Abraxas turns 50

Santana’s second album was released on September 23, 1970.

It’s #207 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It was deemed “culturally, historically, or artistically significant” by the Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in their National Recording Registry in 2016.

In short — it’s a classic and should be in every music lover’s collection if not — as is often the case with Santana albums — for the album artwork alone.