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Santana: Festival (CBS)****

Mick Brown, Sounds, 4 December 1976

THIS ONE'S difficult. From the material previewed on Santana's recent UK tour and from the excitement on the part of the band and particularly Carlos Santana himself about those songs not performed on stage I had great expectations for Festival. It grieved me to find that they weren't realised – at least on the first couple of listens.

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