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Caravanserai, released in October 1972, marked a major turning point in Santana's career as it was a sharp departure from his critically acclaimed first three albums. 1971 marked the departure of original bassist David Brown who was replaced by Doug Rauch and Tom Rutley. Keyboardist Gregg Rolie, who was having a falling-out with Santana, was replaced by Tom Coster on a few songs.

The sound contrasted greatly with Santana's trademark fusion of salsa, rock, and jazz, and concentrated mostly on… read more



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  • Found this in a bargain bin outside a tie-dye shop in Yellow Springs for a dollar or two. Liked the cover art, and figured I couldn't go wrong with Santana. I was right!
  • One of the greatest albums that I've listened to.
  • super masterpiece
  • Santana’s Masterpiece…. IMHO.
  • Super album!
  • brilliant.
  • what a shitty comparison. Great album. All the Love of the Universe!
  • Best of. Fusion > Latin Rock. Indeed.
  • My favorite ALBUM !!!
  • masterpiece.

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