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Supernatural [Legacy Edition]

Supernatural [Legacy Edition]

by Santana Santana
Supernatural [Legacy Edition]

Supernatural [Legacy Edition]

by Santana Santana


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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 lay 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.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/1999
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0888837149822
catalogNumber: 371498
Rank: 4798


  1. (Da Le) Yaleo
  2. Love of My Life
  3. Put Your Lights On
  4. Africa Bamba
  5. Smooth
  6. Do You Like the Way
  7. Maria Maria
  8. Migra
  9. Corazon Espinado
  10. Wishing It Was
  11. El Farol
  12. Primavera
  13. The Calling

Album Credits

Performance Credits

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

Technical Credits

Dave Matthews   Composer
Clive Davis   Producer
Steve Fontano   Engineer
Jim Gaines   Engineer
John Karpowich   Engineer
Glen Kolotkin   Engineer
Tony Lindsay   Composer
Mike Mani   Programming
Shakara Mutela   Composer
Karl Perazzo   Composer
Jeff Poe   Engineer
Christian Polloni   Composer
Tony Prendatt   Engineer
Anton Pukshansky   Engineer
Raul Rekow   Composer
Jim Scott   Engineer
Itaal Shur   Composer
David Thoener   Engineer
Chester Thompson   Composer,Programming
Rob Thomas   Composer,Lyricist
Steve Farrone   Engineer
Andy Grassi   Engineer
T-Ray   Additional Production
KC Porter   Composer,Programming,Producer
Rachid Taha   Composer
David Frazer   Engineer
John King   Composer,Producer
Mike Simpson   Composer,Producer
Erik Schrody   Composer
John Seymour   Engineer
Carlos Santana   Composer,Producer
Benny Faccone   Engineer
John Gamble   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Wyclef Jean   Composer,Producer
Commissioner Gordon   Engineer
Mark Dobson   Programming
Lauryn Hill   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Matt Serletic   Producer
Dante Ross   Programming,Producer
Chris Theis   Engineer
Matty Spindel   Engineer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis   Composer,Producer
Sixu Tidiane Touré   Composer
Ismaïla Toure   Composer
Eagle-Eye Cherry   Composer
Che Pope   Programming
Charles Goodan   Producer
Kobie Brown   Programming
Mark "Money Mark" Ramos-Nishita   Composer
Fher Olvera   Composer,Producer
JB Eckl   Composer
Mario Curci   Pro-Tools
Alex Gonzales   Producer
Cheín García Alonso   Composer
Andre J. H. Zweers   Pro-Tools
Mike Couzi   Engineer
Art Hodge   Producer
Alvaro Villagro   Engineer
Stephen M. Harris   Producer
Jim Gaines   Engineer

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