Personnel: Carlos Santana (vocals, guitar, percussion); Tom Coster (vocals, electric piano, organ, keyboards, percussion); Richard Kermode (vocals, electric piano, keyboards, percussion); Armando Peraza (vocals, congas, bongos, percussion); Jos‚ Chepit¢ Areas (vocals, congas, timbales, percussion); Leon Thomas (vocals, maracas, percussion, sound effects); Doug Rauch (guitar); Michael Shrieve (drums).
Recording information: Osaka Koseinenkin Hall, Japan (07/03/1973-07/04/1973).
Illustrator: Naojii Tomori.
Photographer: Tadashi Kurahashi.
Unknown Contributor Role: Carlos Santana.
Arrangers: Alice Coltrane; Santana.
Recorded in Japan in July 1973, this massive live album, originally on three LPs and now on two compact discs, was available outside the United States in 1974 but held back from domestic release until long into the CD age. It features the same "New Santana Band" that recorded Welcome, and combines that group's jazz and spiritual influences with performances of earlier Latin rock favorites like "Oye Como Va." ~ William Ruhlmann