Carlos Santana: Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time

Guitar Heaven, is the name of the upcoming solo album by Carlos Santana to be released on September 21.

Carlos Santana: Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time
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Carlos Santana and Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer of Sony Music Entertainment, collaborated on the brand new concept album, Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time, arriving in stores September 21st on Arista Records. The album was co-produced by Carlos Santana and Clive Davis with tracks produced by Matt Serletic and Howard Benson. Track listing 01. Little Wing (feat. Joe Cocker) 02. Sunshine of Your Love (feat. Rob Thomas) 03. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (feat. India.Arie & Yo-Yo Ma) 04. Can't You Hear Me Knocking (feat. Scott Weiland) 05. Back in Black (feat. Nas) 06. Dance the Night Away (feat. Pat Monahan) 07. Whole Lotta Love (feat. Chris Cornell) 08. Riders on the Storm (feat. Chester Bennington & Ray Manzarek) 09. Smoke on the Water (feat. Jacoby Shaddix) 10. Fortunate Son (feat. Scott Stapp) 11. I Ain't Superstitious (feat. Jonny Lang) 12. Photograph (feat. Chris Daughtry) 13. Bang a Gong (feat. Gavin Rossdale) A very special dedication to George Harrison comes together on Guitar Heaven, with "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," featuring singer India.Arie and master cellist Yo-Yo Ma. "Listening to the song," Olivia Harrison told Carlos, "it made me jump for joy and cry at the same time." Along with these stars, Carlos offers "supreme validation and compliment" to his full-time band for their work on Guitar Heaven, their first entire full-length studio album recording together. Band members who join him on the album include Dennis Chambers (drums), Benny Rietveld (bass), Karl Perrazo (timbales), Tommy Anthony (rhythm guitar), Freddie Ravel (keyboards), Andy Vargas (background vocals), and Raul Rekow (Congas). Bill Ortiz (trumpet) and Jeff Cressman (trombone) also appear on the record. "To create these songs," said Carlos, "it took an incredible amount of trust from Matt Serletic, and from Howard Benson, and all these incredible singers, all these incredible musicians, they had to trust me, and I trusted Clive, so it's a chain reaction of love, because that's the highest form of love that there is on this planet: Trust." "The cuts are special and the guest stars are special," said Clive Davis. "But what is unique and why this album stands for more than just the individual songs or titles, is that they were indeed chosen because they're guitar classics. And they celebrate the guitar because of the performance of Carlos Santana." Thanks for the report to Santana.com.

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    sonic_777111
    Half of these song/singer combinations could be up for Weirdest Collaboration Ever. Seriously, though, this sounds really neat.
    JD Blue Venom
    chester bennington can sing the doors? :/ errr ok if he can pull it off then cool but if not then i wish him luck with the rock fans (Y)
    SlashFan810
    This actually looks pretty sweet. Santana on his own adds sick flavors to any cover he does, and he's working with some really talented artists on songs that seem to fit them. I want to see what Nas brings to Back in Black.
    Timothongz
    inb4 "wtf is up with Nas on Smoke on the Water, rap doesn't deserve to be with classic rock" I fully support the above statement.
    zepaddict
    are you guys forgetting how good Santana is at covers? does the song "Black Magic Woman" mean anything to you
    SilverSpurs616
    explorer_joefro wrote: Where's Through the Fire and Flames? Isn't that a classic?
    It's only a few years old, and can't faithfully be played standing up due to an absurd reliance on pedalboards.
    SlayingDragons
    *Yawn* Honestly, I don't see the point of covering the songs. We have all the originals. If there's so much talent in that one group, they should use it to make new stuff. And these are just the most popular guitar classics of all time. Not the best, in my opinion. Not that they aren't any good, just not the best.
    santanic
    this guy was the reason i started learning guitar. he just inspires me with his music. go carlos!
