The Santana Story - Angels and Demons / BBC In Concert 1976

BBC Four Digital Broadcast June 2011

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Video :MPEG-2 16:9 3596kb/s 720x576 PAL 

Audio : MP-2 256 kb/s 

1. The Santana Story - Angels and Demons

Carlos Santana, the legendary Mexican-American guitarist and songwriter, reveals his turbulent life story with astonishing intimacy, accompanied by previously unseen archive performances of many of his best-known tunes. These range from Evil Ways and Black Magic Woman to the massive hits from his later Supernatural album. Santana recounts to director Jeremy Marre the abuse and struggle of his early years, the invention of Latin rock in San Francisco, his triumph at Woodstock, his involvement with jealous guru Sri Chinmoy and guitarist John McLaughlin, and the rollercoaster years that followed.

This frank and very personal depiction of a remarkable forty-year career, fuelled by his 'angels and demons', is illustrated with behind-the-scenes footage uncovered for the first time, interviews with former members of the band, producers and musicians, and many performances from the early 70s that depict his unmistakable guitar style.

Contributors include members of the Santana band, music industry executive Clive Davis, producer David Rubinson, guitarist John McLaughlin, Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, Santana family members and other musical collaborators.

Time ; 1;14;40

2. Santana Sight And Sound BBC In Concert
Recorded Hammersmith Odeon Dec 15th 1976 - Broadcast early 1977


1. Black Magic Woman
2. Dance Sister Dance
3. Revelations
4. Oye Como Va
5. Soul Sacrifice

Time 39 min

This partial show is all that the BBC has shown so far, although a longer broadcast has been torrented from the Japanese Wow Wow channel
It was originally broadcast in 4:3 aspect but this recent rebroadcast was in 16:9 widescreen and in my opinion looks much better.
It has a brighter and sharper image than the Wow Wow broadcast, all we want now is the full show in this quality.

Enjoy the show - nightfly