SANTANA Lionhead Self-Titled Debut Simply Vinyl 12" LP ALBUM VINYL

  High Quality release by "Simply Vinyl" from the S180 Series: Can be recognized by the 'SVLP ###' catalog numbers Silver sticker, 180g Vinyl, recreated artwork and packaging, in a heavy duty PVC wallet


large album front cover photo of: Santana debut album

Album Description & Collectors information:


This is Santana's i debut studio album by the San Francisco rock group Santana originally released in 1969. It is a release of largely instrumental music, recorded by what was originally a purely free-form jam band. At the suggestion of manager Bill Graham, the band took to writing more conventional songs for more impact, but managed to retain the essence of improvisation in the music.

Music Genre:

Latin Rock Fusion 

Album Production Information:


The album: "SANTANA Lionhead Self-Titled Simply Vinyl" was produced by: Carlos Santana, Brent Dangerfield

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Bob "Deputy Dog" Breault, Eric "Gentle Ben" Prestidge

This album was recorded in: May 1969 at Pacific Recording, San Mateo, California

Album cover design: Lee Conklin

Album cover photography: Jim Marshall

Record Label Information:

CBS 63815 / SVLP 0043

Media Format:

12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 300 gram  

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Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: SANTANA Lionhead Self-Titled Simply Vinyl

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Carlos Santana
  • Mike Carrabello
  • Dave Brown
  • Jose Chepito Areas
  • Mikes Shrieve
  • Gregg Roile

Complete Track-listing of the album "SANTANA Lionhead Self-Titled Simply Vinyl"

The detailed tracklist of this record "SANTANA Lionhead Self-Titled Simply Vinyl" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Waiting
  2. Evil Ways
  3. Shades of time
  4. Savor
  5. Jingo
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Persuasion
  2. Treat You
  3. Just Don't Care
  4. Soul Sacrifice

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Album Back Cover  Photo of "SANTANA Lionhead Self-Titled Simply Vinyl"

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Photo of "SANTANA Lionhead Self-Titled Simply Vinyl" 12" LP Record - Side One:

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Photo of "SANTANA Lionhead Self-Titled Simply Vinyl" 12" LP Record - Side Two:

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Santana: Pushing Boundaries and Defining a Sound in the Iconic Rock Era of the 70s and 80s

SANTANA Band Description:

Santana during the 70s and 80s was a seminal period for the band, with numerous releases and live performances cementing their reputation as one of the most innovative and influential rock groups of the era. In this web-page, we will explore some of the highlights of Santana's career during this period, and examine how they established a unique and enduring musical legacy.

Santana first rose to prominence in the late 1960s with their self-titled debut album, which blended rock, blues, and Latin influences into a distinctive sound. However, it was during the 70s and 80s that they truly came into their own, exploring new directions and incorporating an ever-wider range of musical styles.

One of the most significant albums of this period was 1970's "Abraxas", which spawned the hit singles "Black Magic Woman" and "Oye Como Va". This album was a perfect showcase for the band's eclectic approach, with tracks that ranged from Latin-tinged rock to jazz fusion to psychedelic blues. The album also featured some of Carlos Santana's most inventive guitar playing, incorporating a range of effects and techniques to create a unique and deeply expressive sound.

Santana's live performances during this era were also legendary, with the band's high-energy shows earning them a devoted following. One of their most memorable concerts took place at Woodstock in 1969, where they delivered a fiery set that helped to establish their reputation as one of the most dynamic and exciting live acts of the time. Over the years, the band would continue to tour extensively, playing to packed houses around the world and inspiring countless musicians with their electrifying stage presence.

In 1971, Santana released "Santana III", another landmark album that featured the hit single "Everybody's Everything". This album saw the band continuing to push boundaries and experiment with new sounds, incorporating elements of funk, jazz, and even classical music into their already diverse style. Once again, Carlos Santana's guitar work was a highlight, with his emotive playing adding a sense of urgency and passion to the band's already intense sound.

During the late 70s and early 80s, Santana's sound continued to evolve, with the band exploring new genres and collaborating with a range of different artists. In 1976, they released "Amigos", which included the hit single "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)". This album showcased the band's ability to blend rock and jazz influences, creating a sophisticated and melodic sound that was both powerful and accessible.

In the 80s, Santana continued to experiment with different styles, releasing albums that incorporated elements of pop, R&B, and even electronic music. 1981's "Zebop!" featured the hit single