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Santana signed to Polydor in 1991 after 22 years with Columbia Records. On this label debut album, the band has been altered by official addition of frequent sideman Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzols, replacement of longtime percussionist Armando Peraza. But this septet is still led by Carlos Santana and keyboardist Chester Thompson, with Alex Ligertwood singing. The record has a somewhat elegiac tone, beginning with a stage introduction by the late promoter Bill Graham, who was Santana's mentor and unofficial manager, being dedicated to Graham and Miles Davis, who also had died since the last album, and featuring an excerpt from a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., solos taken from Davis and John Coltrane, and music written by Bob Marley, Coltrane, and Gil Evans. Despite the presence of all these heroic ghosts, however, Milagro is only an average Santana release, familiar-sounding but undistinguished, and it failed to arrest the band's commercial slide, becoming the first new Santana studio album not to crack the Top 100.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/1992
Label: London / Umgd
UPC: 0731451319723
catalogNumber: 513197

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Santana   Primary Artist
Linda Tillery   Vocals
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Jorge Santana   Acoustic Guitar
John Coltrane   Tenor Saxophone
David Crockett   Percussion,Drums
Walfredo Reyes   Percussion,Drums
Alex Ligertwood   Vocals
Tony Lindsay   Vocals,Background Vocals
Melecio Magdaluyo   Saxophone
Rebeca Mauleón   Piano
John Murray   Keyboards
Karl Perazzo   Bongos,Timbales,Vocals,Background Vocals,Quinto,guido
Benny Rietveld   Bass
Raul Rekow   Percussion,Conga,Vocals,Background Vocals
Chester Thompson   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Wayne Wallace   Trombone
Billy Johnson   Drums
William Oritz   Trumpet
Robbie Kwock   Trumpet
Carlos Santana   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals
Lygeia Ferragallo   Vocals
John Gabrielli   Guitar
Bad River Singers   Vocals
Edwin Adair   Guitar
James McCullum   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Jim Gaines   Engineer
Billy Graham   Contributor,Introduction
Bruce Jones   Engineer
John Philip Shenale   Contributor
Chester Thompson   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Wayne Wallace   Horn Arrangements
Manny Lacarrubba   Engineer
Jack Holmes   Composer
Carlos Santana   Arranger,Producer

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