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  posted on 3/28/2012 at 06:08 PM
Sounds pretty cool. I know he is doing that Vegas thing again. Hopefully he will get out an tour to support this.


http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/santanas-36th-album-shape-shifter-set-f or-may-15-release/148100



Shape Shifter is Carlos Santana's 36th album, and the first for his new label, Starfaith Records. Set for release May 15, the 13-song set is an instrumental tour de force featuring tracks spanning from the late 1990's to the present. It's powered throughout by Carlos' instantly recognizable virtuoso lead guitar and the Santana Band's world-class musicianship (only one song features vocals from Santana's lead vocalists Andy Vargas and Tony Lindsay). Pre-sale of Shape Shifter begins March 27 at all major online outlets including iTunes, Amazon, and more. Starfaith Records is distributed and marketed in conjunction with RED Distribution.

Carlos dedicated the album to Native American Indians, acknowledging Australia's 2008 apology to the Aborigines, and President Obama's signing of the 2009 Native American Apology Resolution. He says, "I encourage any and all countries (that have not as yet done so) to acknowledge the first people of their land, and make this a collective global effort."

Shape Shifter comprises mostly original compositions that Carlos has been stashing away for such an instrumental project--long awaited by fans--and he conceived the album's sequence as thoughtfully as its track selection. The songs flow together as the magical sustain of Carlos' guitar--and the spirit behind every note--makes music that breaks through all cultural and language barriers, the music of Santana.

The title track opens the album, beginning as a mellow acoustic groove, with Carlos channeling Native American spirits through chanting. The track builds to soaring heights--in addition to Carlos' driving lead, the song features Dennis Chambers on drums, Chester Thompson on keyboards, and Benny Rietveld on bass (they are the musical foundation on many of the tracks).

Other highlights include a mid-tempo cover of Toure Kunda's "Dom" --Carlos and the Toure brothers' collaborations have also included "Africa Bamba" from the GRAMMY-winning album, Supernatural."Angelica Faith," which Carlos co-wrote with Thompson, is a signature Santana ballad in the tradition of "Samba Pa Ti" and "Europa." With "Mr. Szabo," Carlos pays homage to Gabor Szabo, whose music he brought to the fore in 1970, when he fused the Hungarian jazz guitarist and composer's "Gypsy Queen" with Peter Green's "Black Magic Woman" on Abraxas.

Collaborations include "Never the Same Again," which Carlos wrote with producer Eric Bazilian, and "In the Light of a New Day," which began as a demo that Narada Michael Walden shared with Carlos. "Spark of the Divine"--often played on tour to introduce songs including "Black Magic Woman"--leads in to "Macumba in Budapest," the first of two songs Carlos co-wrote and produced with Walter Afanasieff--the song vamps into a classic Santana Latin jam featuring Raul Rekow on congas and Karl Perazzo on percussion. The second, "Eres La Luz," the only track featuring vocals, highlights the irresistible Latin groove that embodies the world music essence of Santana.

Shape Shifter closes with two songs that are collaborations between Carlos and his son, musician Salvador Santana--who plays piano on both--including the rousing "Canela." The final track, "Ah, Sweet Dancer," is a song Carlos first heard in a taxicab in Germany--he tracked it down in a local record store and began performing it regularly on tour. The recording features only soulful solos from father and son, offering elegant closure to Shape Shifter.

Since Santana emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area music scene in the 1960s, the group has sold more than 100 million records, reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide, and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Santana has won 10 GRAMMYs, including a record-tying nine for a single project, 1999's Supernatural. With the 2010 release of Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time­, Santana joined the Rolling Stones as one of only two music acts in Billboard history to score at least one Top Ten album in each decade from the 1960s on. Among other honors, Carlos Santana is #20 on Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

 

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  posted on 3/28/2012 at 06:21 PM
I really, really hope this turns out to be as good as it sounds on paper.

I haven't even bought the last two Santana albums, but this sounds like it will be worth $15.

Don't make me a liar Carlos!

