Turiya Alice Coltrane & Devadip Carlos Santana - Illuminations - Hybrid SACD
Multi-Channel / Stereo
Originally released in 1974
This hybrid CD can be played on any standard CD players
Alice Coltrane and Carlos Santana’s 1975 collaboration Illuminations positively glows on this SACD reissue. Engineer Michael Dutton’s peerless remastering of the quad mix is simply breathtaking. The extra depth found in the swirling string sections, Coltrane’s piano and harp and Santana’s stratospheric, sustained notes imbues this album with a whole new level of glittering detail.
The racing turbulence of Angel Of Sunlight, in which a full band, propelled by Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette’s rhythm section, appeared somewhat earthbound and compressed in the original mix. Here, however the spatial placement of instruments reveals previously obscured elements of the score and interplay that’s nothing short of a revelation as the entire ensemble take flight on their way to spiritual bliss.
Sid Smith, Prog Magazine - issue 82
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