Supernatural (Santana album)


Supernatural (Santana album)

Infobox Album
Name = Supernatural
Type = studio
Artist = Santana


Released = June 15, 1999
Recorded = 1998–1999
Genre = Latin rock
Length = 69:04
Label = Arista
Producer = Clive Davis, Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis, The Dust Brothers, Alex Gonzales, Charles Goodan, Lauryn Hill Art Hodge, Wyclef Jean, Fher Olvera, K.C. Porter, Dante Ross, Matt Serletic
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:0k6gtq0z9u4o link]
*"Entertainment Weekly" (B+) [http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,273800,00.html link]
*"Rolling Stone" Rating|3.5|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/santana/albums/album/225609/review/5941187/supernatural link]
Last album = "Awakening"
(1998)
This album = "Supernatural"
(1999)
Next album = "The Quint-Essential Santana"
(2002)

"Supernatural" is a 1999 concept album by Santana. The songs on the album represent one man's personal emotions through its various Cuban and Latin rhythms. It went 15 times platinum in the US and won eight Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year.

The album, conceived by Clive Davis and A&R'd by Pete Ganbarg, was phenomenally successful, eventually selling over 25 million copies worldwide; it is generally seen to have revived Santana's dormant career. It included the hit single "Smooth", which featured Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas on vocals, and was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks. The follow-up single, "Maria Maria" (which featured The Product G&B), was #1 on the same chart for 10 weeks. Santana and Rob Thomas won 2 Grammys for their collaboration on the song "Smooth" while Santana and Everlast won another for the song "Put Your Lights On".

Among the other guest artists: Eric Clapton, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Lauryn Hill, Dave Matthews, and Cee-Lo.

Track listing

#"(Da Le) Yaleo" (S. Ra, C. Santana & C. Polloni) – 5:53
#*Produced by Carlos Santana
#"Love of My Life" (C. Santana & D. Matthews) – 5:47
#*Featuring Dave Matthews & Carter Beauford of the Dave Matthews Band
#*Produced by Stephen M. Harris & Carlos Santana
#*Uncredited melody from Symphony #3, 3rd movement, by Johannes Brahms
#"Put Your Lights On" (E. Schrody) – 4:45
#*Featuring Everlast
#*Produced by Dante Ross and John Gamble for SD50
#"Africa Bamba" (I. Toure, S. Tidiane Toure, C. Santana & K. Perazzo) – 4:42
#*Produced by Carlos Santana
#"Smooth" (Music by Itaal Shur & Rob Thomas; Lyrics by Rob Thomas) – 4:58
#*Featuring Rob Thomas
#*Produced by Matt Serletic for Melisma Productions, Inc.
#"Do You Like the Way" (L. Hill) – 5:54
#*Featuring Lauryn Hill & Cee-Lo
#*Produced & arranged by Lauryn Hill for Obverse Creation Music Inc.
#"Maria Maria" (Wyclef Jean, J. Duplessis, C. Santana, K. Perazzo & R. Rekow) – 4:22
#*Featuring The Product G&B
#*Produced by Wyclef Jean & Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis
#"Migra" (R. Taha, C. Santana & T. Lindsay) – 5:28
#*Produced by K. C. Porter for Worldbeat Productions & Carlos Santana
#"Corazón Espinado" (F. Olvera) – 4:36
#*Featuring Maná
#*Produced by Fher Olvera & K. C. Porter for Worldbeat Productions
#*Co-Producer: Alex González
#"Wishing It Was" (Eagle-Eye Cherry, M. Simpson, J. King & M. Nishita) – 4:52
#*Featuring Eagle-Eye Cherry
#*Produced by The Dust Brothers (John King Michael Simpson)
#*Co-produced by Charles Goodan & Art Hodge
#*Additional production & mix by T-Ray
#"El Farol" (C. Santana & K. C. Porter) – 4:51
#*Produced by K. C. Porter for Worldbeat Productions
#*Associate producer: JB Eckl for Worldbeat Productions
#"Primavera" (K. C. Porter & J. B. Eckl) – 6:18
#*Produced by K. C. Porter for Worldbeat Productions
#*Associate producer: JB Eckl for Worldbeat Productions
#"The Calling" (C. Santana & C. Thompson) – 8:00
#*Featuring Eric Clapton
#*Produced by Carlos Santana
#"Day of Celebration" (Bonus Track) – 4:27

"Day of Celebration" is preceded by 12 seconds of silence from the end of "The Calling", which extends the track to 12:27. "Day of Celebration" is also not listed, so this renders it as a hidden track.

