Supernatural [Bonus Track]

Supernatural [Bonus Track]

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by Santana

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Carlos Santana was still a respected rock veteran in 1999, but it had been years since he had a hit, even if he continued to fare well on the concert circuits. Clive Davis, the man who had signed Santana to Columbia in 1968, offered him the opportunity to set up shop at his label, Arista. In the tradition of comebacks and label debuts by…  See more details below


Carlos Santana was still a respected rock veteran in 1999, but it had been years since he had a hit, even if he continued to fare well on the concert circuits. Clive Davis, the man who had signed Santana to Columbia in 1968, offered him the opportunity to set up shop at his label, Arista. In the tradition of comebacks and label debuts by veteran artists in the '90s, Supernatural, Santana's first effort for Arista, is designed as a star-studded event. At first listen, there doesn't seem to be a track that doesn't have a guest star, which brings up the primary problem with the album -- despite several interesting or excellent moments, it never develops a consistent voice that holds the album together. The fault doesn't lie with the guest stars or even with Santana, who continues to turn in fine performances. There's just a general directionless feeling to the record, enhanced by several songs that seem like excuses for jams, which, truth be told, isn't all that foreign on latter-day Santana records. Then again, the grooves often play better than the ploys for radio play, but that's not always the case, since Lauryn Hill's "Do You Like the Way" and the Dust Brothers-produced, Eagle-Eye Cherry-sung "Wishing It Was" are as captivating as the Eric Clapton duet, "The Calling." But that just confirms that Supernatural just doesn't have much of a direction, flipping between traditional Santana numbers and polished contemporary collaborations, with both extremes being equally likely to hit or miss. That doesn't quite constitute a triumph, but the peak moments of Supernatural are some of Santana's best music of the '90s, which does make it a successful comeback. [The album's bonus edition included alternate sound, bonus tracks, and added video content.]

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  1. (Da Le) Yaleo  -  Santana
  2. Love of My Life  - Carter Beauford
  3. Put Your Lights On  -  Everlast
  4. Africa Bamba  -  Santana
  5. Smooth  - Rob Thomas
  6. Do You Like the Way  - Lauryn Hill
  7. Maria Maria  -  Santana
  8. Migra  -  Santana
  9. Corazon Espinado  -  Maná
  10. Wishing It Was  - Eagle-Eye Cherry
  11. El Farol  -  Santana
  12. Primavera  -  Santana
  13. The Calling  - Eric Clapton
  14. Day of Celebration  -  Santana
  15. Put Your Lights On  -  Everlast
  16. Smooth  - Rob Thomas
  17. Maria Maria  -  Santana
  18. Corazon Espinado  -  Maná
  19. The Making of Supernatural  -  Santana
  20. Bio  -  Santana
  21. Lyrics  -  Santana
  22. Photo Gallery  -  Santana
  23. Weblinks  -  Santana

