Japanese limited edition pressing has been remastered and includes a bonus track. Packaged in a miniature LP sleeve. Welcome, the band's fifth album and its first with the new lineup, was a very ambitious affair and was regarded by traditional fans of Santana with even more strangeness than its two predecessors. However, issued as it was at the end of 1973, after Miles had won a Grammy for Bitches Brew and after Weather Report, Return to Forever, and Seventh House had begun to win audiences from the restless pool of rock fans, Santana began to attract the attention of critics as well as jazz fans seeking something outside of the soul-jazz and free jazz realms for sustenance. The John Coltrane influence that inspired the Santana/John McLaughlin pairing on Love Devotion Surrender echoes here on 'Going Home', the album's opening track, arranged by Coltrane's widow, pianist and harpist Alice. The deeper jazz fusion/Latin funk edge is articulated on the track 'Samba De Sausalito', and to a much more accessible degree on 'Love, Devotion & Surrender'. Brazilian song diva Flora Purim is featured on 'Yours Is The Light', a gorgeous Afro-Brazilian workout that embraces Cuba son, samba, and soul-jazz. Welcome also marked the first appearance of French soprano saxophonist Jules Broussard on a Santana date. This is a record that pushes the envelope even today and is one of the most inspired recordings in the voluminous Santana oeuvre. CBS. 2006.