Santana IV is the twenty-fourth studio album (thirty eighth album overall) by American rock band Santana, released in April 2016.
The album reunited most of the surviving members from the early 1970s lineup of the band (including Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Mike Carabello and Michael Shrieve) and was the first time that the quintet had recorded together since 1971’s Santana III. Timbalist José Areas was not invited to participate. Joining these “core” members were later Santana members Karl Perazzo (percussion) and Benny Rietveld (bass), with vocalist Ronald Isley guesting on two cuts. Santana IV included 16 new tracks written and produced by the band.
1. “Yambu” 3:27
2. “Shake It” 4:45
3. “Anywhere You Want to Go” 5:05
4. “Fillmore East” 7:44
5. “Love Makes the World Go Round” (featuring Ronald Isley) 4:20
6. “Freedom in Your Mind” (featuring Ronald Isley) 5:30
7. “Choo Choo” 4:10
8. “All Aboard” 2:03
9. “Sueños” 5:15
10. “Caminando” 4:21
11. “Blues Magic” 4:26
12. “Echizo” 3:54
13. “Leave Me Alone” 4:01
14. “You and I” 4:20
15. “Come as You Are” 4:52
16. “Forgiveness” 7:22
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Africa Speaks is the twenty-fifth studio album (thirty ninth album overall) by the band Santana, released on Concord Records on June 7, 2019.
The album was produced during a 10-day recording session by Rick Rubin at Rubin’s Shangri La Studios in Malibu, during which they recorded 49 songs. Rubin and Carlos Santana used an eight-piece band (which included Santana’s wife, Cindy Blackman Santana, on drums).
The first track from the album, “Breaking Down the Door”, was released on April 19, 2019. In January 2019, Santana released the EP In Search of Mona Lisa, which served as a preamble to the LP.
1. “Africa Speaks” 4:47
2. “Batonga” 5:43
3. “Oye Este Mi Canto” 5:58
4. “Yo Me Lo Merezco” 6:12
5. “Blue Skies” 9:08
6. “Paraísos Quemados” 5:59
7. “Breaking Down the Door” 4:30
8. “Los Invisibles” 5:54
9. “Luna Hechicera” 4:47
10. “Bambele” 5:51
11. “Candombe Cumbele” 5:36
Two albums featured this evening. Santana’s Abraxas and Steely Dan’s Can’t Buy A Thrill.
Santana’s debut for Concord records is pretty low key: an EP containing three new songs, along with edits of two of those tracks. It’s intended as an amuse bouche before Global Revelation, an album he recorded with Rick Rubin, but this EP contains none of Rubin’s signature back-to-basics moves. Recorded with producer Narada Michael Walden, it’s slick and shimmering, existing just on the margins of jazz fusion. The presence of bassist Ron Carter on “Lovers from Another Time” underscores this connection, but the EP opens with “Do You Remember Me,” ten minutes of jamming that’s too mellow to be called epic. Santana picks up a bit with “In Search of Mona Lisa,” which bops to a Bo Diddley beat and contains the only sung narrative of the three songs. It sticks out a bit like a sore thumb compared to the grace of “Lovers from Another Time,” which benefits from its glossiness, making Santana and Carter appear to glide. For this track alone, In Search of Mona Lisa is worth a listen, but the other two songs are amiable enough to not be a distraction.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
1 Do You Remember Me 9:50
2 In Search of Mona Lisa 5:11
3 Lovers From Another Time 4:46
4 Do You Remember Me [Edit Version] 3:30
5 In Search of Mona Lisa [Edit Version] 3:52
2 classic albums – complete – tonight at 10pm (US East Coast Time) on The LP Lounge – right off the original vinyl, with mixes you can only hear – if you have these LPs (or listen to this show) – Mixed for quadraphonic sound, for people with 4 ears – Santana’s Abraxas and Steely Dan’s Can’t Buy A Thrill…on RadioMaxMusic.com (and the TuneIn app)…
Can’t Buy a Thrill is the debut studio album by the American rock band Steely Dan, released in November 1972 by ABC Records. It was produced by Gary Katz and written by band members Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. The album was recorded at The Village Recorder in Los Angeles.
Abraxas is the second studio album by Latin rock band Santana, released in September 1970.