Live at the Fillmore 1968

Live at the Fillmore 1968

by Santana



Two-CD package drawn from performances at the Fillmore West in December 1968, with an early lineup including Bob Livingston on drums and Marcus Malone on congas (both of whom would be gone by the time the group recorded their official debut in 1969). The band sound only a bit more tentative here than they would in their Woodstock-era incarnation, running through several of the highlights of their first album ("Jingo," "Persuasion," "Soul Sacrifice," and "Treat"). More interesting to collectors will be the five songs that have not previously appeared on any Santana recording, including covers of songs by jazzmen Chico Hamilton and Willie Bobo and a half-hour original jam that concludes the set, "Freeway." The sound is excellent and the arrangements a bit more improv-oriented than what ended up on the early studio records. Its appeal isn't solely limited to committed fans; on its own terms it's a fine release, highlighted by some burning organ-guitar interplay in particular. Live at the Fillmore 1968

Product Details

Release Date: 03/11/1997
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646486023
catalogNumber: 64860

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Santana   Primary Artist
Gregg Rolie   Organ,Piano,Vocals
David Brown   Bass
Bob Livingston   Drums
Marcus Malone   Conga
Carlos Santana   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Shrieve   Composer
José Chepitó Areas   Composer
Gregg Rolie   Composer
Adam Block   Director
Willie Bobo   Composer
David Brown   Composer
Mike Carabello   Composer
William Correa   Composer
Mark Feldman   Director
Melvin Lastie   Composer
Babatunde Olatunji   Composer
David Rubinson   Producer
Wes Wilson   Illustrations
Bob Irwin   Producer
Carlos Santana   Composer
Cozbi Sanchez-Cabrera   Art Direction
Alan Di Perna   Liner Notes

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Live at the Fillmore 1968 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
I was surprised at how well this pre-studio live set held up. The organ-guitar interplay sounded great and there were a couple nice blues songs to vary the Latin groove.Alas, the final 30 minute jam called Freeway contains a percussion interval that lasts forever. The track should have been titled Gridlock. Had the compilers left it off and made this a one disc offering, I would have rated it at least 4 stars.