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Santana's new album "Guitar Heaven"

Updated on January 31, 2016

If you are looking for a traditional Santana album this is not it ,this is Carlos Santana doing covers of classic rock songs. I didn’t have much hope that I would like this album only because I rarely like any covers of any classic rock songs that anyone ever recorded ,until now.

Carlos has taking these classic rock tunes and infused them with his Latin rock style breathing new life into awesome classic rock songs. But what do you expect from a guitar master who performs his music with wizard like skills making pure instrumental magic .

This album is a collaboration between Santana and Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Entertainment, here are the band members who join him Denny Chambers (drums), Benny Rietveld (bass), Karl Perrazo (timbales), Tommy Anthony (rhythm guitar), Freddie Ravel (keyboards), Andy Vargas (background vocals), and Raul Rekow (congas). Bill Ortiz on trumpet and Jeff Cressman on trombone also appear on the record.

 

The following list is the tracks of the album

1. “Whole Lotta Love” featuring Chris Cornell (Led Zeppelin)

2. “Sunshine Of Your Love” featuring Rob Thomas (Cream)

3. “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’” featuring Scott Weiland (The Rolling Stones)

4. “Dance the Night Away” featuring Pat Monahan (Van Halen)

5. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” featuring india.arie and Yo-Yo Ma (The Beatles)

6. “Bang A Gong” featuring Gavin Rossdale (T. Rex)

7. “Smoke On the Water” featuring Jacoby Shaddix (Deep Purple)

8. “Photograph” featuring Chris Daughtry (Def Leppard)

9. “Back In Black” featuring Nas (AC/DC)

10. “Little Wing” featuring Joe Cocker (Jimi Hendrix)

11. “Riders On the Storm” featuring Chester Bennington and Ray Manzarek (The Doors)

12. “I Ain’t Superstitious” featuring Jonny Lang (Howlin’ Wolf, Jeff Beck Group)

13. “Fortunate Son” featuring Scott Stapp (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

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I loaded this album into my Zune and put in my ear buds and let my mind absorb the music like a sponges, I was amazed how good this album is and how I was enjoying the music.    With a all star cast and great music Carlos Santana has worked his magic again, he has taking these guitar classic songs has he calls them and illustrated   them his way has only Santana  know how to do.  If you are a Santana fan than this is a must have album, he has won me over with his great covers of some of the best classic rock songs .

Carlos Santana-Europa

Carlos Santana -- Black Magic Woman

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi bzirkone nice see you, yes i to am a big fan of Santana's music and i do love the song Europa . And i think that Carlos really did a awesome job on this album. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      bzirkone 5 years ago from Kansas

      I loved as soon as I heard it and I was like you - a little worried. I don't know why. Carlos hasn't done much I don't like. Europa.. hands down in my top 10 all time. Theme song for my life.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi stars nice to see you, Glad to hear you enjoyed this information and enjoy good guitar music . Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Thank you for this great information. I enjoy good guitar music. God Bless You my precious friend.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi unknown spy nice to see you, hope you will enjoy this album as well,it is a very well done album and all the songs are awesome !

      Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Olde Cashmere nice to see you, I to have been a fan of Santana at a young age, I was not to sure about this album because it is a cover album, and i sometimes don't like some cover songs that others may have done. But i do love this album and think it is so well done . Hope you enjoy it to ! Thanks for the Voted up, useful, and awesome . Also thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Very great tracks! I must check this out too

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      Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

      Great review kashmir, I've always been a fan of Santana since hearing him as a kid. I haven't come across this album before and now I will have to check it out. Voted up, useful, and awesome :)

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      Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi again marcoujor, forgot to thank you for your vote up.....THANKS !!!

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      Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi marcoujor nice to see you. yes i agree this Santana album is awesome and so is Santana ! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      kashmir56~~ I love SANTANA... especially this one and Supernatural, where he showcases so many cool/ diverse talented artists...

      I would have had to get Guitar Heaven for the DAUGHTRY track alone, over and over...!!

      This was great~~ Voted UP, AWESOME & BEAUTIFUL...!

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      Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi dearabbysmom nice to see you, glad you liked this hub and Santana, hope you enjoy the album if you get it ! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      dearabbysmom 6 years ago from Indiana

      Appreciate the info...I don't own any Santana albums but do enjoy his music. Buying this album sounds like a good way to get to know his talents a bit better

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      Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi toknowinfo, glad you enjoy this hub, it is a great cover album with some good cover songs !

      Have a warm sunshiny day !!! A;ways happy to see you and read your nice comments !

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      toknowinfo 6 years ago

      Well done hub, Tom. You have put me in a musical mood. Have a great day!

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      Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi tonymead60 thanks for stopping by, sorry to hear you did not like this album, all the friends i recommended it to really loved it. Thanks for your comments !

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      Tony Mead 6 years ago from Yorkshire

      Hi,

      sorry I did not like the album so much, Bang a gong, and Rider on the storm, would have better left out.

      I'm a Santana fan, I recently went to see him in Manchester, and although the concert got off to a great start it went down hill.

      good luck

      Tony

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      Thomas Silvia 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Your welcome meteoboy, it is a very awesome album you will really enjoy it!

      Thanks for your comments and stopping by,always good to hear from you!

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      meteoboy 7 years ago from GREECE

      Carlos Santana is one of my favourites singers. So i will buy it immediatly. Thank you for your suggestion.

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      Thomas Silvia 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thank you tonymac for dropping by and for your comments.

      Santana really did a awesome job on this album !

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      Love Santana and will look out for this one. Sounds great. Thanks for the review.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      Thomas Silvia 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Woodstock was a awesome concert and then unknown band Santana became superstars almost over night. Thanks for dropping by and to for you great comments!

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      quicksand 7 years ago

      I had my first glimpse of Santana when I watched the doccumentary "Woodstock." He is featured performing the track "Soul Sacrifice" which is still a favorite of mine!

      Cheers, Tom!

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      Thomas Silvia 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thamk you ethel smith, i posted it late last night so

      my tired eyes missed that.

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Hubby is a great fan so I will have to tell him. Hope you do not mind but, do you know you have a typo in the Hub title?

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      Thomas Silvia 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks Carrie, it is a awesome album, that just flows together beautifully.

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      carrie450 7 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      Nice songs on this album kashmir56. The album cover is Beautiful.