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Spirits Dancing in the Flesh
     

Spirits Dancing in the Flesh

by Santana
 

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Following a 1989 20th anniversary reunion tour to promote Viva Santana!, Carlos Santana reorganized the band as a sextet consisting of himself, singer/guitarist Alex Ligertwood, singer/keyboardist Chester Thompson, bass player Benny Rietveld, drummer

Overview

Following a 1989 20th anniversary reunion tour to promote Viva Santana!, Carlos Santana reorganized the band as a sextet consisting of himself, singer/guitarist Alex Ligertwood, singer/keyboardist Chester Thompson, bass player Benny Rietveld, drummer Walfredo Reyes and percussionist Armando Peraza. This unit, with such guest stars as Vernon Reid (of Living Colour), Wayne Shorter, and Bobby Womack, recorded Spirits Dancing In The Flesh, Santana's 15th and final studio album for Columbia Records. It was an unusually eclectic collection, featuring songs by Curtis Mayfield ("Gypsy Woman"), The Isley Brothers ("Who's That Lady"), and Olatunji ("Jin-Go-Lo-Ba"), as well as interpolations of John Coltrane's "Peace On Earth" and Jimi Hendrix's "Third Stone From The Sun" into Santana's "Mother Earth." (The Olatunji song is the original version of the tune adapted as "Jingo" that became Santana's first hit in 1969.) For all those influences, it was more of a straightforward, guitar-heavy rock album than usual. Coming more than three years after Santana's last new album, Freedom, it sold to the band's core audience only, reaching #85.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/29/2007
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886970954129
catalogNumber:
709541
Rank:
14822

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Santana   Primary Artist
Tramaine Hawkins   Vocals
Bobby Womack   Vocals
Wayne Shorter   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Armando Peraza   Percussion,Bongos,Conga
Paolo Rustichelli   Piano,Keyboards
Francisco Aguabella   Conga
David Crockett   Chant
Walfredo Reyes   Percussion,Drums,Timbales
Kevin Dorsey   Background Vocals
Jim Gilstrap   Background Vocals
Edwin Harper   Choir, Chorus
Phillip Ingram   Background Vocals
Alphonso Johnson   Bass
Keith Jones   Bass
Alex Ligertwood   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Chant
Vernon Reid   Guitar
Benny Rietveld   Bass
Raul Rekow   Conga,Vocals
Chester Thompson   Horn,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Chant
Orestes Vilató   Timbales,Vocals
Oren Waters   Background Vocals
Stephen King   Vocals
Carlos Santana   Guitar,Percussion,Tambourine,Background Vocals,Narrator,Chant
Devon Bernardoni   Keyboards
Lovetta Brown   Choir, Chorus
Marjo Keller   Choir, Chorus
Darryl Williams   Choir, Chorus
Walter Redmond   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Kevin Chisholm   Chant
Bruce Kuhlman   Chant
Hugh "Sweetfoot" Maynard   Background Vocals
Sandi Hunter   Choir, Chorus
Rashan Hylton   Background Vocals
Ed Adair   Chant

Technical Credits

Tramaine Hawkins   Contributor
Chris Jasper   Composer
Paolo Rustichelli   Producer
Paul Ericksen   Engineer
Jim Gaines   Producer,Engineer
Edwin Harper   Director
Bernie Kirsh   Engineer
Alex Ligertwood   Composer
Babatunde Olatunji   Composer
Vernon Reid   Producer
Carlos Santana   Producer
Devon Bernardoni   Engineer
Sergio Albonico   Executive Producer
Peter Wolf   Arranger,Producer

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