Transcendance

Album: Moonflower (1977)

Songfacts®:

  • According to the Simon Leng biography Soul Sacrifice, "Transcendance" would become "Carlos Santana's musical manifesto for 1977, heavy with flamenco-style climaxes on vocal, guitar and keyboard". Vocalist Greg Walker said "I felt as if I could fly while singing it".
  • Written by the man himself and running to 5 minutes 13 seconds, "Transcendance" is the second track on side four of Moonflower. In spite of Walker's enthusiastic endorsement, this studio recording is far from the best track on this quite exceptional part live/part studio double album. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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