Tag Archives: Santana

EP review: DAVE HANSON – Live!

 DAVE HANSON - Live!

www.davehansonmusic.co.uk Six String Social Records [Release date 31.03.17] Dave Hanson was the guitarist with folk pop band the Dunwells and he’s now gone solo, releasing his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Almost Horizontal’ last year. Less than a year later he … Continue reading

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Album review: SANTANA IV – Live At The House Of Blues Las Vegas

SANTANA IV - Live At The House Of Blues Las Vegas

Eagle Rock/Universal [Release date 21.10.16] 2-CD/DVD If the classic Santana III line-up only make one ‘comeback’ album we should be thankful for this year’s ‘Santana IV’.  And back in March, ahead of its release, the band played the legendary House … Continue reading

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Album review: SANTANA – Santana IV

SANTANA - Santana IV

Santana IV Records [Release date 15.04.16] In the early 1970s, Santana ‘III’ was the soundtrack of my youth, an album when the band consolidated their Latin Rock credentials and arguably one of their strongest offerings.  The album is awash with … Continue reading

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Album review: NEAL SCHON – Vortex

Neal Schon - Vortex

This is an exclusive edit from an interview with Neal Schon using non-broadcast material.  An extended version will be broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in a special edition of ‘Assume The Position’ presented by David Randall on Sunday … Continue reading

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Album review : NEAL SCHON – So U

Neal Schon -So U

Frontiers [release date 19.05.14] When the record label description uses the words “unique” and “jazz and blues-inspired” in the promotional material the alarm bells started ringing in my head. Blues I can live with but Jazz… Neal Schön (what’s with … Continue reading

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Album review: TOMMY CASTRO AND THE PAIN KILLERS – The Devil You Know

      Alligator records [Release date 20.01.14] While this album is a slimmed down version of Tommy Castro And The Pain Killers, there’s actually some 14 guest musicians helping him out in the absence of his previous horn section. … Continue reading

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Book review: Electric World – A Casual Guide to the Music of Neal Schon by Neil Daniels

Available as an EBook or book on Amazon Neal Schon if you needed reminding is the guitarist with melodic rock giants Journey, although this book by Neil Daniels (the Ginger Wildheart of rock writing as he always seems to have … Continue reading

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Gig review: SANTANA – LG Arena, Birmingham, 17 July 2013

Santana - LG Arena, Birmingham, 17 July 2013

There can be fewer pleasing combinations than the music of Santana on the hottest day of the year during an unexpected heatwave. With the rhythm section pumped up to the max, the always spiritual Carlos Santana would have us believe … Continue reading

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DEEP PURPLE Re-Machined: A Tribute To Deep Purple’s Machine Head

Re-Machined: A Tribute To Deep Purple

Eagle Rock (Release date: 1.10.12) Much is being made of this album with an almost predictable special pack courtesy of ‘Classic Rock’ and no doubt the inevitable 8 out of 10 stars in that magazine’s review section. The question most … Continue reading

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SANTANA – Greatest Hits: A Night In Montreux

Eagle Vision (2012) This is a new blu ray DVD release which perfectly captures Carlos Santana and his cohorts playing through a stunning set of Santana’s greatest hits. This gig was recorded during the band’s European tour in July 2011 … Continue reading

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