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Shaman [Bonus Track]

Shaman [Bonus Track]

by Santana

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Nobody could have predicted the success of the star-studded Supernatural in 1999, but it revitalized the career of Carlos Santana, plus Clive Davis, who cooked up the whole idea of the comeback in the first place. Given its blockbuster status, a sequel that followed the same blueprint was inevitable, which is exactly what 2002's Shaman is. If anything, there's


Nobody could have predicted the success of the star-studded Supernatural in 1999, but it revitalized the career of Carlos Santana, plus Clive Davis, who cooked up the whole idea of the comeback in the first place. Given its blockbuster status, a sequel that followed the same blueprint was inevitable, which is exactly what 2002's Shaman is. If anything, there's even less Carlos Santana here, proving that he and Davis are among those that believe that Supernatural was a success because of Rob Thomas and "Smooth," not the typically tasteful, excellent guitar playing. And, no surprise, Thomas has a strong presence here even if he doesn't sing. He writes two songs, flexing his muscles as a neo-soul songwriter (not badly, either, on cuts sung by Musiq and Seal), and providing the template for all the guests here: they want to launch a new stage of their career, finding a wider audience. Outside of Seal (who has a comeback of his own to launch) and Plácido Domingo (who does these things because he can), everybody here has hearts to win and something to prove, and they do a mixed job of it. P.O.D. falls on its face with the embarrassing "America," but Chad Kroeger far outshines anything he's done with a surprisingly subtle and soulful "Why Don't You & I," easily better than anything by Nickelback. But this points out the problem on the record -- each song is tailored to the strengths of the lead singer, not the strengths of Santana, who's left with piddly, forgettable instrumental interludes and playing endless lines beneath the vocal melodies. Who can blame him? It's the only chance he really gets to play on this album. On the whole, it holds together no better or no worse than Supernatural -- it's the same record, essentially. True, there wasn't anything as awful as "America," or the foolish aural press release "Since Supernatural," but there was nothing as joyous and wonderful as the Michelle Branch-sung "The Game of Love." Written by the team behind the New Radicals' modern pop classic "You Get What You Give," it's every bit as soaring, melodic and irresistible; it may not be Santana -- it sounds even less like Santana than "Smooth" -- but it's perfect pop, the best pop single of 2002, for reasons that have nothing to do with Santana. [The album's bonus edition included extra tracks, video and multimedia content.]

