The Essential Santana

The Essential Santana

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The 2013 Legacy compilation The Essential Santana shares many superficial similarities to their 2002 compilation. To begin with, it bears the same title, similar artwork (Carlos is looking to the right in 2002, to the left in 2013), and several of the same songs, all arriving at the start: "Jingo," "Evil Ways," "Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen," "Oye Como Va," "Samba Pa Ti," "Everybody's Everything," "Love, Devotion and Surrender," "Stormy," "Europa," and "Winning," which covers the late '60s through the early '80s. After these ten songs comes the deluge of new millennial pop and blues, including the massive hits "Smooth" and "The Game of Love," where Santana's presence is almost incidental to the pop hooks sung by Rob Thomas and Michelle Branch, respectively. From there, this does dip back into the '80s and '90s for such cuts as "The Healer" and "Blues for Salvador," but this is pretty much Carlos Santana in superstar mode, either playing duets or sliding into palatable blues/jazz fusion. There isn't as much adventure here as there is on the 2002 set, but for pop-minded Santana fans, this is the way to go.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/20/2013
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886978342027
catalogNumber: 783420
Rank: 159665

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Santana   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer
Michael Shrieve   Producer
Tito Puente   Composer
Argent   Composer
Tom Coster   Producer
Santana   Composer,Producer
Gregg Rolie   Composer,Producer
Fred Catero   Producer
Peter Green   Composer
Dennis Lambert   Producer
Rick Nowels   Producer
Babatunde Olatunji   Composer
Brian Potter   Producer
David Rubinson   Producer
John Ryan   Producer
Bill Szymczyk   Producer
Rob Thomas   Composer
Hal Miller   Liner Notes
Roy Rogers   Composer,Producer
Carlos Santana   Producer
John Gamble   Producer
Mark Larson   Art Direction
Wyclef Jean   Producer
Matt Serletic   Producer
Dante Ross   Producer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Producer
Brent Dangerfield   Producer
Chad Kroeger   Producer
Ed Adair   Management
Alex Ander   Producer
Chris McNair   Management
Chad Wilson   Management
Keith Olson   Producer
Nowels   Composer
Joey Moi   Producer
Adam Fells   Management
Mike "Hoss" Keifer   Management
Michael Vrionis   Management
Paul "Skip" Rickert   Management
Micki Alboff   Management
Kathy Suhy   Management
Steven Vrionis   Management
Rita Gentry   Management
Maria Vrionis   Management
Kristin Parcell   Management
Chester Thompson   Producer
Angelica Santana   Management

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