Saturday, January 31, 2009

Santana - Best Instrumentals 2

Two years after it's release of the "Best Instrumentals" Sony is back with another compilation which builds upon and compliments the first release. Again, Sony deserves a lot of credit for recognizing Santana's outstanding guitar playing ability and for taking the time to sift through a decades worth of music to isolate these instrumentals. On Volume 2, Sony collects 14 more instrumentals covering Santana's 30 plus year career. Included here is the sonically beautiful "Revelations" through the precussion laced "Primera Invasion". Despite the title, Sony has included two tunes with spanish vocals, "Jingo" and "Oye Como Va". While these tunes are mainly instrumentals, I am positive that there are at least two other pieces which would have qualified this as an entire instrumental release similar to Volume 1. Overall, it's approximately 56 minutes of great instrumentals that will save you countless hours of attempting to sort through this masters music just to isolate his instrumental works.

Touchdown Raiders 2. Verao Vermelho 3. Revelations 4. Runnin' 5. Primera Invasion 6. Hannibal 7. Samba De Sausalito 8. Free Angela 9. Oye Como Va 10. "Singin Winds, Crying Beasts 11. Jingo 12. Toussaint L'Overature 13. Batuka 14. Jungle Strut

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