Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time

Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time

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The longest-running, most successful partnership in rock history takes flight anew as legendary Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductees Carlos Santana and Clive Davis collaborate on the concept album Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time.

Working from their collective encyclopedic knowledge of rock, Santana and Davis devised a list of guitar

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Overview

The longest-running, most successful partnership in rock history takes flight anew as legendary Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductees Carlos Santana and Clive Davis collaborate on the concept album Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time.

Working from their collective encyclopedic knowledge of rock, Santana and Davis devised a list of guitar-centric songs -- and then invited a Who's Who of guest vocalists to perform on each track.

"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."

Full Track List:

  • Whole Lotta Love / Chris Cornell
  • Can't You Hear Me Knockin' / Scott Weiland
  • Sunshine Of Your Love / Rob Thomas
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps / india.arie & Yo-Yo Ma
  • Dance the Night Away / Pat Monahan
  • Back In Black / Nas
  • Riders On the Storm / Chester Bennington & Ray Manzarek
  • Smoke On the Water / Jacoby Shaddix
  • Photograph / Chris Daughtry
  • Bang A Gong / Gavin Rossdale
  • Little Wing / Joe Cocker
  • I Ain't Superstitious / Jonny Lang

-- From the Label

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Clive Davis follows his patented formula of teaming Santana with guest singers, having his team of producers polish everything so it will glisten on as many cross-platforms as possible. This worked remarkably well on 1999's Supernatural, thanks to the freshness of the concept and the presence of powerhouse pop tunes. Guitar Heaven repeats the formula, right down to bringing in all the superstars of 2000 -- including Rob Thomas, Chris Cornell, and Scott Weiland -- to act as frontmen. They're balanced by Joe Cocker and a handful of non-rockers, with each track produced as a pop tune. There are no reinterpretations, just well-known riffs and re-created runs, winding up as something of a celebration of the original recordings.
New York Times - Jon Pareles
"Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time" tries for surefire material. It unleashes Santana - guitarist and band, with guest lead singers - on familiar songs from the 1960s into the 1990s.... And of course there's Mr. Santana's lead guitar: wailing, wah-wahing and shredding to stoke every instrumental moment.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/2010
Label:
Arista
UPC:
0886974596424
catalogNumber:
745964
Rank:
5516

Tracks

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Santana   Primary Artist
Joe Cocker   Vocals
Freddie Ravel   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Yo-Yo Ma   Cello
Ray Manzarek   Organ
Dennis Chambers   Drums
Nas   Vocals
Howard Benson   Keyboards
Kim Bullard   Keyboards
Chris Cornell   Vocals
Jeff Cressman   Trombone
Bill Ortiz   Trumpet
Karl Perazzo   Percussion,Conga
Tim Pierce   Rhythm Guitar
Benny Rietveld   Bass
Raul Rekow   Conga
Scott Weiland   Vocals
Rob Thomas   Vocals
Joel Shearer   Rhythm Guitar
Gavin Rossdale   Vocals
Carlos Santana   Guitar
Jonny Lang   Vocals
Matt Serletic   Organ,Synthesizer,Keyboards
Angie Aparo   Background Vocals
Pat Monahan   Vocals
India.Arie   Vocals
Chester Bennington   Vocals
Jacoby Shaddix   Vocals
Marc VanGool   Rhythm Guitar
Chris Daughtry   Vocals
Robyn Troup   Vocals,Background Vocals
Sherree Brown   Background Vocals
Tommy Anthony   Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Jack Bruce   Composer
Ian Gillan   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Jimmy Page   Composer
Robert Plant   Composer
David Lee Roth   Composer
Brian Johnson   Composer
Jim Morrison   Composer
Ritchie Blackmore   Composer
Roger Glover   Composer
Jon Lord   Composer
Ray Manzarek   Composer
John Densmore   Composer
John Paul Jones   Composer
Howard Benson   Arranger,Programming,Producer
John Bonham   Composer
Pete Brown   Composer
Kim Bullard   Programming
Eric Clapton   Composer
Clive Davis   Producer
Paul DeCarli   Digital Editing
Joe Elliott   Composer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Ted Jensen   Mastering
Robert John "Mutt" Lange   Composer
Ian Paice   Composer
Jim Reitzel   Engineer
Keith Richards   Composer
Rick Savage   Composer
Eddie Van Halen   Composer
Alex Van Halen   Composer
Pete Willis   Composer
Angus Young   Composer
Malcolm Young   Composer
Mike Plotnikoff   Engineer
Carlos Santana   Arranger,Producer
Mark Dobson   Engineer,Digital Editing
Doug Trantow   Engineer,Digital Editing
Carlton Lynn   Engineer,Digital Editing
Matt Serletic   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Alex Arias   Engineer,Digital Editing
Michael Anthony   Composer
Nate Dube   Engineer,Digital Editing
Michelle Holme   Art Direction
Steve Clark   Composer
Hatsukazu "Hatch" Inagaki   Engineer
Marc VanGool   Guitar Techician
Chad Wilson   Management
Mike Leisz   Engineer,Digital Editing
Doug Grean   Engineer,Digital Editing
Robby Krieger   Composer
Alberto Seveso   Illustrations
Adam Fells   Management
Mike "Hoss" Keifer   Management
Michael Vrionis   Management
Paul "Skip" Rickert   Management
Micki Alboff   Management
Marc Feld   Composer
Kathy Suhy   Management
Dan de Serpa   Management
Steven Vrionis   Management
Sarah Cervinski   Management
Rita Gentry   Management
Renee Rael   grooming
Maria Vrionis   Management
Alia Fahlborg   Producer,Management

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