38 04912 I'm The One Who Loves You
Produced by Val Garay
Released on May 1985
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38 04912 wo. picture sleeve
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C overs had long been a staple in the Santana diet, but as the Eighties dawned they had ceased to be a source of nourishment: “Well All Right,” “Winning,” “What Does It Take (To Win Your Love).” They were usually toothless in relation to the music around them, intended (I can only speculate) to cultivate a cross-over audience. Toothless would certainly describe their cover of the Curtis Mayfield song, “I’m The One Who Loves You.” Some of the blame may rest with producer Val Garay, whose touch has always seemed brittle and synthetic to my ears. The result sounds like an R&B band inching toward modernism, but nothing like Santana (save for the Latin percussion, which now seems out of place). The B side’s no better, so I don’t expect Beyond Appearances to be making an appearance in my collection any time soon.

TRACK LISTING

  1. I'M THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU    (Curtis Mayfield)    3:17
  2. RIGHT NOW    (Carlos Santana/Orestes Vilato/Greg Walker/Alex Ligertwood/Chester D. Thompson)    5:58

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US May 1985 Columbia 7" 38 04912  
US 1985 Columbia 12PRO 2068 feat. A on both sides

 

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