Due to the power and strength of this album, many people believe Santana’s 1974 live album Lotus was a Japan-only release. It was recorded in Japan but it was released in the U.S. as well. It was recorded during the era when the band were in Caravanserai mode so they were a few steps away from what made them famouis and getting deeper into jazz and jazz fusion. A few years later, they would step out of that phase and get into something more pop friendly but many had hoped they would return and get back into Lotus mode. Audio Fidelity are remastering it for release as a double hybrid SACD set, and this set is being done not only by Steve Hoffman but he gets assistance from Stephen Marsh. If you miss the time when Santana were wanting to continue the traditions of Miles Davis and John Coltrane, you’ll love this. This will be released on November 25th and is available for pre-order below through Amazon.com.