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Santana: Moonflower

Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 29 October 1977

YOU HAVE to hand it to him. Carlos Santana may only know a handful of licks, but at least they're attractive — like the moment when he suddenly hits that sunburst change on his guitar, or those long notes he holds and holds in orgasmic peals, and that luxurious, honey tone that anyone could identify blindfold.

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