Shaman [Import Bonus Track]

Shaman [Import Bonus Track]

by Santana

CD(German Import)

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To say that guitar guru Carlos Santana got a huge career boost from Supernatural, his 1999 album of genre-spanning collaborations, is an understatement: The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer reached a whole new audience with the multiplatinum-selling, Grammy-laden album, which paired him with Rob Thomas, Dave Matthews, Wyclef Jean, and the like. Given Supernatural's magnetic charm, it's no surprise that Santana applies a similar formula to his much-anticipated follow-up. And while the going isn't always "Smooth," this shaman pulls it off. Even with a somewhat more uneven guest list, Shaman dazzles with tantalizing moments. "Feels like Fire," which sets Santana's hypnotic playing against the almost hymnlike vocals of Dido, is nothing short of stunning, and the easygoing, horn-pumped "The Game of Love," with teen rocker Michelle Branch, suggests a South of the Border Sheryl Crow. Likewise, Seal's slithery singing perfectly matches the soulful lines that Santana unspools for "You Are My Kind." The chemistry is less successful when the guitarist joins forces with the new generation of hard rockers: He all but disappears amid the bluster of P.O.D.'s "America," while Nickelback's Chad Kroeger proves entirely unsympathetic on the grandiose "Why Don't You and I?" Those rough patches, however, are offset by a passel of sexy mid-tempo tracks, such as the serpentine "Amore (Sexo)," which boasts one of Macy Gray's typically showstopping vocal turns. Equally interesting are the tunes that delve into Santana's Latin heritage, from the light and airy "Hoy Es Adios," with vocals by Alejandro Lerner, to the tough-talking "One of These Days," on which he's joined by the members of Ozomatli. Once again, this six-string sage proves his mettle at spell-casting, dreamweaving, and, above all, hit-making.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2002
Label: Arista Europe
UPC: 0743219593825
catalogNumber: 195938
Rank: 9951

