Carlos Santana Handpicks 30 Personal Favorite Tracks for New Splendiferous Santana Streaming Compilation & Playlist Premiering Friday, July 2
Newly-Curated Playlist Spotlights Santana’s Musical High Points & Hidden Gems from 2003-2019
Iconic musician Carlos Santana has taken a fresh look at the music he’s created in the first two decades of the 21st century and handpicked the 30 recordings comprising Splendiferous Santana, a new compilation showcasing highlights drawn from Santana’s phenomenal musical output spanning 2003-2019. An ideal soundtrack for summer 2021, Splendiferous Santana is available online as a streaming product and playlist beginning Friday, July 2.
Listen to Splendiferous Santana HERE.
“Splendiferous is a vision collection of incredible songs that I feel needed to be shared with the listeners’ heart. I personally compiled the songs in a flow that speaks to me and tells a story, outside of time. The songs are assigned and designed to unite and celebrate humanity and bring healing and intimacy. I invite you to turn it up and join us for a glorious ride and enjoy ‘The Summer of Santana!’ It’s going to be Splendiferous!” says Carlos Santana.
Splendiferous Santana focuses on the too-often-underappreciated, yet creatively fertile period following Santana’s 1998 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the massive success of 1999’s Supernatural, which took home nine Grammy Awards (including Album of the Year) while earning 15x platinum RIAA status and selling 30 million copies worldwide.
In the wake of Supernatural, Santana released a series of remarkable recordings–among them 2003’s Shaman, 2005’s All That I Am and 2014’s Corazón—that stand with the best that Carlos, or his band, have ever made. Many of these songs and performances were overlooked at the time of their release and are being presented anew on Splendiferous Santana as essential musical elements in the Santana canon.
When choosing his favorite tracks for Splendiferous Santana, Carlos selected nine songs each from Shaman and All That I Am, six from Corazón (including the “La Flaca” single featuring Juanes), three from 2007’s Ultimate Santana, two from 2019’s Africa Speaks (featuring vocalist Buika) and one from 2012’s Shape Shifter.
Guest artists collaborating with Santana on the Splendiferous Santana compilation include Plácido Domingo (“Novus), Ismaila and Touré Kunda (“Con Santana”), will.i.am (“I Am Somebody”), Samuel Rosa (Saideira), Los Fabulosos Cadillacs (“Mal Bicho”), Macy Gray (“Amoré (Sexo)”), Seal (“You Are My Kind”), Chad Kroeger (“Into the Night”), Sean Paul and Joss Stone (“Cry Baby Cry”), Anthony Hamilton (“Twisted”), Musiq (“Nothing At All”), Citizen Cope (“Sideways”), Alejandro Lerner (“Hoy Es Adios”), Diego Torres (“Amor Correspondido”), Kirk Hammett (“Trinity”), Tina Turner (“The Game of Love”), Gloria Estefan (“Beijo de Longe”), Romeo Santos (“Margarita”), Bo Bice (“Brown Skin Girl”), Steven Tyler (“Just Feel Better”), Juanes (“La Flaca”) and Buika (“Yo Me Lo Merezco,” “Candombe Cumbele”).
Santana – Splendiferous
1. Novus (featuring Plácido Domingo) Shaman (2002)
2. Eres La Luz Shape Shifter (2012)
3. Aye Aye Aye Shaman (2002)
4. Con Santana (featuring Ismaila, Touré Kunda) All That I Am (2005)
5. Adouma Shaman (2002)
6. El Fuego All That I Am (2005)
7. Hermes All That I Am (2005)
8. I Am Somebody (featuring will.i.am) All That I Am (2005)
9. Saideira (featuring Samuel Rosa) Corazón (Deluxe Version) (2014)
10. Mal Bicho (featuring Los Fabulosos Cadillacs) Corazón (Deluxe Version) (2014)
11. Da Tu Amor All That I Am (2005)
12. Amoré (Sexo) (featuring Macy Gray) Shaman (2002)
13. You Are My Kind (featuring Seal) Shaman (2002)
14. Into the Night (featuring Chad Kroeger) Ultimate Santana (2007)
15. Cry Baby Cry (featuring Sean Paul, Joss Stone) All That I Am (2005)
16. Twisted (featuring Anthony Hamilton) All That I Am (2005)
17. Nothing At All (featuring Musiq) Shaman (2002)
18. Sideways (featuring Citizen Cope) Shaman (2002)
19. Hoy Es Adios (featuring Alejandro Lerner) Shaman (2002)
20. Amor Correspondido (featuring Diego Torres) Corazón (Deluxe Version) (2014)
21. Yo Me Lo Merezco (featuring Buika) Africa Speaks (2019)
22. Trinity (featuring Kirk Hammett & Robert Randolph) All That I Am (2005)
23. The Game of Love (featuring Tina Turner) Ultimate Santana (2007)
24. Beijo de Longe (featuring Gloria Estefan) Corazón (Deluxe Version) (2014)
25. Margarita (featuring Romeo Santos) Corazón (Deluxe Version) (2014)
26. Brown Skin Girl (featuring Bo Bice) All That I Am (2005)
27. Just Feel Better (featuring Steven Tyler) Ultimate Santana (2007)
28. La Flaca (featuring Juanes) “La Flaca” (featuring Juanes) (single) (2014)
29. Candombe Cumbele (featuring Buika) Africa Speaks (2019)
30. Victory Is Won Shaman (2002)
About Carlos Santana:
For more than five decades – from Santana’s earliest days as a groundbreaking Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion outfit in San Francisco – Carlos Santana has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres and generational, cultural and geographical boundaries. To date, Santana has won ten Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammys, with a record-tying nine Grammys for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth”). He has received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009), and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013). Among many other distinctions, Carlos Santana has been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time;” and has joined the Rolling Stones as one of only two bands to have an album reach the Top 10 in every decade since the 1960s. In 2018, he released his first MasterClass, and recently celebrated three epic milestones – the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking album Supernatural, the 50th anniversary of his legendary performance at Woodstock, and the 50th anniversary of his masterpiece Abraxas. His most recent album, the powerful, energy-infused Africa Speaks (2019), inspired by the sounds and rhythms of Africa, was called his “best record in decades” (NPR) and was ranked among “the fiercest albums in Santana’s 50-year career” by The New York Times. Santana will continue his residency at the House of Blues Las Vegas this summer and fall, and will release a much-anticipated upcoming full-length album entitled Blessings and Miracles later this year.