from Austin, TX United States
I've always liked Santana's music but never thought the CDs I'd listened to were anything special. They were OK, not bad, but nothing special about them.
I ordered the MoFi CD and was amazed at how much better sounding it was than the mass-market Santana CDs.
The sound is incredibly detailed, incredibly spacious, full bass, nice highs, etc.. This CD has incredible "contrast" - the difference between when there are instruments playing and when the instruments are not playing seems very large. I don't recall ever hearing this sort of "contrast" on a CD before. The "blackness between the notes" as some people have called this sort of thing.
I was afraid that because the MoFi CDs I own tend to be "warm" sounding, that the bite of the Santana's electric guitar would be missing, but it definitely has bite on this recording.