18 Songs, 1 Hour, 16 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

You can hear Santana channel his talents into everything from steamy salsa-rock (1970’s classic “Oye Como Va”) to introspective jazz (1976’s “Europa (Earth’s Cry, Heaven’s Smile”) ) to honeyed R&B-pop (the previously-unreleased “Interplanetary Party”). The new winners are “This Boy’s Fire” (a fusion of Latin hip-hop beats, dancing guitar lines and the enticing voice of Jennifer Lopez) and a torrid reworking of “The Game of Love” with Tina Turner singing lead.

EDITORS’ NOTES

You can hear Santana channel his talents into everything from steamy salsa-rock (1970’s classic “Oye Como Va”) to introspective jazz (1976’s “Europa (Earth’s Cry, Heaven’s Smile”) ) to honeyed R&B-pop (the previously-unreleased “Interplanetary Party”). The new winners are “This Boy’s Fire” (a fusion of Latin hip-hop beats, dancing guitar lines and the enticing voice of Jennifer Lopez) and a torrid reworking of “The Game of Love” with Tina Turner singing lead.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

481 Ratings

481 Ratings

Santana es lo Mejor

JLEGG

It`s a greatest hits album of course but it it has new songs as well. This album has classical santana sound and history. Good artist combanations such as Chad Kroeger, Steven Tyler, and Michelle Branch making it a great album.

Tina Turner shines in a song she was meant to sing

Tina Turner Fan

check out track 10 where Tina Turner fills in for MIchelle Branch on the hit single The Game of Love. Her vocals showcase her as one of music's true inimitable talents. This song has never sounded better and should be a hit in its own right!!

Awesome.

JAX123A

Great compilation, despite the presence of others and the fact that it could have been 2X as long (Soul Sacrifice, even "The Healer" w/John Lee Hooker from the (relatively) more recent stuff, among much (mostly older) stuff. A nice add just to have some of teh best of his newer stuff mixed in with the old (I'm still a sucker for that, even though most fans will already have all of this in digital format, plus other highlights...less the newer songs, which all work in my opinion...even the re-done Game of Love with Tina Turner - the original was a nice pop song w/standard Santana guitar, fine vocals by M. Branch - I had a little "why redo that? just jump on another song with Tina Turner" reaction when I initially read the song listing planned a week or so ago, but even that works, as does the J-Lo thing. Nice! Only improvement would have been 2nd disk w/some of the other missing stuff (aforementioned songs, Persuasion, Mirage, You Just Don't Care, Well, All Right, Havana Moon...the list could go on)

About Santana

After his peers like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton ushered the blues into the psychedelic era, Mexico-born Carlos Santana emerged from the San Francisco scene to bring a pronounced Latin flavor to the late-’60s rock revolution. And thanks to his revelatory performance at Woodstock, he become the first Hispanic guitar god in the process. With his rich, highly expressive tone serving as his eponymous band’s guiding light, Santana updated mambo standards like “Oye Como Va” into gritty funk workouts while reimagining Fleetwood Mac’s bluesy signature “Black Magic Woman” as a congo-powered Latin-jazz odyssey. Santana burrowed deeper into that spiritual potential on a series of meditative, largely instrumental albums in the ’70s, inspired by the philosophies of Indian guru Sri Chinmoy and the exploratory ethos of John Coltrane; then he reverted to the sleek soft rock of early-’80s mainstays like “Hold On.” This stylistic and pan-cultural fluidity attracted an all-star, genre-spanning guest list—Clapton and Lauryn Hill included—to Santana’s 1999 blockbuster Supernatural. If that album’s Rob Thomas–assisted summer jam “Smooth” reinvented Santana as a 21st-century pop star, his 2014 Spanish-language LP, Corazón, showed that his Latin roots are always in his heart.

ORIGIN
San Francisco, CA
GENRE
Rock
FORMED
1966

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