From Ultimate Classic Rock.
Santana will release a new album called Africa Speaks on June 7 that’s “inspired by the melodies, sounds and rhythms of Africa,” according to a press release.
Rick Rubin produced at his Shangri La Studios in Malibu. The sessions were described as a “joyous and stimulating 10-day period,” with many of the tracks requiring only one take.
For vocals, Santana turned to Buika, a three-time Latin Grammy winner from the island of Mallorca.
This is the second new work from Santana to arrive in 2019. Back in January, they released an EP called In Search of Mona Lisa, which was inspired by a trip to Paris. Africa Speaks marks the band’s first full-length release since 2017’s Pipes of Peace, a collaboration with the Isley Brothers.
The album is available for pre-order now in a special bundle with a T-shirt, a blanket and socks at Santana’s website. There’s also some partnerships with retailers for exclusives, like Barnes & Noble, which is offering a picture disc, and Target, which has a version of Africa Speaks with two bonus tracks.
Santana will tour this summer with the Doobie Brothers, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Grammy-winning comeback album Supernatural. The shows will start on June 22 in Phoenix and conclude Aug. 25 in Wantagh, N.Y. The dates include an Aug. 17 stop at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, N.Y., as part of the 50th-anniversary Woodstock celebration on the site of the original festival.
Santana, ‘Africa Speaks’ Track Listing
1. “Africa Speaks”
3. “Oye Este Mi Canto”
4. “Yo Me Lo Merezco”
5. “Blue Skies”
6. “Paraísos Quemados”
7. “Breaking Down the Door”
8. “Los Invisibles”
9. “Luna Hechicera”
11. “Candombe Cumbele”
And taken from the official Santana website.
We invite you to check out “Los Invisibles,” from the upcoming Santana album, Africa Speaks, due out on Concord Records. Listen here as Santana’s otherworldly, wah-driven solos take flight around Buika’s heavenly lead vocals on the stomping groove of “Los Invisibles.” The album is produced by legendary Producer, Rick Rubin.
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SANTANA Illuminations (1974 UK 5-track vinyl LP on the plain orange CBS label, featuring celestial magic between Santana & John Coltrane's widow Alice Coltrane on harp, along with guest appearances by bassist Dave Holland & Jack DeJohnette on drums. Complete with the credit insert which shows some reinforcement to a previous minor tear, the picture sleeve has just light shelfwear to the edges but retains its original hype-stickered to the front and the vinyl remains in fantastic 'barely played' condition CBS69063)
Santana - Live! - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.90, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 11-Mar-2020 18:57)
CARLOS SANTANA & BUDDY MILES Live! (Original 1972 UK plain orange label 6-track LP, housed in the first edition gatefold pocket picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent with some minor age wear scuffs & the vinyl grades Excellent with just light evidence of play)
Santana - Samba Pa Ti - Solid - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $12.90, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 10-Mar-2020 09:44)
SANTANA Samba Pa Ti (1974 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Incident At Neshabur. Issued in a CBS company die-cut paper sleeve, the vinyl appears in excellent condition SCBS2561)
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SANTANA Amigos (Early 80s UK issue of the 1976 7-track LP on the graduated orange label, the seventh studio album including the single Let It Shine plus Europa - Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile, Gitano & Dance Sister Dance. The picture sleeve & vinyl are Excellent with minimal wear or play)
Santana - Abraxas - Quad - US - vinyl LP - £25.00, $32.25, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 24-Feb-2020 12:29)
SANTANA Abraxas (1971 US gold label 9-track SQ Quadraphonic LP, fully compatible with conventional stereo systems, housed in a gold bordered picture sleeve. The sleeve shows ringwear and the vinyl has just a few light scuffs to indicate play CQ30130)
Santana - Santana - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.35, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 21-Feb-2020 08:50)
SANTANA Santana (1970 UK second issue of the debut 1969 9-track LP on the plain orange label, a fantastic release given a headstart by the band's seminal performance at the Woodstock Festival earlier that year. Includes their classic version of 'Evil Ways', firmly putting Latin Rock on the map, matte picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some minor edge creasing & a faint spot of sticker residue, whilst the vinyl is Excellent with just light cosmetic signs of play)
Santana - Santana III - 1st - Stickered - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.35, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 11-Feb-2020 13:22)
SANTANA Santana III (1971 UK first issue 9-track LP on the plain orange label, housed in the original internal pocket gatefold picture sleeve with metallic gold title sticker. The sleeve appears Near Mint & the vinyl is Excellent with some lightcosmetic wear not affecting play)
Santana - Moonflower - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $19.35, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 11-Feb-2020 10:09)
SANTANA Moonflower (1977 UK 20-track double LP featuring a collection of tracks recorded live in Europe in December 1976, complete with illustrated inners, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear and the vinyl remains near 'as new' & looks barely played)
Santana - Santana's Greatest Hits - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.90, €11.70 (New Item) (arrived 04-Feb-2020 14:48)
SANTANA Santana's Greatest Hits (80s UK 'Nice Price' issue 10-track LP, skimming the cream of the band's classic 1969-71 period, which yielded the first three albums, Santana, Abraxas, and Santana III, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows light wear, whilst the vinyl has little sign of play CBS32386)
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