    XdeathcardX
    01. Little Wing (feat. Joe Cocker) That could be cool 02. Sunshine of Your Love (feat. Rob Thomas) I don't know it could work 03. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (feat. India.Arie & Yo-Yo Ma) I am very excitded about this one 04. Can't You Hear Me Knocking (feat. Scott Weiland) I really want to see how this will end up 05. Back in Black (feat. Nas) Nas...really?...really...i dont know how but thats cool 06. Dance the Night Away (feat. Pat Monahan) van halen with Pat and carlos...wow 07. Whole Lotta Love (feat. Chris Cornell) 08. Riders on the Storm (feat. Chester Bennington & Ray Manzarek) 09. Smoke on the Water (feat. Jacoby Shaddix) 10. Fortunate Son (feat. Scott Stapp) 11. I Ain't Superstitious (feat. Jonny Lang) 12. Photograph (feat. Chris Daughtry) 13. Bang a Gong (feat. Gavin Rossdale)
    medic24
    explorer_joefro wrote: Where's Through the Fire and Flames? Isn't that a classic?
    Please don't reproduce.
    edward2700
    This could just be the best in-the-car album ever. I'm really looking forward to hearing it. Santana doing Smoke on the Water, Bang a Gong, Can't you hear me knocking - wow, that's good fun!
    TheZephyrSon
    Nirvana_RATM2 wrote: Jesus_Dean wrote: Great! Another high-caliber coverband. I can watch a 100 versions of each of these songs on YouTube. How about pooling all of that talent and putting out some new stuff. Carlos puts out original material people bitch about it being not as good as the old, he covers old songs and people bitch. Shut the **** up already. It's a neat concept to have these guys come into play. I'm sure a lot of the singers love the chance to not only work with Santana but singing some of their favorite artists songs as well!
    Word. I love hearing different interpretations of songs. If re-imagining songs well is being just a "high-caliber coverband", then there's a hell of a lot of blues/jazz artists (just to name an example) who are just high-caliber coverbands. I'm really excited for this album now.
    jowl1993
    Metallicam wrote: I am NOT excited to hear Scott Stapp sing CCR... And I wonder which "Photograph" they are talking about. I can think of two off the top of my head, but neither would ever be considered a guitar classic.
    Probably Def Leppard....
    jm911
    Where's Through the Fire and Flames? Isn't that a classic?
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    tntero
    SlackusMaximus wrote: Carlos Santana is the most over-rated guitar player ever.
    what about you? what did you ever create? i wanna hear your songs, tell me where i can find them... oh people shut up if your like this guy...
    shotokanmaster
    Carlos Santana is the most over-rated guitar player ever.
    You said it brother. Another SAntana cover album? What a surprise!! Once again he has bastardized a whole bunch of great songs. I'm sick of hearing this idiot ruin classics with cross genre singers like rob thomas!!! And the back in black cover... So so angry. This loser needs to make his own material.
    chooka69
    Would have liked to see something from srv on there and I dont see how riders on the storm is a guitar classic(love me two times would have been better) but I am looking forward to hearing the other tracks. My prediction? Santana gives frets 15 to 20 on the high e string an absolute farking hiding.
    barden1069
    I'm actually really excited to give this a listen. Seems like a cool cover album
    katalyst013
    Am I the only one who realized the jerkoff who said wheres through the fire and flames?
    SmurfGenocide
    i don't understand why this was made. I mean, AC/DC and nas? wtf is that shit. this almost reminds me of hollywood redundantly doing movie remakes.
    Root Beer
    SilverSpurs616 wrote: explorer_joefro wrote: Where's Through the Fire and Flames? Isn't that a classic? It's only a few years old, and can't faithfully be played standing up due to an absurd reliance on pedalboards.
    That, and it's just not that great of a song. I mean let's face it; can ANY DragonForce song ever be considered "classic"? All they do is show off (on recordings with much editing of course; they suck live).
    sheppo
    KlinikaNekros wrote: Dude,it's Carlos Santana..not just just a high-caliber coverband and with the artists he has in,you can't compare it to ****in youtube versions.I am looking forward to this album.
    All the man has is one hell of a sexy tone. Apart from that he sounds the same
    Fender Dane.
