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 Santana III (Rare export issue of the 1972 US gold label 9-track SQ Quadraphonic LP, fully compatible with conventional stereo systems, housed in a gold bordered picture sleeve with original SQ series inner. The sleeve has no deletioncuts & is still in the open shrink with all references to Columbia overstickered with CBS SQ series stickers for sale in the UK. The vinyl remains in Excellent condition with a few light paper hairline scuffs not affecting play CQ30595)
Santana - Abraxas - Quad - US - vinyl LP - £30.00, $36.60, €33.30 (New Item) (arrived 14-Oct-2019 13:26)
SANTANA Abraxas (Rare export issue of the 1971 US gold label 9-track SQ Quadraphonic LP, fully compatible with conventional stereo systems, housed in a gold bordered picture sleeve with original SQ series inner. The sleeve has no deletion cuts& is still in the open shrink with all references to Columbia overstickered with CBS SQ series stickers for sale in the UK. The vinyl remains in Excellent condition with a few light paper hairline scuffs not affecting play CQ30130)
Santana - Festival - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.20, €11.10 (New Item) (arrived 10-Oct-2019 12:07)
SANTANA Festival (1976 UK 11-track LP including Give Me Love, Reach Up, Maria Caracoles and the live favourite Let The Children Play, picture sleeve with illustrated inner. The sleeve shows only minor wear and the vinyl is in excellent condition with little sign of play)
Santana - One Chain - UK - 12" vinyl - £9.99, $12.19, €11.09 (New Item) (arrived 09-Oct-2019 09:55)
SANTANA One Chain (1978 UK 12" vinyl single, includes the full length version of the title track plsu Move On, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light signs of age and the vinyl has minor play only CBS12-6998)
Santana - Well All Right - UK - 12" vinyl - £8.00, $9.76, €8.88 (New Item) (arrived 09-Oct-2019 09:53)
SANTANA Well All Right (Original 1978 UK Souvenir Limited Edition 3-track 12" vinyl EP released to celebrate their arrival in the UK for their October/November 1978 tour, also includes Life Is A Lady / Holiday and Wham, housed in the peach & white titled sleeve. The sleeve shows only minor wear and the vinyl looks barely played)
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SANTANA Welcome (1982 UK graduated orange label issue of the 1973 UK 9-track vinyl LP, the third studio album including Love, Devotion & Surrender, Mother Africa, Flame Sky, co-written with collaborator & Mahavishnu initiate John McLaughlin plus the John Coltrane-composed title track. The picture sleeve retains the original 'Nice Price' series sticker & the vinyl appears barely played CBS32194)
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SANTANA Santana (Late 70s UK graduated orange label issue of the debut 1969 9-track stereo vinyl LP, including the classics Evil Ways, Jingo & Soul Sacrifice. The picture sleeve has just light signs of shelfwear while the vinyl appears barely played)
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SANTANA Blues For Salvador (1987 UK 9-track LP from the Mexican guitar virtuoso & Santana's first Grammy Award winning album, completed with various notable musicians, including Tony Williams, Chris Solberg & Alphonso Johnson, picture sleeve with illustrated insert. The sleeve shows a little light ringwear and crease lines around the edge & the vinyl is excellent with minimal signs of play)