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  1. Adouma
  2. Nothing at All
  3. The Game of Love
  4. You Are My Kind
  5. Amoré (Sexo)
  6. Foo Foo
  7. Victory Is Won
  8. Since Supernatural
  9. America
  10. Sideways
  11. Why Don't You & I
  12. Feels Like Fire
  13. Aye Aye Aye
  14. Hoy Es Adios
  15. One of These Days
  16. Novus
  17. Truth Don Die
  18. Nothing at All
  19. Why Don't You & I
  20. Bio
  21. Photo Gallery
  22. Lyrics
  23. Weblinks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Santana   Primary Artist
Michael Shrieve   Drums,Loops
Siedah Garrett   Background Vocals
Seal   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Rene Toledo   Steel Guitar
Dennis Chambers   Drums,Group Member
Rusty Anderson   Electric Guitar
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Ed Calle   Saxophone
Jeremy Cohen   Strings
Brian Collier   Drums
Luis Conte   Percussion
Jeff Cressman   Trombone,Group Member
Dido   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Myron Dove   Group Member
Paquito Echevarria   Piano
Joseph Edelberg   Strings
Clarence Greenwood   Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Nikki Harris   Background Vocals
Tony Lindsay   Vocals,Group Member
Jody Linscott   Percussion
Meshell Ndegeocello   Bass
Lester Mendez   Keyboards
Rick Nowels   Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Bill Ortiz   Trumpet,Group Member
Karl Perazzo   Percussion,Conga,Timbales,Background Vocals
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Benny Rietveld   Bass,Group Member
Raul Rekow   Conga,Background Vocals,Group Member
Lee Sklar   Bass
Chester Thompson   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Group Member
Arturo Velasco   Trombone
Marty Wehner   Trombone
Joseph Hebert   Strings
KC Porter   Keyboards,Electric Piano,Background Vocals
Sister Bliss   Keyboards
Carla Picchi   Strings
Carlos Santana   Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Timbales,12-string Guitar,Rainstick,Guitar (Nylon String),Group Member
Corey Rooney   Background Vocals
Kike Santander   Background Vocals
Dawn Beckman   Background Vocals
Ulises Bella   Tenor Saxophone
John Ginty   Organ,Keyboards
David Schoenbrun   Strings
Pauline Taylor   Background Vocals
Shelene Thomas   Background Vocals
Andreas Allen   Turntables
Paul Ehrlich   Strings
Ozomatli   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Dave Randall   Electric Guitar
Asdrubal Sierra   Trumpet,Background Vocals
Aubrey Nunn   Bass
Macy Gray   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Governor   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Sebastian Arocha Morton   Hammond Organ
Fernando Tobon   Bass,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,cuatro
Sy Smith   Background Vocals
Mark Bates   Keyboards
Julius Melendez   Trumpet
Marika Hughes   Strings
Deborah Price   Strings
Chad Kroeger   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Wil-Dog Abers   Bass
Raúl Pacheco   Rhythm Guitar
Jiro Yamaguchi   Tabla,talking drum
Melky Jean   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jeeve   Rhythm Guitar
Shango Dely   Conga,African Drums,Shakere
JB Eckl   Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Michelle Branch   Vocals,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Citizen Cope   Guest Appearance
Ed Adair   Guitar
Wuv   Drums,Group Member
Traa   Bass,Group Member
Klaus Derendorf   Rhythm Guitar
Juan Cristobal Losada   Percussion
Andrés Múnera   Keyboards
René Martínez   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Michael Shrieve   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Gabor Szabo   Composer
Alejandro Lerner   Composer
Dallas Austin   Composer
Howard Benson   Producer
Jeff Cressman   Horn Arrangements
Clive Davis   Producer
Dido   Producer
Jim Gaines   Engineer
Chris Garcia   Engineer
Clarence Greenwood   Composer,Producer
Stephen Hart   Engineer
Jean Hébrail   Composer
Jean Claude Jean   Composer
Angélique Kidjo   Composer
Eddie Kramer   Engineer
Meshell Ndegeocello   Producer
Lester Mendez   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements
Rick Nowels   Composer,Producer
Bill Ortiz   Horn Arrangements
Karl Perazzo   Composer
Benny Rietveld   Arranger,Producer,String Arrangements
Raul Rekow   Composer
Dan Shea   Programming,Producer
Javier Vazquez   Composer
Femi Kuti   Composer
Rob Thomas   Composer
Andy Grassi   Engineer
Hal Miller   Advisor
Luis Quine   Engineer
Randy Wine   Engineer
KC Porter   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Concept
David Frazer   Engineer
Walter Afanasieff   Composer,Vocal Producer
Carlos Santana   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements
Wyclef Jean   Composer,Producer
Corey Rooney   Composer,Producer
Bernardo Ossa   Producer
Kike Santander   Arranger,Producer
Gregory Digiovine   Composer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Composer
Roger "Shoubou" Eugène   Composer
Su. Suttle   Logo Design
Asdrubal Sierra   Concept
Blair Wells   Engineer
Dido Armstrong   Composer
Bill Molina   Engineer
Macy Gray   Composer
Mike Tocci   Engineer
Sebastian Arocha Morton   Engineer
Dan Vickers   Engineer
Fernando Tobon   Arranger,Producer
Sy Smith   Composer
Grippa   Engineer
Chad Kroeger   Composer,Vocal Producer
Brian Montgomery   Engineer,Monitors
Jeeve   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Wayne Rodrigues   drum programming
JB Eckl   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Concept
Phill Brown   Vocal Engineer
Wuv   Composer
Rollo Armstrong   Composer,Producer
Traa   Composer
Yvon "Kapi" Andre   Composer
José Miguel Sánchez   Engineer
Klaus Derendorf   Composer,Producer
Juan Cristobal Losada   Engineer
Andrés Múnera   Programming,Producer
Peter Wade Keusch   Engineer
Richard Thomas Jennings   Art Direction
Alex Ander   Composer,Producer
Robert Conley   Engineer
Havana Hustlers   Programming
Governor Washington   Composer
Michael Rosen   Engineer

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