Essential Listening: Santana – Going Home: Live at Dillon Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut – August 17th, 1973 (2CD)

Going Home: Live at Dillon Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut - August 17th, 1973 (2CD)

Great live performance by Santana recorded during the 1973 tour, after the release of Caravanserai and  Welcome LP which changed the style of the band from rock to jazz-fusion style. (from the liner notes) (…)Caravanserai could have been recorded today though strangely, Every Step Of The Way has a Milesian feel circa Bitches Brew (that dates it somehow). And it was in November 1973 that Welcome was released and here, Santana treated the fans with three tracks from the (forthcoming) new album - Going Home, Yours Is The Light and Light Of Life. While Santana’s guitar would anchor his shows, there is lots of room for percussion and drums and songs like Bambele and Xibaba are decidedly African, giving the music a very fluid feel. (...)Available on remastered 2CD and audiophile quality 3LP box.

Disc One:
1. Going Home * 2. A-1 Funk * 3. Every Step Of The Way * 4. Black Magic Woman / Gypsy * 5. Oye Como Va * 6. Japan * 7. Bambele * 8. Um-Um-Um * 9. Yours Is The Light * 10. Batucada * 11. Xibaba (She-Ba-Ba) * 12. Stone Flower * 13. Waiting * 14. Castillos De Arena (Sand Castle)

Disc Two:
1. Free Angela * 2. Samba De Sausalito * 3. Light Of Life * 4. Se A Cabo * 5. Mr. Udo * 6. The Creator Has A Master Plan * 7. Savor * 8. Toussaint L’overture * 9. Samba Pa Ti * 10. Incident At Neshabur