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Santana   Primary Artist
Michael Shrieve   Drums
Siedah Garrett   Background Vocals
Seal   Vocals
Rene Toledo   Acoustic Guitar,Steel Guitar
Plácido Domingo   Vocals
Alejandro Lerner   Vocals
Tony Lindsey   Vocals
Dennis Chambers   Drums
Rusty Anderson   Electric Guitar
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Ed Calle   Saxophone
Jeremy Cohen   Strings
Brian Collier   Drums
Luis Conte   Percussion
Jeff Cressman   Trombone
David Crockett   Percussion,Drums
Dido   Vocals
Paquito Echevarria   Piano
Joseph Edelberg   Strings
Clarence Greenwood   Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Niki Haris   Background Vocals
Nikki Harris   Background Vocals
Tony Lindsay   Vocals
Jody Linscott   Percussion
Manny López   Acoustic Guitar
Meshell Ndegeocello   Bass
Lester Mendez   Percussion,Keyboards
Rick Nowels   Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Bill Ortiz   Trumpet
Karl Perazzo   Percussion,Conga,Drums,Timbales,Background Vocals
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Benny Rietveld   Bass
Raul Rekow   Conga,Background Vocals
Chester Thompson   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,fender rhodes
Arturo Velasco   Trombone
Marty Wehner   Trombone
Joseph Hebert   Strings
KC Porter   Keyboards,Electric Piano,Background Vocals
Sister Bliss   Keyboards
Carla Picchi   Strings
Leland Sklar   Bass,Choir, Chorus
Carlos Santana   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Timbales,Vocals,Background Vocals,Rainstick,Guitar (Nylon String),Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Jose Gaviria   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Corey Rooney   Background Vocals
Kike Santander   Background Vocals
Dawn Beckman   Background Vocals
Ulises Bella   Tenor Saxophone
John Ginty   Organ,Keyboards
David Schoenbrun   Strings
Pauline Taylor   Background Vocals
Shelene Thomas   Background Vocals
Andreas Allen   Turntables
Paul Ehrlich   Strings
Ozomatli   Background Vocals
Dave Randall   Electric Guitar
Asdrubal Sierra   Trumpet,Background Vocals
Dido Armstrong   Vocals
Macy Gray   Vocals
Sebastian Arocha Morton   Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Fernando Tobon   Bass,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,cuatro
Sy Smith   Background Vocals
Mark Bates   Keyboards
Julius Melendez   Trumpet
Marika Hughes   Strings
Deborah Price   Strings
Chad Kroeger   Vocals
Wil-Dog Abers   Bass
Raúl Pacheco   Rhythm Guitar
Jiro Yamaguchi   Tabla,talking drum
Arnthor   Vocals,Background Vocals
Mats Berntoft   Guitar
Jeeve   Rhythm Guitar
Shango Dely   Conga,Shekere,Kenyan Drum
JB Eckl   Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Michelle Branch   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ed Adair   Guitar
Wuv   Drums
Jeanette Olsson   Background Vocals
Juan Cristobal Losada   Percussion
Henrik Jonback   Guitar
Sebastian Nylund   Guitar
Andrés Múnera   Keyboards
Joseph Hérbert   Strings
René Martínez   Acoustic Guitar
Emily Onderdonk   Strings
Musiq   Vocals
Andy Vargas   Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Shrieve   Composer,Horn Arrangements
Gabor Szabo   Composer
Alejandro Lerner   Composer
Phil Brown   Engineer
Dallas Austin   Composer,Producer
Simon Climie   Composer
Jeff Cressman   Horn Arrangements
Clive Davis   Producer,Audio Production
Jim Gaines   Engineer
Clarence Greenwood   Producer
Stephen Hart   Engineer
Angélique Kidjo   Composer
Eddie Kramer   Engineer
Bill Malina   Engineer
Lester Mendez   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements
Phil Nicolo   Engineer
Rick Nowels   Composer,Producer
Bill Ortiz   Horn Arrangements
Karl Perazzo   Composer
Benny Rietveld   Producer,String Arrangements
Raul Rekow   Composer
Jason Roberts   Original Concept
Michael Rosen   Engineer
Steve Russell   Engineer
Dan Shea   Programming,Producer
Javier Vazquez   Composer
Andy Grassi   Engineer
Hal Miller   Spiritual Advisor
Luis Quine   Engineer
Randy Wine   Engineer
KC Porter   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Original Concept
David Frazer   Engineer
Walter Afanasieff   Composer,Vocal Producer
Carlos Santana   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements,Audio Production
Jose Gaviria   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Kike Santander   Producer
Gregory Digiovine   Composer
Roger "Shoubou" Eugène   Composer
Su. Suttle   Logo Design
Anders "Bag" Bagge   Composer
Ritchie Rome   Composer
Asdrubal Sierra   Original Concept
Dido Armstrong   Composer,Producer
Macy Gray   Composer
Greg Collins   Engineer
Sebastian Arocha Morton   Engineer
Dan Vickers   Engineer
Fernando Tobon   Arranger,Producer
Justin Lieberman   Engineer
Grippa   Engineer
Chad Kroeger   Composer
Arnthor   Programming,Engineer
Brian Montgomery   Engineer,Monitors
Jeeve   Programming,Producer,Engineer
José R. Sanchez   Engineer
Wayne Rodrigues   drum programming
JB Eckl   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Original Concept
Wuv   Composer
Joe Moi   Engineer
Rollo Armstrong   Composer,Producer
Yvon "Kapi" Andre   Composer
José Miguel Sánchez   Engineer
Klaus Derendorf   Composer,Producer
Juan Cristobal Losada   Engineer
Andrés Múnera   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Alex Ander   Composer,Producer
Robert Conley   Engineer
Michael Rosen   Engineer
Jose Alfonso Sanchez   Engineer
Chris Garcia   Engineer

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