Personnel

*(Da Le) Yaleo
**Guitar - Carlos Santana
**Keyboards - Chester Thompson
**Bass - Benny Rietveld
**Drums - Billy Johnson
**Percussion - Karl Perazzo
**Congas - Raul Rekow
**Vocals - Carlos Santana, Karl Perazzo, Tony Lindsay
**Trombone - Jose Abel Figueroa, Mic Gillette
**Trumpet - Marvin McFadden, Mic Gillette
* Love Of My Life
**Guitar - Carlos Santana
**Lead Vocal - Dave Matthews
**Keyboards - George Whitty
**Bass - Benny Rietveld
**Drums - Carter Beauford
**Congas & Percussion - Karl Perazzo
*Put Your Lights On
**Lead Guitar - Carlos Santana
**Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocal - Everlast
**Keyboards - Chester Thompson
**Programming - John Gamble
**Congas & Percussion - Carlos Santana
**Bass - Benny Rietveld
*Africa Bamba
**Guitar - Carlos Santana
**Keyboards - Chester Thompson
**Bass - Benny Rietveld
**Drums - Horacio Hernandez
**Percussion - Karl Perazzo
**Congas - Raul Rekow
**Lead Vocal - Carlos Santana
**Vamp Out Vocal - Karl Perazzo
**Background Vocals - Carlos Santana, Karl Perazzo, Tony Lindsay
*Smooth
**Lead Guitar - Carlos Santana
**Lead Vocal - Rob Thomas
**Keyboards - Chester Thompson
**Bass - Benny Rietveld
**Drums - Rodney Holmes
**Percussion - Karl Perazzo
**Congas - Raul Rekow
**Trombone - Jeff Cressman, Jose Abel Figueroa
**Trumpet - Javier Melendez, William Ortiz
*Do You Like The Way
**Lead Guitar - Carlos Santana
**Lead Vocals - Lauryn Hill, Cee-Lo
**Rhythm Guitar - Francis Dunnery, Al Anderson
**Keyboards - Loris Holland
**Programming - Kobie Brown, Che Pope
**Bass - Tom Barney
**Background Vocals - Lenesha Randolph, Lauryn Hill
**Saxophone & Flute - Danny Wolinski
**Trombone - Steve Toure
**Trumpet & Flugelhorn - Earl Gardner
**Tuba - Joseph Daley
*Maria Maria
**Guitar - Carlos Santana
**Lead Vocal - The Product G&B
**Additional Vocal - Carlos Santana
**Cello - Joseph Herbert
**Viola - Daniel Seidenberg, Hari Balakrisnan
**Violin - Jeremy Cohen
*Migra
**Guitar & Sleigh Bells - Carlos Santana
**Keyboards - Chester Thompson
**Programming & Accordion - K. C. Porter
**Bass - Benny Rietveld
**Drums - Rodney Holmes
**Percussion - Karl Perazzo
**Congas - Raul Rekow
**Vocals - Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, K. C. Porter
**Trombone - Ramon Flores, Mic Gillette
**Trumpet - Jose Abel Figueroa, Marvin McFadden, Mic Gillette
*Corazon Espinado
**Lead Guitar - Carlos Santana
**Lead Vocal - Fher
**Rhythm Guitar - Sergio Vallin
**Keyboards - Alberto Salas, Chester Thompson
**Bass - Juan D. Calleros
**Drums - Alex Gonzales
**Timbales & Percussion - Karl Perazzo
**Congas - Raul Rekow
**Background Vocals - Gonzalo Chomat, Alez Gonzales
**Vocal Direction - Jose Quintana
*Wishing It Was
**Lead & Rhythm Guitar - Carlos Santana
**Lead Vocal - Eagle-Eye Cherry
**Background Vocals - Chad & Earl
**Keyboards - Chester Thompson
**Bass - Benny Rietveld
**Drums - Rodney Holmes
**Timbales & Percussion - Karl Perazzo
**Congas & Percussion - Raul Rekow
**Additional Percussion - Humberto Hernandez
*El Farol
**Lead Guitar - Carlos Santana
**Rhythm Guitar & Percussion - Raul Pacheco
**Keyboards & Programming - K. C. Porter, Chester Thompson
**Bass - Benny Rietveld
**Drums - Greg Bissonette
**Timbales - Karl Perazzo
**Congas - Raul Rekow
*Primavera
**Lead Guitar - Carlos Santana
**Rhythm Guitar - J.B. Eckl
**Keyboards - K.C. Porter, Chester Thompson
**Programming - K. C. Porter
**Bass - Mike Porcaro
**Drums - Jimmy Keegan
**Timbales & Percussion - Karl Perazzo
**Congas & Percussion - Luis Conte
**Lead Vocal - K. C. Porter
**Background Vocals - K. C. Porter, Fher, Tony Lindsay, Carlos Santana, Karl Perazzo
**Spanish Translation - Chein Garcia Alonso
*The Calling
**Lead & Rhythm Guitar - Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana
**Keyboards - Chester Thompson
**Programming - Mike Mani
**Percussion - Carlos Santana
**Vocals - Tony Lindsay, Jeanie Tracy
**Pro Tools Editing - Andre for Screaming Lizard

Chart positions

succession box
before = "Human Clay" by Creed
title = "Billboard" 200 number-one album
years = October 30November 19 1999
January 22February 11 2000
February 26April 7 2000
after = "The Battle of Los Angeles" by Rage Against the Machine
succession box
before = "The Man Who" by Travis
title = UK number one album
years = April 1 2000April 14 2000
after = "Play" by Moby
succession box
before = "Play" by Moby
title = Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
years = March 6March 19 2000
after = "Reflector" by Killing Heidi


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