February 7, 2012 – 4:33 am

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Durham 1977 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; March 18, 1977. Good to fairly good soundboard.

Santana’s Moonflower album in 1977, a mix of live and studio tracks, is considered the group’s most popular live album. As there do not appear to be many soundboards from that era, here is one that should appeal to the fans.

Thanks to jdbrewer26 for sharing the tracks on Dime. jdbrewer26 also pointed out: “First two tracks don’t sound that great [Ed: They sound muffled]. Sound quality improves during Jugando from 0:25.”

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Carnaval 2:17 (3.6MB)
Track 102. Let The Children Play 3:12 (5.1MB)
Track 103. Jugando 2:05 (3.3MB)
Track 104. Black Magic Woman 3:27 (5.5MB)
Track 105. Gypsy Queen 3:22 (5.3MB)
Track 106. Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) 7:50 (12.5MB)
Track 107. Europa 5:54 (9.4MB)
Track 108. Oye Como Va 4:40 (7.4MB)
Track 109. Incident At Neshabur 8:58 (14.3MB)
Track 110. Let Me 4:27 (7.1MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Give Me Love 4:14 (6.7MB)
Track 202. Savor 7:55 (12.6MB)
Track 203. Toussaint L’Overture 6:40 (10.7MB)
Track 204. Soul Sacrifice 12:48 (20.5MB)
Track 205. Revelations 5:22 (8.5MB)
Track 206. Maria Caracoles 4:17 (6.8MB)
Track 207. Transcendance/Band Intro 4:53 (7.8MB)

Santana #25:
Carlos Santana - guitar, percussion, vocals
Tom Coster - keyboards, vocals
Greg Walker - vocals
Graham Lear - drums
Raul Rekow - percussion, vocals
Pablo Tellez - bass, vocals
Jose “Chepito” Areas - percussion

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  1. 7 Responses to “SANTANA - NORTH CAROLINA 1977”

  2. hey bigo, this looks good. i’ll get it. thanks.

    today is bob marley’s b-day. how about posting a show by him later this week. i can use chicago 75. hopefully none of it has been officially released. i rave about the madison, wi show you offered and hr.


    By Ed Saad on Feb 7, 2012

  3. Thanks for the post, BigO. Not much here that is not on Moonflower with MUCH better sound. For my money, combine the “Moonflower” live tracks with those on “Lotus” and “Viva Santana”, then add in the Woodstock set from the bonus disc from the “Santana [Legacy Edition]” and you have pretty much all the live Santana you need! Certainly all you would have time to listen too regularly!

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Feb 9, 2012

  4. im glad i dont allow others to determine what i need. the joy of artists like santana is that each time he performs.. the same songs theyre different. so as some people say this recording or that recording is all i me thats absurd. i dont get that. the man has been putting out music for 44 yrs. and to think some people would have u believe that u can obtain all u ever need to hear by owning 4 or 5 cds. thats mind boggling.
    sometimes the best performances arent always the best recordings. when u have collected rare unreleased recordings for 30-40 years u may find this out. true we all want the best quality we can get. but for the times when an amazing moment is captured in lesser than stellar quality it is ok to have more than just the 4-5 best quality recordings that one person thinks is all anyone needs to own.
    im not sure what im saying is getting thru here but with santana in particularly u should have 2-3 shows from each tour plus any special historically significant shows he did.
    i would say a fan of santana who wants to have a very good collection that represents the man and the band the way it should be above and beyond the official recordings would have approximately 30-40 cds.
    however in my opinion… when he won grammys is when he went downhill. i lost interest.

    By darth on Feb 9, 2012

  5. incidentally for anyone who wishes to contact me - my email address has changed. its now [email protected]
    normally i wouldnt use this site to do this but there are enough of u out there who do write to me from time to time and i have no way to inform everyone that i lost my aol account. aol in their infinite wisdom forced me to make a new one.
    i hope bigo staff doesnt mind this posting.

    By darth on Feb 9, 2012

  6. Well said darth.

    By Creatist on Feb 9, 2012

  7. Thanks again, bigO. Keep them coming!

    Total agreement with darth.

    Hopefully not only musicians truly appreciate the value of different versions of the same song.

    By NAMoosedog on Feb 9, 2012

  8. @ darth - great point on how sometimes the performance is more important than the sound quality. Also - an artist’s take on a song changes constantly, and someone like Carlos Santana has a lot of years playing live and of course will play a song differently now than he did in 1978. Anyone who is a regular on this site has heard these changes from Dylan, Floyd, Springsteen, Young, etc. BigO allows us to experience those changes, and grow with the song as the artist grows…

    By TDC on Feb 9, 2012

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