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Santana - Lotus (1974)

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Santana - Lotus

CSCS-5434 (1991)

This is arguably the first "replica cover" but the release is not regarded as a Mini LP as the replica cover was provided in addition to the standard fat 2CD jewel case.

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Santana - Lotus, Obi Santana - Lotus, Conents (the pictured 12 by 12 cards did not come with this release)
User Comments
PNeski  (Fri, 27 Feb 2009 (07:39))
I should piont out ,that the 12x12 cards
are from the Japanese Lp release,and this
double cd version didn't include any version
of these

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Release Details
Manufacturer: Sony
Format:CD (2)
This version released:1991-03-29
Original LP release:1974.05
Editor Comments

Exploration has a thing called "Lotus Legend" dated as released on 91/3/29 but no code. I think this is that thing. It has a mini LP cover but the 2 CDs (not 3) come in a jewel case.

There is a C2K46764 released on 91/2/26 - this is not that.

There is also a 5099746794323 which is just normal jewel case.

Photo courtesy of Peter N who is researching this release (he has sold the copy shown here).

Found on (2009-nov-17):

SANTANA Lotus (Rare 1991 Japanese 22-track promo sample double CD recorded live at Osaka Koseinenkin Hall in Japan on 3rd & 4th July 1973, including information booklet & Japanese/Lyric booklet in a fat jewel case plus a mini replica of the origi nal vinyl LP tri-fold card picture sleeve with fold-out inserts, all housed in an outer card picture slipcase with the original obi-strip - hard to find complete! CSCS5434~5)
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