Santana Wraps Up 'Shaman,' Readies Retrospective
Santana will release "Shaman," the follow up to 1999's 11-million selling "Supernatural," Oct. 22 through Arista. The disc features three songs penned by matchbox twenty frontman Rob Thomas voiced bySantana will release "Shaman," the follow up to 1999's 11-million selling "Supernatural," Oct. 22 through Arista. The disc features three songs penned by matchbox twenty frontman Rob Thomas voiced by three different singers, plus collaborations with Latin rock band Ozomatli and opera great Placido Domingo, according to the artist's official Web site. Vocalist Michelle Branch is featured on first single "The Game of Love," which arrives Sept. 23 at U.S. radio outlets. She also appears in the video, shot last month in Chicago.
"There are many great artists, producers, and writers that have helped to create this masterpiece of joy," reads a post on the site. "A few songs like 'Adouma,' 'Foo Foo,' 'Victory Is Won,' and 'Aye Aye Aye,' have been played on the last few Santana tours. All of these songs feature members of the Santana Band." Ozomatli appears on a rock song titled "One of These Days," while Domingo adds his voice to "a very inspirational track" dubbed "Novus."
On the same day "Shaman" hits stores, fans will also be able to purchase "The Essential Santana," a 33-track, two-CD retrospective chronicling the first 20 years of Carlos Santana's recorded output. Beginning with excerpts from his band's 1969 eponymous debut ("Soul Sacrifice," "Evil Ways") and wrapping with "The Healer" (a 1989 collaboration with late blues icon John Lee Hooker), "The Essential Santana" houses the bulk of the guitarist's top-40 singles.
Santana's 1970s smashes like "Black Magic Woman," "Everybody's Everything," and "Oye Como Va," rest alongside early '80s chart fare like "Winning" and "Hold On." Also featured are the guitarist's mid-1980s world music efforts like "Veracruz" and "Blues for Salvador."
Santana has begun lining up fall tour dates, beginning Sept. 29 in Las Vegas. Shows are set through Oct. 12 in Los Angeles.
Here are Santana's tour dates:
Sept. 29: Las Vegas (MGM Grand)
Sept. 29: Las Vegas (Rain in the Desert)
Oct. 1: Albuquerque, N.M. (Journal Pavilion)
Oct. 2: Phoenix (Cricket Pavilion)
Oct. 4: Concord, Calif. (Chronicle Pavilion)
Oct. 5: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
Oct. 8-9: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara Bowl)
Oct. 11: Chula Vista, Calif. (Coors Amphitheatre)
Oct. 12: Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)