Ultimate Santana

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This two-CD career summation of Santana's four decades of music, the first release to encompass the guitarist's late-'60s band, '70s fusion, and '90s makeover. Furthermore, it's bostered by three new recordings, each featuring a marquee vocalist: Nickelback's Chad Kroeger on “Into the Night,” Jennifer Lopez and rapper Baby Bash on “This Boy’s Fire,” and Tina Turner on “The Game of Love.”
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Billed as the first Santana compilation to span his entire career, it is true that Ultimate Santana does indeed run the gamut from 1969's "Evil Ways" to 2002's "Game of Love," but if you think that means it handles all ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
This two-CD career summation of Santana's four decades of music, the first release to encompass the guitarist's late-'60s band, '70s fusion, and '90s makeover. Furthermore, it's bostered by three new recordings, each featuring a marquee vocalist: Nickelback's Chad Kroeger on “Into the Night,” Jennifer Lopez and rapper Baby Bash on “This Boy’s Fire,” and Tina Turner on “The Game of Love.”
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Billed as the first Santana compilation to span his entire career, it is true that Ultimate Santana does indeed run the gamut from 1969's "Evil Ways" to 2002's "Game of Love," but if you think that means it handles all phases of his career equally, you'd be sadly mistaken. Essentially, this 18-track set plays like a collection of highlights from his Supernatural-era comebacks, spiked with a couple of classic rock oldies -- because that's what it really is. It contains no less than ten superstar duets, including new numbers with Nickelback's Chad Kroeger (the streamlined and smoothed "Into the Night," which has little of Kroeger's trademark growly histrionics) and Jennifer Lopez and Baby Bash ("This Boy's Fire," a dance number where Santana seems incidental), plus a version of "The Game of Love" with Tina Turner (don't worry, the lighter, brighter, superior Michelle Branch version is here too) and plus "Interplanetary Party," which is a new band recording that sounds like a star duet. These are piled upon seven previously released duets -- including, of course, the hits "Smooth," "Maria Maria," and "The Game of Love," but also album tracks with Everlast, Steven Tyler, and Alex Band of the Calling -- with classic rock radio staples "Oye Como Va," "Black Magic Woman," "Evil Ways," "Europa," "Samba Pa Ti," and "No One to Depend On" for good measure. In other words, this is certainly not a hits disc for the fan of his earliest music, or his most adventurous music either; it's for the pop fans won over by his latter-day comeback, and for those listeners, it's the hits disc they'd want -- but for everybody else, it's better to seek out other compilations or original albums, because those paint a better picture of what Santana was all about than this crisp, clean collection of lifestyle pop.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2007
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 886970629324
  • Catalog Number: 706293
  • Sales rank: 21,241

