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Dance of the Rainbow Serpent

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All Music Guide - Roch Parisien
Guitarist Carlos Santana continues to record music, but when contemplating his body of work, it's difficult not to telescope to the "vintage" 1969-1975 period, from first albums Santana and Abraxas through to Lotus. Dance of the Rainbow Serpent offers a well-rounded, three-disc overview of his career, but its the sultry Latin rhythms and stinging guitar of the early years -- captured on disc one, subtitled Heart -- that prove most invigorating. The obvious hits like "Evil Ways" and "Black Magic Woman" are all included of course, although these are scorched by the speedy pyrotechnics of the likes of "Toussaint Overture" from Lotus. The second disc, mistitled Soul, covers ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Roch Parisien
Guitarist Carlos Santana continues to record music, but when contemplating his body of work, it's difficult not to telescope to the "vintage" 1969-1975 period, from first albums Santana and Abraxas through to Lotus. Dance of the Rainbow Serpent offers a well-rounded, three-disc overview of his career, but its the sultry Latin rhythms and stinging guitar of the early years -- captured on disc one, subtitled Heart -- that prove most invigorating. The obvious hits like "Evil Ways" and "Black Magic Woman" are all included of course, although these are scorched by the speedy pyrotechnics of the likes of "Toussaint Overture" from Lotus. The second disc, mistitled Soul, covers material that is, to be kind, bland and overproduced. Without the Latin edge, there's nothing to distinguish the contents from a hundred other MOR performers. Third disc Spirit is more diverse and satisfying; delving into the funkier examples of his later work, plus sessions with John Lee Hooker including hit "The Healer" and previously unreleased material including a workout with Living Color's Vernon Reid. In all, plenty here to chew on for fans of Santana's fluid, spiritual style -- with one of three discs left to gather.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/8/1995
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646460528
  • Catalog Number: 64605
  • Sales rank: 29,890

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Evil Ways (3:58)
  2. 2 Soul Sacrifice (8:50)
  3. 3 Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen (5:17)
  4. 4 Oye Como Va (4:18)
  5. 5 Samba Pa Ti (4:45)
  6. 6 Everybody's Everything (3:31)
  7. 7 Song of the Wind (6:10)
  8. 8 Toussaint l'Overture (7:33)
  9. 9 In a Silent Way (7:54)
  10. 10 Waves Within (3:54)
  11. 11 Flame Sky (11:31)
  12. 12 Naima (3:12)
Disc 2
  1. 1 I Love You Much Too Much (4:45)
  2. 2 Blues for Salvador (5:57)
  3. 3 Aqua Marine (5:38)
  4. 4 Bella (4:30)
  5. 5 The River (4:52)
  6. 6 I'll Be Waiting (5:20)
  7. 7 Love Is You (4:00)
  8. 8 Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile) (5:05)
  9. 9 Move On (4:27)
  10. 10 Somewhere in Heaven (3:26)
  11. 11 Open Invitation (4:46)
Disc 3
  1. 1 All I Ever Wanted (4:02)
  2. 2 Hannibal (4:29)
  3. 3 Brightest Star (4:51)
  4. 4 Wings of Grace (5:27)
  5. 5 Se Eni a Fe l'Amo-Kere Kere (9:14)
  6. 6 Mudbone (5:52)
  7. 7 The Healer (5:38)
  8. 8 Chill out (Things Gonna Change) (4:46)
  9. 9 Sweet Black Cherry Pie - Larry Graham (3:00)
  10. 10 Every Now and Then - Vernon Reid (5:06)
  11. 11 This Is This (7:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Santana Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
John Lee Hooker Vocals, Track Performer
Michael Shrieve Drums
Linda Tillery Background Vocals
Neal Schon Guitar
Tower of Power Horn, Horn Section
Victor Bailey Bass
Tom Coster Keyboards
Peter Erskine Drums
Pete Escovedo Timbales
John McLaughlin Guitar
Wayne Shorter Saxophone
Leon Thomas Vocals
Armando Peraza Bongos, Conga
Greg Walker Vocals
José Chepitó Areas Timbales
Larry Graham Vocals, Track Performer
Gregg Rolie Keyboards, Vocals
Leon Patillo Keyboards, Vocals
Kim Wilson Harmonica
Airto Moreira Percussion
Joe Zawinul Keyboards
Richard Baker Keyboards
Barry Beckett Keyboards
Gaylord Birch Drums
David Brown Bass
Mike Carabello Conga
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Drums
Fran Christina Drums
Mino Cinelu Conga
Walfredo Reyes Drums
Keith Ferguson Bass
Alphonso Johnson Bass
Booker T. Jones Keyboards
Richard Kermode Keyboards
Bruce Langhorne Guitar
Graham Lear Drums
Mingo Lewis Conga
Alex Ligertwood Vocals
David Margen Bass
Babafunmi Ohene Djembe, Log Drums
Babatunde Olatunji Vocals, Ndoma Drums
Alan Pasqua Keyboards
Karl Perazzo Timbales
Doug Rauch Bass, Guitar
Alfred C. Redwine Guitar
Vernon Reid Guitar, Track Performer
Benny Rietveld Bass
Raul Rekow Conga
Chris Rhyme Keyboards
Douglas Rodrigues Guitar
Chris Solberg Guitar
Pablo Tellez Bass
Chester Thompson Keyboards
Jimmie Vaughan Guitar
Bobby Vega Bass
Orestes Vilató Timbales
Maxine Willard Waters Background Vocals
Waters Family Background Vocals
Oren Waters Background Vocals
Sterling Crew Keyboards
Julia Waters Background Vocals
Peter Fletcher Musical Direction
Carlos Santana Guitar
Chris Rhyne Keyboards
Dundiata Keita Djembe
Technical Credits
Michael Shrieve Composer
Greg Walker Composer
José Chepitó Areas Composer
Gregg Rolie Composer
David Brown Composer
Mike Carabello Composer
Bill Graham Liner Notes
Sonny Henry Composer
Dennis Lambert Composer
David Margen Composer
Alexander Olshanetsky Composer
Alan Pasqua Composer
Brian Potter Composer
Doug Rauch Composer
Don Raye Composer
Hal Miller Liner Notes
D. Brown Composer
Carlos Santana Composer, Liner Notes
David Mitson Producer
Mary Maurer Art Direction
Lisa Sparagano Package Redesign
Tony Machado Artwork, Cover Art
Joe Zack Composer
Michael Rios Artwork, Cover Art
Chaim Towber Composer
Jeffrey Beck Graphic Design
Marni Elliott Packaging Manager
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