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Santana   Primary Artist
Anderson   Rhythm Guitar
Everlast   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Dave Matthews   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jeanie Tracy   Vocals
Tom Barney   Bass
Gregg Bissonette   Drums
Eric Clapton   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Guest Appearance
Jeremy Cohen   Violin
Luis Conte   Percussion,Conga
Jeff Cressman   Trombone
David Crockett   Percussion,Drums
Joseph Daley   Tuba
Francis Dunnery   Rhythm Guitar
Ramon Flores   Trombone
Earl Gardner   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Background Vocals
Mic Gillette   Trombone,Trumpet
Horacio "El Negro" Hernández   Drums
Humberto "Nengue" Hernandez   Percussion
Loris Holland   Keyboards
Rodney Holmes   Drums,Group Member
Billy Friday Johnson   Drums
Tony Lindsay   Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Marvin McFadden   Trumpet
Karl Perazzo   Percussion,Conga,Timbales,Vocals,Group Member
Mike Porcaro   Bass
Jose L. Quintana   Vocal Director
Benny Rietveld   Bass,Group Member
Raul Rekow   Conga,Group Member
Danny Seidenberg   Viola
Chester Thompson   Keyboards,Group Member
George Whitty   Keyboards
Carol Steele   Percussion
Rob Thomas   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Carter Beauford   Drums,Guest Appearance
Joseph Hebert   Cello
William Oritz   Trumpet
KC Porter   Accordion,Keyboards,Vocals
Carlos Santana   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals,sleigh bells,Group Member
Lauryn Hill   Vocals,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Michael Simpson   Group Member
Jimmy Keegan   Drums
Cee Lo Green   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Alberto Salas   Keyboards
Eagle-Eye Cherry   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Sergio Vallin   Rhythm Guitar
Lenesha Randolph   Background Vocals
Juan Calleros   Bass
Product G&B   Vocals
Raúl Pacheco   Percussion,Rhythm Guitar
Gonzaol Chomat   Background Vocals
Fher Olvera   Vocals
John King   Group Member
Danny Wolinski   Flute,Saxophone
Hari Balakrisnan   Viola
Steve Touré   Trombone
Jose Abel Figueroa   Trombone
Alex Gonzales   Drums,Background Vocals
Angus Sutherland   Guitar
René Martínez   Guitar

Technical Credits

Dave Matthews   Composer
Mike Couzzi   Engineer
Clive Davis   Producer
Steve Fontano   Engineer
Bruce Jones   Sound Consultant
John Karpowich   Engineer
Glen Kolotkin   Engineer
Tony Lindsay   Composer
Mike Mani   Programming
Patrick Murray   House Sound
Shakara Mutela   Composer
Karl Perazzo   Composer
Jeff Poe   Engineer
Tony Prendatt   Engineer
Anton Pukshansky   Engineer
Raul Rekow   Composer
Itaal Shur   Composer
M. Simpson   Composer
Freddie Stone   Composer
David Thoener   Engineer
C. Thompson   Composer
Chester Thompson   Composer,Programming
Rob Thomas   Composer
Steve Farrone   Engineer
Linda Graham   Composer
Andy Grassi   Engineer
L.A. Hill   Composer
T-Ray   Producer
KC Porter   Composer,Programming,Producer
Rachid Taha   Composer
David Frazer   Engineer
Erik Schrody   Composer
John Seymour   Engineer
Carlos Santana   Composer,Producer
Benny Faccone   Engineer
John Gamble   Programming,Producer
Wyclef Jean   Composer,Producer
Commissioner Gordon   Engineer
Mark Dobson   Programming,Digital Editing
Dust Brothers   Producer
Lauryn Hill   Arranger,Producer
Dante Ross   Programming,Producer
Chris Theis   Engineer
Stephen Harris   Producer
Matty Spindel   Engineer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Composer,Producer
J.B. Eckl   Composer
Ismaïla Toure   Composer
Alvaro Villagra   Engineer
Eagle-Eye Cherry   Composer
Che Pope   Programming
Charles Goodan   Producer
Art Hodge   Producer
Kobie Brown   Programming
Brian Montgomery   Monitor Engineer
Fher Olvera   Composer,Producer
Andre   Digital Editing
Matt Serletiv   Producer
Mario Curci   Digital Editing
Roland Fackel   Representation
Alex Gonzales   Producer
Chris McNair   Bass Technician
Randy Piotroski   House Sound