    Back in black and Nas! I didn't knew the guy so I listen to him on Youtube and my only reaction is: Heeeeel no! Unless Nas really tries something very different from his usual stuff - it is not going to work. Just replacing the singing with rap will not cut it for me.
    adj209
    Behnam H. wrote: this "photograph" is from "def leppard" !!!!!adj209 wrote: Metallicam wrote: I am NOT excited to hear Scott Stapp sing CCR... And I wonder which "Photograph" they are talking about. I can think of two off the top of my head, but neither would ever be considered a guitar classic. LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH, EVERYTIME I DO IT MAKES ME LAUGH. SANTANA COVERING NICKELBACK, SO MUCH WIN but no seriously,i agree; its a good song but its not a guitar classic. this "photograph" is from "def leppard" !!!!!
    Sarcasm you fool. Jesus. As if Santana would cover Nickelback.. I know the song was done by Def Leppard
    adj209
    Metallicam wrote: I am NOT excited to hear Scott Stapp sing CCR... And I wonder which "Photograph" they are talking about. I can think of two off the top of my head, but neither would ever be considered a guitar classic.
    LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH, EVERYTIME I DO IT MAKES ME LAUGH. SANTANA COVERING NICKELBACK, SO MUCH WIN but no seriously,i agree; its a good song but its not a guitar classic.
    Metallicam
    I am NOT excited to hear Scott Stapp sing CCR... And I wonder which "Photograph" they are talking about. I can think of two off the top of my head, but neither would ever be considered a guitar classic.
    SGplayer1991
    Smoke on the Water (feat. Jacoby Shaddix) also this Jacovy Shaddix singing this I can only imagine a bunch of screaming. yet excited as well lol
    Gh.
    Santana is great. Him covering classics with some big names on vocals. A bit taking an easy way, but hey, who wouldn't not like to hear Cornell and Santana on Whole Lotta Love?
    Behnam H.
    this "photograph" is from "def leppard" !!!!!
    adj209 wrote: Metallicam wrote: I am NOT excited to hear Scott Stapp sing CCR... And I wonder which "Photograph" they are talking about. I can think of two off the top of my head, but neither would ever be considered a guitar classic. LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH, EVERYTIME I DO IT MAKES ME LAUGH. SANTANA COVERING NICKELBACK, SO MUCH WIN but no seriously,i agree; its a good song but its not a guitar classic.
    this "photograph" is from "def leppard" !!!!!
    Alkaline 64
    plmokn12 wrote: How the hell is this a concept album!? The songs don't follow any concept, just cause multiple things are good, doesn't mean they're similar in any way. Damn this website makes me angry!
    Stop using this website. Anyway, looking forward to download this album. Carlos has cahones to cover all these legendary tracks. Also, Scott Weilands taking on a Stones number?
    Nameless742
    KlinikaNekros wrote: Dude,it's Carlos Santana..not just just a high-caliber coverband and with the artists he has in,you can't compare it to ****in youtube versions.I am looking forward to this album.
    I've yet to hear any "Super-groups" that I enjoy in the slightest. Covers might make it worth the listen once or twice.
    KlinikaNekros
    Dude,it's Carlos Santana..not just just a high-caliber coverband and with the artists he has in,you can't compare it to ****in youtube versions.I am looking forward to this album.
    Nirvana_RATM2
    Jesus_Dean wrote: Great! Another high-caliber coverband. I can watch a 100 versions of each of these songs on YouTube. How about pooling all of that talent and putting out some new stuff.
    Carlos puts out original material people bitch about it being not as good as the old, he covers old songs and people bitch. Shut the **** up already. It's a neat concept to have these guys come into play. I'm sure a lot of the singers love the chance to not only work with Santana but singing some of their favorite artists songs as well!
    plmokn12
    How the hell is this a concept album!? The songs don't follow any concept, just cause multiple things are good, doesn't mean they're similar in any way. Damn this website makes me angry!
    SGplayer1991
    The main reason he does the colabo stuff is because that's what brought him back his fame in the late 90s with Supernatural and see how successful that was it's a why not go ahead and do that
    RATMRUSH
    explorer_joefro wrote: Where's Through the Fire and Flames? Isn't that a classic?
    Did you just say that?