|I'm The One Who Loves You|
|Produced by Val Garay|
|Released on May 1985|
|no chart information|
|Find it at GEMM|
|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.
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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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