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Into the Night (3:42)
  2. 2 This Boy's Fire (3:30)
  3. 3 Smooth - Rob Thomas (4:55)
  4. 4 Maria Maria - The Product G&B (4:22)
  5. 5 Oye Como Va (4:18)
  6. 6 Black Magic Woman (3:15)
  7. 7 Evil Ways (3:55)
  8. 8 Corazon Espinado - Maná (4:35)
  9. 9 Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile) (5:05)
  10. 10 The Game of Love (4:22)
  11. 11 Put Your Lights On - Everlast (4:45)
  12. 12 Why Don't You & I (3:51)
  13. 13 Everybody's Everything (3:32)
  14. 14 Just Feel Better - Steven Tyler (4:12)
  15. 15 Samba Pa Ti (4:45)
  16. 16 No One to Depend On (5:33)
  17. 17 The Game of Love (4:14)
  18. 18 Interplanetary Party (4:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Santana Primary Artist
Michael Shrieve Drums, Vibes
Siedah Garrett Background Vocals
Neal Schon Guitar
Tina Turner Vocals
Jules Broussard Saxophone
Tom Coster Keyboards
Armando Peraza Percussion, Conga
José Chepitó Areas Percussion, Conga, Drums, Flugelhorn, Timbales, Vocals
Gregg Rolie Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Coke Escovedo Drums, Background Vocals
Leon Patillo Piano, Vocals
Rusty Anderson Electric Guitar
Ed Calle Saxophone
Mike Carabello Percussion, Conga, Drums, Tambourine, Vocals
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Drums
Jeremy Cohen Violin
Brian Collier Drums
Luis Conte Percussion
Jeff Cressman Trombone
Rodney Holmes Drums
Tony Lindsay Vocals
Lester Mendez Keyboards
Jamie Muhoberac Piano, Keyboards
Bill Ortiz Trumpet
Karl Perazzo Percussion, Conga, Timbales
Tim Pierce Guitar
Jose L. Quintana Vocal Director
Benny Rietveld Bass
Raul Rekow Conga
Rico Reyes Vocals
Danny Seidenberg Viola
Lee Sklar Bass
Chester Thompson Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Steven Tyler Vocals
Marty Wehner Trombone
Carol Steele Percussion
Rob Thomas Vocals
William Oritz Trumpet
Carlos Santana Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Conga, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
John Shanks Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar
Alberto Salas Keyboards
David Delgado Keyboards
Sergio Vallin Rhythm Guitar
Jesus Jorge Trombone, Trumpet
Julius Melendez Trumpet
The Product G&B Vocals
Chad Kroeger Guitar
Fher Olvera Vocals
Michelle Branch Vocals, Background Vocals
Sakai Background Vocals
David Brown Bass Guitar
Alex Band Vocals
Jeff Rothschild Drums
Hari Balakrisnan Viola
Jose Abel Figueroa Trombone
Alex Gonzales Drums, Background Vocals
Joseph Hérbert Cello
Rick Knowles Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Niki Harris Background Vocals
Nikita Houston Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Tito Puente Composer
Tom Coster Composer
Gregg Rolie Composer
Milton Brown Composer
Coke Escovedo Composer
Mike Carabello Composer
Fred Catero Producer
Jeff Cressman Horn Arrangements
Clive Davis Producer
Steve Fontano Engineer
Jim Gaines Engineer
Chris Garcia Engineer
Sonny Henry Composer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Damon Johnson Composer
Glen Kolotkin Engineer
Tony Lindsay Composer
Bill Malina Engineer
Dave McRae Composer
Lester Mendez Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Horn Arrangements
Rick Nowels Composer
Bill Ortiz Horn Arrangements
Karl Perazzo Composer
Jim Reitzel Engineer, Digital Editing, drum programming
Raul Rekow Composer
David Rubinson Producer
Itaal Shur Composer
David Thoener Engineer
Steve Farrone Engineer
Andy Grassi Engineer
Randy Wine Engineer
Buck Johnson Composer
KC Porter Producer
Bob Irwin Producer
Erik Schrody Composer
Carlos Santana Composer, Producer, Author, Horn Arrangements
Benny Faccone Engineer
John Gamble Programming, Producer, Engineer
Wyclef Jean Composer, Producer
Mark Dobson Programming, Digital Editing
Lars Fox Digital Editing
Corey Rooney Producer
John Shanks Producer, Vocal Producer
Matt Serletic Producer
Dante Ross Programming, Producer
Chris Theis Engineer
Jerry Duplessis Composer, Producer
Michael Rios Cover Painting
Teddy Moss Composer
Richie Supa Vocal Producer
Brent Dangerfield Producer
Jamie Houston Composer
Steve Morales Composer
Greg Collins Engineer
Chad Kroeger Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Fher Olvera Composer, Producer
Wayne Rodrigues drum programming
John Hanes Digital Editing
Jeff Rothschild Engineer
Alex Ander Composer, Producer
Alex Gonzales Producer
Sean Garrett Composer, Producer
Joshua Marc Levy Art Direction, Illustrations
Rick Knowles Producer
Scott Cooke Digital Editing
Raymond "Sarom" Diaz Composer, Producer
Christopher Forrest Digital Editing
Joe L Angelo Margolis drum programming
Steve "Rokstar" Morales Producer, Engineer
Michael Rosen Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Santana is wonderful

    Just love this CD. All the hits I wanted

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ultimate Santana

    I Love this CD! It has some of his new songs like "Smooth"; a track with Tina Tuner ( a blissful surprise; each of their chosen instruments blend so incredibly). There were many of his songs from the album "Abraxas", but it's Carlos Santana! I have loved his work for many years, and I still believe that Carlos Santana does not get the respect he deserves.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Ultimate Santana

    I love Santana music very much, so when this Ultimate collection came out, This was great, now I have all Santanas hits on one great CD, Would highly reccommend this Cd to everybody who loves Santana music

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    VIVA SANTANA

    Good stuff, you can't go wrong with Carlos. I'd suggest Moonflower and Abraxas to the newly converted Santana fan, but if you want to start here, with the more recent duets, you can't get hurt. Hey, you can never have enough versions of Europa. Anyone who loves this song should also catch up with Gato Barbieri's sax version. 'Smooth' sounds great, and having two recordings of 'The Game of Love' is a plus as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing

    Need i say more other then carlos santana, yes there are other scds out there with the same material but how can you complain if your a ture fan cause same stuff with brand new stuff, you'd be dumb not to pick this cd up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE SANTANA!!!

    I have been listening to Santana since I was five because my dad listened to him. I must say this CD is awesome!! Put all of the best with new material to show a bright future maybe for another CD. Totally putting this on my birthday list!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another CD with past hits?

    Come on, there's a dozen other CD's like this out there. A few new songs doesn't cut it. Create some NEW material!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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