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Supernatural 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd is a 5 star cd and a must get cd. it has featured songs with singers such as rob thomas, everlast, and dave matthews. if u like alternative,rock,or rap, these genres are featured like lauren hill, the products g and b and wyclef who directs the hit song,or soon to be,
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Guest More than 1 year ago
mOST EXCELLENT album. UP TherE w/Band on The RUN and GRACELAND. Very good record - worth the $$$$. FOr onCE --- AN alBuM lives Up TO THe
Guest More than 1 year ago
Santana is back and makeing great music.IT has the same mix as the old stuff.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is one of the best I have heard in awhile but Lauren Hill should've been left off. She's not that good and she definetly no good on a Spanish oriented album. Kick off Hill and my four stars will go up to five.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best CDs i have seen for a while i give him a 5!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the most awesome santana yet. ilove it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Santana still reigns supreme over his guitar's long, wailing, seductive notes. There's something here for everyone. If you don't like this album, you don't like music, so just fo'get about it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Santana's new album Super Natural it has broke down all bounderies- latin, jazz, R&B,hip-hop, rock, and romatic music. You name it you've got it! This Santana album has came from the fires of redemption to show where music has came from and how music should sound. I so very much appriciate this album because it has come straight from the heart of all who collaborated with the Santana group. I say this because every time I listen to it, it has given me insperation in every avenue of life. It accomidates you, in what ever mood you are in. This is why I feel it is easily a classic of all-time and never tires the ear.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An absolutely superb album! Deserves every award it got and more. All the collaborations are amazing, especially the acclaimed
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD has tons of energy. Anybody who loves music and appreciates the guitar and the drums must own Supernatural. Supernatural breaks the age barrier...all age groups can enjoy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a 47 year old female, and I use to listen to Carlos Santana when I was 17, but this album tops it for me. I am so pleased that Carlos has reentered the music world again. Rob Thomas's singing of Smooth is so hot!!!! I hope they work together again soon!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am totally shocked by those who say Carlos sold out. If he'd actually Sold Out, all the music would have been written by other artists. He would have been the back-up guitarist (imagine that), back up vocalist, etc. etc. Instead of looking at the negative, look at it this way. He brought together many people, from so many different fields of music, including Eric Clapton (A Music God if there ever was one) and created one of the best rock albums ever created, if not the greatest. I have nearly 700 rock C.D's and this is still, two full years after it's release, on my top five. Also I really don't think I could, even with a gun to my head, pick my favorite song on this album
Guest More than 1 year ago
As usual!! Another great hit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Rob Thomas and loved the Album it was so Smooth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One can't begin to translate and put into words the energy and intelligence behind the making and sound of Santa's Supernatural CD. This is a Classic. Althouth his past work has proved to go beyond the scope of any particular genre of music, Supernatural is clearly limitless and genreless (if there's such a word) it's all inspiring and very enlightening, ecclectic even.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The power behind Carlos Santana isn't his vocal style as most of the popular groups today. The power lies in the diversity of the vocal performances blending with his sizzling guitar bravado. For 30 years now, a new Santana tune can be recognized in the first few bars, and this offering is no different. Except that in my opinion, this is the hottest feast that has been offered in quite some time! Absolutely mezmerizing...
Guest More than 1 year ago
For so many years as I grow up I listen to him, I saw him in Hawaii in the 7o's which him and Buddy Miles recorded that album live from Diamond Grator on New year all day sunrise to sunset concert. He was great and still one of the best on his guitar hes own style no one, I MEAN NO ONE can play like him. Thanks Carlos for all the great sounds that you put out on tha past and the present. And bring out another ONE, and do that SWEEP again, I love it. Im from Samoa but that don't mean that we dont listen to his music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really like this album it was the best of santana music of course I like the old one but this one really prove him that he can still rocks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I grew up with santana and i am so glad to see that this generation has recceived the oppurtunity to enjoy with me and my generation one of the soulful latino groups that has brought so much wonderful dance spirited music over the years;and they maintain their abilty to do so. good luck
Guest More than 1 year ago
Santana¿s best album used to be Abraxis... now it just might be Supernatural. The Calling is primeval - my album favorite. Compare El Farol to Flame-Sky on the Welcome album (Columbia Records - vinyl). This CD may go on to be a classic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All of the songs are good, but #4 'Africa Bamba' has more energy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I ever listened to a Santana cd and I don't regret a moment of it.I did not know that this man was so talented. I can recommend this cd to everybody.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey Guys, Of course we all share this type of music especially with Santana. So,Who's the best? SANTANA AKID. Jihan