180 Gram Vinyl! Santana's 36th Album, Two Decades in the Making!
Sweeping Soundscapes, Beautifully Crafted Melodies!
The legendary Carlos Santana returns with his 36th album, Shape Shifter. An album two decades in the making, the 13-song record is a journey through soaring Santana leads and driving beats to the beautifully crafted melodies that have made Santana a household name. Consistent throughout the project is the world-class musicianship of the Santana Band members, who bring vitality and heart to every note.
"If you've been yearning for some classic Carlos Santana, "Shape Shifter," the guitarist's first album on his new Starfaith Records label, is just the ticket. ...instrumental tracks showcase Santana's virtuoso guitar playing in a beautifully arranged and carefully paced album." - The Seattle Times
"His huge, sweeping soundscapes paint the image of past tragedies while his mastery of the electric guitar manifests itself in gigantic riffs that revel in the majesty and joy of life in the present. A wide range of musical styles are covered, from native chants in the title track to classic stadium rock in “Nomad” all the way to the very spicy salsa-influenced track “Macumba in Budapest.” Shape Shifter is a very large, very ambitious project, and Santana’s wealth of experience shows itself worthwhile as he pushes out into ever new territory. As Santana’s music shape shifts, so do the boundaries in modern rock." - www.bluesrockreview.com, 8/10!
Santana has sold 100 million albums worldwide, received 10 Grammy Awards, inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Grammy Hall of Fame.
• 180 Gram LP
• Limited Time Digital Download Card
• Includes 8-Page 12" x 12" Color Booklet
• Mastered by Emily Lazar and Jo LaPorta at The Lodge
Dennis Chambers, drums
Benny Rietveld, bass
Chester Thompson, keyboards
Andy Vargas, Tony Lindsay, vocals ("Eres La Luz")
Raul Rekow, conga ("Macumba in Budapest")
Karl Perazzo, percussion ("Macumba in Budapest")
1. Shape Shifter
5. Angelica Faith
6. Never The Same Again
1. In The Light of a New Day
2. Spark of the Divine
3. Macumba In Budapest
4. Mr. Szabo
5. Eres La Luz
6. Ah, Sweet Dancer