January 14, 2010 – 4:09 am

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Boston 1978 [Dan Lampinski Recording, 2CD, speed corrected]

Live at the Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA, February 18, 1978. Very good audience recording, though a bit distant.

The band is hot, smokin’ hot.

A strong mix of Latin and rock, the setlist is closer to that found on the Moonflower album and does not give any indication of the change in direction Santana would take when he released Inner Secrets later in 1978 (he went AOR as the critics say). It’s interesting that Santana’s music does not date (it’s also difficult to think of the music as having aged) - this set could have been released today and listeners would be hard pressed to say it was from 30 years ago.

If you are in a party mood, the first half of the set is ideal. The second half gives way to a drums improv but overall, fans will not be disappointed.

As an aside, it would be something to find a great-sounding Santana live set that includes Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen, No One To Depend On, Samba Pa Ti, Evil Ways, Guajira, Oye Como Va and Everything’s Coming Our Way.

A note on Dan Lampinski: Dan recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence/Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978. Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ’ing has been done to any of the transfers.

Thanks to djscomics for sharing the lossless tracks. Above all, thanks to Dan, Carl Morstadt (who mastered the tracks), Kev and the rest of the Lampinski crew. Thanks also to weedwacker67 for the speed correction tip.

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Zulu (6.2MB)
Track 102. Jugando (3.1MB)
Track 103. Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen (9.7MB)
Track 104. Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) (11.5MB)
Track 105. Europa (8.9MB)
Track 106. Batuka/No One To Depend On (6.5MB)
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Track 107. Incident At Neshabur (13.4MB)
Track 108. I’ll Be Waiting (spliced) (7.0MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Evil Ways (5.8MB)
Track 202. Soul Sacrifice (3.9MB)
Track 203. drums (12.8MB)
Track 204. Soul Sacrifice (8.3MB)
Track 205. She’s Not There (8.8MB)
Track 206. Toussaint L’Overture (13.8MB)
Track 207. Oneness (cut) (7.8MB)
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Track 208. Transcendance (9.3MB)

Carlos Santana - guitar, percussion, vocals
Greg Walker - lead vocals, percussion
Tom Coster - keyboards, vocals
David Margen - bass, vocals
Graham Lear - drums, percussion
Armando Peraza - congas, bongos
Raul Rekow - congas, percussion
Pete Escovedo - timbales

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  1. 5 Responses to “SANTANA - BOSTON 1978”

  2. hey bigo, thanks! just got disc 1. after i fix the tags, i will listen to it.

    jeff beck is great! thanks for that one too! keep the great shows coming. i have plenty of drive space and blank dvd-r’s are cheap.


    By Ed Saad on Jan 14, 2010

  3. Another GREAT Dan Lampinski recording! Thanks,

    By TDC on Jan 14, 2010

  4. hey bigo, playing disc 2 right now. i like it. i can remember when i got capitol theatre from you it was spelled toussaint l’ouverture so i’ve always spelled it that way. that is the actual spelling of the hatian revolution leader so i just keep it the same.

    the only santana boot i wanted to get and didn’t cause it’s missing a track is the winterland show. that’d be a nice one cause leon thomas is on it. he rules. check out pharoah sanders-tauhid. he’s on it and jewels of thought. i got the nucleus show he’s on bigo restarted last year. it’s a nice one.


    By Ed Saad on Jan 15, 2010

  5. Hey, I just wanted to say thanks! I was at this show right after the Blizzard of ‘78. This just gave me a total flashback! Fantastic show!

    By Chip on Jun 5, 2011

  6. thanxxx again bigO…

    By metaljohn333 on Feb 11, 2013

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