 
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  posted on 3/28/2012 at 06:37 PM
The last three Santana albums have been aberrations and affronts on the good name Santana. Horrible, horrible, horrible. I can't trust him any more. I'll have to preview this one before buying. It gives me hope that it's instrumental and I don't think I saw any mention of AC/DC or Led Zeppelin covers or Star-of-the-month-of the-week guests. So that's 2 steps in the right direction.

 

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  posted on 3/28/2012 at 07:24 PM
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I know he is doing that Vegas thing again. Hopefully he will get out an tour to support this.


If you go to the Ticketmaster website and check out Santana's dates, there is a gap in the Vegas dates from June 'til early Sept 2012. We'll be finding out shortly if the heavily-rumored Santana/ABB tour will be happening over the Summer. (One date, July 30 in Maryland, is already confirmed, with Hartford, CT and Darien Lake, NY dates also rumored).

The fact that this album is being independently released, and not under the thumb of Arista's Clive Davis, gives me hope.

 

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  posted on 3/28/2012 at 08:13 PM
I have faith is this one. Sounds promising anyway.

 

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  posted on 3/28/2012 at 08:23 PM
I don't think that anything could possibly be as awful as his last album.
Let's hope....

 

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  posted on 3/29/2012 at 06:11 AM
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I know he is doing that Vegas thing again. Hopefully he will get out an tour to support this.


If you go to the Ticketmaster website and check out Santana's dates, there is a gap in the Vegas dates from June 'til early Sept 2012. We'll be finding out shortly if the heavily-rumored Santana/ABB tour will be happening over the Summer. (One date, July 30 in Maryland, is already confirmed, with Hartford, CT and Darien Lake, NY dates also rumored).

The fact that this album is being independently released, and not under the thumb of Arista's Clive Davis, gives me hope.


That would be a nice tour package.Thaks for the heads up!

 

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  posted on 3/29/2012 at 07:17 AM
I didn’t hear mention of Chad Kroeger, Rob Thomas or any other Pop singer and it did say instrumental.
So maybe , hopefully , finally ……I’m still gonna wait… just in case

 

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  posted on 3/29/2012 at 07:32 AM
Yes no guests , Santana band only, Carlos ' s on on 1 cut. All instrumental and you can listen to the title cut on his website santana.com and there are no Rob Thomas, guests playing on this. this is no All that I am, Shaman rubbish. Awesome !
 

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  posted on 3/29/2012 at 09:39 AM
With special guests Barry Manilow, Celine Dion and Donny and Marie!!!

 

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  posted on 3/29/2012 at 10:54 AM
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I didn’t hear mention of Chad Kroeger, Rob Thomas or any other Pop singer and it did say instrumental.
So maybe , hopefully , finally ……I’m still gonna wait… just in case



Hell those guys were good partners compared to Black Eye peas, Fugees and string of rappers. At least Thomas made me a lot of money. They just should have stopped at one album like that.

I'm with you that this one is just Santana and instrumental. From my view that means it could be anywhere from a decent album to an awesome one! I like the odds and can guarentee already that it will be my favorite Santana album in quite a while. Last bunch did little for me. Carlos always sounds like Carlos, it is what backs him that sways me. Has been like that through his whole career for me. Lately I have been on a Blues For Salvador kick. Love his playing on that.

 

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  posted on 3/29/2012 at 04:26 PM
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Lately I have been on a Blues For Salvador kick. Love his playing on that.




Thats cool! Last fal lwhen I was doing all my yard clean up before the winter I was listening to that one a along with Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live! ,Lotus and Moonflower.

This is a song off of Blues For Salvador. Great groove and this song really speaks. And Carlos is spectacular as always!!!

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  posted on 3/29/2012 at 04:38 PM
That should have said Thomas made Carlos and himself a lot of money. They didn't share with me.



















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  posted on 3/29/2012 at 04:54 PM
Check this one out with Neil Schon. Nice guitar work from him and those two harmonizing together.

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  posted on 3/29/2012 at 05:21 PM
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Check this one out with Neil Schon. Nice guitar work from him and those two harmonizing together.

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That was awesome! Thanks.

 

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