearly four decades, copies were produced with the left and right channels reversed, meaning that everything was placed in a backwards manner. This even extended to compilations on which individual songs from Santana were included. Rest assured that, in addition to boasting reference audiophile sonics, this 180-gram 45 RPM double LP set gets all the specifications exactly right. And with a record of this magnitude, you want everything to be perfect.

Released weeks before the band blew minds at Woodstock, the groundbreaking record stands alongside Miles Davis' Bitches Brew and Jeff Beck's Beck-Ola as a pillar of rock fusion. Featuring the Top Ten radio smash "Evil Ways" and jam favorite "Soul Sacrifice," it hasn't aged a day. Hear like never before why Rolling Stone says Santana is No. 149 on its list of the Greatest Albums of All Time.

Side 1
Evil Ways

Side 2
Shades Of Time

Side 3

Side 4
You Just Don't Care
Soul Sacrifice

Customer Reviews (4.60 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.

Better than the original Colombia

posted on 09/04/2019
5 Stars
I find this true to the original Colombia, but even better. Some MOFI can sound a little strange, but this is a big thumbs up. Sounds more extended due to the 45rpm cut, and the mastering is good and does not depart from the original double eye Colombia.


posted on 06/28/2019
5 Stars
Reviewer: Ken
Great job by Mofi. The music really comes alive. Upon first listen it was a little disconcerting hearing the music out of the correct channels since it’s been backwards ever since the initial release but I got over it in a hurry. Record was very quiet I think I may have heard one faint crackle however I played without cleaning first. Nice sturdy gatefold cover with rice paper inner. I’m beginning to fall in love with 45 rpm albums , may have to flip a lot but the sound coming out of my speakers makes it worthwhile.

Not happy!

posted on 01/14/2017
3 Stars
Reviewer: Mike
This MSFL pressing 45 rpm does deliver quietness but that is all I can say, music sounds flat and uneven in the music spectrum and there is no body to instruments. Org Col recording better even with clicks etc. Worked with RIAA settings to see if EQ was incorrect, did not help! Cleaned 2 times on Audio desk cleaner. Played on: Dr. Feickert, Kuzma 4P silver wire and Benz LPS. MSFL pressings have been a hit or miss of late so this is not my first 'same' impression.


posted on 10/05/2015
5 Stars
What a difference 45 made to this recording! I own the 33 speed MOFI recording as well. This is much fuller with deeper and more accurate base. Wonderful recording!!!

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