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CARLOS SANTANA AND BUDDY MILES
Hawaii 1972 [no label, 2CD]
Live at the Sunshine ‘72 Festival, Waikiki Diamond Head Crater, Oahu, Hawaii; January 1, 1972. Good to very good audience recording.
This may come as a surprise to some but the Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles! Live! (1972) album could have been recorded in the studio.
Rolling Stone (Issue 101, February 3, 1972) reported:
As for Santana, there were plans for a “Live in Diamond Head Crater” Santana-Miles LP - a 16-track machine and a Columbia Records crew were flown in - but technical problems, including mysterious power cuts, spoiled all but maybe 15 minutes of tape, according to a technician.
Over at Dime, SIRMick posted this note:
On New Year’s Day of 1972, Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles gave a concert at the Diamond Head Crater in Oahu Hawaii and later that year Columbia released a live album. But in yet another classic late ’60s/early ’70s live album deception, this album is recorded entirely in the studio.
This time the argument is heavily one-sided with lots of proof including a rare bootleg, as well as testimonies. First off, the other guitar player Neil Schon has stated in an interview that it’s recorded in the studio because several of the musicians were tripping on LSD and the recordings were not acceptable to Columbia, so Santana and Miles were forced to replicate the show in the studio with fake or canned applause.
Several crew members have backed up the story with one saying that because of the heat there were several power outages to the recording truck during the show and the other saying that FM radios used for security kept bleeding into the soundtrack, creating an editing nightmare.
Lastly, if you listen to the bootleg below, it’s quite clear especially on “Marbles” that it’s nowhere near the same performance, and some songs on the Columbia album aren’t even on the bootleg, basically making this “case closed.”
For those who wondered what the real story is, here is an audience recording of the show.
Thanks to Daniel Brewer who shared the tracks at The Traders’ Den. Daniel also noted: “Many thanks to HermanLR for sharing this show with me.”
Also on Dime, HermanLR posted this comment:
I got a mail from one of the biggest Santana experts in the USA. This is what he mailed:
yes the santana miles 72 lp was re-recorded in the studio because there was several power failures during the concert i saw this in rolling stone magazine back in 72 if you have the show on tape you can hear the power going off
Artwork is from rockrarecollectionfetish (Thanks!) but it doesn’t quite match the tracklist below.
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Track 101. Band Intro/Gumbo (8.07) (11.1MB)
Track 102. Layla (6.34) (9.0MB)
Track 103. Little Wing (5.37) (7.7MB)
Track 104. unknown (10.12) (14.0MB)
Track 105. unknown (9.31) (13.0MB)
Track 106. Simple Song (4.24) (6.0MB)
Track 107. unknown (3.23) (4.6MB)
Track 201. unknown (4.47) (6.5MB)
Track 202. unknown (4.02) (5.5MB)
Track 203. Marbles (7.08) (9.8MB)
Track 204. unknown (6.04) (8.3MB)
Track 205. Evil Ways (7.49) (10.7MB)
Track 206. Faith Interlude (2.14) (3.0MB)
Track 207. Them Changes (7.25) (10.1MB)
Carlos Santana: guitar, vocals
Buddy Miles: drums, percussion, congas, vocals
Neal Schon: guitar
Ron Johnson: bass
Bob Hogins: organ, electric piano
Hadley Caliman: flute, Saxophone
Luis Gasca: trumpet
Greg Errico: drums
Richard Clark: drums, percussion, congas
Coke Escovedo: drums, percussion, timbales
Mike Carabello: percussion, congas.
Mingo Lewis: percussion
Victor Pantoja: percussion, congas
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