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Santana — She's Not There
Album: Moonflower
Avg rating:
7.4

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Total ratings: 282









Released: 1978
Length: 3:57
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No one told me about her
The way she lied
Well, no one told me about her
How many people cried

Well, it's too late to say you're sorry
How would I know, why should I care
Please don't bother trying to find her
She's not there...oh oh oh

Nobody told me about her
What could I do
Well, nobody told me about her
Though they all knew

Well, it's too late to say you're sorry
How would I know, why should I care
Please don't bother trying to find her
She's not there....

Well, let me tell you about the way she looked
The way she acted, the color of her hair
Her voice is soft and cool
Her eyes are clear and bright
But she's not there...

Well it's too later to say you're sorry
How would I know, why should I care
Please don't bother trying to find her
She's not there...

Well, let me tell you about the way she looked
The way she acted, the color of her hair
Her voice is soft and cool
Her eyes are clear and bright
But she's not there...
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I've long been one of Santana's (the guitarist not the band, since the fabulous post-1973 band had about a dozen interchangeable lineups) biggest fans. But this cut is not one for the highlight playlists. Only the Zombies (or the original writer) were enriched by this cover. It was on my pod but I cut it from the team. I seem to remember reading that Carlos himself was not glad to be roped by the producer into cutting this and similar tracks from that era. 
I'm a die-hard Santana fan - but not of anything from this time of this song onward. This song is atrocious, with some of the most obnoxious "guitar hero" playing ever recorded. It's almost unbelievable that this is the same guy who recorded "Song of the Wind". Today's Santana is what you get when money is the only thing he's playing for. 
works for me but a segue to the zombies would work too
 
Yeah!  Normally can't abide Santana but this is bearable, apart from the self indulgent guitar bit
Do not like this. Too much guitar show-off devalues this song. The original is way better!
 ca1vinandhobbes wrote:
I agree, too. And I'd love to hear the Tim Curry version!
 
It's on his "Simplicity" album with a lot of other covers (and his minor hit, "Working on my Tan").  I rate it a "6". It's ok. He's got better.

It's an awkward album as much of it sounds like theatre acting and technical vocal exercises. For example, he does an interesting version of "Summer in the City" but it has little passion and none of the spontaneity of the original.
I do like Santana's version, but I also like the original too.. and then this one... by Neko Case and Nick Cave ... https://bit.ly/k9IQiH
 HazzeSwede wrote:
I like this #9.{#Guitarist} Zombies,well a classic 10.
 
Agreed, except I only gave this an 8 instead of 9.  It's a fantastic cover, but I'm frustrated that Bill doesn't play more of the Zombies, so my protest at not playing the Zombies original is 9 —> 8
 clickfaster wrote:
Greg Walker - according to: https://www.ultimatesantana.com/Shes-Not-There.html

 
apd wrote:
Wow - I have this as a 7" single! Anyone know who the vocalist is?
 
 
thanks. Not sure I know who that is...
Also: isn't that photo on the cover just lovely? 
{#Motor}
Acceptable but pales in comparison to the original...
Greg Walker - according to: https://www.ultimatesantana.com/Shes-Not-There.html

 
apd wrote:
Wow - I have this as a 7" single! Anyone know who the vocalist is?

 


This is a most excellent album from the 70's.  {#Music}
I like this #9.{#Guitarist} Zombies,well a classic 10.

 unclehud wrote:

Don't you just love a good cover?


 
Good, yes. Bad, no.

I must be getting old...........I always enjoyed Carlos but I find my self wondering "why so much guitar noise?" Yup I'm getting old.
Carlos had his guitar licks and they were awfully good ... but his percussionists were what really drove the band.  Perhaps that's why they're still played 35 years after the fact.
Ugh...
Santana pop...not for me...now the original, that's another story
ZOMBIES

 h8rhater wrote:

Wow... you were there back in the day. 

I suppose "the current Clear Channel crowd" should get off your lawn. 

 
LMAO for the last 5 min...

Don't you just love a good cover?


 ezzyme wrote:
He was reaching for a way back in to pop music popularity and relevance. This brought him a lot of attention from the current Clear Channel crowd but was pretty disappointing to those of us who loved Abraxas.
 
Wow... you were there back in the day. 

I suppose "the current Clear Channel crowd" should get off your lawn. 

He was reaching for a way back in to pop music popularity and relevance. This brought him a lot of attention from the current Clear Channel crowd but was pretty disappointing to those of us who loved Abraxas.
thewiseking wrote:
utterly bland risk free pablum. if not for Carlos Santana's close association with uberhack Clive Davis we would have stop hearing this crap many many years ago


you're not so wise if ya think that

I also suggest Malcolm McLarens Ripoff "About her". Completely different but still recognizable to its original.
 Al_Koholic wrote:
What album was this originally on? I thought I had all Santana disks.
 
Moonflower (1978), a hybrid of studio and live tracks. If you're really a fan, it's worth buying. It features Carlos at his incendiary best. {#Bananajam}
What album was this originally on? I thought I had all Santana disks. :think:
universal_bee wrote:
i was thinking, "eh," until the little rock out at the end. i do, however, prefer The Zombies' version.
I agree, too. And I'd love to hear the Tim Curry version!
Koan wrote:
Tim Curry ? ! ! ! That's the version I want to hear.
i think he means Tim Burton. it's the one that is dark and then his wife plays the starring role. no wait...that's all of them.
pdjpirate wrote:
Zombies, Santana, Tim Curry, Crowded House, etc. etc. You may prefer one version by any of these artist more than others, as I do, but the bottom line is that this is just a great song!
Tim Curry ? ! ! ! That's the version I want to hear.
i was thinking, "eh," until the little rock out at the end. i do, however, prefer The Zombies' version.
I just feel that I have heard far better versions of this song.
utterly bland risk free pablum. if not for Carlos Santana's close association with uberhack Clive Davis we would have stop hearing this crap many many years ago
:sunny: Zombies, Santana, Tim Curry, Crowded House, etc. etc. You may prefer one version by any of these artist more than others, as I do, but the bottom line is that this is just a great song! :sunny:
Wow - I have this as a 7" single! Anyone know who the vocalist is?
Surprisingly tasty (vocals especially) cover!
This oft-covered song is wonderful. This version seems mostly like an opportunity for ol' Devadip to play some solos. Of the covers, I think I'd take the one by Vanilla Fudge.
Vanilla Fudge - Bonn, 2004
YEAH!
LET'S HEAR IT !