Title - 'Multi-Dimensional Warrior' (Legacy)
Artist - Santana
'Multi-Dimensional Warrior' is a two-disc anthology spanning Santana’s years at Columbia, Polydor/Polygram, and Arista. It features tracks chosen and sequenced by Carlos Santana as a spiritual exploration of his career.
The only real problems with 'Multi-Dimensional Warrior' are the minor, but obvious, ones. First, if you are a long-time Santana fan, you most likely own all the original albums on which these tracks appear; if you are unfamiliar with Santana, this may not be the best collection to serve as an introduction.
Second, putting the vocal tracks and instrumentals on separate discs doesn’t necessarily encourage continuous listening. It might have been a better idea to intersperse the two over both discs.
That said, 'Multi-Dimensional Warrior' is an impressive exploration, from a very personal perspective, of the vast body of work that Carlos Santana has produced over nearly forty years. As such, this collection lives up to the image invoked in its title. [CL]