Freedom

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Freedom marked several reunions in the Santana band, which was now a nonet. In addition to Carlos, the band consisted of percussionists Armando Pereza, Orestes Vilato, and Raul Rekow; returning drummer Graham Lear; bassist Alphonso Johnson; returning keyboardist Tom Coster, keyboardist Chester Thompson, and, on lead vocals, Buddy Miles, who had made a duet album with Santana 15 years before. Credited as an "additional musician" was keyboard player Greg Rolie, an original member. The music also marked a return from the hyper-pop sound of Val Garay on Beyond Appearances to a more traditional Santana Latin rock style. Thus, Freedom was a...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Freedom marked several reunions in the Santana band, which was now a nonet. In addition to Carlos, the band consisted of percussionists Armando Pereza, Orestes Vilato, and Raul Rekow; returning drummer Graham Lear; bassist Alphonso Johnson; returning keyboardist Tom Coster, keyboardist Chester Thompson, and, on lead vocals, Buddy Miles, who had made a duet album with Santana 15 years before. Credited as an "additional musician" was keyboard player Greg Rolie, an original member. The music also marked a return from the hyper-pop sound of Val Garay on Beyond Appearances to a more traditional Santana Latin rock style. Thus, Freedom was a literal return to form.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2007
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886970953627
  • Catalog Number: 709536
  • Sales rank: 15,255

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Veracruz (4:29)
  2. 2 She Can't Let Go (4:49)
  3. 3 Once It's Gotcha (5:46)
  4. 4 Love Is You (4:01)
  5. 5 Songs of Freedom (4:24)
  6. 6 Deeper, Dig Deeper (4:21)
  7. 7 Praise (4:41)
  8. 8 Mandela (5:33)
  9. 9 Before We Go (3:46)
  10. 10 Victim of Circumstance (5:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Santana Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Synthesizer Guitar
Buddy Guy Vocals
Junior Wells Harp, Vocals
Buddy Miles Vocals
Tom Coster Keyboards, Group Member
Armando Peraza Percussion, Bongos, Conga, Group Member
Gregg Rolie Synthesizer
Sterling Synthesizer
Jeanie Tracy Background Vocals
Kitty Beethoven Background Vocals
Bryan Bell Synthesizer, Emulator
Alphonso Johnson Bass, Group Member
Graham Lear Drums, Group Member
Cory Lerios Synthesizer
Raul Rekow Percussion, Conga, Vocals, Group Member
Pamela Rose Background Vocals
Annie Stocking Background Vocals
Chester Thompson Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Orestes Vilató Percussion, Timbales, Group Member
Carlos Santana Guitar, Vocals, Synthesizer Guitar, Group Member
Mark Keller Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Buddy Miles Composer
Santana Arranger
Gregg Rolie Arranger, Composer
Sterling drum machine
Bryan Bell Programming
Maureen Droney Engineer
Jim Gaines Engineer
Stuart Hirotsu Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Gordon Lyon Engineer
Bob Missbach Engineer
Jim Scott Engineer
C. Thompson Composer
Chester Thompson Producer
Jim Weyeneth Engineer
Sterling Crew Producer
Carlos Santana Composer, Producer
Marty Greenblatt Contributor
Dana Jon Chapelle Engineer
Ken Fredette Reissue Design
Marty Gessler Artwork, Graphic Design, Art Direction, Illustrations
J. Cohen Composer
Ross Williams Engineer
Jeffrey Cohen Arranger, Producer
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