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Listen to the whole Santana IV album

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:32 pm
by steveo777
While it lasts, the whole album. Scroll down to the NPR radio button.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/santana-iv-stream/

Re: Listen to the whole Santana IV album

PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:46 pm
by schonfan
I never thought I would say this but....Schon has somehow lost the magic. Obviously i'm still a huge fan but he is just playing the same solo over and over for the last 10 years. Every song. Also please Neal cut out some of those effects. Its just a muddy mess. On the other hand Carlos sounds great on this album.

Re: Listen to the whole Santana IV album

PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:51 pm
by schonfan
And somebody take that damn whammy bar from him

Re: Listen to the whole Santana IV album

PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:42 pm
by Majestic
I found the track "Leave me alone" from the new album suddenly in my Amazon library and was pretty excited but hearing the whole album...what a treat! Thanks Steve!

Man, I thoroughly enjoyed that and all I can say is wow. What an album! I can't wait to own this!

Re: Listen to the whole Santana IV album

PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:07 pm
by steveo777
The musicianship on this album is amazing. I just ordered the CD, but the whole thing appeared in my Amazon app on my phone, as well.
I like this instrumental, just something nostalgic about it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmGIxtUVQmY

Re: Listen to the whole Santana IV album

PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:41 am
by The_Noble_Cause
I bought it today. For 8 bucks, how can I refuse? It's clearly a passion project for Neal. I will dig into it on a long car ride soon.

Re: Listen to the whole Santana IV album

PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:49 am
by verslibre
The_Noble_Cause wrote:I bought it today. For 8 bucks, how can I refuse? It's clearly a passion project for Neal. I will dig into it on a long car ride soon.


8 bucks? Where? Best Bite? Listened to the upload. So far, prettyfuckingood!!

Re: Listen to the whole Santana IV album

PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:42 pm
by The_Noble_Cause
verslibre wrote:
The_Noble_Cause wrote:I bought it today. For 8 bucks, how can I refuse? It's clearly a passion project for Neal. I will dig into it on a long car ride soon.


8 bucks? Where? Best Bite?


Yup.

Re: Listen to the whole Santana IV album

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:52 am
by STORY_TELLER
Just listened. GREAT album. Buying!

Re: Listen to the whole Santana IV album

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 10:29 am
by JourneyHard
This album is really good, and puts a smile on my face when I listen to it.

Re: Listen to the whole Santana IV album

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 3:02 pm
by JourneyHard
I have "Come As You Are" stuck in my head now. They have some catchy tunes here.

Re: Listen to the whole Santana IV album

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 12:04 am
by DK23
Great album. Highlights are Yambu, Love Makes the World Go Round, Choo Choo/All Aboard, Blues Magic, Leave Me Alone, Come as You Are, and Forgiveness.

Re: Listen to the whole Santana IV album

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 12:10 am
by DK23
schonfan wrote:I never thought I would say this but....Schon has somehow lost the magic. Obviously i'm still a huge fan but he is just playing the same solo over and over for the last 10 years. Every song. Also please Neal cut out some of those effects. Its just a muddy mess. On the other hand Carlos sounds great on this album.


Agree. Neal doesn't sound that great; Carlos does. However, I think Schon has always struggled in songs (in studio and on stage) where he is coupled with another lead guitarist. Neal's style is that he extends and expands on a melody... when you play with another guitarist you are supposed to instead be exchanging punchy riffs. I think he explains it best here (9:30-10:00): https://youtu.be/euYZBsYZ-Yk?t=570

*Btw, this is from a listerner's perspective; I've never played guitar effectively*

Re: Listen to the whole Santana IV album

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 12:00 pm
by The_Noble_Cause
DK23 wrote:
schonfan wrote:I never thought I would say this but....Schon has somehow lost the magic. Obviously i'm still a huge fan but he is just playing the same solo over and over for the last 10 years. Every song. Also please Neal cut out some of those effects. Its just a muddy mess. On the other hand Carlos sounds great on this album.


Agree. Neal doesn't sound that great; Carlos does. However, I think Schon has always struggled in songs (in studio and on stage) where he is coupled with another lead guitarist. Neal's style is that he extends and expands on a melody... when you play with another guitarist you are supposed to instead be exchanging punchy riffs. I think he explains it best here (9:30-10:00): https://youtu.be/euYZBsYZ-Yk?t=570

*Btw, this is from a listerner's perspective; I've never played guitar effectively*


I think the contrast between Carlos and Neal works pretty well. Since their last collaboration, Neal has evolved as a player. Unlike "Everybody's Everything" where Neal was confused with Carlos, I think Neal and Carlos have two separate styles on the cd.

Re: Listen to the whole Santana IV album

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 4:35 pm
by yulog
Ugh, boring as hell.

Re: Listen to the whole Santana IV album

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 6:32 pm
by steveo777
yulog wrote:Ugh, boring as hell.


Well go fuck yourself then. We don't need that kind of negativity around here. ;)

I bet you listened to the first two instrumental tracks and picked up your toys and went home. lol

Go to YouTube and search:

Anywhere you want to go
Blues Magic
ChooChoo
Leave me alone

Anyway, your assessment doesn't compute. :)