Brand-New Santana Album On Double LP! Guest Appearances From Chick Corea, Steve Winwood, Chris Stapleton, Rob Thomas & More!
TAS Rated 4.5/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics in the December 2021 Issue of The Absolute Sound!
On Blessings and Miracles, music legend and guitar master Carlos Santana delivers one of the most ambitious, inspired and flat-out magical records of his storied career. There's thrilling feats of bravura musicianship that pair the guitar master with fellow icons likeChick CoreaandSteve Winwood, knockout rockers withMetallica's Kirk HammettandLiving Colour's Corey Glover, and genre-bending, hook-filled celebrations featuringRob Thomas, Chris Stapleton, G-Eazy, American AuthorsandAlly Brooke, among others.
The album's first single, "Move," is the long-awaited reteaming of Santana andMatchbox 20vocalistRob Thomas, and it's a sensation. Thomas is dynamic and magnetic, and he's ably backed by the punchy vocal talents ofAmerican Authors(especially the band'sZac Barnett, who takes the lead spot in the second verse). Santana matches these supreme performances as only he can, with scintillating solos that explode with tectonic force.
On the second single, "She's Fire," a hypnotically soulful ballad that works its way into your body chemistry, Santana wraps his exquisite guitar melodies in and around an enticing narrative spun by the rapperG-Eazy- collaboration as conversation, and truly riveting.
Santana partnered with country titanChris Stapletonon "Joy," a soul-enriching marvel that blends country, reggae, blues and gospel with a widescreen sing-along chorus. And on "America for Sale," a gnashing, metal-blues bruiser, the guitarist is joined byDeath AngelsingerMarc OseguedaandMetallicaaxemanKirk Hammett. Anybody expecting hair-raising guitar voodoo won't be disappointed.
Santana immersed himself in the creation of Blessings and Miracles over a two-year period, serving as producer and collaborating with record makers and writers such asDiane Warren, Narada Michael Walden, Chris Stapleton, Peter StengaardandGregg Wattenberg. It's an album full of revelations and epiphanies - through songs guaranteed to light up both radio playlists and concert stages.
The breadth of Blessings and Miracles reinforces Carlos as one of the few musicians who can truly connect with any artist in any genre, but the album's star attraction will forever remain Santana's unquenchable soulfire.
Double Vinyl LP
Ghost of Future Pull/New Light
Rumbalero (feat. Salvador Santana & Asdru Sierra)
Joy (feat. Chris Stapleton)
Move (feat. Rob Thomas & American Authors)
Whiter Shade of Pale (feat. Steve Winwood)
Break (feat. Ally Brooke)
Yo Estare (feat. Ally Brooke)
She's Fire (feat. Diane Warren & G-Eazy)
Peace Power (feat. Corey Glover)
America for Sale (feat. Kirk Hammett & Marc Osegueda)
Breathing Underwater (feat. Stella Santana, Avi Snow & MVCA)
Song for Cindy
Angel Choir/All Together (feat. Chick Corea & Gayle Moran Corea)