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Published: 2012/03/27

Santana, Shape Shifter

Santana has set May 15 as the official release date for his next studio release, Shape Shifter. As previously reported, Carlos Santana’s 36th album will be mostly instrumental, though the track “Eres La Luz” features vocals from Santana band lead singers Andy Vargas and Tony Lindsay. His son Salvador Santana also plays piano on the album’s final two songs, “Canela” amd “Ah, Sweet Dancer.”

The guitarist has dedicated Shape Shifter to Native American Indians, acknowledging “Australia’s 2008 apology to the Aborigines and President Obama’s signing of the 2009 Native American Apology Resolution.” As Santana says, “I encourage any and all countries (that have not as yet done so) to acknowledge the first people of their land, and make this a collective global effort.” Santana has been slowly compiling songs for the instrumental project for many years.

Here’s a look at the album’s tracks

1. Shape Shifter
2. Dom
3. Nomad
4. Metatron
5. Angelica Faith
6. Never The Same Again
7. In The Light of a New Day
8. Spark of the Divine
9. Macumba In Budapest
10. Mr. Szabo
11. Erez La Luz
12. Canula
13. Ah, Sweet Dancer


There are 7 comments associated with this post

Mike L March 27, 2012, 18:44:49

Check out you can hear the title track in its entirety. This looks like the album we’ve been waiting for :)

Cloudy Knight March 27, 2012, 20:14:25

Well, maybe you’ve been waiting. Me, not so much.

PM March 27, 2012, 22:29:21

Carlos sold out and thats okay he was greatness for 20+ years

MDM March 28, 2012, 21:05:28

No I think Mike L is right . He is back 13 track INSTRUMENTAL album. can listen the title track on and you will agree!!

Rick Paniagua April 1, 2012, 18:03:59

Carlos Santana is simply GREAT! His playing is always exquisite and his band in phenomenal. He not getting older, he’s getting better. Maybe a little flashback to “Caravanserai” (1972) on this new album? Go Carlos!

Mike L April 14, 2012, 07:17:40

Check out the EPK, if you are a fan, this will get you psyched!

JR August 24, 2012, 15:43:49

“Never The Same Again” – a beautiful modern “Samba Pa Ti” with a happy, miraculous upbeat. Thank you so much for that feeling again Carlos! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

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