℗ 1973 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
This is Carlos Santana during his phase into Transcendental Meditiation. Basically following The Beatles path into spiritual creativity. You can see it in songs like "Yours is the Light" and "Love, Devotion, and Surrender". Both have lyrical paths to Indian spirituality. You just can't get enough of Flora Purim's vocals. Eventually Carlos will come to his senses and realize that the whole Devadip Carlos Santana and Mahavishnu John McLaughlin thing was an attempt by that transcendental group to control his life and rip-him off. But while he was going through it, his music really took a turn for the sublime. The whole album is Carlos at a different level in his creativity. You can also see it Borboletta and Caravanserai. If you like Santana's early 70's music, you will love Welcome.
God what a great album - saw them at winterland when this came out . This has a jazz rock fusion that is just incredible. Great music to listen to when you're on a long drive at night. There fifth outing is definitely worth listening to.